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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. The firm changed its name from Bracewell & Patterson to Bracewell & Giuliani as of April, 2005. With 440 attorneys, the firm placed 98th on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size. Bracewell & Giuliani ranked 97th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of firms based on revenue with $280,500,000 in gross revenue in 2010. Bracewell & Giuliani specializes in corporate, energy and financial matters,and has one of Texas' largest employment and labor practices. In addition to its four offices in Texas, the firm has locations in Dallas, Washington, D.C., New York, Connecticut, Seattle, London, Dubai, and Kazakhstan.

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

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.

What Texas Firms Worked on the Big Deals in 2013?

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 06, 2014

Spurred by strength in energy deals and financings, seven Texas firms made the charts in "Corporate Scorecard 2014," The American Lawyer's rankings of the nation's top dealmakers in 2013.

Texas' Top Deals of 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

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

How did BigTex firms score on The American Lawyer's Diversity Scorecard 2014?

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 02, 2014

The American Lawyer calculated each firm's diversity score by adding the percentage of minority lawyers in U.S. offices and the percentage of U.S.-based minority partners.

Am Law Trio Help Koch Slake Petro Thirst

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Jones Day is advising an affiliate of Koch Industries on its $2.1 billion purchase of PetroLogistics, which is being represented by Vinson & Elkins and Weil.

Triple Play of Energy Deals for Latham & Watkins

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2014

Latham & Watkins partner Jeffrey Munoz said the two deals for Freeport-McMoRan were interrelated, with proceeds from the $3.1 billion sale of Eagle Ford Shale assets paying for the $1.4 billion purchase of Deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets.

Week of May 19

: Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2014

Akash Sethi has become the first managing partner of McGuireWoods' newest office in Dallas. He is a private equity attorney. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Fifth Circuit: Fees? Yes. Fees for Fighting for Fees in Bankruptcy? No.

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2014

The cost of litigating fees in bankruptcy cases is a "cost of doing business," wrote Fifth Circuit Judge Edith H. Jones.

Summer Associate Hires at the Largest Firms in Texas

Jeanne Graham : Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2014

This summer, the number of summer associate positions available at large firms is down 4 percent from last year. What prevented those numbers from being worse is that a handful of firms significantly boosted their summer associate ranks.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 12, 2014

Personnel changes at Washington-area law firms.

The Churn: Squire Sanders Exits, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Amid their firm's ongoing merger talks with Patton Boggs, several Squire Sanders practice leaders find new professional homes.

Latham Leads on Big Shale Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

The firm is advising Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold's oil and gas unit on the $3.1 billion sale of its Eagle Ford shale assets in Texas, the latest in a string of U.S. energy deals announced over the past week.

Fifth Circuit: Fees? Yes. Fees for Fighting for Fees in Bankruptcy? No.

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 05, 2014

The cost of litigating fees in bankruptcy cases is a "cost of doing business," wrote Fifth Circuit Judge Edith H. Jones.

The Churn: Covington Adds EU Competition Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Covington hires Clifford Chance partner Johan Ysewyn in Brussels to head its European competition practice while another partner returns to the fold.

Kirkland Grabs Role on Big Bankruptcy From Bygone Era

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

Energy Future Holdings Corp., the Texas energy giant once known as TXU, filed for bankruptcy Tuesday in Delaware.

Firm Finance Report: Firm-by-Firm Analysis

: Texas Lawyer : January 25, 2014

Extrajudicial Contractual Binding Arbitration Provisions

Matthew Weisberg : The Legal Intelligencer : January 22, 2014

Over fierce opposition, U.S. and Pennsylvania courts have repeatedly held that there is a strong public policy favoring the enforcement of extrajudicial contractual binding arbitration provisions, generally involving the sale of goods and services (as statutorily codified).

The Churn: Another Weil Defector, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A Delaware-based litigation partner leaves Weil for DLA Piper; Mintz Levin lands three IP attorneys in Boston; and, a Utah U.S. attorney returns to Sidley Austin.

Client Escapes Paying Hundreds of Thousands in Postjudgment Interest

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 07, 2014

High court decision stops postjudgment interest from doubling, lawyer says.

Remembering Dallas Bond Lawyer Ray Hutchison

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 01, 2014

"Ray was involved in virtually every major government development project in North Texas over the past five decades," said Ben Brooks, head of Bracewell's public finance practice and longtime friend of Hutchison.

