Kevin Crisp is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group in Haynes Boone’s Orange County office.

Kevin’s practice covers a range of commercial litigation matters, including corporate fiduciary duty, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and bankruptcy matters, as well as all manner of business torts and contract disputes. A banker before he was a lawyer, Kevin thrives in matters involving finance and accounting.

Kevin also represents clients involved in government investigations and homeowners’ association disputes.

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  • Defense of former owners and managers of a large Las Vegas area resort regarding a nearly $500 million case alleging, among other claims, breach of fiduciary duty and fraudulent transfer.
  • Defense of four former senior officers of a bankrupt subprime mortgage lender against a nearly $400 million suit alleging a variety of state and federal law claims, including breach of fiduciary duty and fraudulent transfer.
  • Defense of one of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers regarding alleged business torts and securities fraud in connection with a $300 million acquisition.
  • Defense of the CEO and chairman of one of the largest providers of financial and management consulting to government contractors – the matter involved nationwide civil and criminal investigations conducted by various federal agencies and included a two-year Congressional investigation as well as numerous related private civil litigations.

Some of these representations were handled by Kevin prior to joining Haynes Boone.

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Orange County Federal Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Woodward/White, Inc., Commercial Litigation, 2023
  • Selected for inclusion as a Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2018
  • “Not So Fast! Ninth Circuit Clarifies the Role of Materiality in Triggering SLUSA’s Class Action Bar,” co-author, client alert, April 16, 2021.
  • “First Diversity-Driven Derivative Suit in Facebook Case Tossed by Northern District of California,” co-author, client alert, March 31, 2021.
  • “9th Circuit Traces Limits Of Title VII Around Arbitration,” co-author, Law 360, Jun 17, 2015.
  • “Ninth Circuit Again Clarifies that Arbitration Is Creature of Contract: Employee's Agreement to Abide by Company Manual Is Sufficient to Send Title VII Claims to Arbitrator,” co-author, client alert, May 28, 2015.
  • “Ninth Circuit Affirms District Court’s Refusal to Enforce Arbitration Clause in Barnes & Noble’s Browsewrap Agreement—‘Without More,’ Is Insufficient,” co-author, 20 IP Litigator 34 (2014).
  • “New Ninth Circuit Opinion Requires Companies Seeking to Enforce Arbitration to Pay 'Sirius' Attention to Contract Formation,” co-author, client alert, Nov. 18, 2014.
  • “Giving Investors Short Shrift: How Short Sale Constraints Decrease Market Efficiency and a Modest Proposal for Letting More Shorts Go Naked,” 8 J. Bus & Sec. L. 135 (2008).


J.D., University of California School of Law, 2008, Managing Editor, UCLA Law Review; member, Order of the Coif; Winner, 2008 Elliot A. Spoon National Business Law Writing Competition

B.A., English and Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001



Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

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

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Press Release
Civil Litigator Kevin Crisp Joins Haynes Boone in Orange County
September 20, 2023

Haynes and Boone, LLP is pleased to welcome Litigation Partner Kevin Crisp to the firm’s Orange County office. Kevin joins from Troutman Pepper LLP, where he gained nearly a decade of experience in commercial litigation, homeowners’ association disputes, and government investigations. Before that, Kevin was an associate at Irell & Manella LLP for five years. Clients turn to Kevin for counsel on a [...]