Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2022)

500 - 750


No. of Partners Named (2022)



Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2021)



No. of Summer Associates (2022)

58 total (32 2Ls; 26 1Ls)


Base Salary

1st year: $215,000

Vault Verdict

About the Firm

Associate Reviews


  • “Haynes Boone has a special culture that is marked by warmth and collegiality. Attorneys and staff take a genuine interest in each another's lives. People know their colleagues' spouses' names, how many kids they have, what kinds of pets they have, and where they live. Firm-sponsored social events are common, as are informal get-togethers outside of the office.”
  • “The firm's culture is very underrated in the market. For being a market-paying BigLaw firm, the entire firm has a collaborative approach and a group of lawyers who genuinely care about each other's well-being outside of the office. Weekend work is only expected when absolutely necessary, and each partner cares that their associates are taking their vacation time and resting during slower periods. The firm should get more recognition on its level of work-life balance. The Texas roots definitely have something to do with it. Partners do not apply pressure on associates, but rather serve as members of the team to work together to get assignments and deals completed.” 
  • “Everyone is very nice and actually friendly. It's not stuffy or pretentious. People are generally very warm and even fun.” 
  • “The firm feels like a small family. I interact with a few of my fellow associates outside of the office and other attorneys (partners, associates, etc.) are always happy to join if we have an unplanned happy hour or event.”

Diversity at Haynes and Boone, LLP

"OUR VISION OF SUCCESS Excellence in diversity and inclusion is a Haynes and Boone core value. We recruit the best and the brightest and seek to attract, retain, and promote individuals who reflect the global marketplace, our clients, and the communities we serve. We strive to create an environment in which each individual at every level has the opportunity to succeed professionally, regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, parental status, race, religion, sexual..."

Getting Hired Here

  • “I love how our firm does not preclude candidates just because they didn't go to certain law schools. We take a holistic approach towards our hiring that looks beyond grades (although candidates we hire tend to usually have stellar grades). The most important factors we look for are someone who is nice and willing to be a team player. The firm is full of nice people overall and any hire that could change that balance could be very toxic to the culture, so we are significantly keen to prioritize personality in our hiring efforts.” 
  • “The firm is looking for smart, down-to-earth people who work hard but also have a life outside of work. We are not looking to burn out associates, so anyone looking to bill insane hours need not apply. We value people for who they are. Fun and outgoing individuals will thrive at [HB]. Work experience is very valuable. The firm has a good pipeline at SMU, UT, and UVA. We would like to have a better pipeline at Wash U and Vandy. The firm provides training for those attorneys who are involved in the interview process.” 
  • “Good performance at a top law school or excellent performance at a mid-level law school or regional school is expected. But most of all, we're looking for people with good attitudes who are ready to learn and be a part of a team.” 
  • “The firm is broadening its recruiting process to attract top talent. The firm is not afraid to hire a student from a lower-ranked law school if they are a good fit with the culture.”