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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, 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

Fried Frank and Paul Hastings Poach IP Heads, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Patterson Belknap and Shearman & Sterling lose a pair of IP practice leaders; Cadwalader rebuilds in Houston; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Inadmissible: OAG Warns of Email Scam

: Texas Lawyer : March 02, 2015

Tough Questions at $5 Million Fee Fight Before SCOTUS

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : March 02, 2015

Aaron Streett uttered less than two paragraphs before Justices Scalia and Sotomayor, not usually paired, jumped in and began peppering him with skeptical questions.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 02, 2015

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Ready for the 'L' Word

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : March 01, 2015

Former lawmakers and staffers are starting their new careers.

Bracewell Picks New Head of Austin Office

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 25, 2015

Dale Wainwright, a partner who is a former Texas Supreme Court justice, is the office's new managing partner.

Supreme Court Takes Dim View of Bankruptcy Fee Fight

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : February 25, 2015

A law firm's efforts to win a fee award for the cost of defending an earlier bankruptcy fee application went before a generally unsympathetic U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday.

The Sides of March: Carvin and Verrilli to Square Off on Obamacare

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : February 18, 2015

At the U.S. Supreme Court, the arrival of March means it's time to take up a challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

Firm Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 17, 2015

Big firms take on more partners from Bingham McCutchen and Edwards Wildman Palmer; Dentons heads to Northern Virginia; King & Spalding snags a rival's IP litigation co-head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Firm Finance: Bracewell & Giuliani's 2014 Financials Up From 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 16, 2015

A hot energy market and busy transactional lawyers helped the Houston firm increase gross revenue by 4.5 percent in 2014 compared with 2013.

An Early Look at The 2015 Am Law 100

: The American Lawyer : February 09, 2015

The Am Law Daily's early coverage of 2014 financial results of The Am Law 100/200 includes an examination into what's going on behind the numbers. This list will be updated as new results become available. Final rankings and full results for The Am Law 100 will be published in The American Lawyer's May 2015 issue and The Am Law Second Hundred will be published in the June issue.

Squire Patton Boggs Health Care Leaders Defect, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 08, 2015

Jones Day and Polsinelli pick up a pair of Squire Patton Boggs health care practice leaders; Dickinson Wright and Jackson Lewis prepare for new offices; Paul Weiss picks up a top federal prosecutor; Willkie Farr makes another hire in Houston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Firm Finance: Bracewell & Giuliani's 2014 Financials Up From 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 06, 2015

A hot energy market and busy transactional lawyers helped the Houston firm increase gross revenue by 4.5 percent in 2014 compared with 2013.

San Antonio Spurs Star Sues for Fiduciary Breach

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : February 05, 2015

Basketball player Tim Duncan alleges that his former financial adviser bilked him of over $1 million, engaging in self-dealing with Duncan's investments in a sports merchandising company, wineries and more.

Lead Energy Finance Attorney Heads to Willkie's Houston Office

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2015

After a six-month stint at Bracewell & Giuliani, Michael Niebruegge has joined Willkie Farr & Gallagher's office in Houston, which opened in November. Niebruegge had been one of a couple of Houston-based defectors from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, which recently posted a 15 percent decline in profits per partner for 2014.

Clifford Chance, Pillsbury Add DLA Piper Finance Trio

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

DLA Piper has been active on the lateral hiring front this year, but the global legal giant saw three finance lawyers leave its robust ranks this week for Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. One partner heading to Pillsbury was caught up in a high-profile overbilling suit filed against DLA Piper by a former client in 2013.

Bank of America Can't Dodge $1.27B Countrywide Verdict

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 03, 2015

Never one to mince words, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff had a few harsh ones for Bank of America on Tuesday, ruling that the bank "utterly failed" to offer a compelling reason to retry a mortgage fraud case that put it on the hook for $1.27 billion.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Cadwalader's Partner Profits Take a Hit

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2015

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft saw profits per partner decline by 15.3 percent in 2014 while gross revenue remained flat. Revenue per lawyer was down by 3.2 percent. At the same time, attorney head count climbed by 3.4 percent.

Pillsbury Picks Up IP Group in Austin

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 02, 2015

Four IP lawyers join Pillsbury's Austin office, with six associates expected to join them.

With Headcount Flat, Pillsbury Sees 3 Percent Revenue Gain

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : January 30, 2015

2014 saw the firm's profits per partner rise 6 percent.

King & Spalding Keeps Hiring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2015

Five lawyers join King & Spalding, as two others depart; Haynes and Boone heads to Denver; Pillsbury Winthrop adds 10 in Texas; Latham & Watkins lures a well-pedigreed litigator and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Litigator of the Week: $15 Million Verdict in Patent Case

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 26, 2015

In intellectual property litigation, Droplets prevails against Sears and Overstock, a victory also for McKool Smith's Ted Stevenson.

Pillsbury Picks Up IP Group in Austin

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 26, 2015

Four IP lawyers join Pillsbury's Austin office, with six associates expected to join them.

EnergyBuzz: Kinder Morgan Agrees to $3 Billion Acquisition

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 26, 2015

Bracewell & Giuliani represents Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc. in pending acquisition of Hiland Partners.

McDermott Taps New COO, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Two firms shuffling their COOs saw partners depart in January; DLA Piper and Kirkland & Ellis make some high-profile labor and employment hires; Quinn Emanuel grows in Houston; Wilmer raids MoFo for a new cybersecurity chair; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

INADMISSIBLE: McDonnell Sentenced, Eyes on the Appeal

: The National Law Journal : January 12, 2015

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell's lawyers are wasting no time taking his public corruption conviction to a federal appeals court. Plus more in this week's column.

Former Lawmakers, Staffers Now Free to Lobby

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : January 08, 2015

The start of the new Congress could bring new business to nearly two dozen former federal lawmakers and congressional staffers who have left Capitol Hill since 2013, if they can stomach the oft-maligned title of lobbyist.

Enforceability of Arbitration Clauses in Engagement Agreements

Aya Salem : The Legal Intelligencer : December 31, 2014

Often said to be a more cost-effective method for litigating cases, many law firms and attorneys are now including arbitration clauses in their attorney-client contracts and engagement letters. A look at recent cases dealing with the enforceability of arbitration clauses shows that while arbitration itself may be cost-effective and straightforward, litigating the legality or applicability of arbitration clauses can prove time-consuming and expensive. Certain considerations, however, can help reduce that cost and time.

Voir Dire

: The National Law Journal : December 29, 2014

The boldface-name set got into the usual legal scrapes last year, typically involving intellectual property disputes. Here are a few highlights.

Inadmissible: State Bar Elections

: Texas Lawyer : December 22, 2014