HOUSTON — The Financial Times recognized Bracewell & Giuliani LLP among the most creative and forward-thinking law firms in the U.S., naming Bracewell a highly commended firm in its U.S. Innovative Lawyers report. Bracewell tied for fourth in the category of Most Innovative U.S. Law Firms: Business of Law 2012.
Bracewell received the honor largely due to its launch of the Policy Resolution Group (PRG), a unit that combines legal, government relations and communications advice for clients with flexible billing arrangements. PRG is comprised of 13 professionals, including PRG founding partners and Bracewell practitioners Scott Segal, Ed Krenik, Frank Maisano, Dee Martin and Paul Nathanson, as well as firm partners Gene Godley and Michael Pate. PRG partners have a combined 150 plus years of experience in government relations, strategic communications and legal representation.
“We are honored that the Financial Times has recognized the innovative qualities of the Policy Resolution Group,” said PRG Founding Partner Scott Segal. “This award says a lot about the management at Bracewell and its ability to recognize opportunities in the government relations and communications space. The award demonstrates that successful professional services firms must capitalize on changing client needs.”
“We are always looking for ways to best serve our clients, and that often requires a more creative approach,” said Mark C. Evans, Bracewell’s managing partner. “PRG’s unique offering comes from the understanding that collaboration between government relations, strategic communications and legal representation is key for our advocacy services.”
The Financial Times’ U.S. Innovative Lawyers report includes unique rankings of law firms that bring fresh thinking and practices to solving business problems in America. More than 60 law firms submitted 320 entries to be included in the honors.