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Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

  • Designation: Houston
  • Head Count: 450
  • Gross Revenues: $337,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $750,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,330,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Bracewell & Giuliani is a Houston-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Bracewell & Giuliani has 441 attorneys and is the 99th largest firm in the United States.  With $337,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 94th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CT, DC, NY, TX, VA and WA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 94 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 94 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 99 2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 126 8 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 118 7 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 29 -7 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 107 -15 Summer programs

In the News

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : May 28, 2015

Four firms announce new additions, while Mintz Levin has promoted an attorney to member of the firm.

Reed Smith Adds Seven as Sports Pro Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 24, 2015

A seven-partner team will open a new Frankfurt office for Reed Smith, which saw a top sports lawyer head for greener fields; Foley Hoag brings on Massachusetts' former attorney general; Cravath hires from Crowell & Moring; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of May 18

: Texas Lawyer : May 18, 2015

David Newland has joined Winstead as an associate in Dallas. He handles various corporate transactional matters.

Appellate Lawyer of the Week: Houston Attorney Erases $80 Million KBR Verdict

John Council : Texas Lawyer : May 18, 2015

Three years ago, an Oregon federal jury hammered Houston-based contractor KBR for negligence for exposing soldiers to a dangerous chemical. It was a trial that should have never happened, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Deal Watch: Weil, Wachtell Dial Up for Verizon's $4.4 Billion AOL Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 14, 2015

Verizon Communication Inc. cites AOL Inc.'s market success in digital content and advertising platforms as reasons behind the purchase. Also in this week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more: Williams' acquisition of its master limited partnership Williams Partners in an all-stock deal valued at $13.8 billion, led by Gibson Dunn and Baker Botts.

Deal of the Week: $2.1 Billion Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 11, 2015

Big firms work on Houston-based Noble Energy's planned acquisition of Rosetta Resources, also of Houston.

Former Conn. U.S. Attorney Hired by Previously Sanctioned Investment Firm

Law Tribune Staff : The Connecticut Law Tribune : May 11, 2015

Former Connecticut U.S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor has accepted a new position for a multibillion-dollar, Stamford-based investment firm that has previously been sanctioned by the federal government.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 08, 2015

Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.

Pillsbury's Newly Re-Elected Chair to Relinquish Post in 2016

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 06, 2015

James Rishwain, who has served as chair of the firm since 2006, will step down in December 2016 after completing the term he was recently re-elected to. The announcement comes after much turnover at the firm, including the defection of a group of corporate lawyers to Winston & Strawn earlier this year.

Top Texas Firms

: Texas Lawyer : May 04, 2015

Six large Texas firms based in Houston or Dallas are among the nation's 100 highest-grossing firms as ranked on The American Lawyer's Am Law 100 report.

Dealmaker of the Week: Michael Aiello of Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 01, 2015

Aiello, chairman of the corporate department at Weil, advised information management company Iron Mountain Inc. in its $2.1 billion acquisition of Australia's Recall Holdings Ltd.

Six Texas Firms Make Am Law 100 List

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 29, 2015

Six firms based in Houston or Dallas are among the nation's 100 highest-grossing firms.

Programmers and Traders and Dark Pools, Oh My

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : April 29, 2015

The high-frequency trading exploits depicted in Michael Lewis' 2014 bestseller "Flash Boys" were keeping at least three Manhattan judges busy this week.

Arent Fox Adds Real Estate Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2015

Another batch of lawyers departs McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of its merger with Dentons; several Edwards Wildman Palmer legacy partners find new homes; Boies, Schiller & Flexner brings on a Justice Department veteran; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Bankruptcy Lawyers Fuel Up With Energy Sector Restructurings

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Low oil prices are sending more energy companies into Chapter 11. A look at the law firms that are getting the work and what they're charging.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Appeals Court Hands PTO a Win in Trademark Row

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : April 27, 2015

In a ruling that could handicap trademark applicants fighting to salvage their brands, the Fourth Circuit concluded that the government can recover legal fees from applicants that look to district courts to challenge adverse rulings by the Patent and Trademark Office.

Dealmakers of the Year: Gregory Bopp of Bracewell and Michael Aiello of Weil Gotshal

: The American Lawyer : April 23, 2015

Bopp and Aiello advised Kinder Morgan Inc. as the company merged two energy pipeline master limited partnerships and a limited liability corporation back into the conventional parent corporation.

Half-Dozen K&L Gates Partners Decamp, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2015

K&L Gates sees six partners leave for four firms; some of Fried Frank's Asia lawyers find new homes; Jackson Lewis opens two new offices; Mayer Brown adds a practice leader; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Presidential Power Players: Texas Lawyers Shine in Super-Pac Roles for 2016 Election

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : April 20, 2015

A few prominent Texas lawyers, with a variety of practices, have signed up to help super-PACs backing presidential bids of candidates with ties in the state.

Wilson Sonsini Partner Sets Sail for New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2015

J. Christopher Groobey spent 25 years in Big Law before heading for the high seas; Fried Frank makes more litigation hires; Latham & Watkins lures three from Sidley Austin; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Inadmissible: Neal Award

: Texas Lawyer : April 06, 2015

Oil Refiners' Lobby Taps Crowell & Moring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 03, 2015

Crowell & Moring's environmental and natural resources chair decamps for a key client; Fried Frank hires a new litigation chief; McGuireWoods adds a former top Milbank litigator in Los Angeles; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Chaffe McCall Hires Former U.S. Attorney

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 02, 2015

One-time U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Texas joins Houston office of New Orleans firm to head government investigation and white-collar crime defense practice in Texas.

Sutherland's Revenue, Profit Dip After Big Case Winds Up

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 30, 2015

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan's revenue and profit dipped in 2014 because some major litigation wound up—most notably for longtime client Transocean over liability in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill—despite a busy year for the tax, insurance, energy, corporate, real estate and intellectual property practices, said its managing partner, Mark Wasserman.

A Fee Fight Goes to the Supreme Court

Tony Mauro : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Baker Botts had to go to court to collect its $117 million fee in the ASARCO bankruptcy. Now it wants another $5 million to cover the costs of that effort.

Arbitration Clause at Issue in Reed Smith Case

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : March 25, 2015

The owner of a destroyed Main Line mansion who is suing Reed Smith for its advice on insurance claims argues the firm's mandatory arbitration clause contained in client engagement letters is unenforceable.

The Bankruptcy Files: Oil Slide a Boon to Some Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 25, 2015

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Bracewell & Giuliani, Haynes and Boone, Kirkland & Ellis and Vinson & Elkins are some of the Am Law 200 firms that have snagged leading bankruptcy and restructuring roles in the struggling U.S. oil and gas sector.

McKool Smith Seeks 'Exceptional' Finding in $15 Million Win

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : March 23, 2015

In patent litigation pitting Droplets against Sears and Overstock, McKool Smith argues the $15 million verdict their client won rates as an outcome for an "exceptional" finding, but opposing counsel from Bracewell & Giuliani have filed a motion for a new trial.

McKool Smith Seeks 'Exceptional' Finding in $15 Million Win

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : March 18, 2015

In patent litigation pitting Droplets against Sears and Overstock, McKool Smith argues the $15 million verdict their client won rates as an outcome for an "exceptional" finding, but opposing counsel from Bracewell & Giuliani have filed a motion for a new trial.