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Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

  • Designation: Houston
  • Head Count: 441
  • Gross Revenues: $323,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $730,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,290,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

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 $323,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 94th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CT, DC, London, NY, TX, VA and WA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 94 -2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 94 -2 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

Bracewell, Weil on $70 Billion Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 18, 2014

A massive energy deal sizzles during the dog days of summer.

Dealmaker of the Week: Weil's Michael Aiello

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Aiello led the way for Weil Gotshal & Manges' legal team advising Kinder Morgan Inc. on its $44 billion deal to consolidate Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, El Paso Pipeline Partners and Kinder Morgan Management into the third-largest energy company in the U.S.

Newsmakers: Week of Aug. 11

: Texas Lawyer : January 11, 2014

Natalie Smeltzer, a Dallas associate in Weil, Gotshal & Manges, has been named the 2014 Lend-a-Lawyer and will spend three months working full time on pro bono matters.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 11, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Billionaire Streamlines Pipeline Empire To Target Rivals

: Bloomberg : January 11, 2014

Houston billionaire Richard Kinder's strategy will open up $1.5 trillion in potential purchases and expansion projects.

Bracewell, Weil on $70 Billion Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 11, 2014

A massive energy deal sizzles during the dog days of summer.

Kinder Morgan Consolidates Partnerships in $44 Billion Deal

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

Four Am Law 100 advise as U.S. energy company Kinder Morgan Inc. buys all the outstanding stock of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, Kinder Morgan Management LLC and El Paso Pipeline Partners LP for $44 billion in stock and cash, consolidating the four entities into one publicly traded corporation.

Texas Fracking Lawyers Watch National Developments

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 04, 2014

Tom Phillips said his clients or others who object to fracking bans will probably follow a two-pronged legal strategy.

Rule-Making Petition Against TCEQ Halted

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 04, 2014

The appeals court ruling concluded that if no explicitly stated right exists under applicable Texas laws for individuals to seek judicial review of a state agency's denial of a rule-making petition, then no such request trumps the state agency's presumed qualified immunity in those situations.

EnergyBuzz: $3 Billion Energy Acquisition

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 04, 2014

Vinson & Elkins represents QR Energy in the Houston company's pending acquisition by Breitburn Energy Partners of Los Angeles, which turned to Latham & Watkins for the $3 billion deal.

Deal of the Week: $715 Million E&P Deal for East Texas Acreage

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 04, 2014

Jackson Walker and DLA Piper get East Texas deal done.

Deal of the Week: $715 Million E&P Deal for East Texas Acreage

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 31, 2014

Jackson Walker and DLA Piper get East Texas deal done.

BofA Fined $1.27 Billion Over Countrywide Mortgage 'Hustle'

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 30, 2014

What does a dead cow have to do with a mortgage sold by Countrywide Financial? U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff has the answer, and it's a costly one for Bank of America.

EnergyBuzz: $3 Billion Energy Acquisition

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 28, 2014

Vinson & Elkins represents QR Energy in the Houston company's pending acquisition by Breitburn Energy Partners of Los Angeles, which turned to Latham & Watkins for the $3 billion deal.

Am Law Firms Lead on Breitburn Energy Deal

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

Breitburn turned to Latham & Watkins on its acquisition of QR Energy, which would create one of the largest master limited partnerships focused on oil exploration and production. Vinson & Elkins counseled QR Energy, while Bracewell & Giuliani represented the company's board of directors conflicts committee. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher served as counsel to Breitburn's financial adviser UBS.

The Churn: A Dechert Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

A high-powered litigator leaves Dechert, more departures from Bingham McCutchen and a rare outside hire by Wachtell Lipton in our latest look at lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of July 14

: Texas Lawyer : January 14, 2014

Robert A. Jacobson, a tax attorney, has joined Bracewell & Giuliani in Houston as a partner.

The Price Is Right: Firms Look to Pricing and Practice Managers to Tailor Fee Agreements

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : January 07, 2014

Amid a legal market transformation, clients took charge of pricing and demanded alternatives to the billable hour. Making a buck became harder, as law firms faced the possibility of costs higher than their fees.

Big D and the RNC: As Dallas Battles Cleveland for the 2016 Republican Convention, Bracewell & Giuliani Is on the City's Side—for Free

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Pat Oxford said no one's paying Bracewell lawyers yet because "Dallas has not completed the formation [or incorporation] of a host committee."

Power Players: Texas Energy Attorneys Prepare to Advise Clients on Obama Administration's Climate-Change Proposals

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 30, 2014

"They are swinging for the fences for something that would radically change the way our distribution of electricity works," said Bracewell & Giuliani Austin partner Tim Wilkins.

Producing Electricity and Pondering Climate-Change Proposals

: Texas Lawyer : January 27, 2014

"Expect a ramp-up of gas production," said Bracewell & Giuliani Austin partner Tim Wilkins, who heads a firmwide environmental and natural resources practice group.

The Churn: Paul Weiss, Squire Patton Make New Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

A big week for lateral moves saw Paul Weiss pluck a prominent prosecutor, the newly minted Squire Patton Boggs make another key addition and a rare departure from Wachtell Lipton. The Am Law Daily has the lowdown on the latest comings-and-goings from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big D and the RNC: As Dallas Battles Cleveland for the 2016 Republican Convention, Bracewell & Giuliani Is on the City's Side—for Free

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 26, 2014

Pat Oxford said no one's paying Bracewell lawyers yet because "Dallas has not completed the formation [or incorporation] of a host committee."

The Churn: Defections Mount at Edwards Wildman, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Shawn Atkinson, the former cochair of the venture capital and cross-border M&A practice at Edwards Wildman Palmer in London, where the latter firm is trying to stave off a partner exodus. Plus: Bingham McCutchen bulks up in Asia, a partner trio decamps for top in-house roles and other lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Inadmissible: Judge Scales Mount Rainier

: Texas Lawyer : January 09, 2014

Just days before six climbers on Mount Rainier went missing, U.S. District Judge Rob Junell of the Western District of Texas in Midland was making a similar ascent.

Shale Mania a Boon to Half-Dozen Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Two companies linked to billionaire Aubrey McClendon—one of the foremost backers of the so-called U.S. shale gas revolution—made big moves in the energy space Monday. A handful of big firms have landed roles on both matters.

Big Energy Deals of 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 09, 2014

The Lone Star State is a driving force in the energy business, so it's not surprising that four of the 10 largest Texas deals in 2013 were energy transactions.

Texas' Top Deals of 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 06, 2014

The following deals, involving at least one Texas-based company, were announced in 2013.

Corporate Intelligence: Smart Searching of SEC Filings

Mary Ann Wacker : Texas Lawyer : January 06, 2014

Go beyond basic searching to unlock the goldmine of information in SEC filings.