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Gregory M. Bopp Elected as Managing Partner of Bracewell

HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP is pleased to announce that Gregory M. Bopp has been elected as the firm's managing partner. He will assume this new role effective July 1, 2016. Bopp will succeed Mark C. Evans, who will become co-chairman of the firm, along with Patrick C. Oxford.

Bopp has held a number of leadership positions at Bracewell and currently serves as co-chair of the firm's business and regulatory section and as a member of the firm's management committee. He has spent his entire legal career at Bracewell, joining the firm in 1995 and becoming a partner in 2001.

In 2015, Bopp was named a Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer for his role in representing Kinder Morgan, Inc. in the $76 billion acquisition of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., Kinder Morgan Management, LLC, and El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P.

“Greg has been a key member of our leadership team for many years, and I am absolutely confident that he will lead the firm to continued success,” said Mark C. Evans. “He’s an accomplished lawyer and a tremendous leader. Over the years, Greg and I have developed a close personal and professional relationship, and I look forward to working with him in his new role.”

“I am honored to serve as the firm’s managing partner,” said Gregory M. Bopp. “Mark has been a tremendous leader for Bracewell, and I look forward to working with him and my fellow partners across the entire firm. Our commitment to excellent client service, our collegial culture and strategic growth will remain top priorities of mine.”

Bopp earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from South Texas College of Law, and his B.B.A., Accounting, from The University of Texas at Austin.