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Anne Johnson Named Among 2021’s Top 250 Women in Litigation

August 09, 2021

Benchmark Litigation has ranked Haynes and Boone Partner Anne Johnson among the Top 250 Women in Litigation in the U.S. – South.

The 2021 Top 250 Women in Litigation guide, published by Euromoney Institutional Investor, PLC, involves months of investigation into litigators’ professional activities, as well as client feedback surveys and one-on-one interviews, Benchmark Litigation said. “These women have earned their place amongst the leading female litigators by participating in some of the most impactful litigation matters in recent history, as well as by earning the hard-won respect of their peers and clients.”

This year's guide, the 10th edition of the Top 250 Women in Litigation, covers the United States, Canada and Latin America. To see the Top 250 Women in the South, click here.

As an appellate partner in the Dallas office, Anne has led appellate teams to a string of victories over the last year. In December 2020, she convinced the Dallas Court of Appeals to reverse a $110 million jury verdict in a fraud case against BBVA. For that win, Anne was named Litigator of the Week by AmLaw Litigation Daily. That same month, she secured a victory for Compass Well Services, a Fort Worth fracking company, in a $6 million coverage dispute with an insurance carrier. Most recently, she obtained rare mandamus relief from a Texas appellate court in a dispute involving the scope of the crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege. 

Anne has been recognized in many legal publications, including Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners, for litigation: appellate (Texas) 2017-2021. In the most recent Chambers USA directory, in which Haynes Boone’s appellate section received the top Band One rating, commenters specifically praised Anne: “She is truly impressive on her feet and her preparation is outstanding."

In addition to her courtroom wins, Anne is a recognized leader in the firm and her community. She currently serves on Haynes Boone’s ten-member Executive Committee as well as the firm’s Board of Directors, having previously chaired the Litigation Department from 2010 to 2016.  Among her many community roles, Anne was recently appointed to the board of the Homeless Collaborative, the regional planning body that coordinates housing and services funding for homeless families and individuals in Dallas and Collin Counties.

Haynes and Boone is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services, including energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With 600 lawyers, Haynes Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It was recognized for excellence in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2021 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.


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