Newsmakers: Week of March 31

: Texas Lawyer : January 31, 2014

Bret Madole has joined Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal in Dallas as a partner in and leader of the firm's corporate practice. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Jury Returns Mixed Verdict in Reynolds Infringement Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 28, 2014

Reynolds Consumer Products and its lawyers at Jones Day have won a trade dress infringement verdict against competitor Handi-Foil Corp for willfully infringing its well-known aluminum foil packaging. But the company struck out on several parallel claims.

Bracewell & Giuliani Arbitration Clause Approved by Judge

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 21, 2014

A mandatory arbitration clause in Bracewell & Giuliani's client engagement letter meets the limited criteria in Pennsylvania for such clauses to be enforceable, a federal judge has ruled, declining to step into what he said was the sole purview of the state Supreme Court to expressly outline what steps a law firm must take to make such clauses fair for the client.

Deal of the Week Archive

: Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

Newsmakers: Week of March 10

: Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

David L. Evans of Benbrook, judge of the 48th District Court in Tarrant County, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Perry as presiding judge of the Eighth Administrative Judicial Region for a four-year term. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

Four firms announce new additions, while two have promoted attorneys to partner.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Five firms have announced additions, while Holland & Knight and Bracewell & Giuliani have elevated new partners.

City Lobbying Law Change Expands Regulatory Obligations

Larry Levy and Andrew Rafalaf : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Larry Levy and Andrew Rafalaf of Bracewell & Giuliani review the significant amendments to New York City's Lobbying Law, which, most notably, expand the definition of lobbying, alter the financial threshold that triggers reporting requirements, carve out specific rules for architects and engineers, and create a new enforcement regime.

Am Law Attorneys Take Wheel in 'Bridgegate'

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie and others ensnared in New Jersey's latest political scandal lawyer up.

How Latham Cracked the Houston Market

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 25, 2014

When the firm decided to beef up its oil and gas practice, it recruited heavily from the city's Big Three.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Deal of the Week: Bracewell Leading Pending Sale of Apache Corp.'s Argentina Operations

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 24, 2014

P. Anthony Lannie, executive vice president and general counsel of Apache Corp., is using Bracewell & Giuliani in the Houston oil and gas exploration and production company's pending sale of its Argentina operations to YPF Sociedad Anonima for $852 million.

APP BAR: ShalePlay, CombatHate, IRS2Go, Best Caesar

Jesse Londin : Law Technology News : January 20, 2014

As you count the days until spring arrives, plow open refreshing apps for paying the tax collector, digging up fracking law and more.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Gary McConnell joins Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott's products liability practice as partner in the Pittsburgh office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Show Me the Money! High Court Campaign Finance Report

Angela Morris and Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

A review of Texas Supreme Court candidates' campaign finance reports shows that the Republican incumbent justices have out-fundraised their primary challengers by more than seven-to-one and outspent them by more than four-to-one.

Firm Finance: Bracewell & Giuliani Numbers for 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

Coming off a record-setting 2012, gross revenue at Houston's Bracewell & Giuliani was flat in 2013, and net income dropped by 20.8 percent compared to 2012. But Mark Evans, the firm's managing partner, said the stellar financial results of 2012 gave the firm an opportunity last year to invest for the future.

Week of Feb. 10

: Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

Catherine H. Goodman and Cynthia L. Hill have become equity partners in Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller in Fort Worth. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

The Churn: L&E Defections at Paul Hastings, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Three New York–based Paul Hastings labor and employment partners jump to Proskauer Rose, and a fourth joins Ogletree in Atlanta; Foley & Lardner adds two partners and an of counsel in Miami; and a Kirkland partner becomes chair of Winston & Strawn's West Coast private equity practice.

Firm Finance: Bracewell & Giuliani Numbers for 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 04, 2014

Coming off a record-setting 2012, gross revenue at Houston's Bracewell & Giuliani was flat in 2013, and net income dropped by 20.8 percent compared to 2012. But Mark Evans, the firm's managing partner, said the stellar financial results of 2012 gave the firm an opportunity to invest for the future.

The Churn: Dechert and MoFo's Revolving Door, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Morrison & Foerster hires the Justice Department's top Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcer Charles Duross, while Dechert's white-collar and securities litigation cochair Benjamin Rosenberg is poised to leave his firm to become the New York County District Attorney's Office's next general counsel. Meanwhile, a Paul Weiss litigation partner is headed for the nonprofit sector. .