Chris Kang is an attorney in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone, LLP, where he practices in the areas of ERISA, employee benefits, and executive compensation.  Chris graduated from the SMU Dedman School of Law in 2007 and received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in 2004. 

Chris serves as a trusted adviser to numerous companies, financial institutions, and private investment funds with respect to complex matters involving employee benefits, ERISA, and executive compensation and is the go-to person at his firm for financial institutions and investment funds for practical advice and solutions on ERISA-related matters that will help further their business goals.  Chris is often called upon to analyze and structure investment funds in cases that involve investments by private and governmental employee benefit plans, and to counsel investment advisers with respect to ERISA compliance matters and fiduciary matters.  Chris also regularly advises both borrowers and lenders with respect to ERISA and employee benefits matters involved in all types of financing transactions, and in connection with corporate mergers and acquisitions, Chris regularly advises both buyers and sellers with respect to employee benefits and compensation issues.  In addition, Chris regularly provides guidance to clients on a wide variety of other compliance matters in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation.

When Chris is not advocating for his clients or speaking about employee benefits matters, he is often involved with the Dallas Asian American Bar Association (DAABA), where he is currently serving as the President of the organization for 2017 and a member of its Board of Directors.  He previously served DAABA as the President-Elect, Treasurer, and on various committees.  Chris also serves a member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas Bar Association.  Chris was named one of the “Best Lawyer Under 40” by the Asian Pacific Interest Section (APIS) of the Texas State Bar in 2016 and has been selected as a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers in 2016 and 2017.
Haynes and Boone, LLP
2323 Victory Avenue, Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75219

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Areas of Practice

ERISA/Employee Benefits
Executive Compensation
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity



Law School

SMU Dedman School of Law

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