Texas Lawyer Awards Haynes and Boone Its 2015 Litigation Department of the Year


Haynes and Boone, LLP litigators have been named the 2015 Litigation Department of the Year by Texas Lawyer.

The firm took Large Firm top honors in the General Litigation category in the annual statewide competition, besting finalist Sidley Austin.

Haynes and Boone becomes one of only three law firms to win multiple times in the history of the competition. The firm’s labor and employment practice took top honors in the specialty category in 2013.

“Haynes and Boone trial and appellate lawyers handled some of the most important cases in Texas last year,” said Managing Partner Tim Powers. “While this award may be Texas-based, our Litigation Department has a national reputation that we are very proud of. This award is a great honor and further testament to the breadth and depth of our litigation expertise and the versatility of our lawyers. This is truly a proud moment for the firm.”

Litigation Department Chair Anne Johnson said the award is a product of the firm’s deep bench in litigation. “This significant accolade is not due to any one person or group, but to the outstanding results achieved across the department last year,” she said. “It is particularly exciting to see some of our younger partners leading, and winning, big-ticket litigation. The future is very bright! Congratulations to the entire team for this well-deserved award.”

In determining the winners, the publication asked law firms to share big victories and important cases that occurred in 2014 that demonstrate why their litigation team should be recognized. The work submitted may have been done in Texas, throughout the rest of the country or abroad. “The key, though, was that it was led by Texas lawyers, showcasing the talented litigators we have here in the Lone Star State,” the editors said.

Haynes and Boone’s winning entry noted a number of significant trial and appellate victories in 2014, including wins for NextEra Energy, TGI Fridays, Halliburton, ExxonMobil, Hess, Shell and AFD China.

If 2014 was a banner year for Haynes and Boone litigators, 2015 may be on pace to top it. Thus far in 2015, the firm has racked up a string of high-profile trial wins for the National Football League and others, including an extraordinary win against the Securities and Exchange Commission in an administrative law hearing.

Winning law firms will be profiled in a special supplement June 1 and awarded their prizes at an event to be held Oct. 22.

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