Press Release

Haynes Boone Announces 2024 New Partner Class

December 18, 2023
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Haynes and Boone, LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of seven lawyers to the firm’s partnership ranks, effective Jan. 1, 2024.

The 2024 New Partner Class includes Jonathan Bowser, Natasha Breaux, Carlos Carrasco, Ellen Conley, Benjamin Goodman, Abbey Hone and Nick Monier. Together, they are 57% Mansfield diverse and represent six offices (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, New York City, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia) and more than 10 practice areas, including intellectual property, litigation, energy, real estate and finance.

“It’s an honor to welcome this group as Haynes Boone’s newest partners,” said Haynes Boone Managing Partner Taylor Wilson. “This is an incredibly talented group of lawyers who uphold our commitment to superior client service.”

Among the group of seven lawyers, five have spent their entire careers with Haynes Boone, with four having joined as summer associates and one having begun her career with the firm after clerking for federal judges.

“This is a testament to our first-rate recruiting and attorney development departments,” Taylor said. “We put an emphasis on mentorship and nurturing the careers of our lawyers and professional staff, and it’s gratifying to see this wonderful result.” 

The seven new partners join five others (three in London and two in Mexico City) who received partner promotions in July to complete the firm’s newest crop of leaders.

Read more about the class of seven below.

Jonathan Bowser, Intellectual Property (Patents), Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia:

Jonathan focuses on patent litigation disputes before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and federal district courts. He has been counsel in more than 100 AIA trials before the PTAB, representing both patent challengers and patent owners, and he litigates appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also assists clients in counseling and patent procurement, with a specific focus on electrical, computer, networking, and medical device technologies.

Natasha Breaux, Litigation (Appellate), Houston:

Natasha routinely advocates in federal and state appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court, Texas Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit, and Texas Courts of Appeals. She also often serves as appellate counsel on trial teams, which entails collaborating on long-term case strategy, preparing dispositive motions, crafting the jury charge, and preserving error.

Carlos Carrasco, Energy, Power and Natural Resources, San Antonio:

Carlos represents electric cooperatives, retail electric providers, renewable energy generators, energy storage developers, and other market participants in a variety of energy transactions and electric power regulatory matters, with a focus on transactions, proceedings, and matters before the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) and in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT) power market.

Ellen Conley, Energy, Power and Natural Resources, Houston:

Ellen handles energy finance matters, as well as the acquisition and disposition of oil and gas properties. She represents banks, private capital providers, and upstream and midstream energy companies on traditional debt and non-traditional financing transactions. She also assists oil and gas companies in acquisition and divestiture transactions through asset or equity sales, and with operational matters, including the review and negotiation of industry agreements. Ellen has also been involved in several exploration and production bankruptcies and restructurings.

Benjamin Goodman, Litigation, Dallas:

Benjamin’s practice spans an array of white collar and complex commercial matters representing public and private companies, individual executives and officers, and boards. He routinely represents clients in securities, antitrust, healthcare, product liability, and other fraud-related litigation, including class actions. He also navigates clients through sensitive internal investigations and investigations by government entities like the DOJ, SEC, and state AG offices.

Abbey Hone, Real Estate, New York City:

Abbey’s practice includes a broad range of commercial real estate transactions, with a focus on commercial real estate finance, including the representation of borrowers and institutional lenders in connection with the origination and restructuring of mortgage and mezzanine loans and the sale of those loans on the secondary market. She also represents buyers and sellers in connection with the acquisition and sale of commercial real estate.

Nick Monier, Finance, Dallas:

Nick represents financial institutions and borrowers in commercial loan transactions. He has extensive experience representing lenders and administrative agents in both bilateral and syndicated credit facility transactions of all types. Nick handles secured and unsecured credit facilities. He has a has a strong background in middle-market lending with an emphasis on leveraged acquisition finance and in real estate-based lending. Nick’s prior in-house experience gives him a unique knowledge of the business relationships and processes involved in commercial lending transactions.

About Haynes Boone

Founded in 1970, Haynes and Boone, LLP provides a full spectrum of legal services across multiple sectors, including energy, financial services, private equity and technology. The firm’s nearly 700 lawyers practice in 19 offices in California, Colorado, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington, D.C., as well as London, Mexico City and Shanghai. Haynes Boone was recognized in the 2022 BTI Consulting Group’s A-Team report, which identified firms commended by in-house counsel for superior client service, and it was ranked 21st in The American Lawyer’s 2023 Diversity Scorecard, which evaluated 228 participating firms by the diversity of their attorney populations. For more information, visit