2020 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“Most people love working here, and it shows.”
“Market compensation and bonus.”
“Lots of responsibility.”
“The ebbs and flows of workload.”
“It is still a BigLaw firm, so if you do not make an effort to connect to partners, you could fall through the cracks.”
About Haynes and Boone, LLP
From its roots in Dallas-area corporate securities law, Haynes and Boone has expanded to a dozen offices across the U.S. and abroad. Although much of its bread and butter remains with the Texas corporate scene, Haynes and Boone has used its presence in Shanghai and Mexico City to profit from Latin American and Chinese energy deals and international trade.
Like Teacher, Like Student
With $1,600 and a handful of small clients, Richard Haynes opened a solo law office in Dallas in 1964 while moonlighting as a securities law seminar teacher at Southern Methodist University School of Law. Michael Boone joined Haynes’ office when he graduated in 1967, after impressing Haynes as a student in his classroom; the firm became Haynes and Boone three years later. Over the next few decades, the firm rode the wave of Dallas’ building boom, merging with other firms and opening additional offices throughout Texas. Since then, Haynes and Boone has become one of the largest law firms in the U.S., with more than 575 attorneys, and has ranked as one of the highest-grossing practices in the U.S.
The Boardroom and the Border
While in its early years, Haynes and Boone maintained a focus on corporate securities law, the firm has grown to 40 practice areas, including bankruptcy, business restructuring law, and M&A.
In addition to its strong presence in Texas, Haynes and Boone has grown abroad and is home to attorneys from 45 states and 26 countries, who speak 26 different languages. A feather in the firm’s cap is the Latin American presence based out of its Mexico City office. Haynes and Boone has worked on multinational deals involving energy and natural resources, transnational M&A, and international arbitration. Among its notable work is the firm’s representation of Royal Dutch Shell in its sale of portions of its business to buyers in half a dozen Central American countries.
Electrifying the Courtroom
Haynes and Boone has also earned accolades for its use of technology to bolster attorney-client communication, including developing its own software that allows clients to digitally access information on documents, status, and cost of their cases. The firm supports the incorporation of technology into law practice, both in the office and the courtroom. In fact, Haynes and Boone attorneys have served as consultants for local courthouses looking for digital enhancement, advised companies struggling to update Luddite codes of conduct to cover employees’ social media use, and represented technology startups as part of the firm’s venture capital practice.
News & Awards
More than 50 Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers spanning 18 practice areas are featured in the 2019 edition of the Chambers USA legal directory published by Chambers & Partners. Among the highlights, the firm’s Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government (Texas) Practice Group was included for the first time in the “Spotlight Table,” reflecting its depth and breadth of experience. The firm’s Appellate Practice (Texas) also received a Spotlight ranking. A total of 55 lawyers firmwide were recognized.
Haynes and Boone, LLP has committed to the American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) Well-Being Pledge, a campaign aimed at addressing persistent challenges in the legal industry.
Haynes and Boone, LLP has earned a 100 percent rating in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, reflecting the firm’s equitable, inclusive workplace policies and practices for all staff, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) employees.
Haynes and Boone, LLP was recognized across the board for excellent service in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2019 Client Service A-Team report. For the second year in a row, the firm was named to BTI’s “Client Service Honor Roll” in all 17 of the qualities that clients consider the drivers of superior client relationships, including providing quality, high-value legal services, being focused on and responsive to clients’ business needs and goals, and demonstrating an aptitude for dealing with problems and unexpected changes. This was the 16th consecutive year for Haynes and Boone to be listed in the “Client Service A-Team” ranking.
- Josh Finkelman v. National Football League—The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an opinion adopting the New Jersey Supreme Court’s findings in a landmark decision which Haynes and Boone obtained in favor of its client, the National Football League.
- A Haynes and Boone, LLP team represented Blucora Inc. in its acquisition of 1st Global Inc., a tax-focused wealth management company based in Dallas, for $180 million.
- Dallas federal jury verdict against Facebook-owned Oculus VR LLC with a $500 million damages verdict.
- Haynes and Boone, LLP led a team of lawyers representing women’s apparel retailer, A’GACI, L.L.C., in the reorganization of its business.
- Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) Gold Standard Certification
- Best Lawyers in America 2019 has featured 111 Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers in its annual referral guide of outstanding lawyers throughout the U.S.
- Legal 500 U.S. ranking in the Industry Focus category for Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas. The firm also was recognized in the M&A/Corporate and Commercial category for M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500 million), 2019.
- Law360 named Haynes and Boone, LLP as a 2018 “Texas Powerhouse”
- Law360 has ranked Haynes and Boone, LLP as a Top 10 law firm for minority attorneys and minority equity partners, 2018.
Why Work Here
After 44 years of success, our commitment to excellence remains our utmost priority. We are built on a foundation of strength that enables us to continually be a top-tier law firm of international scope and global capabilities.
The scope of business is becoming increasingly focused on international corporate transactions, financing and partnerships. Haynes and Boone maintains operating principals founded on teamwork, a healthy working environment and a strong work ethic, which allow us to seamlessly serve clients across time zones, borders and boundaries.
2323 Victory Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: (214) 651-5000
Managing Partner: Timothy E. Powers
Lateral Hiring Partner: Timothy E. Powers
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
500 - 750
1st year: $190,000
Summer Associate: pro-rated based on $190,000
No. of Summer Associates:
55 total (31 2Ls; 24 1Ls) (2019)
Senior Recruiting Coordinator
All Other Offices
Manager of Entry-Level Recruiting
Dallas, TX (HQ)
Fort Worth, TX
New York, NY
Orange County, CA
Palo Alto, CA
San Antonio, TX
The Woodlands, TX
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.