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Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

  • Designation: Houston
  • Head Count: 432
  • Gross Revenues: $325,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $750,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,450,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -92

Bracewell & Giuliani is a Houston-based law firm. The firm changed its name from Bracewell & Patterson to Bracewell & Giuliani as of April, 2005. With 440 attorneys, the firm placed 98th on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size. Bracewell & Giuliani ranked 97th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of firms based on revenue with $280,500,000 in gross revenue in 2010. Bracewell & Giuliani specializes in corporate, energy and financial matters,and has one of Texas' largest employment and labor practices. In addition to its four offices in Texas, the firm has locations in Dallas, Washington, D.C., New York, Connecticut, Seattle, London, Dubai, and Kazakhstan.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 92 -92 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 92 -92 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 103 -5 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 144 -19 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 125 6 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 29 -7 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 107 -15 Summer programs

In the News

Remembering Dallas Bond Lawyer Ray Hutchison

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 01, 2014

"Ray was involved in virtually every major government development project in North Texas over the past five decades," said Ben Brooks, head of Bracewell's public finance practice and longtime friend of Hutchison.

Newsmakers: Week of March 31

: Texas Lawyer : January 31, 2014

Bret Madole has joined Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal in Dallas as a partner in and leader of the firm's corporate practice. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Jury Returns Mixed Verdict in Reynolds Infringement Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 28, 2014

Reynolds Consumer Products and its lawyers at Jones Day have won a trade dress infringement verdict against competitor Handi-Foil Corp for willfully infringing its well-known aluminum foil packaging. But the company struck out on several parallel claims.

Deal of the Week Archive

: Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

Newsmakers: Week of March 10

: Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

David L. Evans of Benbrook, judge of the 48th District Court in Tarrant County, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Perry as presiding judge of the Eighth Administrative Judicial Region for a four-year term. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

Four firms announce new additions, while two have promoted attorneys to partner.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Five firms have announced additions, while Holland & Knight and Bracewell & Giuliani have elevated new partners.

City Lobbying Law Change Expands Regulatory Obligations

Larry Levy and Andrew Rafalaf : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Larry Levy and Andrew Rafalaf of Bracewell & Giuliani review the significant amendments to New York City's Lobbying Law, which, most notably, expand the definition of lobbying, alter the financial threshold that triggers reporting requirements, carve out specific rules for architects and engineers, and create a new enforcement regime.

Am Law Attorneys Take Wheel in 'Bridgegate'

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie and others ensnared in New Jersey's latest political scandal lawyer up.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

APP BAR: ShalePlay, CombatHate, IRS2Go, Best Caesar

Jesse Londin : Law Technology News : January 20, 2014

As you count the days until spring arrives, plow open refreshing apps for paying the tax collector, digging up fracking law and more.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Gary McConnell joins Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott's products liability practice as partner in the Pittsburgh office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Show Me the Money! High Court Campaign Finance Report

Angela Morris and Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

A review of Texas Supreme Court candidates' campaign finance reports shows that the Republican incumbent justices have out-fundraised their primary challengers by more than seven-to-one and outspent them by more than four-to-one.

Firm Finance: Bracewell & Giuliani Numbers for 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

Coming off a record-setting 2012, gross revenue at Houston's Bracewell & Giuliani was flat in 2013, and net income dropped by 20.8 percent compared to 2012. But Mark Evans, the firm's managing partner, said the stellar financial results of 2012 gave the firm an opportunity last year to invest for the future.

Week of Feb. 10

: Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

Catherine H. Goodman and Cynthia L. Hill have become equity partners in Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller in Fort Worth. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

The Churn: L&E Defections at Paul Hastings, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Three New York–based Paul Hastings labor and employment partners jump to Proskauer Rose, and a fourth joins Ogletree in Atlanta; Foley & Lardner adds two partners and an of counsel in Miami; and a Kirkland partner becomes chair of Winston & Strawn's West Coast private equity practice.

Firm Finance: Bracewell & Giuliani Numbers for 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 04, 2014

Coming off a record-setting 2012, gross revenue at Houston's Bracewell & Giuliani was flat in 2013, and net income dropped by 20.8 percent compared to 2012. But Mark Evans, the firm's managing partner, said the stellar financial results of 2012 gave the firm an opportunity to invest for the future.

The Churn: Dechert and MoFo's Revolving Door, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Morrison & Foerster hires the Justice Department's top Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcer Charles Duross, while Dechert's white-collar and securities litigation cochair Benjamin Rosenberg is poised to leave his firm to become the New York County District Attorney's Office's next general counsel. Meanwhile, a Paul Weiss litigation partner is headed for the nonprofit sector. .

Inadmissible: Social Media Smarts

: Texas Lawyer : January 20, 2014

Is it cool for counsel to "friend" judges? Which tweets could a lawyer post without bar approval? What disciplinary rules apply to status updates? The Texas Young Lawyers Association has published the TYLA Pocket Guide: Social Media 101.

Tex Parte: There's an app for frack

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 16, 2014

Hire a Bingham Partner for $220 an Hour!

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 16, 2014

Even brand name firms have cheap partners in their stables.

