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Mark Lewis to Head Bracewell & Giuliani's D.C. Office

November 1, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.   Bracewell & Giuliani LLP announced today that Mark K. Lewis has assumed the role of managing partner of its Washington, D.C. office.

Lewis is a member of Bracewell's energy practice, concentrating on energy-related projects, transactions and controversies. His clients include oil and gas producers and marketers; oil and gas pipeline developers, owners, operators and investors; gas distributors; and large industrial energy consumers.

“We are glad to have Mark joining the firm leadership team,” said firm Managing Partner Mark C. Evans. “D.C. is an important office for Bracewell, with a large energy practice. We are looking to continue expansion in this area, as well as other complimentary practices such as environmental, regulatory, litigation, and other strengths of the firm, such as intellectual property and technology related areas. We believe Mark can help us with that goal. The firm’s energy practice is wide-ranging, and the D.C. office satisfies the regulatory, environmental, government relations, and strategic communications concerns of our international client base,” added Evans.

“I welcome the opportunity to help grow our already strong and successful Washington office,” said Lewis. “This is an exciting time in the energy industry.  We’ve got a great platform, firm-wide and in Washington, to serve our energy industry clients and we look forward to strategic growth in the Washington office to expand that platform,” he added.

Lewis handles U.S. and global oil and gas pipeline development projects with respect to project structuring, contracting and governmental approvals. He represents regulated pipelines, pipeline ownership interests regarding pipeline management issues, clients in transactions involving the acquisition of pipeline companies and pipeline assets, and shippers contracting with pipelines.

Lewis has been recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America. In the 2011 edition of Chambers USA, Lewis was described by a client as having “commercial acumen…second to none and he manages to make you feel like his only client.”