Press Release

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Recognized in D Magazine's 2021 'Best Lawyers Under 40' List

January 06, 2021

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partners Rob LeBlanc, Tim Newman, Monika Sanford and Stephanie Sivinski have been featured in D Magazine’s 2021 “Best Lawyers Under 40” directory. The listing recognizes outstanding young lawyers in the North Texas area.

The directory is compiled through peer nominations, which are evaluated by a panel of esteemed lawyers.

Rob LeBlanc – Intellectual Property: Trademark & Copyright

As a partner in Haynes and Boone’s trademark, copyright and social media practice groups, LeBlanc counsels many of the world’s most valuable and famous companies on brand strategy and the protection of brand assets, including, brand creation, selection, protection, expansion, and enforcement.

Tim Newman – Securities Litigation & Enforcement

As a litigator at Haynes and Boone, Newman represents clients in government enforcement actions, internal investigations, and cybersecurity matters. A former federal law clerk, he also defends clients in complex litigation, including class actions and securities litigation.

Monika Singh Sanford – Banking & Finance

Sanford's practice is focused on the representation of financial institutions, alternative lenders and corporate borrowers in various secured and unsecured commercial loan transactions. Sanford represents lenders in the negotiation and documentation of credit facilities to commercial borrowers and private equity funds. In addition, she also represents corporate borrowers in a variety of transactions, including 144a notes offerings, financing corporation acquisitions, workout transactions, and obtaining working capital lines of credit.

Stephanie Sivinski – Intellectual Property: General

Sivinski is a litigator at Haynes and Boone who focuses on complex federal-court litigation and has won trial victories in high-stakes cases ranging from patent-infringement to breach-of-contract matters across the country. Her practice has touched on technology as varied as semiconductor manufacturing to pharmaceuticals, and thermodynamics to wireless networks.

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 in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With more than 575 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It also was recognized across the board for excellence in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2020 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.