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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

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.

Gregory Bopp of Bracewell and Michael Aiello of Weil Gotshal

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 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.

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.

Newsmakers: Week of March 16

: Texas Lawyer : March 16, 2015

Devon D. Sharp has been promoted to a shareholder in Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr in Dallas. She is in the firm's business litigation section and labor and employment practice group.

E-Discovery

: New York Law Journal : March 16, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by : "How Do You Handle 500 Truckloads of Emails?," "Stay Clear of Form Preservation Letters," "Protective Orders in the Age of Hacking," "Move Your Discovery Onto a Smarter Path" and "When Considering TAR, It's Never Too Late."

Musical Chairs at McKenna Long, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 15, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge, poised to vote Monday on a union with Dentons, saw two new partners depart because of conflicts; Morgan Lewis lures eight partners in Dallas ahead of another merger in Singapore; Winston & Strawn poaches 10 more partners from Pillsbury; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Winston Poaches 11-Partner Team From Pillsbury

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

Less than a week after Winston & Strawn hired Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's structured products practice head, it is poised to pick up another 10 corporate, finance and private equity partners from the same firm.

Tough Questions at $5 Million Fee Fight Before SCOTUS

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : March 09, 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.

Head Count Winners and Losers: Morgan Lewis Makes Gains at Bingham's Expense

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 09, 2015

Firms that saw the biggest head count losses in the past five months include Bingham McCutchen and Edwards Wildman Palmer, according to data compiled by ALM's RivalEdge. Not surprisingly, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which absorbed 226 attorneys from Bingham McCutchen late last year, made the biggest gains.

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.