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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, London, 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

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.

Dickstein Shapiro IP Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2014

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips adds a three-partner West Coast IP team from struggling Dickstein Shapiro; Boies Schiller loses a litigator to Barclays, but grabs Al Franken's former general counsel; Davis Polk and Willkie Farr bring back partners from public service; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of Oct. 13

: Texas Lawyer : October 13, 2014

Katarzyna "Kasia" Brozynski has joined Gordon & Rees as a partner in Dallas.

Tullos Wells Takes Job at Charitable Foundation

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 10, 2014

Tullos Wells, now a senior partner in Bracewell & Giuliani in San Antonio, will switch to of counsel on Nov. 1 to manage a charitable foundation in San Antonio

Deal of the Week: $235 Million Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 09, 2014

Dallas-based EnLink Midstream Partners and EnLink Midstream LLC buying pipeline assets including Bridgeline system in southern Louisiana.

Giuliani to Argue Activision's Case Versus Noriega

: The Associated Press : October 09, 2014

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will argue a case against Activision filed by disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega against the "Call of Duty" franchise, the video game maker said Thursday.

In-House at Large Public Companies

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

Chart tracking In-House Counsel at Large Public Companies.

King & Spalding Raids Bingham in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Bingham McCutchen has one partner left in London following the departure of a restructuring specialist for King & Spalding, which lost the founder of its London office to General Electric. Meanwhile, Schiff Hardin heads to Dallas, along with other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Supremes Agree to Hear $5 Million Attorney Fee Fight

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : October 06, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court released orders on Oct. 2 showing the justices agreed to hear arguments in a fee-fight waged by Houston's Baker Botts and Corpus Christi's Jordan, Hyden, Womble, Culbreth & Holtzer.

London Calling for US Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 03, 2014

Gibson Dunn, Kaye Scholer and Paul Hastings all made major lateral hires in London this week by raiding their British brethren. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Supremes Agree to Hear $5 Million Attorney Fee Fight

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : October 02, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court released orders on Oct. 2 showing the justices agreed to hear arguments in a fee-fight waged by Houston's Baker Botts and Corpus Christi's Jordan, Hyden, Womble, Culbreth & Holtzer.

Baker Botts Wins High Court Review in Bankruptcy Fee Fight

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : October 02, 2014

The firm and its cocounsel raked in about $120 million in fees from the bankruptcy of Asarco LLC, plus an enhancement of $4.2 million for work that a judge called "nothing short of extraordinary." But the firm says it's entitled to millions more incurred successfully defending its bounty.

Billionaire Lawyer Fuels Four Firms With Energy Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2014

Andrews Kurth and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld are advising Enterprise Products Partners L.P., an energy pipeline investor headed by a Houston lawyer-turned-billionaire, on its $4.6 billion acquisition of a two-thirds stake in marine terminal operator Oiltanking Partners L.P., which has retained Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Vinson & Elkins. Enterprise plans to eventually take full control of Oiltanking in a deal valued at roughly $5.8 billion.

Bingham's Biggest Rainmakers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2014

As Bingham McCutchen mulls a merger with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, a key factor in clinching any deal will be the participation of certain rainmakers. The Am Law Daily has a look at those individuals, some of whom have left the firm, and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200, such as significant acquisitions by Armstrong Teasdale in Denver, Fox Rothschild in Dallas and Quarles & Brady in Scottsdale, Ariz.

VOIR DIRE: Call of Rudy

: The National Law Journal : September 29, 2014

Activision Blizzard Inc.'s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare interactive game has spawned a real-life battle between former New York City Mayor and U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani and former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega — in California Superior Court. Plus: malicious wounding of a car seat in this week's column.

Big Deals

MP McQueen, Vinayak Balasubramanian, Alexandra Wilson and Wenxiong Zhang : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

Kinder Morgan Reorganization; Fox Asset Sale; Walgreen/Alliance Boots; Dollar Tree/Dollar General /Family Dollar; AbbVie/Shire

Supremes to Decide If They Will Hear Texas $5M Fee Fight Case

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : September 29, 2014

About $5 million hangs in the balance for the Texas lawyers who served as debtor's counsel to ASARCO, an integrated copper mining, smelting and refining company that entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2005.

Supremes to Decide If They Will Hear Texas $5M Fee Fight Case

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : September 24, 2014

About $5 million hangs in the balance for the Texas lawyers who served as debtor's counsel to ASARCO, an integrated copper mining, smelting and refining company that entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2005.

Akin Loses Two, But Again Raids Bingham, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 23, 2014

Bingham McCutchen lost four more partners to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld this week in Hong Kong and London, as the former continues to pursue a potential merger with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. McCarter & English adds eight partners of its own through a merger, Jones Day hires another Latin American dealmaker and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Freshfields Adds Four But Loses One, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The Magic Circle firm's New York hiring spree continued, although one partner has left the London-based legal giant's office in Washington, D.C., for a top in-house job at Chevron. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Accommodations for Nondisabled Pregnant Workers

James H. Kizziar Jr. and Amber K. Dodds : Corporate Counsel : September 16, 2014

Must employers accommodate nondisabling conditions stemming from pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions?

New Deals

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 04, 2014

Power generating company Dynegy Inc. plans to buy power plants and other assets from Duke Energy Corp. and private equity firm Energy Capital Partners in two separate deals worth a combined value of $6.25 billion.

Attorney-Client Privilege in OSHA Compliance Self-Audits

Robert S. Nichols and Tim Wilkins : Corporate Counsel : August 25, 2014

The most valuable tool available to employers in their efforts to resist U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration demands for audit materials is the attorney-client privilege.

Am Law Firms Take Lead on Dynegy's Power Plan Purchase

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 22, 2014

Dynegy Inc. will buy power plants and other assets from Duke Energy Corp. and private equity firm Energy Capital Partners in two separate deals worth a combined value of $6.25 billion. Skadden, White & Case, Bracewell & Giuliani and Latham & Watkins are all advising.

Bracewell, Weil on $70 Billion Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 18, 2014

A massive energy deal sizzles during the dog days of summer.

Dealmaker of the Week: Weil's Michael Aiello

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 15, 2014

Aiello led the way for Weil Gotshal & Manges' legal team advising Kinder Morgan Inc. on its $44 billion deal to consolidate Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, El Paso Pipeline Partners and Kinder Morgan Management into the third-largest energy company in the U.S.

Newsmakers: Week of Aug. 11

: Texas Lawyer : August 11, 2014

Natalie Smeltzer, a Dallas associate in Weil, Gotshal & Manges, has been named the 2014 Lend-a-Lawyer and will spend three months working full time on pro bono matters.