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Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

  • Designation: Houston
  • Head Count: 450
  • Gross Revenues: $337,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $750,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,330,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Bracewell & Giuliani is a Houston-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Bracewell & Giuliani has 450 attorneys and is the 100th largest firm in the United States.  With $337,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 94th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 94 0 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

Dickstein Shapiro, Greenspoon Marder See Head Counts Dip and Drive

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 09, 2016

The firms led the way in negative and positive head count growth for the Am Law 200 over the past 14 months.

Greenberg Traurig Keeps Growing, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 07, 2016

Greenberg Traurig shuffles its litigation ranks amid plans for global growth; another Kenyon & Kenyon partner departs; Bass Berry and Lewis Brisbois absorb small firms; Holland & Knight hires an ex-governor; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Greenberg Traurig In Tie-Up Talks With Major British Firm

Brian Baxter and Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2016

Greenberg Traurig, an Am Law 100 firm with Miami roots known for its spectacular growth, confirmed Wednesday that it is in preliminary discussions about a potential union with U.K. firm Berwin Leighton Paisner.

Appeal Withdrawn Over Reed Smith's Mandatory Arbitration Clause

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 29, 2016

A month after a trial judge explained why Reed Smith's mandatory arbitration agreement in a client engagement letter was unenforceable, the law firm withdrew its appeal, dashing the chance for the first-impression issue to reach the state's appellate courts.

IN BRIEF: Tesla Sues Over Prototype

: The National Law Journal : January 25, 2016

Tesla Motors Inc. filed suit against the auto parts supplier who made the hydraulic mechanism for a prototype of the "Falcon Wing" doors on its new Model X crossover SUV. Plus more in this week's column.

Former Partners: Giuliani's Political Comments Caused Tension

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2016

Rudolph Giuliani's comments last February that President Barack Obama doesn't love America prompted some Bracewell clients to complain to the firm, partners said.

K&L Gates Going Gangbusters, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2016

After a series of lateral losses, K&L Gates hits the ground running with some new hires to start 2016; Dickstein Shapiro's departures mount; Fried Frank launches a London restructuring practice and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Greenberg Traurig Goes Beyond Rudy, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2016

Besides allying with Rudy Giuliani in an election year, Greenberg Traurig has hired several other notable partners this month; Orrick opens in Houston; Paul Weiss litigators start their own boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morning Wrap: Lawyers Herald U.S.-Iran Swap | Giuliani Goes to Greenberg | Shkreli to Lawyer-Shop

Michael A. Scarcella : Legal Times : January 20, 2016

More on the U.S.-Iran prisoner swap. Rudolph Giuliani goes to Greenberg Traurig. Martin Shkreli wants a new legal team. And details emerge about the resignation of Deborah Leff, the Justice Department's pardon attorney. This is a news roundup from NLJ and other publications.

Rudy Giuliani Jumps to Greenberg Traurig

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2016

Greenberg Traurig gets a high-profile boost with the addition of Rudolph Giuliani and former federal prosecutor Marc Mukasey from Bracewell & Giuliani, which will change its name to Bracewell.

Rudy Giuliani Leaves Bracewell, Joins Greenberg Traurig

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2016

Rudy Giuliani and Marc Mukasey leave Bracewell's New York office to move to Greenberg Traurig.

Has the Eastern District's Patent Docket Peaked?

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 15, 2016

Leonard Davis, a former chief judge of the Eastern District, believes the region's enormous patent docket will likely decline after a huge year of filings in 2015.

Will Environmental Protection Agency Revise Report About Fracking's Alleged Contamination of Water Supplies?

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 11, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Science Advisory Board produced this month a draft of proposed revisions to a 2015-issued report, and in it echoed Texas anti-fracking plaintiffs' concerns about alleged water contamination.

Oil Price Plunge Puts Firms on Both Sides of Bankruptcy Ledger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2016

Falling oil and gas prices continue to bedevil Am Law 200 firms. When Magnum Hunter Resources filed for bankruptcy last month, the company owed millions in fees to several firms, including Andrews Kurth, Bracewell & Giuliani and Norton Rose Fulbright.

