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Bracewell Ranks Among Leading Firms in 2021 U.S. News ‒ Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Report

HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP earned 95 national and metropolitan rankings in the 2021 U.S. News Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” report, including 13 national Tier 1 rankings.

Bracewell was ranked as a national Tier 1 firm in 13 categories:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Oil & Gas Law
  • Project Finance Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Tax Law

In addition, Bracewell earned 71 metropolitan rankings in Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, New York, San Antonio, Seattle and Washington, DC, which included 37 Tier 1 regional rankings across the seven regions.

U.S. News & World Report’s U.S. News and
BL Rankings' Best Lawyers® annually join together to rank firms across the United States. The U.S. News Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, and peer review from leading lawyers in their field, as well as additional information provided by law firms. To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers® in that particular practice area and metro area.

More detail about Bracewell’s rankings can be found below.

NATIONAL

Appellate Practice – Tier 1
Banking and Finance Law – Tier 1
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation – Tier 1
Corporate Law – Tier 1
Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Tier 1
Employment Law – Management
Energy Law – Tier 1
Environmental Law – Tier 1
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Environmental – Tier 1
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Natural Resources Law
Oil & Gas Law – Tier 1
Project Finance Law – Tier 1
Public Finance Law – Tier 1
Real Estate Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law – Tier 1
Securities Regulation
Tax Law – Tier 1
Technology Law
Trademark Law

REGIONAL

Austin

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Energy Law – Tier 1
Environmental Law – Tier 1
Litigation – Banking & Finance
Litigation – Construction – Tier 1
Litigation – Environmental – Tier 1
Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) – Tier 1
Public Finance Law – Tier 1
Tax Law  – Tier 1
Water Law – Tier 1

Dallas/Fort Worth
Commercial Litigation
Public Finance Law – Tier 1
Real Estate Law

Houston
Appellate Practice – Tier 1
Banking and Finance Law – Tier 1
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law – Tier 1
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation – Tier 1
Corporate Law – Tier 1
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Education Law
Employment Law – Management – Tier 1
Energy Law – Tier 1
International Trade and Finance Law
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor & Employment – Tier 1
Litigation – Patent
Natural Resources Law – Tier 1
Oil & Gas Law – Tier 1
Patent Law
Project Finance Law – Tier 1
Public Finance Law – Tier 1
Real Estate Law – Tier 1
Securities/Capital Markets Law – Tier 1
Securities Regulation
Tax Law – Tier 1
Technology Law – Tier 1

New York
Administrative/Regulatory Law
Appellate Practice
Banking and Finance Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Tier 1
Energy Law – Tier 1
Trademark Law

San Antonio
Bet-the-Company Litigation – Tier 1
Commercial Litigation – Tier 1
Employment Law – Management – Tier 1
Immigration Law
Labor Law – Management – Tier 1
Litigation – Labor & Employment – Tier 1

Seattle
Litigation: Intellectual Property
Tax Law – Tier 1

Washington, DC
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Compliance Law
Criminal Defense: General Practice
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Energy Law – Tier 1
Environmental Law – Tier 1
Government Relations Practice
Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
Litigation – Environmental – Tier 1
Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation – Securities
Oil & Gas Law – Tier 1
Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
Public Finance Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law