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Bracewell is an international law firm with 450 lawyers in Texas, New York, Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Seattle, Dubai, and London. We serve Fortune 500 companies, major financial institutions, leading private investment funds, governmental entities and individuals concentrated in the energy, technology and financial services sectors worldwide.

Main Areas of Practice

Bracewell provides guidance on business law, finance, litigation, government relations and regulatory policy. Bracewell has considerable bench strength in all requisite practice areas including government relations, strategic communications, tax, trial, labor and employment law, intellectual property, real estate, government contracting and school and public law. In addition, the firm has developed highly regarded concentrations in specific industries and disciplines. These include:


Bracewell delivers sophisticated legal, regulatory and transactional guidance to clients engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electric energy as well as clients engaged in the exploration, production and delivery of traditional and alternative fuels, throughout the U.S., Latin America, Canada, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Environmental Strategies

Bracewell’s Environmental Strategies Group helps senior corporate leaders address major environmental and energy issues such as climate change and air quality, through legislative advocacy, regulatory counseling, corporate governance and litigation.

Financial Institutions

Bracewell represents leading community, national and foreign financial institutions in commercial credit transactions, entity structuring, mergers and acquisitions, S-corporation conversions, IPOs, regulatory compliance and broker-dealer matters.

Financial Restructuring

Bracewell’s experienced attorneys represent domestic and multinational debtors, creditors, committees, purchasers and Chapter 11 trustees in formal bankruptcy proceedings, out-of-court workouts, loan restructurings and purchases of distressed assets.


Bracewell’s Government practice guides corporations and other groups in their interaction with federal, state and local government entities. We provide sophisticated counsel on complex regulatory policy and political law issues, and assist our clients with bipartisan government relations and strategic communications initiatives.


Bracewell meets the dispute-resolution needs of large national and multinational corporations, mid-sized companies, small businesses and individuals. We represent clients at every phase of the trial process, from pre-litigation negotiation through jury trial, bench trial, and appeal.


Bracewell helps clients develop, protect and deploy innovative technologies in telecommunications, electronics, Internet and e-commerce, software, interactive entertainment, energy, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and other industries around the world. 

White Collar Defense

Bracewell’s team of experienced former prosecutors helps clients conduct internal inquiries, prevent potentially illegal conduct, address compliance and governance issues, respond to regulatory inquiries, and defend against law-enforcement actions.