Richard Haass, CISM, CISA

Chief Operating Officer

Austin, TX

As the Chief Operating Officer for Linebarger, Richard Haass is responsible for improving the law firm’s effectiveness, managing the firm’s growth, and implementing the directives and goals of Linebarger’s Management Committee. Mr. Haass works with each office to improve operations. He also oversees all central firm operations, from human resources to accounting marketing, and the firm’s subsidiaries, including the Information Technology Group (ITG), which processes the data for all firm clients and provides communications, IT support, and network infrastructure for all the firm’s offices.

Mr. Haass served as the chief technology officer for the firm from 2000 to March 2016, responsible for all aspects of the firm’s communications and data processing infrastructure before assuming the position of chief operating officer. He began his career in 1990 at Linebarger as an area manager in the Corpus Christi office, moving up to office manager two years later. He joined the Houston office as director of operations in 1995, managing all aspects of the firm’s largest office before relocating to San Antonio to lead significant innovations in the firm’s technology infrastructure.

Mr. Haass earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&I University, Kingsville, Texas in 1990. He is a member of the Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA) and is also part of the local San Antonio/South Texas Chapter.