Randy Browne of Haynes and Boone Named Houston Landman of the Year

October 20, 2008

HOUSTON – The Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL) has honored Randy Browne of Haynes and Boone, LLP as its 2008 Outstanding Landman of the Year.

Mr. Browne, who has served the firm in Houston for the last nine years, received the accolade at the 54th Annual HAPL Executive Night Oct. 14 at the Hilton Americas-Houston. The event was attended by more than 700 energy industry executives, in-house counsel, senior management and landmen.

“Our firm is justifiably proud of Randy’s well-earned recognition,” said Houston energy partner Buddy Clark. “Randy has been a tireless contributor to his industry, and an innovator in building programs that have benefited landmen across the country.”

Added Houston administrative partner Kenneth Broughton: “Randy epitomizes the highest levels of professionalism. His willingness to contribute to the greater good should serve as a model for the industry.”

Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Browne helped develop an innovative, Web-based format for nationwide delivery of landman educational seminars, which have been broadcast from the Haynes and Boone Houston office for three years. He has also served as chair of the Education Committee for the American Association of Professional Landmen.

Mr. Browne, a past HAPL president, is the senior energy transaction specialist and professional landman in the Haynes and Boone Energy Practice Group resident in the Houston office. He has more 25 years of experience in the energy industry, primarily in the land transactions area of upstream and downstream assets. In particular, he specializes in designing and executing due diligence programs for acquisition, divestiture, financing and public offering transactions for Haynes and Boone clients.

Randy was born in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from the University of Denver in 1976. Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, he worked in-house for various independent energy companies.

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), as one of The Best 20 Law Firms for Overall Diversity (Vault 2009), a Top 25 Law Firm for Hispanic Americans (MultiCultural Law Magazine, 2008), and a Top 100 Law Firm for Women (Women 3.0, 2008).

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