Sameer Saxena


Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2010, cum laude

B.S., University of Houston, 2006, magna cum laude




Sameer Saxena is a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets and Securities and Energy Practice Groups in the Houston office of Haynes and Boone. Sameer has a broad multidisciplinary practice that includes experience in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, general corporate and partnership matters, SEC reporting obligations for public companies and the negotiation of commercial contracts.

Sameer has assisted clients throughout the energy sector and has developed industry expertise representing such clients in raising billions of dollars through equity and debt offerings. Sameer is also a trusted advisor to clients regarding the acquisition and disposition of their corporate entities and assets. In addition, Sameer counsels public companies regarding various aspects of the federal securities laws, proxy solicitations and corporate governance matters.

Selected Client Representations

  • Mergers and acquisitions involving public and private entities.
  • Public and private offerings of equity and debt securities and other securities transactions.
  • Tender offers, consent solicitations and exchange offers.
  • Reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association
  • United Way, Young Leader
  • United Way, Community Investment Program
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow - 2019

Professional Recognition

  • Recipient of the South Asian Bar Association of Houston 2019 "Rising Star" award



Haynes and Boone Represents Applied Optoelectronics in Convertible Senior Notes Offering

Haynes and Boone represented Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. as issuer’s counsel in its offering of $80.5 million of 5.00 Percent Convertible Senior Notes due 2024.

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