Haynes and Boone, LLP ranks among the top firms in Texas in handling criminal prosecutions and investigations, according to the Chambers USA 2022 (Chambers and Partners).
Chambers USA ranked Haynes Boone Band 1 (the top tier) in Texas in the “Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Gov't Investigations” category, noting: “Top-drawer white-collar criminal practice with a strong track record in defending clients facing bet-the-company regulatory actions. Offers [experience] in issues ranging across healthcare fraud, FCPA violations, securities claims and criminal antitrust matters. Houses a number of experienced former prosecutors among its stable of litigators.” Chambers also shared direct feedback from market sources:
- "They just bring a wealth of experience to the table and they are incredibly strategic in how they prepared a case, to be tried or resolved."
- “They are excellent attorneys and have a mastery of our matters."
- "They have a great capacity to know each other's strengths, in terms of who does what and who needs to step in. They are very collegial, not just with each other but with other lawyers: they are able to participate and add to and enhance discussions in a way which is inclusive."
Chambers also commended the Haynes Boone lawyers who are individually ranked as leading white-collar crime/government investigations lawyers in Texas:
Partner Kit Addleman, who is ranked in Securities: Regulation: Enforcement (USA - Nationwide) and Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Texas), is “held in high regard for her representation of public companies, broker-dealers and investment managers in SEC enforcement actions related to accounting, disclosure and financial fraud,” Chambers said. Market sources added: Kit "has a commanding presence that is highly effective." "She services her clients extremely well and is well connected with the attorneys at the SEC."
Partner Stacy Brainin, the firm’s general counsel, was ranked as a practice leader in Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Texas) and Healthcare (Texas). Chambers noted Stacy’s significant experience in white-collar criminal defense and investigations and recommended her for complex regulatory issues such as reimbursement disputes, enforcement acts and actions filed under the False Claims Act. Market sources added: "She is analytical and is great at formulating strategies for how to approach situations." "Her work is of a top quality standard."
Partner Ronald Breaux was ranked as a practice leader in White Collar and Antitrust (Texas). Chambers shared praise from market sources: "Ron is an excellent antitrust lawyer who provides sound advice. He's a great litigator with experience handling both civil and criminal antitrust matters." "He has incredible client service and is focused on efficiently solving matters - a true partner." "He's very experienced and a problem solver."
Haynes Boone’s Government Enforcement and Litigation Practice knows that when companies – or their executives and directors – face significant potential criminal or civil liability, they need lawyers who understand how prosecutors and regulators think. The team includes former high-ranking federal prosecutors and longtime enforcement defense lawyers experienced at resolving the most sensitive matters through thorough investigation and skillful negotiation.