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Legal 500 Recognizes 21 Bracewell Practices and 62 Attorneys as U.S. Leaders

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

For 27 years, The Legal 500 has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research program revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in 106 jurisdictions based on feedback from 250,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.