Matt Henneman

Top rated securities litigation attorney in Houston, Texas

Henneman Rau Kirklin & Smith LLP
Matt Henneman
Henneman Rau Kirklin & Smith LLP

Practice Areas: Securities litigation, Business litigation, Employment & labor

Licensed in Texas since: 1994

Education: The University of Texas School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2004 - 2005

Henneman Rau Kirklin & Smith LLP

815 Walker Street
Suite 1440
Houston, TX 77002 Visit website

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Matt Henneman is the founding partner of Henneman Rau LLP and has over two decades of experience representing clients throughout the United States in the securities and banking industry. This includes matters related to customer disputes, regulatory compliance, business transition, unfair competition and business raiding. He is also well-versed in matters of employment law such as discrimination, wrongful termination, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

After graduating from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature, Mr. Henneman earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law in 1994. He has been regularly honored by Houstonia Magazine for his work in securities law, employment law and business law. A Fellow of the Houston Bar Association, he is also a board member of the securities and arbitration section of the Houston Bar Association and a member of the labor and employment section. Within the State Bar of Texas, he is involved with the litigation section.

He is admitted to practice in the state of Texas. Mr. Henneman is also admitted before a number of federal courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Colorado, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

An experienced trial lawyer, he is a former chief prosecutor who spent years in civil jury trials and arbitrations. Mr. Henneman is also actively involved with a long list of charitable organizations in his community.

Practice areas

Securities litigation, Business litigation, Employment & labor: employer
  • 40% Securities litigation
  • 40% Business litigation
  • 20% Employment & labor: employer

First Admitted: 1994, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://hennemanrau.com/matt-henneman/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Alley Theatre – Advisory Board (2001-2009)
  • Alley Theatre’s First Act Young Professional’s Association – Founding Chairperson
  • Houston Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Brazos Bookstore LLC  -- Chairman of Board, 2018
  • Gulf Coast Literary Journal -- Gala Chair, 2018
  • Harry Ransom Center at UT Austin -- Advisory Council Member, 2018
  • The Hobby Center for Performing Arts  - Chairman of Board, 2015
  • Chairman - INPRINT, Inc., 2012
Honors/Awards:
  • Texas Rising Star, 2004 and 2005 (recognized by Thomson Reuters, published in Texas Monthly)
  • Recognized as a top Houston lawyer in Business Law, Top Houston Lawyer -- Business Law, Houstonia Magazine, 2013
  • Recognized as a top Houston lawyer for Business Law, Top Houston Lawyer -- Business Law, Houstonia Magazine, 2014
  • Recognized as a Top Houston Lawyer in the field of employment law, Top Lawyer - Employment Law, Houstonia Magazine, 2015
  • Recognized as a top Houston lawyer in the field of securities litigation, Top Houston Lawyer -- Securities Law, Houstonia Magazine, 2016
  • Recognized individually and as a firm as a leading business litigation attorney of the year in Texas, Leading Business Litigation Attorney of the Year, Acquisition Internation Leading Advisor Awards, 2019
  • Recognizing Excellence in Civil Litigation, Lawyer of Distinction, Lawyers of Distinction, 2018
  • Recognizing top 10% of securities litigators nationwide, Distinguished Member -- Securities Litigation, Lawyers of Distinction, 2017
  • Recognizing Service to the highest traditions of the Bar, Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 2019
  • Top 10% in Civil Litigation nationwide, Lawyer of Distinction, Lawyers of Distinction, 2017
  • Named Top 100 Bet the Company Litigators for Southern Texas 2019, America's Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators, 2019
Verdicts/Settlements:
  • Public Interest v. Private Justice, American Journal of Criminal Law, 1994
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Houston Bar Association Securities and Arbitration Section, Board Member, Labor and Employment Section
  • Texas Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Vice-Chairman:  Houston Bar Association Securities Litigation and Arbitration Section, 2017
  • Texas State Courts
  • Chairman: Houston Bar Association Securities Litigation and Arbitration Section, 2018
Educational Background:
  • Northwestern University, B.A., 1990
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Houston Grand Opera Ovation Award recognized as one of 5 leading advocates for the Arts in Houston, 2007
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Prepared and Delivered CLE presentation on Consumer Arbitration in Texas, Speaker, Consumer Arbitration in Texas, State Bar of Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Securities, Banking, Financial Services, 2007
  • Arbitration – Drafting, Enforcement and Breaches, Texas Advanced Civil Litigation Conference, 2007
  • Authored published article entitled : The Avian Flu – Legal Issues Presented by the Potential Pandemic, The Executive Legal Advisor, 2006, Author, The Avian Flu -- Legal Issues Presented by the Potential Pandemic, The Executive Legal Advisor, Business, Energy, Financial Services, 2006
  • Authored and Presented Paper on potential radical change to broker transition in light of withdrawal of two original members of the Protocol for Broker Recruiting, Author/Speaker, The Rise and (possible) Fall of the Protocol For Broker Recruiting, HBA - Securities Litigation and Arbitration Section, Securities, Banking, Financial Services, 2018
  • Panelist at long running Broker Recruiting Conference on subject of raiding issues in the securities industry, Panelist, Raiding in the Securities Industry, Broker Recruiting Conference, Financial Services, Securities, 2008
Industry Groups:
  • Banking
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Securities

Office location for Matt Henneman

815 Walker Street
Suite 1440
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 713-955-1826

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2004 - 2005

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