Judge Deems Reed Smith Arbitration Clause Unenforceable

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 21, 2015

A mandatory arbitration clause in Reed Smith's client engagement letters is unenforceable because it was not specifically signed by the client and did not inform the client of the rights he was giving up, a Philadelphia judge has ruled in an issue of first impression in the state.

Thompson & Horton to Kick Off 2016 With New Dallas Office

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : December 17, 2015

The school law/public law boutique will add a third office in Texas on Jan. 1, 2016 with four lateral hires.

Indigent Deaf Find Fierce Advocates in Husband-Wife Legal Team

Rebecca Baker : New York Law Journal : December 07, 2015

Representing the indigent deaf poses a host of legal challenges for Bruce and Liz Gitlin, a husband-and-wife team who run a public interest law firm in Manhattan. The couple recently scored their biggest legal victory—a settlement with New York City that requires it to provide interpreters in the city's homeless shelters, to train shelter employees and to install safety features.

Bracewell Partner Elected Chair of TSU Board of Regents

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : November 13, 2015

Derrick Mitchell, a public finance partner in Bracewell & Giuliani in Houston, is OK with being considered a "change agent" at the Houston university.

Newsmakers: Week of November 2

: Texas Lawyer : October 30, 2015

Rory Hatch has joined Winstead as an associate in the Houston office. He is in the firm's commercial litigation practice group.

Wiley Rein Adds New Recruits, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 20, 2015

Six months after a firmwide cull, Wiley Rein is hiring again; Covington & Burling brings back a partner from GE; Day Pitney expands into Florida; Ropes & Gray raids Fried Frank; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Greenspoon, Dickstein See Head Counts Rise and Slide

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2015

A look at the Am Law 200 firms that saw their attorney head counts change the most during the first three quarters of 2015. Florida's Greenspoon Marder, a new entrant this year to the Second Hundred, and Dickstein Shapiro topped the list.

Paul Hastings Trio Jumps Ship, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 13, 2015

Foley & Lardner, Katten Muchin Rosenman and Orrick poach partners from Paul Hastings; Kirkland & Ellis hires a new practice head in Washington, D.C.; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Texas Water Development Board Maintains Close Bond With Outside Counsel

Bill Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 12, 2015

A big pool of money is at stake for the Texas Water Development Board. This state agency has $2 billion in funds granted it in 2013 with the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and aims to leverage it into $25 billion in state water projects over 50 years.

Litigator of the Week: Bracewell Partners Get $30M Claims Dismissed for Client

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : October 08, 2015

Phillip Sampson and Christopher Dodson, two partners in Houston's Bracewell & Giuliani, scored a major defense victory last month for their client Vopak Terminal Deer Park, a bulk liquid terminal operation with a flagship in the Houston Ship Channel, thanks to their discovery findings.

Seven Texas-Based Firms Among Nation's Most Fearsome

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : September 28, 2015

Two Houston firms are listed in "Awesome Opponents" category in BTI Litigation Outlook 2016 survey of in-house lawyers.

Speaker Transition Doesn't Put K Street Off-Kilter

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : September 25, 2015

It's steady as she goes around K Street despite the surprise resignation of House Speaker John Boehner from Congress. Several lobbyists and law firm leaders Friday afternoon indicated they're already thinking through a transition of power to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Others said they felt unaffected by leadership turmoil.

K&L Gates Grabs London Tax Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 22, 2015

After a few months of partner losses, K&L Gates has been on a hiring spree in September, but some firm lawyers continue to find new homes; Morgan Lewis lands a former NLRB member; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Bracewell Adds Four Environmental Partners in Austin

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : September 21, 2015

A group of four left Katten Muchin Rosenman's office to join Bracewell & Giuliani in Austin.

Fried Frank Partner Joins PCAOB, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 20, 2015

David Hardison, co-head of Fried Frank's professional services defense and counseling practice, decamps in Washington, D.C.; Boies Schiller brings back a former partner and adds an employee benefits head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Fee Tracker: Space, Securities, Shale and Stadia

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 19, 2015

A look at the Am Law 100 firms fueling up with clients competing in the new space race; Quinn Emanuel and Kasowitz Benson's FHFA fee windfall; the legal fees of the Marcellus Shale Coalition; and Sutherland Asbill's bills backing a new stadium for the Atlanta Braves.