Haynes and Boone, LLP proudly congratulates Partner Kit Addleman for being named recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Lawyer, Large Firm award by the Dallas Women Lawyers Association (DWLA).
The DWLA awards honor exceptional women who are elevating the standing of women in the legal profession. Honorees were recognized at a reception Oct. 19.
Addleman has more than 20 years of experience with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) in the Atlanta, Fort Worth, Denver and Philadelphia offices, including heading the enforcement program in the SEC's Fort Worth and Atlanta offices before being named the regional director in Atlanta in 2007. As regional director, she led the enforcement, examination and bankruptcy programs for the SEC in five Southeastern states, which included directing the enforcement priorities and resolutions of investigations and litigation.
At the firm, Addleman is a member of the Government Investigations and Investment Funds practice groups. She has also served as chair of the firm's SEC Enforcement Defense Practice Group and co-head of the firm's Crisis Management Practice Group. Addleman defends companies and their executives and directors against charges of civil and criminal misconduct, particularly investigations and litigation by the SEC and Department of Justice. Many of her experiences involve defending allegations of accounting and financial fraud, insider trading, hedge fund and advisor fraud, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.
Outside of her practice, Addleman is a member of Haynes and Boone’s Diversity Committee and co-chairs the firm’s Women's Leadership Academy for the development of senior associate women. In addition, she serves the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas as a member of its board of directors, chairwoman for the Alumnae Association, and a member of the Communications and Philanthropy Committee. She is also on the board of both the National Society of Compliance Professionals and the Consumer Credit Counseling Service, supporting the missions of financial literacy and money management, investor protection and securities compliance.