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Kit Addleman

Kit Addleman

Haynes & Boone, LLP

Dallas, TX, USA

Kit Addleman


Kit Addleman is a partner in the Dallas and Fort Worth offices of Haynes and Boone, where she chairs the firm’s Government Investigations and Litigation section and co-chairs the Crisis Management Practice Group.  Kit is also a member of the Investment Funds Practice Group. She has a proven track record in both defending clients against charges of wrongdoing and helping clients stay off the government's radar using the extensive experience she gleaned at the SEC.

Kit defends companies and their executives and directors against charges of civil and criminal misconduct, particularly investigations and litigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Many of her experiences involve defending allegations of accounting and financial fraud, insider trading, hedge fund and advisor fraud, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.

She also counsels public companies, investment advisors, hedge 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 regional 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 including heading the enforcement program in the SEC's Fort Worth and Atlanta offices before being named the regional director in Atlanta in 2007.

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.

Areas of Practice

  • SEC Enforcement
  • White Collar Defense
  • Crisis Management
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Internal Corporate Investigations
  • Corporate Governance
  • Investment Funds and Private Equity
  • Financial and Securities Regulatory Compliance


  • J.D., Oklahoma City University School of Law, 1986, with distinction
  • B.A., American and Comparative Politics, Wake Forest University, 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1990
  • Oklahoma, 1986

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