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Bracewell Continues Strong Performance in Chambers USA

HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP received 21 practice and 55 individual rankings in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA. The firm is ranked Band 1 in Nationwide Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation), Texas Banking & Finance and Texas Environment.

Bracewell’s finance practice remains the only group to receive a Band 1 recognition in the Texas banking and finance table. This marks the sixth year in a row (2013-2018) that the finance team has earned this distinction. Chambers notes that Bracewell is an “outstanding Texas firm with a deep bench of banking and finance expertise.”

In addition, 12 Bracewell lawyers received Band 1, Eminent Practitioner or Senior Statesmen rankings.

More details about this year’s rankings can be found below.


Climate Change
                Jeffrey R. Holmstead

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

Energy: Electricity (Transactional)
                Ryan S. Holcomb
                John G. Klauberg
                Frederick J. Lark

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

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


Government Contracts*
                Angela B. Styles

Government Relations*
                Scott H. Segal

Investment Funds: Hedge Funds*
                Cheri L. Hoff

Litigation: Trial Lawyers*
                Paul Shechtman

                Jeffrey B. Andrews

                G. Alan Rafte
                Nicolai J. Sarad

Projects: Oil & Gas

Projects: Power               

Projects: PPP*
                Nicolai J. Sarad



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


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

                Elizabeth L. McGinley


Banking & Finance

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

                William A. (Trey) Wood III

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity


                W. Cleland Dade

Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity)*
                Phil F. Ricketts

                Sara Burgin
                Matthew Paulson
                Whit Swift
                Timothy A. Wilkins

                Victoria M. Garcia

Intellectual Property
                Alan D Albright
                Constance Gall Rhebergen

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

Litigation: Appellate*
                Warren W. Harris
                Jeffrey Oldham

Litigation: Energy & Natural Resources*
                J. Clifford Gunter III

Litigation: General Commercial
                Stephen B. Crain
                Sean Gorman
                J. Clifford Gunter III

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

Real Estate
                K. Brock Bailey
                Aaron P. Roffwarg

                Gregory M. Bopp

Technology: Corporate & Commercial*
                Janice Z. Davis

Technology: Outsourcing
                Jeffrey B. Andrews


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.