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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

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Food Drive Gathers $260K, Towers of Vienna Sausages from D.C. Law Firms

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : June 18, 2015

Even in a charity food drive, lawyers want to win. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld's D.C. office capitalized on the instinct and collected nearly 4,000 pounds of food for an annual legal industry drive for the Capital Area Food Bank, called Food from the Bar. This was the most food collected among any of the 50 or so participating firms and legal industry organizations this year.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Firms Flock to Pharma, as Kirkland and Skadden Snag China Work

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 18, 2015

Nearly a dozen billion-dollar deals were announced over the past week, ranging from homebuilders and retail buys to the privatization of a U.S.-listed Chinese technology company. At the same time, Am Law 100 firms had to look no further than the active pharmaceutical arena to add a few notable M&A engagements to their transactional ledger.

Newsmakers: Week of June 15

: Texas Lawyer : June 15, 2015

David Woodcock will join the Dallas office of Jones Day as a partner in the firm's securities litigation and Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement practice at the end of June.

Baker Botts Fee Case Falls Short

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : June 15, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court showed little sympathy for the bankruptcy bar on Monday, ruling that bankruptcy courts may not award lawyers or other professionals any compensation for the cost of defending their fees. Bankruptcy lawyers expressed alarm that the court's decision will open new fronts in bankruptcy litigation that could swallow up legitimate fee awards and make it less appealing for lawyers to take on such cases.

DC Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Convictions in 1984 Murder

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : June 11, 2015

Thirty years after a jury in Washington found a group of young men guilty in the fatal beating of 48-year-old Catherine Fuller, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected efforts to toss out the convictions.


: The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

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

Texas' Top Deals of 2014

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 04, 2015

The following deals, involving at least one Texas-based company, were announced in 2014. Sources include Texas Lawyer, The Am Law Daily, Thomson Reuters and corporate press releases.

Convicted UBS Execs Lose Muni Bond Bid-Rigging Appeals

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : June 04, 2015

Marc Mukasey of Bracewell & Giuliani, who represents former UBS VP Gary Heinz, said he's considering his next legal steps after Thursday's Second Circuit ruling.

Food From The Bar Participants Race to Surpass Fundraising Goal

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : June 02, 2015

The money isn't all in, yet the Food From the Bar campaign has already surpassed its $200,000 goal. Some legal community participants found creative ways to raise money this year: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partnered with a pizza restaurant to donate some proceeds to the campaign. Katten Muchin Rosenman had about nine teams of its lawyers and employees row canoes on the Potomac River for the fundraising effort.

Hogan Lovells Hires on Three Continents, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 30, 2015

Three partners head to Hogan Loveless; Fried Frank raids Kirkland & Ellis in London; another Dickstein Shapiro partner departs; a Florida firm goes on a hiring spree; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : May 28, 2015

Four firms announce new additions, while Mintz Levin has promoted an attorney to member of the firm.

Reed Smith Adds Seven as Sports Pro Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 24, 2015

A seven-partner team will open a new Frankfurt office for Reed Smith, which saw a top sports lawyer head for greener fields; Foley Hoag brings on Massachusetts' former attorney general; Cravath hires from Crowell & Moring; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of May 18

: Texas Lawyer : May 18, 2015

David Newland has joined Winstead as an associate in Dallas. He handles various corporate transactional matters.

Appellate Lawyer of the Week: Houston Attorney Erases $80 Million KBR Verdict

John Council : Texas Lawyer : May 18, 2015

Three years ago, an Oregon federal jury hammered Houston-based contractor KBR for negligence for exposing soldiers to a dangerous chemical. It was a trial that should have never happened, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Deal Watch: Weil, Wachtell Dial Up for Verizon's $4.4 Billion AOL Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 14, 2015

Verizon Communication Inc. cites AOL Inc.'s market success in digital content and advertising platforms as reasons behind the purchase. Also in this week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more: Williams' acquisition of its master limited partnership Williams Partners in an all-stock deal valued at $13.8 billion, led by Gibson Dunn and Baker Botts.

Deal of the Week: $2.1 Billion Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 11, 2015

Big firms work on Houston-based Noble Energy's planned acquisition of Rosetta Resources, also of Houston.

Former Conn. U.S. Attorney Hired by Previously Sanctioned Investment Firm

Law Tribune Staff : The Connecticut Law Tribune : May 11, 2015

Former Connecticut U.S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor has accepted a new position for a multibillion-dollar, Stamford-based investment firm that has previously been sanctioned by the federal government.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 08, 2015

Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.

Pillsbury's Newly Re-Elected Chair to Relinquish Post in 2016

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 06, 2015

James Rishwain, who has served as chair of the firm since 2006, will step down in December 2016 after completing the term he was recently re-elected to. The announcement comes after much turnover at the firm, including the defection of a group of corporate lawyers to Winston & Strawn earlier this year.

Top Texas Firms

: Texas Lawyer : May 04, 2015

Six large Texas firms based in Houston or Dallas are among the nation's 100 highest-grossing firms as ranked on The American Lawyer's Am Law 100 report.

Dealmaker of the Week: Michael Aiello of Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 01, 2015

Aiello, chairman of the corporate department at Weil, advised information management company Iron Mountain Inc. in its $2.1 billion acquisition of Australia's Recall Holdings Ltd.

Six Texas Firms Make Am Law 100 List

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 29, 2015

Six firms based in Houston or Dallas are among the nation's 100 highest-grossing firms.

Programmers and Traders and Dark Pools, Oh My

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : April 29, 2015

The high-frequency trading exploits depicted in Michael Lewis' 2014 bestseller "Flash Boys" were keeping at least three Manhattan judges busy this week.

Arent Fox Adds Real Estate Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2015

Another batch of lawyers departs McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of its merger with Dentons; several Edwards Wildman Palmer legacy partners find new homes; Boies, Schiller & Flexner brings on a Justice Department veteran; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Bankruptcy Lawyers Fuel Up With Energy Sector Restructurings

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Low oil prices are sending more energy companies into Chapter 11. A look at the law firms that are getting the work and what they're charging.


: The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Appeals Court Hands PTO a Win in Trademark Row

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : April 27, 2015

In a ruling that could handicap trademark applicants fighting to salvage their brands, the Fourth Circuit concluded that the government can recover legal fees from applicants that look to district courts to challenge adverse rulings by the Patent and Trademark Office.

Dealmakers of the Year: Gregory Bopp of Bracewell and Michael Aiello of Weil Gotshal

: The American Lawyer : April 23, 2015

Bopp and Aiello advised Kinder Morgan Inc. as the company merged two energy pipeline master limited partnerships and a limited liability corporation back into the conventional parent corporation.

Half-Dozen K&L Gates Partners Decamp, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2015

K&L Gates sees six partners leave for four firms; some of Fried Frank's Asia lawyers find new homes; Jackson Lewis opens two new offices; Mayer Brown adds a practice leader; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.