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December 6, 2016
DUBAI – Bracewell LLP is pleased to announce that its Dubai office Managing Partner Christopher R. Williams has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of the Best Lawyers in the United Arab Emirates, a Woodward/White, Inc. publication. Williams, who was selected for his work in corporate law, focuses his practice on corporate and commercial work throughout the Middle East with particular experience in advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, complex...
November 30, 2016
LONDON – Bracewell (UK) LLP is pleased to announce that the firm’s London office has been named 2017 Projects, Energy and Natural Resources Specialism Firm of the Year in Oil and Gas by Legalease’s The Legal 500 United Kingdom Awards. Bracewell earned the same honor in 2014. Bracewell’s London office is solely dedicated to the energy sector, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, finance and project development transactions in the oil, gas...
November 28, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP Partner W. James “J. J.” McAnelly III was named to the list of Houston Business Journal’s 2016 Who’s Who in Energy. This list annually recognizes the key Houston-based players in the energy industry. Nominated by their peers and selected by the HBJ newsroom, the list represents all sectors of the energy industry, and those that service the industry such as lawyers, financial advisers and more. McAnelly, who...
November 23, 2016
NEW YORK – Bracewell LLP is pleased to announce that the firm had a pair of partners named to the list of 2016 Law360 MVPs of the Year. John G. Klauberg earned an MVP of the Year designation in the Energy category, while Paul Shechtman was named an MVP of the Year in the White Collar listing. Both lawyers, along with their fellow MVP honorees, will be profiled by Law360 in the coming weeks. Klauberg is representing Great Plains Energy in its...
November 23, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP earned high national rankings for syndicated loan work for the first nine months of 2016, according to results released by Thomson Reuters Loan Pricing Corporation (LPC). Bracewell ranked #8 in the Borrower Total Issuance by Volume category and #14 in Overall Total Issuance by Volume category. The recognition reflects the firm’s continued strong performance in representing clients throughout 2016. Thomson Reuters LPC is the premier global provider of...
November 21, 2016
NEW YORK – Bracewell LLP Partner Honorable Barbara S. Jones, former United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, will be presented with the prestigious Emory Buckner Award for Outstanding Public Service by the Federal Bar Council at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on November 23, 2016. Beginning in 1962, the Federal Bar Council established an annual award for outstanding public service named after Emory R. Buckner. Buckner was a prominent lawyer who served...
November 14, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bracewell LLP Partner Dee Martin and Senior Counsel Salo Zelermyer were two of the six 2016 Hero Award Honorees at the annual Recognizing Heroes Awards Dinner & Gala on November 12, 2016, at the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas. Martin and Zelermyer, part of Bracewell’s Policy Resolution Group, were honored for helping young women who had been abducted by terrorists abroad and escaped from their captors make it to the United States safely and legally. This...
November 4, 2016
LONDON – Bracewell (UK) LLP is pleased to announce that three of its London-based lawyers have been recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers & Partners’ Chambers UK, which included Senior Partner Jason Fox gaining a Band 1 ranking for his work in oil & gas. In addition, the firm’s oil & gas practice entered the table in UK-wide, Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas. Below is a list of the individuals recognized by Chambers...
November 1, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP has earned rankings in 23 national and 71 metropolitan categories of the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms rankings. In the national rankings, Bracewell had a total of 13 practices listed in Tier 1. The firm also earned metropolitan honors for its work in Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hartford, Houston, New York City, San Antonio, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., which included 38 Tier 1 metro rankings. The following is a full list of Bracewell...
October 19, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Roxanne T. Almaraz was named to the list of 2016 Women in Energy by ALM’s Texas Lawyer. The Women in Energy list profiles outstanding female attorneys in Texas who practice in the area of energy law. The women honored have had an impact nationally or statewide in their law firm, in-house or regulatory positions, or prevailed in high-stakes cases that shape the law. Almaraz, who recently represented Alinda Capital...
