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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

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.

Baker & Hostetler Bags Dewey Defector, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf bankrupted Geoffrey Coll, but the securities litigator has found a new home at Baker & Hostetler; Greenberg Traurig brings on Ted Kennedy's widow; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Q&A: Kevin O'Connor

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : September 08, 2015

Kevin O'Connor, the former top federal prosecutor in Connecticut, made the point that he didn't become general counsel of Point72 Asset Management LP, formerly SAC Capital Advisors LP, to be "window dressing."

Fifth Circuit Allows $46M Energy Contract Dispute to Continue

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : August 25, 2015

The Fifth Circuit reversed a Houston trial judge and allowed Houston-based International Energy Ventures Management to continue to pursue a $46.5 million breach-of-contract dispute against Hong Kong-based United Energy Group, which purchased BP's Pakistani oil and gas assets in 2011.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Ropes Reels in Cybersecurity Pros, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Two top data privacy and security partners leave McDermott Will & Emery for Ropes & Gray; Latham & Watkins hires again from Clifford Chance in Germany; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Remembering White House Rejects Who Shaped Big Law

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : August 18, 2015

One thing is certain about the 2016 presidential race: It's going to leave a lot of former Republican candidates looking for something to do. Luckily they've got some role models.

Haynes and Boone Raids IP Boutique, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 16, 2015

With Mavrakakis Law Group's decision to return to Big Law, Haynes and Boone picked up eight boutique patent litigators and a new Chicago office packed with Kirkland & Ellis alums.

Houston Litigator Glenn Ballard Set to Join Dentons

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 14, 2015

Glenn Ballard, a former head of the trial section at Bracewell & Giuliani, will join Dentons on Aug. 17 as managing partner of the Houston office.

Newsmakers: Week of Aug 10

: Texas Lawyer : August 10, 2015

Michael McMillin has joined Thompson & Knight as an associate in the firm's government and regulatory group in Austin.

Appellate Lawyer of the Week: No-Go for $6.4 Billion Togo Oil Suit

John Council : Texas Lawyer : August 06, 2015

Houston lawyers Sean Gorman and Peter Scaff had very different reasons for why their energy company clients couldn't be sued in Texas over a failed $6.4 billion oil production agreement with the tiny African republic of Togo.

Marketplace: LinkedIn Doubles Space in Empire State Building

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : August 05, 2015

LinkedIn Corporation has increased its operations at the Empire State Building with a 130,000-square-foot expansion. Also, the 79th Street Acquisition Group has purchased 211 E. 79th St., the site of the DeWitt Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Inc., for $105.5 million.

Kirkland Makes Two Big Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Kirkland & Ellis makes a pair of key additions in New York and London from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Lewis Brisbois expands again; one partner joins his fourth firm within a year; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2015

Schiff Hardin and Steptoe Make Squire Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Squire Patton Boggs sees more partners depart; two more lawyers peel away from O'Melveny & Myers; another IP litigator leaves Kenyon & Kenyon; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Deal Watch: Big Firms Feast on Billionaire's Deal Double

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 16, 2015

Several Global 100 firms picked up work this week on a pair of acquisitions by companies backed by billionaire Martin Franklin.

Bracewell, V&E Work on Renewable Energy Deal

—Brenda sapino jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : July 15, 2015

Bracewell & Giuliani represents Bluescape Resources in investment in Clean Line Energy Partners, which turned to Vinson & Elkins.


: New York Law Journal : July 13, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Second Circuit Holds 'Product Hopping' May Violate Antitrust Laws," "LLC Dissolution: A More Demanding Process," "New Commercial Division Rules Reflect Court's Efficiency Goals" and "Scope of Section 220 Discovery After 'Wal-Mart'."