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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

Newsmakers: Week of Nov. 24

: Texas Lawyer : November 24, 2014

Henry S. May Jr., an energy lawyer, has joined Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler in Houston as special counsel.

Attorney Fees Sought in Patent Infringement Suit

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : November 17, 2014

After a judge dismisses a patent infringement suit, defendants seek reimbursement for attorney fees and costs.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

Deal of the Week: Texas Firms Handling $1.5 Billion Cash Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : November 10, 2014

Western Gas partners using Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in its pending purchase of Nuevo Midstream for $1.5 billion.

Attorney Fees Sought in Patent Infringement Suit

BRENDA SAPINO JEFFREYS : Texas Lawyer : November 10, 2014

After a judge dismisses a patent infringement suit, defendants seek reimbursement for attorney fees and costs.

Appellate Lawyer of the Week: Sinking a 'Fishing Expedition'

John Council : Texas Lawyer : November 06, 2014

"The hardest thing to overcome for a mandamus—especially when it's on discovery—is when the request is merely overbroad, not necessarily unduly burdensome," said Casey Low, a partner in Bracewell & Giuliani.

Willkie Puts Down Stakes in Houston

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2014

Willkie Farr & Gallagher is opening an office in Houston, marking the Wall Street firm's foray into the booming legal market in Texas as well as its first new domestic office since 1981, when it opened in Washington, D.C.

Dentons Grows in New Jersey and Africa, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2014

One of the world's largest firms expands in the Garden State and Casablanca; Katten Muchin Rosenman adds a former Dealmaker of the Year; Norton Rose Fulbright gets into cybersecurity; Willkie Farr & Gallagher goes to Houston and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Texas Firms Handling $1.5 Billion Cash Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : November 04, 2014

Western Gas partners using Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in its pending purchase of Nuevo Midstream for $1.5 billion.

Another NYC Firm Opens Houston Office

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : November 04, 2014

With three partners, Willkie Farr & Gallagher opens office in Houston to expand its energy practice

November 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : November 01, 2014

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

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.