Bracewell & Giuliani LLP had 21 practices recognized and 62 of the firm’s attorneys recommended in the 2014 rankings released by Legal 500 USA.
Partners Sanford M. Brown (Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts – Middle Market: $500-999 million), Evan D. Flaschen (Corporate Restructuring: Including Bankruptcy) and G. Alan Rafte (Energy: Transactions) were all recognized as Leading Lawyers, the top designation awarded by Legal 500.
Overall, the firm’s capital markets, construction, corporate restructuring, energy, environment, financial services, intellectual property, investment fund formation and management, employee benefits and executive compensation, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, tax, technology and white-collar criminal defense practices were highlighted along with the following attorneys in the categories below.
Alternative/Hedge Funds (tier 5) – Cheri L. Hoff
Capital Markets: Debt Offerings (tier 4) – Gregory M. Bopp, Troy L. Harder, Gary W. Orloff, Charles H. Still Jr., Michael S. Telle
Capital Markets: Equity Offerings (tier 4) – Gregory M. Bopp, Troy L. Harder, Gary W. Orloff, Michael S. Telle
Construction (tier 4) – Steve W. Benesh, Richard F. Whiteley
Corporate Restructuring, including Bankruptcy (tier 5) – Renée M. Dailey, Evan D. Flaschen, Kurt A. Mayr
Domestic Tax: Central (tier 4) – Lance W. Behnke, James D. Reardon
Domestic Tax: East Coast (tier 7) – Elizabeth L. McGinley
Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (tier 4) – Bruce R. Jocz, Scott C. Sanders
Energy: Litigation (tier 2) – Glenn A. Ballard Jr., Stephen B. Crain
Energy: Regulatory (tier 2) – Paul W. Fox, Kirstin E. Gibbs, J. Clifford Gunter III, Shelby J. Kelley, Deanna E. King, Mark K. Lewis, D. Kirk Morgan II, David M. Perlman, David R. Poe
Energy: Transactions (tier 2) – Gregory M. Bopp, W. Cleland Dade, Daniel E. Hemli, Ryan S. Holcomb, Bruce R. Jocz, Elizabeth L. McGinley, Robin J. Miles, Gray H. Muzzy, G. Alan Rafte, Connie S. Stamets, Michael S. Telle, Tim Wilkins, Jonathan D. Wry
Environment: Litigation (tier 3) – Jason B. Hutt, Heather Corken Palmer, Tim Wilkins
Financial Services: Regulatory (tier 6) – Sanford M. Brown, Robert S. Frenchman, Julian Rainero
Litigation: Supreme Court and Appellate (tier 3) – J. Clifford Gunter III, Warren W. Harris,Jeff L. Oldham
Litigation: White-Collar Criminal Defense (tier 6) – Richard W. Beckler, Marc L. Mukasey
M&A: Large Deals, $1-5 billion (tier 3) – Gregory M. Bopp, W. Cleland Dade, John G. Klauberg, Gary W. Orloff, G. Alan Rafte, Michael S. Telle
Patent Prosecution: Utility and Design Patents (tier 4) – Jim E. Bradley, Keith R. Derrington, Albert B. Kimball Jr., Constance Gall Rhebergen, Jeffrey S. Whittle
Project Finance (tier 5) – Jessica N. Adkins, John G. Klauberg, Frederick J. Lark, Robin J. Miles, Thomas M. Tomlinson, Charles F. Vandenburgh
Technology: Outsourcing (tier 4) – Jeffrey B. Andrews, Andrew J. Gajkowski
Technology: Transactions (tier 4) – Jeffrey B. Andrews, Edward A. Cavazos, Andrew J. Gajkowski, Jeffrey S. Whittle
Trademarks: Non-Contentious, full coverage (tier 4) – Erin S. Hennessy, Mark N. Mutterperl
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