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Kit Addleman
Partner
Haynes & Boone LLP
Dallas & Fort Worth, TX

Clients turn to Kit Addleman when they are facing complex and high-stakes securities concerns including government and internal investigations, SEC examinations, and regulatory compliance.Whether she is defending clients against charges of wrongdoing or addressing corporate governance matters to help clients stay off the government’s radar, Kit uses the extensive experience she gleaned at the SEC to provide vigorous representation to advance her clients’ interests. Chambers USAhas ranked her for many years as one of the nation’s leading practitioners in securities enforcement, noting feedback from clients that she is a “powerhouse lawyer” and that”bringing her in gives us an edge on very complex regulatory issues and the practical business implications,” Chambers and Partners, 2020and 2021.

Kit leads the firm’s SEC Enforcement Defense Practice Group and additionally chairs the Government Investigations Practice Group. She defends companies and their executives and directors against charges of civil and criminal misconduct, particularly investigations and litigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice. Many of Kit’s experiences involve defending allegations of accounting and financial fraud, disclosure failures, insider trading, private fund and advisor violations, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges.

She also counsels public companies, investment advisors, private funds and broker-dealers concerning compliance with the securities laws and SEC rules.

Prior to joining Haynes and Boone at the end of 2009, Kit was the director of the Atlanta Regional Office of the SEC. She led the enforcement, examination and bankruptcy programs for the SEC in five Southeastern states, which included directing the enforcement priorities and resolutions of investigations and litigation. Kit has more than 20 years of experience with the SEC in the Atlanta, Fort Worth, Denver and Philadelphia offices. She served in roles with increasing responsibility including heading the enforcement program in the SEC’s Fort Worth and Atlanta offices before being named the regional director in Atlanta.Kit is a sought-after authority for her knowledge of the SEC’s enforcement and examination programs and frequently speaks at national, international and regional conferences. She has also authored and contributed to numerous articles, white papers and alerts on the subject.

Tim Newman
Partner
Haynes & Boone LLP
Dallas, TX

Tim Newman is a Partner in the Dallas Office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. He is practical adviser who represents organizations and executives in government enforcement actions, internal investigations, cybersecurity matters, and complex litigation. A former federal law clerk, Tim guides clients through all phases of a crisis from initial discovery to resolution. He advises on compliance, conducts internal investigations, and leads his clients through enforcement actions by federal and state agencies. He received the Kirk Watson Excellence in Leadership Award from the Texas Young Lawyers Association in 2020, an award that recognizes one leader who has inspired and empowered others and promoted the goals and objectives of TYLA over his own interests or accolades. In 2019, he was selected as a Leading Dallas-Area Professional ‘20 Under 40’ by People Newspapers, D Magazine Partners, 2019, and he has been selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2019. Tim holds a B.A. from Texas A&M and a J.D. from William & Mary Law School.