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Chambers USA Recognizes Bracewell’s Legal and Client Service Excellence

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NEW YORK – Bracewell LLP’s leadership and commitment to client service earned the firm 80 practice and individual rankings in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA. Bracewell lawyers were recognized for legal excellence in the energy, infrastructure, finance and technology sectors, as well as regulatory and litigation work.

For the fifth year in a row, Bracewell earned a Nationwide Band 1 ranking in Oil & Gas (Regulatory and Litigation). The firm was also nationally ranked for Oil & Gas (Transactional), Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) and Electricity (Transactional).

An impressed client told Chambers USA that “Bracewell as a firm…can’t be beat. They combine a powerful bench with wonderful client service and attention to detail. I trust that when working with their attorneys, I get sound legal advice quickly from people who are invested in my company’s success.”

Bracewell was ranked as a Band 1 firm in Texas: Environment for the third consecutive year. In addition, the firm was nationally ranked in both Climate Change and Environment.

According to Chambers USA, Bracewell has a “high-caliber team that counts a range of Fortune 500 firms in its client base.” A commentator adds: “The team at Bracewell is capable of handling any matter presented because the team collaborates as a unit to ensure that the client receives the best legal advice.”

Bracewell remains the only firm ranked Band 1 for Texas: Banking and Finance — an honor it has held for the last seven years. Chambers USA described Bracewell as “an outstanding Texas firm with a deep bench of banking and finance expertise.”

The firm’s bench strength is reflected in the individual rankings in which approximately 40 percent of Bracewell’s US partners were recognized as leaders in their respective practice areas. Of the 60 lawyer rankings in this year’s guide, 17 percent were Band 1 or above.

Bracewell’s overall results are summarized below.

NATIONWIDE

Climate Change
Jeffrey R. Holmstead – Band 1

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
Deanna E. King
Catherine P. McCarthy

Paul F. Wight

Energy: Electricity (Transactional)
Ryan S. Holcomb

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)
Michael W. Brooks
George D. Fatula
Mark K. Lewis
D. Kirk Morgan II
David M. Perlman

Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
W. James McAnelly III
G. Alan Rafte – Band 1

Environment

Government Relations*

Scott H. Segal

Investment Funds: Hedge Funds*
Cheri L. Hoff

Litigation: Trial Lawyers*
Paul Shechtman

Outsourcing*
Jeffrey B. Andrews

Projects*
G. Alan Rafte

Projects: PPP*
Nicolai J. Sarad

Projects: Oil & Gas

Projects: Power & Renewables: Transactional

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Environment

Kevin A. Ewing
Jeffrey R. Holmstead
Lisa M. Jaeger
Scott H. Segal

NEW YORK

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations*
Paul Shechtman – Band 1

Tax*
Elizabeth L. McGinley

TEXAS

Banking & Finance

Heather L. Brown
Kate H. Day
Mark C. Evans – Eminent Practitioner
Dewey J. Gonsoulin Jr.
G. Alan Rafte
Stephanie Koo Song

Bankruptcy/Restructuring
William A. (Trey) Wood III

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

Corporate/M&A

W. Cleland Dade

Environment
Sara Burgin – Band 1
Matthew Paulson
Whit Swift
Timothy A. Wilkins – Band 1

Immigration*
Victoria M. Garcia

Intellectual Property
Constance Gall Rhebergen

Labor & Employment
Jay Aldis
Becky L. Baker
Amy Karff Halevy
J. Tullos Wells

Litigation: Appellate*
Warren W. Harris

Litigation: Energy & Natural Resources*
Stephen B. Crain
Sean Gorman
J. Clifford Gunter III – Senior Statesperson

Litigation: General Commercial
Stephen B. Crain
Christopher Dodson
Sean Gorman
J. Clifford Gunter III – Senior Statesperson

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations*
Jeffery B. Vaden

Real Estate
K. Brock Bailey
Aaron P. Roffwarg

Tax
Gregory M. Bopp – Eminent Practitioner

Technology & Outsourcing
Jeffrey B. Andrews – Band 1

WASHINGTON

Intellectual Property*

Douglas F. Stewart

*Bracewell received an individual ranking only

Chambers & Partners has been publishing guides to the legal profession since 1990. On the basis of in-depth research, Chambers & Partners identifies the world’s top lawyers in more than 175 countries, providing independent rankings and editorial commentary. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by clients.