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Chambers USA Recognizes Bracewell’s Legal and Client Service Excellence

NEW YORK – Bracewell LLP’s leadership and commitment to client service earned the firm 77 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.

Bracewell’s overall results are summarized below.


Climate Change
Jeffrey R. Holmstead – Band 1

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

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


Government Relations*

Scott H. Segal

Jeffrey B. Andrews

G. Alan Rafte

Projects: PPP*
Nicolai J. Sarad

Projects: Oil & Gas

Projects: Power & Renewables: Transactional



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


Elizabeth L. McGinley


Banking & Finance

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

William A. (Trey) Wood III

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity


W. Cleland Dade

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

Victoria M. Garcia

Intellectual Property
Constance Gall Rhebergen

Labor & Employment
Amy Karff Halevy
J. Tullos Wells

Litigation: Appellate*
Warren W. Harris

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

Litigation: General Commercial
Stephen B. Crain
J. Clifford Gunter III – Senior Statesperson

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

Real Estate
K. Brock Bailey
Aaron P. Roffwarg

Gregory M. Bopp – Eminent Practitioner

Technology & Outsourcing
Jeffrey B. Andrews – Band 1


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.