Attorney Brian Hail Joins Haynes and Boone

May 18, 2005

NEW YORK – Haynes and Boone, LLP, an international corporate law firm, announces that business litigation specialist Brian D. Hail has joined its New York office as Partner.

Mr. Hail centers his practice on complex commercial litigation, including representation of financial institutions, hedge funds, private investors and investment banks in civil litigation and insolvency matters. Mr. Hail has historically represented clients in disputes relating to complex financial transactions, governmental investigations, securities fraud, mass tort and shareholder governance matters. At Haynes and Boone, he intends to continue his practice representing financial institutions in complex civil and insolvency matters.

In nearly 13 years of practice in both New York and Texas, Mr. Hail has represented both domestic and international clients in state and federal courts in New York, Texas and throughout the United States.  Mr. Hail has represented several of the world’s largest financial institutions in various cases in recent years, including clients in the Enron and Adelphia bankruptcies and clients implicated in investigations by the SEC and New York Attorney General’s Office.

“We are pleased to add an attorney with Mr. Hail’s skills and experience to our growing New York office,” said Kenneth Bezozo, managing partner of Haynes and Boone’s New York office. “We intend to continue to attract other partners and associates who share our passion for excellent client service and vision for the New York office.  Mr. Hail’s addition continues Haynes and Boone’s growth strategy in New York to build the New York office through careful selection of individual practitioners that share common values and the dedication to quality service for which Haynes and Boone is well known.“

Haynes and Boone’s New York office recently celebrated its one-year anniversary, and concentrates on advising clients on insolvency, tax, transactional and capital markets matters.

Mr. Hail joins the Haynes and Boone Business Litigation Practice Group, which now comprises more than half of the firm’s lawyers. The group is national and international in scope, and handles complex cases in state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies and arbitration tribunals.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international law firm with 10 offices throughout Texas, Washington, D.C., Mexico City, Moscow and New York, providing a full spectrum of legal services to clients around the world. With more than 450 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by National Law Journal.  The firm has been recognized as one of the "20 Best Law Firms to Work For" (, 2004), one of the “Best Corporate Law Firms in America” (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2004) and recipient of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s 2002 Thomas L. Sager Award for commitment to diversity.

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