Rising Star: Haynes & Boone's Matthew Deffebach

Law360, New York (March 25, 2010, 7:18 PM EDT) -- Haynes & Boone LLP partner Matthew Deffebach has defeated the conditional certification of a 2,000-person class of Texas hospital workers and secured a key victory for employers before the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, earning him a spot on Law 360's list of 10 employment attorneys under 40 to watch.

Deffebach, who works out of the firm's Houston office, began focusing on OSHA disputes as a second-year associate.

Now 39, the partner said this niche of employment law lets him pursue creative legal strategies and delve...
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