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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

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.

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

EnergyBuzz: Will Oil Price Drop Trigger Change for Firms?

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : December 19, 2014

O&G lawyers identify the biggest three consequences of the price drop on their firms' practices.

Will Oil Price Drop Trigger Change for Firms?

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : December 16, 2014

O&G lawyers identify the biggest three consequences of the price drop on their firms' practices.

Bar Subcommittee Picks 2015 President-Elect Nominees

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : December 15, 2014

After interviewing five lawyers on Dec. 12, the bar's elections and nominations subcommittee chose Randy Howry and Frank Stevenson as potential candidates.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

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

Three Am Law Firms Make Houston Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 02, 2014

Ogletree Deakins, Quinn Emanuel and Winston & Strawn join the Houston hiring frenzy; Bingham McCutchen's exodus continues; three Howrey alums find a new home at Novak Druce; Jenner & Block brings on a former Deepwater Horizon task force head; Skadden adds one in London and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of Nov. 24

: Texas Lawyer : November 24, 2014

Henry S. May Jr., an energy lawyer, has joined Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler in Houston as special counsel.

Attorney Fees Sought in Patent Infringement Suit

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : November 17, 2014

After a judge dismisses a patent infringement suit, defendants seek reimbursement for attorney fees and costs.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

Deal of the Week: Texas Firms Handling $1.5 Billion Cash Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : November 10, 2014

Western Gas partners using Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in its pending purchase of Nuevo Midstream for $1.5 billion.

Attorney Fees Sought in Patent Infringement Suit

BRENDA SAPINO JEFFREYS : Texas Lawyer : November 10, 2014

After a judge dismisses a patent infringement suit, defendants seek reimbursement for attorney fees and costs.

Appellate Lawyer of the Week: Sinking a 'Fishing Expedition'

John Council : Texas Lawyer : November 06, 2014

"The hardest thing to overcome for a mandamus—especially when it's on discovery—is when the request is merely overbroad, not necessarily unduly burdensome," said Casey Low, a partner in Bracewell & Giuliani.

Willkie Puts Down Stakes in Houston

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2014

Willkie Farr & Gallagher is opening an office in Houston, marking the Wall Street firm's foray into the booming legal market in Texas as well as its first new domestic office since 1981, when it opened in Washington, D.C.

Dentons Grows in New Jersey and Africa, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2014

One of the world's largest firms expands in the Garden State and Casablanca; Katten Muchin Rosenman adds a former Dealmaker of the Year; Norton Rose Fulbright gets into cybersecurity; Willkie Farr & Gallagher goes to Houston and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Texas Firms Handling $1.5 Billion Cash Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : November 04, 2014

Western Gas partners using Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in its pending purchase of Nuevo Midstream for $1.5 billion.

Another NYC Firm Opens Houston Office

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : November 04, 2014

With three partners, Willkie Farr & Gallagher opens office in Houston to expand its energy practice

November 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : November 01, 2014

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

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

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : October 22, 2014

Kramer Levin, White & Case, Borah Goldstein and Bracewell & Giuliani have each added attorneys, while White & Case has promoted four attorneys to partner.

Six Am Law 100 Firms Smooth Way for Another Pipeline Deal

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

As the U.S. moves to become the world's largest oil producer, lawyers from Cooley, Latham & Watkins, McGuireWoods, Norton Rose Fulbright, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz are helping QEP Resources unload its natural gas pipeline and processing unit for $2.5 billion in cash to Tesoro Logistics, a refinery operator owned by Tesoro Corp.

Wachtell Advises Chesapeake on $5.38 Billion Asset Sale

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 17, 2014

Chesapeake Energy announced Thursday that it would sell a large portion of its gas business in Northern West Virginia and Southern Pennsylvania to Houston-based rival Southwestern Energy. The deal allows Chesapeake to pay down a substantial amount of debt accrued from past expansion efforts.

Giuliani Defends Video Game in Suit by Noriega

: The Associated Press : October 14, 2014

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani will defend Activision in court against a lawsuit filed by disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega over the "Call of Duty" franchise, the video game maker said Thursday.