Amid Practice Leader Losses, Dorsey Plots Turnaround

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

A year after an abrupt management change spurred a firmwide restructuring, three practice group leaders have recently left Dorsey & Whitney for positions elsewhere. Departures aside, Dorsey managing partner Kenneth Cutler tells The Am Law Daily that the firm's gross revenue rose last year for the first time in six years against the backdrop of a shifting legal landscape that has seen leading Minneapolis-based rivals Faegre & Benson and Leonard, Street and Deinard strike merger deals.

Firms Eschew Mandatory Arbitration Clauses With Clients

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

Mandatory arbitration clauses have found a home in some law firms' standard engagement letters, but one malpractice case in Philadelphia federal court is challenging whether such clauses violate public policy, or at least should be more detailed in explaining to a client what he or she is giving up by agreeing to arbitration.

Munger Tolles Helps Buffett End 2013 With One More Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2013

Warren Buffett is closing out the year in dealmaking mode, with his Berkshire Hathaway investment vehicle agreeing to acquire a specialty chemicals unit from Phillips 66 in an all-stock deal worth $1.4 billion. Berkshire is being advised on the matter by longtime outside counsel Munger, Tolles & Olson, while Bracewell & Giuliani is representing Phillips 66.

Texas Trio Take Lead on Xmas Energy M&A Deals

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2013

Andrews Kurth, Bracewell & Giuliani and Vinson & Elkins are advising on two big energy industry deals announced Monday: Regency Energy Partners' nearly $1.3 billion buy of two Texas pipeline systems and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners' roughly $1 billion acquisition of two tanker companies that transport crude oil.

Newsmakers - Dec. 23

: Texas Lawyer : January 23, 2013

Marilea Lewis, has become managing shareholder and chief operating officer of Godwin Lewis in Dallas, effective Dec. 1. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Panel Upsets Earlier Case Law on Contract Part Performance

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2013

Part performance is not an exception to the statute of frauds for oral contracts that cannot be performed within a year, a unanimous Appellate Division, First Department panel has ruled, rejecting a line of earlier First Department cases on the issue.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 16, 2013

Delphine Brown joins Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider's intellectual property group as partner in the New York office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

The Churn: Dentons Adds Toronto Dealmaker, Plus More Lateral Moves

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2013

Dentons lands a top Canadian deal lawyer from Baker & McKenzie; Abercrombie & Fitch hires a general counsel from the ranks of Greenberg Traurig; and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett expands in Houston.

Boies Schiller Tops Other Firms in Associate Bonuses

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2013

As it does every year, Boies Schiller has awarded associate bonuses significantly sweeter than those doled out by the rest of The Am Law 100, with the high end hitting $300,000. Meanwhile, at least 10 other firms have matched the range set by Cravath earlier this month.

Boies Schiller Tops Bonus Scale Again As Most Match Market

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2013

As it does every year, Boies, Schiller & Flexner has awarded 2013 associate bonuses significantly sweeter than those doled out by the rest of The Am Law 100, with the firm's high end hitting $300,000. Meanwhile, at least 10 other firms have now fallen in line with the $10,000-to-$60,000 range set, as usual, by Cravath, Swaine & Moore earlier this month.

Martin Disiere Wins Mandamus, Reverses Disqualification From Hurricane Ike Cases

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 18, 2013

An appeals court decision means Houston's Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom may go back to representing the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association on consolidated Hurricane Ike litigation in Galveston County.

Bracewell Taps Kopp to Join as Partner

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 08, 2013

Growing a New York team of former prosecutors, Bracewell & Giuliani has hired Glen Kopp, who served the past five and a half years as an assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District.

Ruling Reverses Firm's Disqualification From Hurricane Ike Cases

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 08, 2013

The appeals court decision means Houston's Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom may again represent the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association on consolidated Hurricane Ike litigation in Galveston County.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2013

Shook, Hardy & Bacon opens a Seattle office with Microsoft's former chief patent counsel; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher hires a Department of Justice veteran; and a former U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona joins Steptoe & Johnson. .

Outfitted for Adventure

Jeanne Graham : Texas Lawyer : January 04, 2013

Lisa Gold is the top lawyer for Bedrock Manufacturing Co., but she has no office--not even a partitioned cubicle space. "This is not your everyday corporate lawyer environment," says the vice president and general counsel of the privately held, Plano-based company.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 04, 2013

Farrell Fritz's Kathryn Cole has been installed as the first female president of the federal bar association's Eastern District of New York chapter. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Panel Challenges City on Delay in Seeking Stay in Stop/Frisk

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013

Judge Shira Scheindlin's ruling ordering a monitor to reform NYPD stop-and-frisk practices that she found unconstitutional was attacked by the city as a dangerous judicial overreach Tuesday before the Second Circuit.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 28, 2013

Ten firms announce new additions, among other news.

Bracewell Firm Skewers 'Implied Client' Argument

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 23, 2013

Bracewell & Giuliani has argued that it was unreasonable for the wife of one of its former clients now suing for malpractice to believe she had also been represented by the firm, particularly because she never signed an engagement letter.