Haynes and Boone Expands its Washington Expertise With Senior Justice Department Hire

June 14, 2004

Eric Backs, Sr. Public Relations Specialist
Haynes and Boone, LLP

WASHINGTON – Haynes and Boone, an international law firm, is pleased to announce that James Wade has joined the partnership in its newly expanded Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Wade joins the firm after a nine-year term as a Chief in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division.

As Chief in the DOJ Antitrust Division, Mr. Wade directed the enforcement activities of a large staff responsible for overseeing competition issues in industries including radio, television and newspapers; music and motion pictures; entertainment; publishing; credit cards and payment systems; and medical imaging devices. He was directly responsible for the oversight of complex civil litigation, including antitrust enforcement matters under the Sherman Act, as well as merger review cases. He also played a key role in the development and implementation of policies affecting all aspects of the Antitrust Division’s enforcement mission.

In his new role at Haynes and Boone, Mr. Wade will serve as a local lead for the majority of the firm’s East Coast Antitrust work.

“Jim’s arrival is a real milestone in the development of the Haynes and Boone’s Washington presence and the growth of the firm’s Antitrust and White Collar Criminal Defense expertise,” said Barry McNeil, Partner in Haynes and Boone’s Antitrust and White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Group and member of the firm’s Board of Directors. “His joining us marks the achievement of a new level of visibility in Washington as well as nationally in this important area of law.” 

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" (Vault.com, 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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