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Bracewell LLP

Litigation

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What the team is known for

Deep bench with a reputation for taking creative approaches to disputes both before and in trial on behalf of major corporate clients. Especially accomplished at handling appeals and suits arising out of the energy sector, with further capabilities in banking, securities, IP and environmental matters. Has enjoyed a number of recent successes in high-level appeals courts, and also fields expertise in white-collar litigation.

Strengths

Clients say: "The attorneys are very responsive and thoughtful in the way they put guidance together. They also ask good questions to make sure they understand the full scope of issues."

One source regards the attorneys as "top-notch professionals" and "really good trial lawyers."

Work highlights

Represented BMC Software in a lawsuit against IBM concerning alleged breach of an agreement not to replace the BMC mainframe software products licensed by the communications company AT&T with IBM’s own products.

Acted for Westlake Chemical before the Texas Supreme Court as part of a construction dispute involving work performed by defendant James Construction Group on a plant being built by Westlake in Louisiana.

Notable practitioners

Clifford Gunter remains widely respected for his wealth of commercial litigation experience. He offers particular expertise in the energy and natural resources sector.

Jeffery Vaden frequently represents energy companies in white-collar litigation and regulatory investigations and is held in particularly high regard for his expertise in FCPA matters.
"He is an outstanding lawyer." "He's a very thoughtful, very capable and thorough lawyer who is well respected by the judiciary and US Attorney's Office."

Sean Gorman has a broad commercial litigation practice, which includes representing clients in energy, technology and the public sector, among others.
"A very active and effective lawyer." "An impressive litigator." "He is able to focus on the overall outcome while also handling important, minute details. Sean is a brilliant strategist and negotiator. He has the ability to instill total confidence that the client is in capable hands. He is a masterful strategist who never loses sight of the big-picture business objective."

Stephen Crain is adept at handling complex commercial disputes, including on behalf of clients in the construction and energy sectors.
"He's very smart and a good strategist." "He's very creative and has a good way of developing relationships with judges, juries and witnesses."

Warren Harris is a preeminent appellate litigator who represents clients in the healthcare and energy sectors, among others.
"He's very polished and has good instincts and judgment." "He's an intellectual and just gets deep into a record and gets a lot out of it. He is the complete package."

Yvonne Ho appears in Texas and federal appellate courts on behalf of commercial clients.
"She's very good, organized and well regarded." "She is an excellent appellate lawyer."

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Overview

For 75 years, Bracewell has been one of the few “go-to” litigation firms in Texas with a strong national reach, earning the respect of both judges and adversaries. The firm’s trial lawyers work together to ensure that our clients have the best, most experienced and most cohesive team for each matter.

The team is known for representing industry leaders, across many sectors, in their most high-profile and complex matters. This includes commercial, securities, patent, white-collar, international arbitration, environment and energy litigation, as well as appellate issues that arise from these matters.

Litigation

Bracewell LLP

firm
Location

711 Louisiana Street

Suite 2300

Pennzoil Place - South Tower

Houston

Texas

USA

TX 77002-2770

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Texas

Litigation: Appellate


Warren W Harris
Band 1
Yvonne Y Ho
Band 4

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Jeffery Vaden
Band 2
Texas: Houston & Surrounds

Litigation: General Commercial


J Clifford Gunter III
Senior Statespeople
Sean Gorman
Band 2
Stephen B Crain
Band 3