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Legal 500 Ranks Bracewell At The Top Once Again

June 17, 2008

HOUSTON (June 17, 2008) - The Legal 500 US 2008 ranked Bracewell & Giuliani LLP among the top nationally in mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructuring, bank lending, energy litigation, real estate transactions and domestic tax. Mergers & acquisitions received the highest honors, ranking best in the nation.

The following individual attorneys were recognized as leaders in their respective fields:

Gregory Bopp, the co-chair of the corporate practice, is described by clients in the mergers & acquisitions as ‘very efficient’, ‘very pragmaticanda master of his field’. Other praised partners for M&A include Gary W. Orloff, Daniel R. Witschey, Edgar J. Marston and Mark E. Palmer.

In corporate restructuring, Evan D. Flaschen, the firm’s financial restructuring and bankruptcy group chair out of Connecticut, is praised by clients for his ‘engaging bedside manner’.  He is described as ‘savvy, smart and solutions-oriented’.

In bank lending, partner Robin J. Miles is commended by clients for his ‘tremendous knowledge of the market’.

Charles Shoneman, co-head of the energy regulatory practice, is known to clients as ‘practical, truthful and intelligent’ in energy litigation. Partners Sandra Rizzo is noted by clients as ‘personable but hard-edged at the same time, which is a great combination,’ and J. Clifford Gunter stands out for his ‘stunning courtroom skills’.

In real estate, Clark Thompson, Jr. is known as ‘the mastermind behind the practice, and a massive boon for anyone that works with the group,' while Aaron Roffwarg draws attention for his contributions concerning real estate matters for industrial and energy clients.

Lastly, partner R. Joe Hull is acknowledged for his vast experience and receives recommendations for his ‘quality tax work’ in federal, state and local taxation.

For nearly 20 years, The Legal 500 has been providing independent commentary on law firms in more than 80 different countries/jurisdictions. Its rankings are based on thousands of interviews with leading practitioners and clients from coast to coast. For more information, visit www.legal500.com.