Haynes and Boone announced on Monday that former assistant U.S. attorney Nick Bunch has joined the firm’s white collar practice as a partner in Dallas.
During his decade-plus at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Texas, Bunch handled more than 25 cases involving white-collar fraud and served in multiple leadership roles, including deputy section chief of the fraud and public corruption unit.
“Nick’s front-line experience prosecuting the gamut of fraud matters will provide enormous value to our clients facing criminal investigations, enforcement matters and other litigation,” Kit Addleman, chair of Haynes and Boone’s government investigations and securities litigation practice group. “He has an insider’s view on how the government analyzes and approaches fraud investigations and on what it takes to resolve claims.”
Bunch is Haynes and Boone’s second partner hire from a U.S. Attorney’s Office in Texas this year. In March, the firm brought on Ryan Patrick, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas and son of Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick.
Outside of Texas, Haynes and Boone has recently brought on the former director and assistant director of the Southwest Region of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the former director of the SEC’s Atlanta Regional Office.
In addition to his experience handling all kinds of fraud matters, Bunch was a computer, hacking and intellectual property (CHIP) attorney for six years. In that capacity, he counseled other assistant U.S. attorneys on the collection of digital evidence, computer forensics, technology and the Fourth Amendment.
The 2005 University of Texas School of Law graduate began his legal career as a clerk for Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He then practiced at Weil and Fish before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Texas.