Headquartered in Dallas, it’s no surprise the culture at Haynes and Boone is as supportive and social as its Southern roots. With friendly colleagues and invested partners, associates get top-notch legal experience at a firm where they feel welcome. From its roots in Dallas-area corporate securities law, Haynes and Boone has expanded to 18 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 Mexic...

Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2021)

500 - 750


No. of Partners Named (2021)



Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2020)



No. of Summer Associates (2021)

66 total (36 2Ls; 30 1Ls)


Base Salary

1st year (class of 2020): $205,000

Vault Verdict

Haynes and Boone hires diverse, well-rounded candidates who will contribute positively to the firm’s culture. Associates take pride in the firm’s collaborative, friendly environment where fellow attorneys and staff genuinely care about one another. Partners consistently demonstrate investment in their associates—they are open to questions and generous with ongoing feedback. The firm hosts regular town hall meetings to discuss firmwide matters, but compensation is an area where associates wish there was more transparency. Some associates think the firm could divide up work more evenly, but they otherwise find the 2,000-hour billable requirement to be reasonable. They’re also satisfied with compensation, as salary and bonuses are market. Associates have the opportunity to handle sub...

About the Firm


From its roots in Dallas-area corporate securities law, Haynes and Boone has expanded to 18 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 n...

Associate Reviews

  • “Texas friendliness pervades firm culture. Management seems to genuinely care about retention and associate well-being.”
  • “The culture is unique, supportive, and collaborative. I often interact with other attorneys outside of work-sponsored events and enjoy catching up with other attorneys and staff in the office.”
  • “Since I started during COVID, my experience has been strange with limited face-to-face interaction. However, team members call or email to check in often, and we get together for monthly drop-in meetings to update each other on what's going on in our lives.”
  • “Multiple happy hours each month within each practice group and office-wide events every month. All attorneys and staff are extremely friendly and genuinely care about your life outside of the office.”

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.

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

  • “Law school, grades, and work experience are important. The firm has a strong focus on maintaining its culture through personality and diversity and looks to hire associates who will work to stay and grow at the firm for more than a few years.”
  • “It seems apparent that the firm will look anywhere for qualified candidates and is not handcuffed into only considering candidates from specific pedigrees or backgrounds. This diversity is one of the firm’s great strengths and goes a long way to contributing the collegial atmosphere wherein all attorneys are valued equally for their contributions.”
  • “The firm wants well-rounded and smart people that will fit in to the firm's culture. Grades are certainly important but fit is equally important. Haynes and Boone very much has a firmwide personality and I think that starts, or is continued, with the efforts of our recruiting department.”
  • “The Dallas office gets most of its 2L summer associates from a week-long program called ‘Fast Track’ that occurs the summer after students' 1L year, before and in lieu of on-campus interviews. It gives the firm a better chance to get to know candidates (and vice versa) than callbacks would. The firm typically uses OCI to round out the recruiting class rather than relying on it as the primary source. …”

Perks & Benefits