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Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

  • Designation: Houston
  • Head Count: 417
  • Gross Revenues: $296,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $710,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,190,000
  • Year Over Year Change: N/A

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 $296,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 109th on The American Lawyer's 2016 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 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 109 -15 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 100 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 115 11 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 123 -15 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 29 -7 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 107 -15 Summer programs

In the News

Giuliani to Officiate His First Same-Sex Wedding

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : June 16, 2016

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani will officiate his first same-sex wedding this weekend, marrying his former law partner Scott Segal, who leads Bracewell's policy resolution group in its Washington, D.C. office, to Travis Hatch, an interior designer.

The Am Law 100: Signs of a Slowdown

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Am Law 100 eked out gains across major financial metrics in 2015. But growth was the slowest in years.

Greenberg Corporate Lawyers Defect to Holland & Knight

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : March 19, 2016

Five corporate shareholders and five associates from Greenberg Traurig's Miami office are defecting to Holland & Knight.

Cadwalader Litigation Team Jumps to Greenberg Traurig

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 17, 2016

Greenberg Traurig, after ending merger talks with Berwin Leighton Paisner, resumed its lateral hiring spree by snagging four partners from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, including the firm's litigation co-chair.

Bracewell's Broker-Dealer Group Bolts for Schulte Roth

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2016

Julian Rainero, a barbecue aficionado and head of the broker-dealer and market regulation group at the newly renamed Bracewell, is leading a 10-lawyer team to Schulte Roth & Zabel in New York.

Baker & Hostetler Bags Bracewell's Seattle Litigation Head

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 23, 2016

After a spate of lateral departures and lackluster financial results for 2015, the newly renamed Bracewell lost its head of litigation in Seattle. The move came after Bracewell hired a New York tax partner, but saw Morgan Lewis land an oil and gas pro in Houston and D.C.

Gross Revenue, Net Income Slip in 2015 at Bracewell

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 18, 2016

Houston-based Bracewell also saw a 7.2 percent decline in count of full-time equivalent lawyers and 8.9 percent decline in number of equity partners.

Dickstein Shapiro, Greenspoon Marder See Head Counts Dip and Drive

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 09, 2016

The firms led the way in negative and positive head count growth for the Am Law 200 over the past 14 months.

Greenberg Traurig Keeps Growing, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 07, 2016

Greenberg Traurig shuffles its litigation ranks amid plans for global growth; another Kenyon & Kenyon partner departs; Bass Berry and Lewis Brisbois absorb small firms; Holland & Knight hires an ex-governor; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Greenberg Traurig In Tie-Up Talks With Major British Firm

Brian Baxter and Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2016

Greenberg Traurig, an Am Law 100 firm with Miami roots known for its spectacular growth, confirmed Wednesday that it is in preliminary discussions about a potential union with U.K. firm Berwin Leighton Paisner.

Appeal Withdrawn Over Reed Smith's Mandatory Arbitration Clause

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 29, 2016

A month after a trial judge explained why Reed Smith's mandatory arbitration agreement in a client engagement letter was unenforceable, the law firm withdrew its appeal, dashing the chance for the first-impression issue to reach the state's appellate courts.

IN BRIEF: Tesla Sues Over Prototype

: The National Law Journal : January 25, 2016

Tesla Motors Inc. filed suit against the auto parts supplier who made the hydraulic mechanism for a prototype of the "Falcon Wing" doors on its new Model X crossover SUV. Plus more in this week's column.

Former Partners: Giuliani's Political Comments Caused Tension

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2016

Rudolph Giuliani's comments last February that President Barack Obama doesn't love America prompted some Bracewell clients to complain to the firm, partners said.

K&L Gates Going Gangbusters, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2016

After a series of lateral losses, K&L Gates hits the ground running with some new hires to start 2016; Dickstein Shapiro's departures mount; Fried Frank launches a London restructuring practice and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Greenberg Traurig Goes Beyond Rudy, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2016

Besides allying with Rudy Giuliani in an election year, Greenberg Traurig has hired several other notable partners this month; Orrick opens in Houston; Paul Weiss litigators start their own boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morning Wrap: Lawyers Herald U.S.-Iran Swap | Giuliani Goes to Greenberg | Shkreli to Lawyer-Shop

Michael A. Scarcella : Legal Times : January 20, 2016

More on the U.S.-Iran prisoner swap. Rudolph Giuliani goes to Greenberg Traurig. Martin Shkreli wants a new legal team. And details emerge about the resignation of Deborah Leff, the Justice Department's pardon attorney. This is a news roundup from NLJ and other publications.

Rudy Giuliani Jumps to Greenberg Traurig

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2016

Greenberg Traurig gets a high-profile boost with the addition of Rudolph Giuliani and former federal prosecutor Marc Mukasey from Bracewell & Giuliani, which will change its name to Bracewell.

Rudy Giuliani Leaves Bracewell, Joins Greenberg Traurig

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2016

Rudy Giuliani and Marc Mukasey leave Bracewell's New York office to move to Greenberg Traurig.

Has the Eastern District's Patent Docket Peaked?

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 15, 2016

Leonard Davis, a former chief judge of the Eastern District, believes the region's enormous patent docket will likely decline after a huge year of filings in 2015.

Will Environmental Protection Agency Revise Report About Fracking's Alleged Contamination of Water Supplies?

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 11, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Science Advisory Board produced this month a draft of proposed revisions to a 2015-issued report, and in it echoed Texas anti-fracking plaintiffs' concerns about alleged water contamination.

Oil Price Plunge Puts Firms on Both Sides of Bankruptcy Ledger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2016

Falling oil and gas prices continue to bedevil Am Law 200 firms. When Magnum Hunter Resources filed for bankruptcy last month, the company owed millions in fees to several firms, including Andrews Kurth, Bracewell & Giuliani and Norton Rose Fulbright.