Haynes and Boone Attorney Named 2008 Outstanding Young Lawyer


SAN ANTONIO – Emma Cano, an associate in the Haynes and Boone, LLP Business Litigation Practice Group, has been named the 2008 Outstanding Young Lawyer by the San Antonio Young Lawyers Association.  The award recognizes one young lawyer in San Antonio who best demonstrates proficiency and service to the legal profession and service to the community. 

In her practice at Haynes and Boone, Ms. Cano assists clients with business and commercial litigation matters in areas including partnership disputes, breach of contract matters, construction disputes, bond claims and other litigation matters.  She also regularly assists clients in a wide range of general tort matters, including industrial fatalities, premises liability matters and the defense of employee personal injury claims against both “subscriber” and “non-subscriber” employers.

Ms. Cano is a member of the San Antonio Bar Association and recently became a fellow of the San Antonio Bar Foundation.  She is a member of the San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, and an active member of the Bexar County Women's Bar Association and Foundation. Ms. Cano was named a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2007 and 2008. 

Ms. Cano's commitment to serving her profession is evidenced by her volunteer legal services.  In 2007, Ms. Cano participated in a 20-week volunteer attorney program with the City of Houston Municipal Courts, where she tried approximately 25 trials.  She also has participated in the Bexar County Community Justice Program’s Just Take One program, an initiative designed to provide legal counsel to those in severe financial need. 

In addition to her legal work, Ms. Cano is dedicated to serving the San Antonio community.  She has been an active member of the YWCA Board of Directors since 2005, where she is currently serving as Vice-President.  She also serves on the Board of Directors for the San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce. 

Ms. Cano will be honored as the 2008 Outstanding Young Lawyer at the San Antonio Bar Association's Annual Law Day Luncheon on May 9. 

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 nation byThe National Law Journal. The firm has been recognized as one of the "Best Corporate Law Firms in America" (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2007), and as a Top 100 law firm for both diversity (MultiCultural Law Magazine, 2008), and women (Women 3.0, 2008).

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