Douglas D. Haloftis

Partner
  • 2121 N. Pearl Street
    Suite 700
    Dallas, TX 75201
    P:214-258-4137
    F:214-258-4199

Douglas D. Haloftis is a partner in the Dallas office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. Mr. Haloftis is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Department. Mr. Haloftis represents publicly-traded corporations, private-equity firms, and high-net worth individuals in a broad range of employment, fiduciary, public-reporting, and litigation concerns. His practice involves a mix of courtroom work in appropriate cases and service as a trusted legal advisor to management, corporate boards, plan fiduciaries, insurers, and executives covering a broad spectrum of employment law and employment- and benefits related litigation matters, SEC-inquiry and enforcement actions, fiduciary-duty concerns, benefit-related agreements and deferred compensation and non-competition concerns.

With 30 years of experience, Mr. Haloftis concentrates his practice on a wide range of labor and employment issues. He has represented corporations, officers and directors in SEC-related investigations and shareholder litigation. Mr. Haloftis has handled hundreds of employment, fiduciary, contract and benefits-related lawsuits; served as panel, coverage and/or monitoring counsel for major insurance carriers; and tried more than 25 cases to verdict.

Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Mr. Haloftis acted as an external general counsel. In that role, Mr. Haloftis led a corporate legal team for the acquisition of a publicly-traded company, was responsible for all aspects of M&A employment law issues, advised on benefits and deferred compensation issues and arrangements, negotiated and prepared stock and asset purchase agreements, and advised sales, finance and business teams concerning contractual rights and obligations.

Mr. Haloftis has been recognized on The Best Lawyers in America list since 2014, on the Texas Super Lawyers list since 2003, and has an AV Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He has taught legal writing and analysis as an adjunct lecturer at the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University.

In addition to being admitted to practice in the state of Texas and the District of Columbia, Mr. Haloftis is admitted to practice before the U.S. Districts Courts for Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth and Tenth Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a Fellow to the Dallas Bar Foundation and is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specializations.

Mr. Haloftis earned his B.A., cum laude, from St. Louis University and his J.D., cum laude, from South Texas College of Law. He also holds an LL.M. in taxation from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University.