Haynes and Boone’s Lynne Liberato Named to Inaugural List of Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas


– Lynne Liberato, a Houston partner in Haynes and Boone’s Appellate Practice Group, has been named one of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas by the inaugural issue of Texas Diversity magazine to be published in May.

“Lynne is a gifted and successful appellate attorney, and her commitment to the betterment of the Texas legal community as a whole serves as an excellent example,” said Terry Conner, managing partner at Haynes and Boone. “Lynne’s devotion to professional and community service, and her tireless commitment to excellence, certainly make her a deserving member of this list of powerful women.”

Ms. Liberato, along with her fellow nominees, was selected on a number of criteria, including excellence in leadership, accomplishments and contributions to their respective fields of work, organizational impact, community commitment and professional excellence.

In her 17 years with Haynes and Boone, Ms. Liberato has led appellate teams pursuing some of the most significant appeals in Texas jurisprudence. Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in civil appellate law, Ms. Liberato represents individuals and companies in case evaluation, summary judgment practice, complex appeals and other related matters. Well versed on Texas summary judgment practice, she co-authored "Summary Judgments in Texas," a widely known article and a respected reference tool. Ms. Liberato served as president of the State Bar of Texas from 2000-2001.

Ms. Liberato’s commitment to community is evidenced by her active roles in many different civic organizations. She was named Woman of the Year by the United Way of Greater Houston in 2004, an organization for which she served as chairman of the board from 2005-2007 and as a board of trustees and executive committee member from 2003-2007. She chaired the Hurricane Katrina/Rita Task Force, chaired the Law Firm Initiative from 2003-2007, and chaired the Alexis de Tocqueville Society from 2001-2007.

Ms. Liberato is a past recipient of the Gene Cavin Award, the highest award from the Texas State Bar for excellence in continuing legal education. She has been included on the Texas Super Lawyers list of Top 100 Lawyers and Top 50 Female Lawyers. The same publication has named her a Top 100 Houston Super Lawyer and Appellate Super Lawyer every year since 2003. She has been named to Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation and appellate law. Finally, Ms. Liberato was named a Top Notch Appellate Lawyer by Texas Lawyer, recognizing her as one of the top five appellate lawyers in the state.

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

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