October 12, 2016
DALLAS, Texas – Bracewell LLP is pleased to announce that Barrett R. Howell and Brandon N. McCarthy have joined the firm’s Dallas office as partners in the white collar practice. Also joining are Associates Becca Loegering and Ryan J. Meyer. The addition of Howell and McCarthy follows the addition of five white collar attorneys in New York earlier this year, including Partners Judge Barbara S. Jones and Paul Shechtman. “Barrett and Brandon are highly regarded...
September 16, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell (UK) LLP had five practices and six attorneys recommended in the 2016 edition of Legalease’s The Legal 500 United Kingdom. Highlighting the rankings for Bracewell was the firm’s move to Tier 2 in Projects, Energy and Natural Resources – Oil & Gas, as well as Senior Partner Jason Fox being named to the list of Leading Individuals – the top designation awarded to an attorney by The Legal 500 – in both Projects, Energy and Natural...
September 14, 2016
HOUSTON – The Texas Supreme Court Historical Society recognized Bracewell LLP Appellate Partner Warren W. Harris with the second annual President’s Award at the John Hemphill Dinner on September 9, 2016 in Austin. Harris was honored for his work as the founder of the Taming Texas project. In its inaugural year, Taming Texas reached nearly 10,000 Houston-area students. The Taming Texas program recruited judges, attorneys and Houston area school districts to participate in this...
September 1, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP ranked among the top firms in the U.S. for syndicated loan work for the first half of 2016, according to results released by Thomson Reuters Loan Pricing Corporation (LPC). Bracewell ranked in the following categories: Overall Total Issuance by Number of Deals –  #19 Overall Total Issuance by Volume –  #13 Borrower Total Issuance by Number of Deals –  #12 Borrower Total Issuance by Volume –  #8 Lender...
August 15, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP had a total of 74 attorneys selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a Woodward/White, Inc. publication. In addition, Bracewell had four partners who were awarded Lawyer of the Year designation. This recognition goes to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location. The following Bracewell partners were recognized as 2017 Lawyers of the Years:...
August 9, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP Partner Christopher L. Dodson was named to the inaugural Under 40 Hot List by Euromoney Institutional Investor’s Benchmark Litigation. Compiled over months of peer review and examination of cases handled, the Under 40 Hot List acknowledges the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished litigation partners 40 years old or younger. Dodson’s inclusion on the Under 40 Hot List places him among the top young litigation attorneys...
August 2, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP was named to Law360’s inaugural list of Litigation Powerhouses, which identified the top-50 litigation practices in the nation. Bracewell was further highlighted by Law360 as one of an “elite group” of only five firms with fewer than 200 litigation attorneys included on the list of “litigation heavyweights.” “We coalesced on a strategy of reshaping ourselves as a litigation boutique inside of a large law firm,” said...
July 22, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP announced today that the firm’s public finance practice ranked among the top 10 in the country in four categories for municipal transactions in Thomson Reuters’ league tables for the first half of 2016. Bracewell ranked as follows: #10 in the bond counsel category, with proceeds of $4,584.4 million; #9 in the underwriter counsel category, with proceeds of $4,332.5 million; #9 in the bond counsel negotiated offerings category, with...
July 20, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP received recognition for its intellectual property practice in Globe Business Media Group’s 2016 IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. Bracewell’s Texas IP practice was recommended in patent prosecution and transactions, while also ranking in litigation. In addition to acknowledging Bracewell’s IP practice, IAM Patent 1000 also recognized two of the firm’s attorneys individually. Partner...
July 13, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP Partner Jason G. Cohen was named to the 2016 list of Lawyers on the Rise by ALM’s Texas Lawyer. Cohen was one of only 20 young lawyers chosen from more than 100 nominations of attorneys 40 years old and under who have established a record of accomplishments in the practice of law and their communities. Over the last 10 years, Cohen has represented corporate debtors and senior and junior secured creditors in all phases of corporate debt...
