Chambers USA Ranks Haynes and Boone's Bankruptcy Practice No. 1 in Texas and Among the Best in the United States

April 20, 2004

Eric Backs
Haynes and Boone
Allison Stuckey
Sunwest Communications

DALLAS – Haynes and Boone, LLP is pleased to announce it has been ranked by its peers in the legal industry as one of the top eight firms in the United States and No. 1 in Texas for Insolvency/Corporate Bankruptcy work.  The honor was recently recognized in the 2004-2005 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers.

Robin Phelan and Robert Albergotti, both partners in the firm’s Business Reorganization/Bankruptcy Practice Group in Dallas, were individually recognized as two of the leading Insolvency/Corporate Recovery lawyers in Texas. Houston Partner Charles A. Beckham, Jr., was also individually recognized as a top insolvency lawyer in this survey.

The Chambers USA directory is a guide book to the best practitioners in the primary areas of business law. Haynes and Boone and its ranking attorneys were selected as No.1 in Texas as well as in the top eight in the United States through a research process based on interviews with clients and attorneys throughout the nation. Peers described the firm's bankruptcy practitioners as being "[a]s top notch a team as you can get," as well as being visible in "virtually every single case" (citing the firm's high profile involvement in the bankruptcy cases of Mirant, Enron, Worldcom, Adelphia, EOTT, Texas Petrochemicals, PG&E National Energy Group,  and numerous other large Chapter 11 cases, particularly in the energy and airline industries).  The firm was also observed as having one of the largest insolvency practices in the country, with the team in Houston comprising "the creme de la creme in the field." 

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international law firm with nine offices throughout Texas, Washington, D.C., Mexico City 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, 2001-2003) and recipient of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s 2002 Thomas L. Sager Award for commitment to diversity.

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