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Legal 500 US Recognizes Excellence of Bracewell Lawyers and Practices

HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP continues to be a powerhouse in core industries and strategic practice areas as evidenced by Legalease in the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 United States, which recommended 89 individual lawyers and ranked 35 practices across a variety of sectors, including energy and infrastructure, finance and technology.

The firm yielded outstanding results in a number of strategic practice areas, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial litigation, corporate investigations, white collar criminal defense, capital markets, commercial lending, project finance, restructuring, government relations, environmental, fund formation, antitrust, immigration, labor and employment, outsourcing, construction and tax.

The following is a complete list of the firm’s practices and lawyers recognized by Legal 500:

Antitrust Merger Control
    Daniel E. Hemli
    Jacqueline R. Java

Appellate: Courts of Appeals
    Warren W. Harris
    Yvonne Y. Ho
    Jeffrey L. Oldham

Capital Markets: Debt Offerings – Advice to Issuers
    Will Anderson
    Charles H. Still Jr.
    Troy L. Harder
    Timothy C. Langenkamp

Capital Markets: Equity Offerings – Advice to Issuers
    Will Anderson
    Charles H. Still Jr.
    Troy L. Harder
    Timothy C. Langenkamp

Commercial Lending: Advice to Borrowers
    Dewey J. Gonsoulin Jr.
    Heather L. Brown
    Jeris D. Brunette
    Kate H. Day
    Mark D. Holmes
    Rebecca H. Keep
    Robin J. Miles
    Dale D. Smith
    Stephanie Koo Song

Commercial Lending: Advice to Lenders

    Dewey J. Gonsoulin Jr.
    Heather L. Brown
    Jeris D. Brunette
    Kate H. Day
    Mark D. Holmes
    Rebecca H. Keep
    Robin J. Miles
    Dale D. Smith
    Stephanie Koo Song

Construction (including Construction Litigation)
    Phillip L. Sampson Jr.
    Richard F. Whiteley
    W. Stephen Benesh
    Brian C. Mitchell
    Aaron P. Roffwarg

Corporate Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Corporates
    Paul Shechtman (Leading Lawyer)
    Philip J. Bezanson
    Barbara S. Jones
    Thomas F. Kokalas
    Jeffery B. Vaden

Corporate Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Individuals
    Paul Shechtman (Leading Lawyer)
    Philip J. Bezanson
    Barbara S. Jones
    Thomas F. Kokalas
    Jeffery B. Vaden

Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactional
    Bruce R. Jocz
    Scott C. Sanders
    Allison K. Perry

Energy Litigation: Conventional Power
    Stephen B. Crain
    Bradley J. Benoit
    Bryan S. Dumesnil
    Jeffrey R. Holmstead
    David M. Perlman
    David A. Super
    Paul F. Wight

Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas
    Stephen B. Crain
    Sean Gorman
    Bradley J. Benoit
    Christopher L. Dodson
    David A. Super
    Andrew W. Zeve (Next Generation Lawyer)

Energy Regulatory: Conventional Power
    Catherine P. McCarthy
    Paul F. Wight (Leading Lawyer)
    Michael W. Brooks (Next Generation Lawyer)

Energy Regulatory: Oil and Gas
    Mark K. Lewis (Leading Lawyer)
    Michael W. Brooks (Next Generation Lawyer)
    George D. Fatula
    D. Kirk Morgan II
    David M. Perlman

Energy: Renewable/Alternative
    Jessica N. Adkins
    Michael E. Espinoza
    Ron I. Erlichman
    John G. Klauberg
    Nicolai Sarad

Energy Transactions: Conventional Power
    John G. Klauberg (Leading Lawyer)
    Jessica N. Adkins
    Ron I. Erlichman
    Ryan S. Holcomb
    Frederick J. Lark
    Elena V. Rubinov

Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas
    G. Alan Rafte (Leading Lawyer)
    W. James McAnelly III
    Mark K. Lewis
    Troy L. Harder

Environment: Litigation
    Jason B. Hutt
    Christopher L. Dodson
    Sara M. Burgin
    Kevin D. Collins
    Kevin A. Ewing
    Jeffrey R. Holmstead
    David A. Super
    Timothy A. Wilkins

Environment: Regulatory
    Jason B. Hutt
    Christopher L. Dodson
    Jeffrey R. Holmstead
    David A. Super
    Timothy A. Wilkins

Environment: Transactional
    Jason B. Hutt
    Jeffrey R. Holmstead
    Timothy A. Wilkins

General Commercial Disputes
    Stephen B. Crain
    Sean Gorman
    Christopher L. Dodson
    Andrew W. Zeve

Government Relations
    E. Dee Martin
    Scott H. Segal
    Joshua C. Zive

Immigration
    Victoria M. Garcia
    Nelli Nikova

Investment Funds: Alternative/Hedge Funds
    Cheri L. Hoff

Investment Funds: Private Equity Funds (including Venture Capital)
    Cheri L. Hoff

Labor-Management Relations
    Robert E. Sheeder
    Rebecca L. Baker
    James H. Kizziar Jr.
    Robert S. Nichols
    J. Tullos Wells

M&A: Large Deals ($1bn+)
    Gregory M. Bopp
    Will Anderson
    W. Cleland Dade
    Troy L. Harder
    Jason M. Jean
    Gary W. Orloff
    G. Alan Rafte
    Charles H. Still Jr.

Project Finance: Advice to Lender
    G. Alan Rafte
    Jessica N. Adkins
    Jeris D. Brunette
    Ron I. Erlichman
    Robin J. Miles
    Fernando J. Rodriguez Marin
    Nicolai Sarad
    Thomas M. Tomlinson

Project Finance: Advice to Sponsor
    G. Alan Rafte
    Jessica N. Adkins
    Jeris D. Brunette
    Ron I. Erlichman
    Robin J. Miles
    Fernando J. Rodriguez Marin
    Nicolai Sarad
    Thomas M. Tomlinson

Restructuring (including Bankruptcy): Corporate
    Kurt A. Mayr
    Robert G. Burns
    Jason G. Cohen (Next Generation Lawyer)
    Jennifer Feldsher
    William A. Wood III
    W. James McAnelly III

Securities Litigation: Defense
    Stephen B. Crain
    W. Stephen Benesh
    Bradley J. Benoit

Technology: Outsourcing
    Jeffrey B. Andrews

Technology: Transactions
    Janice Z. Davis
    Jeffrey B. Andrews

Trademarks: Non-Contentious (including Prosecution, Portfolio Management and Licensing)
    Erin S. Hennessy
    David J. Ball

US Taxes: Non-Contentious
    Elizabeth L. McGinley
    Michele J. Alexander
    Gregory M. Bopp

Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in more than 100 jurisdictions based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of legal market researchers.