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Chambers USA 2009 Recognizes Five Of Bracewell's Practices Nationally

June 12, 2009

HOUSTON Chambers and Partners USA 2009: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, has recognized five of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP’s practices as among the best in the nation and 14 as best in their  regions, including the Texas Banking & Finance group, which was ranked number one. The guide also named 40 of the firm’s attorneys for recognition based on professional excellence in their areas of practice and their quality of client service.

The following is a summary of Chambers USA’s rankings of the firm and its attorneys. The practice areas and individual attorneys are ranked in bands from 1-5, with 1 being the highest level of recognition. Attorneys can also be recognized as up and coming in their category.

(Practice Areas/Individual Attorneys)
Climate Change (Band 3)
Energy: Oil & Gas (Band 3)
Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer Regulation

            Julian Rainero (Band 2)
Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A
            Sanford M. Brown (Band 3)
Native American Law (Band 3)
            Nancy J. Appleby (Band 2)
Projects: Infrastructure (Band 3)
Projects: Oil & Gas (Band 3)

            G. Alan Rafte (Band 2)
            Nancy A. Wodka (Band 3)
            Thomas Moore III (Band 4)
Energy: Electricity (Band 5)
            Jeffrey D. Watkiss (Band 5)
            Sandra Rizzo (Band 5)
Energy: Oil & Gas (Band 4)
            Charles H. Shoneman (Band 2)
Environment (Band 4)
            Jeffrey R. Holmstead (Band 3)
            Scott H. Segal (Band 4)
            Lisa M. Jaeger (Band 5)
            Evan D. Flaschen (Band 4)
Banking & Finance (Band 1)
            William J. Hayes (Band 1)
            Mark C. Evans (Band 2)
            Dewey J. Gonsoulin, Jr. (Band 3)
            Heather l. Brown (Band 3)
            Catherine Ozdogan (Band 3)
Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 4)
            Samuel M. Stricklin (Band 3)
            Marcy E. Kurtz (Band 4)
            Trey Wood (Band 4)
Corporate/M&A (Band 3)
            Edgar J. Marston III (Band 3)
            Gregory M. Bopp (Up and coming)
Energy & Natural Resources (Band 2)
            G. Alan Rafte (Band 1)
            Ryan S. Holcomb (Band 5)
            James McAnelly III (Band 5)
            Walter Keneally (Up and coming)
Energy & Natural Resources: Dispute Resolution (Band 3)
            Clifford Gunter (Band 1)
Environment (Band 2)
            Tracy D. Hester (Band 2)
            Timothy A. Wilkins (Band 3)
Intellectual Property (Band 4)
            Albert Kimball Jr. (Band 3)
            Constance Gall Rhebergen (Band 3)
Labor & Employment (Band 3)
            Robert E. Sheeder (Band 1)
            J. Tullos Wells (Band 2)
            Amy Karff Halevy (Band 3)
Litigation: Appellate
            Warren W. Harris (Band 3)
            J. Brett Busby (Band 3)
Litigation: General Commercial (Band 4)
            Clifford Gunter (Band 2)
Real Estate (Band 2)
            Clark G. Thompson Jr. (Band 2)
            Aaron P. Roffwarg (Up and coming)
Tax (Band 4)
            R. Joe Hull (Band 4)
            Gregory M. Bopp (Band 4)
Technology: Corporate & Commercial
            Thomas D. Manford III (Band 3)

Chambers USA is an independent and objective research directory of lawyers. Recognition is based on thousands of interviews with leading practitioners and clients. For more information on Bracewell's recognition by Chambers and Partners visit their Web site at www.chambersandpartners.com.