Two Haynes And Boone Attorneys Recognized For Client Service

January 11, 2005

HOUSTON – Haynes and Boone LLP, a full-service corporate law firm, announced Tuesday that Houston-based partner Thomas D. Cordell and Dallas-based partner William R. Hays III were named as BTI Consulting Group “Client Service All-Stars” in the consulting firm’s latest survey of corporate counsel.

Cordell, who serves in the business and securities litigation section practice groups, received the honor for the second consecutive year, one of only nine attorneys nationwide to garner such acclaim. In March, BTI Consulting recognized Cordell for exemplary client service in a survey that included both Fortune 1000 companies and the world’s 21 largest financial services firms, one of only five attorneys nationwide to be acknowledged by both groups.

Hays works in the Corporate/Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions and Sarbanes-Oxley/Corporate Governance practice groups for Haynes and Boone, compiling more than 30 years experience focused on acquisitions, representing and advising public companies, public offerings and private financings.

BTI Consulting Group interviews more than 185 corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 companies around the United States about their outside law firm relationships.  The All-Star Team recognizes 114 attorneys nominated by their clients for providing superior client service.

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" (, 2004), one of the “Best Corporate Law Firms in America” (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2004) and recipient of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s 2002 Thomas L. Sager Award for commitment to diversity.

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