Chambers USA Expands Recognition of Haynes and Boone


DALLAS - Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2010 has singled out 45 Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers for recognition in its annual law firm rankings. The firm has also been honored for having 15 leading practice areas at the state and national levels.

Haynes and Boone's collective results mark an increase of 10 attorneys over 2009 (about a 30 percent jump), and include a new national “Highly Regarded” ranking for the firm’s Corporate/M&A practice and a first-time Texas ranking for the Haynes and Boone Tax Practice. Comprehensive Chambers USA 2010 results show where the practices and individuals rank compared to peer law firms.

“These results are a reflection of the hard work we do every day for our clients,” said Terry Conner, Haynes and Boone’s managing partner. “You only get recognition like this if your clients give you great reviews. We’re evidently doing a lot of things right in their eyes.”

Independent and objective, Chambers USA is carefully researched and widely considered to be the most reputable law firm directory in the world. Its rankings are based on thousands of interviews with leading practitioners and clients from coast to coast. Ranking criteria include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by legal clients.

With the addition of Corporate/M&A to the national rankings, Chambers now recognizes three Haynes and Boone practices in leading categories. Bankruptcy/Restructuring and Franchise and Distribution both maintained their national spots in the 2010 results.

In Texas, the addition of Tax this year brings the number of ranked firm practices to 12. They are:

Banking & Finance
Intellectual Property
Labor & Employment
Litigation: General Commercial
Real Estate
Technology: Outsourcing

The Haynes and Boone attorneys recognized in Chambers USA 2010 are:

• Robert Albergotti -- Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Texas)
• Jeffrey Becker -- Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright (Texas)
• Charles Beckham Jr. -- Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Texas)
• Arthur Berner -- Corporate/M&A (Texas)
• Michael Boone -- Corporate/M&A (Texas)
• James D. Braddock -- Environment (Texas)
• George W. Bramblett Jr -- Texas Litigation: General Commercial (Texas)
• Ronald W. Breaux -- Antitrust (Texas)
• David Burton -- Technology: Corporate & Commercial (Texas)
• Arthur Carter -- Labor & Employment (Texas)
• Jeff Civins -- Environment (Texas)
• Deborah S. Coldwell -- Franchising (Nationwide)
• Randall E. Colson -- Technology: Outsourcing (Texas)
• Nina Cortell -- Litigation: Appellate (Texas) 
• Melvin Dow -- Real Estate 
• John R. Eldridge -- Environment (Texas)
• J. Russell Emerson -- Intellectual Property (Texas)
• Richard M. Fijolek -- Tax (Texas)
• Leigh Ganchan -- Immigration (Texas)
• Robert J. Grados -- Real Estate: Finance (New York)
• Steve Jenkins -- Real Estate (Texas)
• Lynne Liberato -- Litigation: Appellate (Texas)
• Ernest Martin -- Insurance (Texas)
• Richard Martin -- Real Estate (Texas)
• Joyce G. Mazero -- Franchising (Nationwide)
• David McCombs -- Intellectual Property (Texas)
• Carie McKinney -- Environment (Texas)
• Barry McNeil -- Antitrust (Texas)
• Bruce Merwin -- Construction (Texas)
• Arthur M. Nathan -- Corporate/M&A (Texas)
• Scott G. Night -- Banking & Finance (Texas)
• David H. Oden -- Technology: Corporate & Commercial (Texas)
• John D. Penn -- Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Texas)
• Stephen Pezanosky -- Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Texas)
• Robin Phelan -- Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Texas)
• Phillip B. Philbin -- Intellectual Property (Texas)
• Werner Powers -- Insurance (Texas)
• Timothy Powers -- Banking & Finance (Texas)
• Ann Saegert -- Real Estate (Texas)
• Janice V. Sharry -- Corporate/M&A (Texas)
• Micah Skidmore -- Insurance (Texas)
• Alison Smith -- Antitrust (Texas)
• William Strock -- Labor & Employment (Texas)
• Donald Templin -- Intellectual Property (Texas)
• Steven Waters -- Real Estate (Texas)
• Robert Wilson -- Real Estate (Texas)

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With almost 550 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. The firm has been recognized as one of the "Best Corporate Law Firms in America" (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2009), as one of "The Best 20 Law Firms to Work For" (, 2009), and as a Top 100 law firm for both diversity (MultiCultural Law Magazine, 2009) and women (Women 3.0, 2008).

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