Press Release

Eight Haynes Boone Lawyers Ranked in Chambers Global 2024

February 19, 2024

Eight Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers are ranked in the 2024 edition of the Chambers Global Guide of the leading international lawyers. 

Additionally, Chambers Global ranked Haynes Boone in the top 21 firms for Derivatives in the U.S. The guide notes that Haynes Boone “has a dedicated team of very knowledgeable attorneys that can take on any task." One market source said, “The team is strong. They work seamlessly and provide rapid responses to client needs." Another added, "The group will go the extra mile for clients." 

Chambers is one of the world's leading legal research companies, developing rankings and offering insight about law firms across 200 jurisdictions. Chambers researchers praised Haynes Boone and the ranked lawyers, who were recognized as industry leaders globally and in the U.S., U.K. and Mexico. 

Global Rankings 

Chambers ranks Partner Rob Lauer, co-chair of the firm’s Franchise and Distribution Practice Group, among the top 20 lawyers globally in Franchising. This is Lauer’s 14th year to be ranked in Chambers Global

U.S. Rankings 

Partner and Firm Co-Founder Michael Boone is ranked in the Corporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border) Practice, because he “has a longstanding corporate practice and is highly experienced across the full spectrum of transactional work.” 

In the Intellectual Property - Patent Practice, Partner David McCombs ranks among the nation’s top lawyers with Chambers Global noting that he “counts global technology giants among his client roster, regularly representing corporations in IPRs, patent litigation and appeals.” 

The guide also ranks Partner Matthew Frankle as a U.S. leader in Derivatives, saying he “comes particularly recommended for his in-depth knowledge of margin loans.” A market source was quoted saying "Matthew is a fantastic lawyer.” 

Partner Hugh Tucker ranks in both Energy: Oil and Gas (Transactional) and Projects in the 2024 directory, where a source said Hugh has “notable depth of expertise in LNG matters as part of a robust oil and gas practice.” 

New to the Chambers Global Guide this year is Partner Brian Sung, who was listed as an up-and-coming attorney who has a “burgeoning practice in the New York office. He is regularly called upon by financial institutions and hedge funds for a variety of bespoke derivatives transactions.” 

U.K. Rankings 

Partner Melanie Willems, chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group in Haynes Boone’s London office, is ranked as a top U.K. lawyer in International Arbitration. One market source said, “She is relentless in fighting in the client’s corner. She leaves no issue unexplored.” Another said, “Melanie is a quite outstanding advocate.” 

Mexico Rankings 

In the Tax: Non-Contentious practice category, Mexico City Partner Edgar Klee is recognized for “assisting clients from the automotive, manufacturing and logistics spheres with their non-contentious tax mandates in Mexico.” Market sources were quoted saying, "Working with Edgar Klee generates great confidence as he has a command of tax matters not only in Mexico, but also he is adept at advising on cross-border deals involving the USA."