Rick Anigian



Education and Clerkships

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1985

B.B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1982



Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Tax Court


Rick Anigian is a trial lawyer and served as Department Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group from 2015 through 2019. Rick has become a trusted business advisor by providing practical and efficient counseling and advice to implement clients’ business strategies while solving their complex business disputes. Rick has led teams in significant matters before federal, state and bankruptcy trial and appellate courts in Texas and throughout the country.

Rick concentrates his practice on a wide variety of complex commercial disputes in federal and state courts, as well as arbitral proceedings. Rick has extensive experience in commercial and financial transactions litigation, real estate and oil and gas disputes, has handled complex disputes among partners and business owners, as well as a wide range of business torts litigation. Rick also has significant experience in the area of technology litigation, including theft of trade secrets and non-competition disputes. Rick has passed all sections of the examination to become a Certified Public Accountant and routinely relies upon these skills in the matters he handles.

Rick is very active in the community in a wide range of activities including public education, the assistance of at risk children and their families, and youth sports.

Selected Client Representations

  • Defended major lender in multi-billion dollar lender liability and business torts action involving multiple billion dollar syndicated credit facilities.
  • Defended start-up company and its founder involving claims of theft of trade secrets and violation of non-competition agreements.
  • Defended various patent and trademark infringement cases involving treadmills and other exercise equipment.
  • Defended and prosecuted breach of contract and breach of warranty claims involving software licenses and consulting services.
  • Defended breach of warranty and deceptive trade practices class action dispute involving notebook computers.
  • Represented an Asian computer manufacturer in multiple disputes involving product warranties, business torts and deceptive trade practice claims.
  • Defended national real estate developer in dispute with partner involving the development of a regional shopping mall.
  • Handled multi-jurisdictional disputes involving claims of breach of warranty, deceptive trade practices and other business torts.
  • Defended partnership and its founding partners in dispute with minority partner involving fiduciary duty and fraud claims.
  • Represented U.S. manufacturer in dispute with Australian dealer regarding termination of dealership.
  • Prosecuted and defended numerous financial institutions in claims involving loans and other credit facilities.
GLI Fund Finance

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Contribute to Fund Finance 2021

Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers Ellen McGinnis, Rick Anigian, Emma Russell, Deborah Low and Emily Fuller contributed to “Global Legal Insights to Fund Finance 2021,” produced in partnership with the Fund Finance Association.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Commercial Litigation, 2012-2021
  • Recognized in Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, for Business Litigation, 2005, 2007-2013, 2016; Intellectual Property Litigation, 2013, 2016
  • Martindale Hubbell Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent

Year in Review

Media and Entertainment Law - Year in review

Media and Entertainment Law

Welcome to the 2019 edition of the Haynes and Boone Media and Entertainment Law Year in Review. The Media and Entertainment Practice Group of Haynes and Boone represents a broad range of clients in all facets of media and entertainment, intellectual property, open government and First Amendment litigation, counseling and legislative matters. We are proud to provide a summary of our accomplishments and activities in 2019, and to highlight some of the trends impacting the media and entertainment industry.

Professional and Community Activities

  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • SMU Alumni Association
  • SMU Lettermen's Association
  • Salesmanship Club of Dallas

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