SMU Law School Awards Haynes and Boone Attorney its Distinguished Alumni Award

February 26, 2002

DALLAS— The Southern Methodist University School of Law recently announced that George W. Bramblett Jr., an attorney with Haynes and Boone, LLP, is this year’s winner of the Distinguished Alumni Award for Private Practice. The award is given annually to individuals whose extraordinary achievements and service bring positive recognition to the SMU and its law program.

Mr. Bramblett will receive the award at a ceremony on March 2, 2002 at the Beverly Ballroom of the Park Cities Hilton Hotel in Dallas.

Mr. Bramblett is a senior partner at Haynes and Boone. Under Mr. Bramblett's leadership, the firm's litigation section has grown to more than 200 lawyers and the firm as a whole has grown to more than 425 lawyers.

Mr. Bramblett has handled a variety of important cases, including his representation of Texas International Airlines in the Love Field litigation in the 1970s; his representation of Sunshine Mining Company in national tender offer litigation; his representation of Exxon in its insurance dispute with Lloyds of London following the Valdez incident and most recently; his participation in the pending school finance litigation.

Mr. Bramblett’s extraordinary success as a litigator was recognized in 2001 when he won the coveted Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the Dallas Bar Association.

Mr. Bramblett is also active outside the courtroom with his participation on many boards such as the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board of the Texas College, Baylor College of Dentistry and the Board of Development at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is also a trustee of the Southern Medical Foundation.

His service to his community is equally active, with participation as a member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas Bar Association and as chairman of various committees within the American Bar Association.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international law firm with nine offices in Texas, Washington, D.C. and Mexico City providing a full spectrum of legal services to clients around the world. With more than 425 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by the National Law Journal.  The AmLaw Tech Magazine Scoreboard ranked Haynes and Boone first in law firm technology in 2001, and the firm has recently been recognized as one of the 25 “Best U.S. Law Firms at Which to Work” (Of Counsel, 2000) and one of the “Best Corporate Law Firms in America” (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001).

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