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Women's Network

The Bracewell Women’s Network focuses on the professional growth of women at Bracewell.

Through the Bracewell Women’s Network, our attorneys share knowledge and experience and participate in activities designed to develop legal skills and build strong relationships. The paths to success are varied, and the Bracewell Women’s Network is part of the Bracewell culture that helps attorneys find their own track.

    Members of the Bracewell Women’s Network hold an impressive array of leadership positions in the firm, including:

    • Management committee and other key firm committees
    • Office managing partners
    • Relationship managers for top clients
    • Practice group leaders and section heads

    Bracewell women have served in leadership roles outside the firm in a variety of legal organizations, including:

    • American Bar Association
    • Organized Crime Strike Force in Manhattan
    • Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assaults Crimes Panel
    • International Trademark Association
    • National Association of Bond Lawyers
    • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
    • Criminal Justice Council and the Executive and Judiciary Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • The General Counsel Forum
    • Greater Houston Partnership’s Executive Women’s Partnership

    Numerous Leadership Awards

    • The World Affairs Council’s International Citizen of the Year, 2016
    • ALM’s National Law Journal’Outstanding Women Lawyers, 2015
    • Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellow, 2014
    • Executive Women of New Jersey’s Policy Makers Award, 2012
    • BTI’s Client Service All-Stars, 2012
    • Texas Women Venture’s Fund Breakthrough Angel Award, 2011
    • Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business, 2011

    At the cornerstone of the Bracewell Women’s Network is the development of strong client relationships. Client matters led by Bracewell women that received national and international accolades include:

    • Commodity Business Awards' 2015 Commodities Deal of Year
    • Platts Global Energy Awards' 2015 Financial Deal of the Year
    • The Bond Buyer’s 2015 Deal of the Year Award for Small Issuer Financing
    • Project Finance International and IJ Global Europe and Africa Awards 2014's African Renewables Deal of the Year
    • One of the first floating liquified natural gas projects in the world
    • Numerous projects in the UK, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Benelux, Holland, Italy, France, Romania, Poland and Africa.
    • The M&A Advisor's 2014 Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year Award

    In keeping with Bracewell's commitment to community, Bracewell women are involved in various governmental, educational, charitable and cultural organizations, including:

    • Calvary Women’s Services
    • Court Appointed Child Advocates
    • DePelchin Children’s Center
    • Dress For Success
    • Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership
    • Innocence Investigation Project
    • Houston Zoo, Inc.
    • Military Spouse JD Network
    • Brackenridge Park Conservancy

    Pro Bono

    In 2015, Bracewell provided more than 14,000 hours of pro bono work. As a result, the firm has received numerous accolades for its pro bono work.

    The Bracewell Women’s Network hosts programs for Bracewell attorneys that encourage the development of relationships and skillsets to promote career advancement. Events sponsored by the Bracewell Women’s Network include:

    • Minute Mentoring
    • Panel presentations for clients and alumni
    • Business development coaching
    • Practice specific boot camps

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    Involvement in Higher Education

    Several Bracewell women have professorships at major universities. The University of Texas School of Law and the McCombs School of Business established the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law and Business, named for one of our attorneys, former U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.

    By the Numbers

    50%

    Bracewell Practice Groups led by Women

    18

    Ranked in 2015 Legal 500

    36%

    Top 25 clients  are managed  by females