Brad defends companies against complex, bet-the-company disputes, including securities and financial fraud class actions. He also has first-chair experience handling mergers and acquisitions (M&A) litigation, shareholder derivative litigation, corporate governance disputes, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigations, bankruptcy and receivership litigation, securities arbitration proceedings, and accounting malpractice claims and regulatory investigations.
“Brad’s experience fits in perfectly with our established practice defending companies, officers, and directors against significant securities litigation of all types,” said Partner Kit Addleman, who serves as co-chair of the Litigation Practice Group and chair of the firm's SEC Enforcement Practice Group. “Brad is a thoughtful, tenacious advocate, and our clients will value his hands-on, client-focused approach to guiding companies through extremely difficult situations.”
Brad said he knows and has worked alongside Haynes Boone lawyers for decades. “I have always been impressed by the firm’s breadth of talent and collaborative culture. It feels like a group of friends who enjoy practicing together. In many ways, this feels like coming home.”
Most recently, the Dallas native was a member at Frost Brown Todd and previously a partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP and Locke Lord LLP. For more than a decade, he represented an insurance industry client in a multibillion-dollar securities class action arising from the Stanford Ponzi scheme. The case involved federal receivership claims, multi-district litigation (MDL) proceedings, and numerous appeals, including two trips to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Brad is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who graduated first in his class at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. He has been nationally recognized in securities/securities litigation by The U.S. Legal 500 (2015-2021), recognized as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in Securities Litigation by Thomson Reuters (2012-2021), and named as one of Texas’ “Top Rated” securities lawyers by American Lawyer Media (2013). He also was honored as a “Legal Lion” by Law360’s Weekly Verdict in 2013 and as “Appellate Lawyer of the Week” by Texas Lawyer in 2014.
Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with 18 offices, spanning 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 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 in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2022 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.