Chambers USA Rankings Honor Haynes and Boone; Highlight Growing, Strategic Areas of Practice


DALLAS – Haynes and Boone, LLP was once again widely recognized by Chambers USA in its annual law firm rankings. A total of 34 firm lawyers in 19 separate areas of practice were designated by their clients and legal peers as being among the top lawyers in the nation.  The firm was also honored for having 16 separate areas of practice where the firm is a leader at the state and national level.

“Chambers uses a stringent and highly regarded methodology to determine the leading lawyers and firms in their given areas of practice,” said Terry Conner, the firm’s managing partner.  “Our increasing recognition in this prestigious directory reflects the strength of our firm and our combined practices.

“In particular, we are very pleased that the marketplace continues to recognize the firm’s key practices, including corporate/M&A, bankruptcy/restructuring, litigation, and intellectual property, along with many of our industry strengths such as banking, energy, real estate and technology.” 

The Chambers methodology for research into the strengths and reputations of U.S. attorneys has been approved by the British Market Research Bureau.  For the current U.S. directory, more than 14,000 interviews were conducted over a six-month period by a team of 40 full-time researchers.  Ranking criteria include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by legal clients.

Haynes and Boone Ranked Individuals and Practices
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Ranked Practices – National

  • Bankruptcy / Restructuring
  • Franchising

Ranked Practices – District of Columbia

  • Projects

Ranked Practices – Texas

  • Antitrust*
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy / Restructuring*
  • Corporate / M&A
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environment
  • Healthcare  
  • Insurance*
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Real Estate*
  • Technology & IT Outsourcing    

Ranked Individual Lawyers

  • Ronald W. Breaux in Antitrust – Texas
  • Barry F. McNeil* in Antitrust – Texas
  • Alison L. Smith in Antitrust – Texas  
  • Robert D. Albergotti* in Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Texas 
  • Charles A. Beckham Jr. in Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Texas
  • Herbert A. Glaser in Projects - District of Columbia
  • Robin E. Phelan* in Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Texas
  • Bruce W. Merwin in Construction – Texas
  • Arthur S. Berner in Corporate/M&A – Texas
  • Michael M. Boone* in Corporate/M&A - Texas  
  • Janice V. Sharry in Corporate/M&A – Texas
  • James D. Braddock in Environment – Texas
  • Jeff Civins* in Environment - Texas  
  • John R. Eldridge in Environment – Texas
  • Deborah S. Coldwell in Franchising – National
  • Joyce G. Mazero* in Franchising – National
  • Ernest Martin Jr.* in Insurance – Texas
  • Werner A. Powers in Insurance – Texas
  • Jeffrey M. Becker in Intellectual Property – Texas
  • David L. McCombs* in Intellectual Property – Texas
  • Donald C. Templin in Intellectual Property – Texas
  • Arthur T. Carter in Labor & Employment – Texas
  • Laura E. O'Donnell in Labor & Employment - Texas  
  • William C. Strock in Labor & Employment - Texas  
  • Nina Cortell* in Litigation: Appellate - Texas  
  • Lynne Liberato in Litigation: Appellate - Texas  
  • George W. Bramblett Jr. in Litigation: General Commercial – Texas
  • Noel M.B. Hensley* in Litigation: Securities – Texas
  • Ann M. Saegert in Real Estate - Texas  
  • Steven R. Jenkins in Real Estate - Texas
  • Robert E. Wilson* in Real Estate - Texas  
  • Richard K. Martin in Real Estate – Texas
  • Richard M. Fijolek in Tax – Texas
  • Randall E. Colson in Technology & IT Outsourcing – Texas

* Ranked in Band 1 or higher in the 2008 Chambers USA Directory

About Haynes and Boone

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With almost 500 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the United States by The National Law Journal.  The firm has been recognized as one of the "Best Corporate Law Firms in America" (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2008), and as a Top 100 law firm for both diversity (MultiCultural Law Magazine, 2008) and women (Women 3.0, 2008).

About Chambers and Partners

Chambers and Partners have been publishing guides to the legal profession since 1990, in addition to hosting major award ceremonies in London and New York to honor the achievements of the world's leading lawyers. The key to the success of the company’s legal directories and the validity of its awards is the in-depth, unbiased research conducted by its team of highly qualified and experienced researchers.  The Chambers Guides list the top lawyers in 175 countries, providing independent rankings and editorial commentary.

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