HOUSTON — Bracewell LLP is pleased to announce the election of seven new partners and two new senior principals, effective January 1, 2017. The new partners are George D. Fatula, Yvonne Y. Ho, Rebecca Keep, Amy E. Parker, Ryan M. Philp, Elena V. Rubinov and David A. Shargel. The new senior principals are Salo Zelermyer and Joshua C. Zive.
“We would like to congratulate our new partners and senior principals on this wonderful professional accomplishment,” said Gregory M. Bopp, Bracewell’s managing partner. “These individuals exemplify our dedication to client service excellence as well as our culture of collaboration and collegiality.”
Yvonne Y. Ho, Houston – Ho's practice focuses on appeals and original proceedings in state and federal appellate courts. She also works with trial counsel to formulate pre-trial strategies, write dispositive motions, prepare jury charges and preserve error at trial. Ho worked on the Bracewell team that defended a military contractor in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in an action brought by 150-plus National Guardsmen who worked at a water-treatment facility in Iraq. The victory reversed a previous $81 million judgment against the client. She was also part of the Bracewell team that successfully defended a large operator of funeral homes in an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from an order denying certification of a nationwide class in an antitrust case. Ho previously served as a law clerk to the Hon. Thomas M. Reavley, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Hon. Ewing Werlein, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Ho received her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 2006, her master’s degree from the University of Southern California in 1995 and her bachelor’s degree from Rice University in 1993.
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Salo Zelermyer, Washington, D.C. – Zelermyer’s practice focuses on formulating and implementing federal policy initiatives for industry and non-profit clients on a broad range of policy matters in the energy, technology and healthcare sectors. In 2007, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as senior counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In this role, Zelermyer served as a senior advisor to the general counsel and DOE leadership on a wide variety of energy and environmental issues. In 2015, Zelermyer was recognized by Greenwire as one of its “People to Watch” in energy and environmental policy and in 2016, Zelermyer was honored with a Hero Award by Unlikely Heroes for his work in helping victims of human trafficking and terrorism. Zelermyer received his law degree from Boston College Law School in 2004 and his bachelor’s degree from George Washington University in 2001.
BBC, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous legal and trade publications. Zive received his law degree from Baylor University School of Law in 2002, his master’s degree from Baylor University in 1996 and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in 1994.