June 29, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP had five practices and five attorneys recognized in Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC’s IFLR1000’s 2016 Guide to Energy & Infrastructure. The 2016 guide is the fourth edition of IFLR1000’s sector specific guide to the legal markets of Asia-Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Nordic and Baltic region, and Sub-Saharan Africa. In Sub-Saharan Africa, Bracewell was recognized in the categories of Oil & Gas, Energy,...
June 16, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP is pleased to welcome Annette L. Tripp as a partner in the Houston office. Tripp joins the firm from Thompson & Knight LLP. “Annette has a stellar reputation with clients and her peers,” said Mark C. Evans, Bracewell managing partner. “Our lawyers have worked alongside of her for many years and we are glad to be able to add her to the firm.” “We have a long history of serving financial institutions and Annette’s...
June 15, 2016
HOUSTON – Legalease Ltd. recognized 25 Bracewell LLP practices and recommended 61 of the firm’s attorneys in the 2016 rankings released today by Legal 500 USA. The firm also had two attorneys received Legal 500’s top honor, being listed as Leading Lawyers. The firm was highlighted in the following categories: Antitrust - Merger control– Daniel E. Hemli Dispute resolution – Appellate: courts of appeals– Warren W. Harris, Jeffrey L. Oldham Dispute resolution -...
June 10, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP Partners Lance W. Behnke and Douglas F. Stewart were selected to the list of 2016 Washington Super Lawyers, while Associate Jared D. Schuettenhelm was chosen to the list of 2016 Washington Rising Stars, both are published by Thomson Reuters. Super Lawyers uses a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement...
June 6, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP is pleased to welcome the return of Dale D. Smith as a partner in the Houston office. Smith, who was previously at Bracewell from 2001-2011, joins from Locke Lord LLP. “We are thrilled to welcome Dale back to the firm,” said Mark C. Evans, Bracewell managing partner. “We have one of the leading energy finance practices in the country, and Dale adds additional depth to our strong team of excellent partners and associates.” “...
May 27, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP had 24 practices and 54 attorneys recognized by Chambers & Partners in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA. The firm featured eight Band 1 attorneys and two Band 1 practices: Nationwide Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) and Texas Banking & Finance. Bracewell’s finance practice was once again the only practice to receive a Band 1 designation in the Texas Banking & Finance table. The following is a complete list of the firm’s...
May 25, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP Partners Jessica N. Adkins and Jeffrey R. Holmstead have been named to the list of Energy & Environmental Trailblazers as part of ALM’s National Law Journal Trailblazers series. Legal professionals recognized in this series are those who have done groundbreaking work in energy and environmental law. Adkins’ practice focuses on energy transactions in the electric power sector. She was named to the list of...
May 23, 2016
NEW YORK – In one of the most highly publicized post-financial crisis jury trials brought by the United States of America against a financial institution, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today reversed a verdict against former Countrywide executive Rebecca Mairone (for whom Bracewell served as lead trial counsel) as well as Bank of America and Countrywide Bank for allegedly selling fraudulent mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the years leading up to the...
May 20, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP Partner Warren W. Harris is the recipient of a Houston Bar Association President’s Award. He was honored at the HBA Annual Dinner on May 19, 2016. Harris was honored for his contribution to the Teach Texas program. In its inaugural year, Teach Texas reached nearly 10,000 Houston-area students. The program recruited judges, attorneys and Houston area school districts to participate in a judicial civics and court history project organized by the Texas...
May 19, 2016
HOUSTON, TX – Bracewell LLP proudly announces that Partners Alan D Albright, Erin S. Hennessy, Albert B. Kimball Jr. and Constance Gall Rhebergen have been named 2016 IP Stars by Euromoney Institutional Investor’s Managing Intellectual Property. As part of the 2016 rankings, the firm’s Trademark Contentious practice was recognized in the United States and Bracewell was recommended for Intellectual Property in Texas. Client...