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Bracewell LLP

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Managing Partner: Gregory M Bopp
Number of partners: 167 Number of lawyers: 344
Languages: Arabic, Bangla, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

Firm Overview:
Bracewell LLP is a leading law and government relations firm primarily serving the energy, infrastructure finance and technology sectors throughout the world. Bracewell’s industry focus results in comprehensive state-of-the-art knowledge of the commercial, legal and governmental challenges faced by clients and enables the firm’s lawyers to provide innovative solutions to facilitate transactions and resolve disputes.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Corporate & Securities
Environmental Strategies
Financial Institutions
Financial Restructuring
Intellectual Property
International Practice
Labor & Employment
Private Investment Funds
Public Finance
Real Estate & Projects
Strategic Communications
White Collar Defense, Internal Investigations & Regulatory Enforcement

Energy & Infrastructure:
Bracewell has one of the world’s most experienced practices focused on energy and infrastructure transactions. These kinds of large-scale and complex matters are subject to a range of challenges, including multifaceted commercial arrangements, finance structuring issues, multiple levels of governmental regulation, and other execution challenges. Clients rely on Bracewell to help them achieve their most ambitious goals, which are unique, innovative and often first of their kind. When we work with clients, we are able to provide more than just legal advice. We provide business and strategic advice in assisting our clients in structuring, negotiating and documenting the full array of agreements tailored to each client’s needs.

In addition, unlike virtually every one of our competitors, Bracewell is able to provide a comprehensive offering for projects in or related to the energy sector given the number of our lawyers who are focused on each aspect of this sector. Being dedicated to energy, our team possesses unparalleled knowledge of (i) the energy markets, (ii) the key legal and commercial issues that our clients are facing, and (iii) how best to address those challenges to allow our clients to efficiently execute on project financings in an increasingly difficult environment. Bracewell’s team possesses the wherewithal, foresight, efficiency and experience to deliver results under the most challenging conditions.
Contact: Alan G. Rafte
Tel: 713 221 1411
Email: [email protected]

With finance lawyers strategically located throughout the US and internationally, the world’s largest lending institutions, funds, companies and institutional investors across a multitude of industries call on Bracewell’s lawyers to assist with their financing needs. Lenders, underwriters, issuers and borrowers turn to Bracewell’s finance practice to draw upon its extensive capabilities to assist with their high-level and complex financing deals. Whether it is corporate loans or capital market debt, first or second lien financing, project financing or restructurings and workouts, we draw on our extensive capabilities to help sponsors and lenders in financing all forms.
Contact: Dewey J Gonsoulin, Jr.
Tel: 713 221 1110
Email: [email protected]

Bracewell’s technology team utilizes a well-rounded approach to facilitate protection of technology assets to align with the long term goals of the client. The firm provides practical coverage in all areas of technology and intellectual property, with established practitioners who file, prosecute and litigate patents, trademarks, and copyrights, and provide advice and support on an array of transactional or adversarial matters. Bracewell lawyers also counsel on outsourcing, licensing, technology transfers and joint venture agreements. The firm is particularly active in core industries around the globe from energy, technology, finance and retail.
Contact: Constance Gall Rhebergen
Tel: 713 221 3306
Email: [email protected]

Bracewell’s litigators are known for representing industry leaders in their most high-profile and complex matters. Its lawyers handle commercial, securities, patent, white-collar, international arbitration, environment and energy litigation, as well as appellate issues that arise from these matters. For more than 70 years, Bracewell’s litigators have excelled in courtrooms across the United States and internationally, earning the respect of both judges and adversaries.
Contact: Stephen B Crain
Tel: 713 221 1305
Email: [email protected]