Lynne Liberato

Lynne Liberato

Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Lynne Liberato, an appellate partner in the Houston office of Haynes and Boone, has been president of the State Bar of Texas, chair of its board of directors, and was the first woman president of the Houston Bar Association.

Lynne has argued before the United States Supreme Court, met with the president in the Oval Office regarding judicial appointments, and lobbied Congress for funding of legal services for the poor. She handles significant appellate and trial litigation, including recently defeating a multi-billion dollar claim against a major oil company.

Lynne currently represents the City of Houston as lead appellate counsel defending pro bono the City’s Equal Rights Ordinance. Its opponents seek to overturn the ordinance, which affords equal rights to gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and trangender Houstonians.

Earlier this year, she completed her service as community campaign chair for the United Way of Greater Houston and raised $83.7 million, the largest in its history. She was the first practicing lawyer to hold that volunteer leadership post. She also is a board member on the Greater Houston Partnership, which is the city’s chamber of commerce. She is a member of the Executive Committee for Haynes and Boone.

Lynne is the mother of two sons, Callon, who is a second year MBA student at Harvard Business School and Benjamin, who is the plant engineer for Air Liquide’s largest hydrogen plant.