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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...
May 12, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP is proud to announce that Houston-based Corporate Partner Emily E. Leitch was named as one of Houston Business Journal’s Women to Watch as part of its inaugural Women Who Mean Business (WWMB) awards. More than 400 guests honored the finalists at the WWMB awards and dinner held at the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel on May 11, 2016. Leitch, who was named a Thomson Reuters’ Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2014 and 2015,...
May 10, 2016
HOUSTON, TX – Bracewell LLP is pleased to announce the relaunch of its Energy Legal Blog® with a cleaner look more consistent with the features of the firm’s website. The blog upgrades, which feature both enhanced content and a redesigned format, will ensure an even more user friendly experience than the previous version and will enhance the firm’s already well-established position of We Know Energy®. Powered by the attorneys of Bracewell, Energy Legal Blog®...
May 9, 2016
NEW YORK, New York – Bracewell LLP is pleased to announce that Judge Barbara S. Jones and Paul Shechtman have joined the firm in New York as partners in the white collar practice. Theresa J. Lee and Maggie Lynaugh will also join the firm as associates in New York. Bracewell’s white collar practice has been one of the firm’s core practices for more than a decade. The addition of these distinguished lawyers brings this practice to a new level and will allow the firm to expand...
April 27, 2016
HOUSTON – Houston-based Bracewell LLP Partner Jarvis V. Hollingsworth will serve on Bracewell’s six-member Management Committee. Hollingsworth, the head of the public entities practice, advises schools, colleges, universities, and government entities on public and education law, including public finance. Additionally, he counsels boards of directors/trustees of public and private companies and government and educational entities on their duties, corporate governance and...
April 25, 2016
HOUSTON, TX – Recently elected Bracewell LLP Partner Jason G. Cohen was selected by the Beard Group’s Turnarounds & Workouts as one of only twelve Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers for 2016. Cohen was also honored as an Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer by Turnarounds & Workouts as an associate in 2014. Cohen, who focuses his practice on corporate financial restructuring, was the only attorney outside of New York to make the 2016 list of Outstanding...
April 20, 2016
HOUSTON, TX – Bracewell LLP has been recognized by The BTI Consulting Group, Inc. in its BTI Brand Elite 2016: Client Perception of the Best-Branded Law Firms. Corporate counsel sees Bracewell as “standing out for its premium value.” BTI Brand Elite 2016 only includes law firms with a definitive imprint on corporate counsel in nine key factors clients rely on to differentiate firms, including: Innovation Accomplishments in Client Services Bet-the-Company Work...
April 13, 2016
DUBAI/LONDON – Bracewell LLP had three practices and five lawyers recognized in Legalease’s 2016 editorial of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA). Bracewell was ranked in Tier 3 of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Energy and Infrastructure space and Tier 5 of the UAE Commercial, Corporate and M&A category. The firm was also ranked in Tier 4 of the Regional Summary for Africa. In addition, Bracewell had five attorneys recommended for 2016 by The Legal...
March 30, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bracewell LLP’s Washington, D.C. office has moved to newly constructed state-of-the-art office space. The firm will occupy one-and-a-half floors of 2001 M St. NW, a new Brookfield Property Partners’ trophy building, near Dupont Circle. “The new space is spectacular,” said Mark K. Lewis, managing partner of Bracewell’s Washington, D.C. office. “The natural light, the modern efficient build out and the client-friendly conference center...
March 28, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP is pleased to announce that Gregory M. Bopp has been elected as the firm's managing partner. He will assume this new role effective July 1, 2016. Bopp will succeed Mark C. Evans, who will become co-chairman of the firm, along with Patrick C. Oxford. Bopp has held a number of leadership positions at Bracewell and currently serves as co-chair of the firm's business and regulatory section and as a member of the firm's management committee. He has...
March 23, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP Partner Carrin F. Patman has been chosen by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner to serve the Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) Board as its new chairwoman. Patman is returning to the transit agency, having previously served on the board for four years. Houston City Council unanimously approved Patman, making her the first woman to chair the agency. “Carrin is the person who can take METRO to the next level,” Mayor Turner said during a press conference...
March 17, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP had 14 attorneys and seven practice areas recognized by Chambers & Partners in the 2016 edition of Chambers Global. The firm was recognized for its United States energy and projects practices, receiving rankings for Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation), Energy: Electricity (Transactional), Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) (Band 1), Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional), Projects: Oil & Gas, and Projects:...