DALLAS AND SAN ANTONIO – Texas Lawyer has named Bracewell partners E. Steve Bolden II and Amber K. Dodds winners in the 2022 Texas Legal Awards program. Bolden was honored as a Diversity and Inclusion Champion, and Dodds was named a lawyer “On the Rise.” Winners will be featured in a future edition of Texas Lawyer and will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Dallas on September 14.
Bolden is a partner in the firm’s Dallas office who focuses on public finance matters and acts as bond, disclosure and underwriters’ counsel. In 2021, he played a substantial role in helping Texas A&M University canvass for, build and unveil a statue of former Texas senator and Bolden’s great-great-grandfather Matthew Gaines. It is the first stand-alone statue of a person of color on the Texas A&M campus.
Dodds, a partner in Bracewell’s San Antonio office, is among a select group of lawyers under the age of 40 who are influential in their practice areas in Texas and beyond. She advises her clients on all legal matters related to the employer-employee relationship. In 2021, Dodds advised large company clients through complex employment matters such as employee misconduct investigations, accommodations for employees with disabilities, and COVID-19-related employment issues.
The Texas Legal Awards are presented annually by ALM Media’s Texas Lawyer and highlight the outstanding work and achievements across the full breadth of the state’s legal community.