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Best Lawyers 2014 Names Bracewell Energy Law Firm of the Year, Ranks Eight Practices in National Top Tier

HOUSTON — Woodward White, Inc., Best Lawyers 2014 Best Law Firms has named Bracewell & Giuliani LLP as Energy Law Firm of the Year. Only one law firm in each nationally recognized specialty was honored with the “Law Firm of the Year” award.

In addition, the organization recognized 24 Bracewell practices nationally and eight in the top tier – Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Employment Law - Management; Energy Law; Litigation - Labor & Employment; Oil & Gas Law; Project Finance Law; and Public Finance Law.

In total, Bracewell was recognized in 100 categories, including national rankings and metropolitan rankings in Austin, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, New York, San Antonio, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

The following is a full list of Bracewell's 2014 Best Law Firms rankings:

NATIONAL RANKINGS

Tier 1
Banking and Finance Law
Corporate Law
Employment Law – Management
Energy Law
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Oil & Gas Law
Project Finance Law
Public Finance Law

Tier 2
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Labor Law – Management
Natural Resources Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law
Trademark Law

Tier 3
Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Environmental Law
International Trade and Finance Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Real Estate Law
Securities Regulation
Tax Law

METROPOLITAN RANKINGS

Tier 1

Austin
Administrative/Regulatory Law
Commercial Litigation
Energy Law
Environmental Law
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent
Public Finance Law
Trademark Law

Dallas
Employment Law – Management
Financial Services Regulation Law
Labor Law – Management
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Public Finance Law

Hartford
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy

Houston
Appellate Practice
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Education Law
Employment Law – Management
Energy Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
International Trade and Finance Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Natural Resources Law
Oil & Gas Law
Project Finance Law
Public Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law
Tax Law

New York City
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Energy Law

San Antonio
Commercial Litigation
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Labor Law – Union
Litigation - Labor & Employment

Seattle
Energy Law
Tax Law
Trademark Law

Washington, D.C.
Energy Law
Oil & Gas Law
Project Finance Law

These rankings showcase more than 10,000 law firms ranked nationally or by metropolitan region. Firms were ranked nationally in one or more of 80 legal practice areas and by metro or state in 118 practice areas.

The rankings in their entirety are posted online at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com