HOUSTON – Bracewell’s prominence in the energy, finance, healthcare, infrastructure, real estate and technology industries, as well as its excellence on complex transactional, litigation and regulatory matters, was recognized with top rankings in Chambers USA 2023.

“The Bracewell team is phenomenal,” one client told Chambers USA. “They take the time and put in the effort to get to know your organization and how you work, and have expertise across all areas of law,” noted another client.

For the ninth year in a row, Bracewell’s oil and gas regulatory and litigation team received a Band 1 ranking. The firm also debuted Band 1 in the new Nationwide Offshore Energy table, and it earned national rankings in Electricity Finance, Electricity Regulatory and Litigation, Electricity Transactional, Energy Transition, Oil & Gas Litigation, Oil & Gas Projects, Oil & Gas Transactional and Power & Renewables Projects: Transactional. For its sustained excellence across the energy industry, Bracewell has been named an Energy & Projects Law Firm of the Year finalist at the upcoming Chambers USA Awards.

Bracewell was also named an Environmental Law Firm of the Year finalist in recognition of its continued excellence on cutting-edge environmental matters. For the seventh year in a row, the firm received a Band 1 ranking for Texas Environment. Bracewell also earned national band rankings in Climate Change and Environment.

Chambers USA also recognized the firm’s market leadership in the financial sector, awarding the firm a Band 1 ranking in Texas Banking & Finance for the 16th year in a row. In addition, the firm’s public finance practice was recognized with a national ranking in the new public finance table.

In addition to 32 practice rankings, 70 Bracewell lawyers received individual rankings, 21 of whom were ranked as Band 1, Senior Statespersons or Eminent Practitioners. In total, the firm received 112 practice and individual rankings.

Chambers & Partners has been publishing guides to the legal profession since 1990. Based on in-depth research, Chambers & Partners identifies the world’s top lawyers in more than 200 jurisdictions, providing independent rankings and editorial commentary. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by clients.


Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Central US)*

  • Troy L. Harder

Climate Change

  • Jeffrey R. Holmstead


  • Charles R. Mills

Derivates: Enforcement*

  • Charles R. Mills – Band 1

Energy Transition

Energy: Electricity (Finance)

  • Todd W. Eckland – Band 1
  • Catherine Hood – Band 1
  • J. Anthony Terrell – Band 1

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)

  • Deanna E. King
  • Catherine P. McCarthy – Band 1

Energy: Electricity (Transactional)

  • Ryan S. Holcomb

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) – Band 1

  • Michael W. Brooks
  • Annie Cook
  • George D. Fatula
  • Mark K Lewis – Band 1
  • Catherine Little
  • D. Kirk Morgan II

Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)

  • Molly E. Butkus
  • Jason M. Jean
  • Austin T. Lee
  • James “JJ” McAnelly III
  • G. Alan Rafte – Band 1


Government Relations

  • E. Dee Martin
  • Scott H. Segal

International Arbitration: Counsel *

  • Martin Gusy

Offshore Energy – Band 1

  • Kevin A. Ewing – Band 1
  • Danielle M. Varnell

Oil & Gas Litigation

  • Stephen B. Crain


  • Jeffrey B. Andrews


  • G. Alan Rafte

Projects: Oil & Gas

Projects: Power & Renewables: Transactional

  • Laura D. Sheldon
  • Danielle M. Varnell

Projects: PPP

  • Fernando Rodriguez Marin
  • Nicolai J. Sarad

Public Finance



  • Kevin A. Ewing
  • Jeffrey R Holmstead – Band 1
  • Jason B. Hutt
  • Ann D. Navaro

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations*

  • Stephen L. Braga



  • Catherine Little


Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

  • Barbara S. Jones – Senior Statesperson


  • Elizabeth L. McGinley


Banking & Finance – Band 1

  • Heather L. Brown – Band 1
  • Kate H. Day
  • Mark C. Evans – Eminent Practitioner
  • Dewey J. Gonsoulin Jr
  • G. Alan Rafte
  • Stephanie Koo Song


  • William A Wood III – Band 1

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

  • Troy L. Harder

Construction *

  • Richard F. Whiteley

Corporate/M&A: The Elite

  • Lytch T. Gutmann

Environment – Band 1

  • Sara M. Burgin – Band 1
  • Kevin D. Collins
  • Matt Paulson
  • Whit Swift
  • Timothy A. Wilkins – Band 1


  • Patrick Bredehoft
  • Andrew C. Cookingham
  • Nancy LeGros
  • Wilson G. Jones – Band 1
  • Brett W. Rector


  • Victoria M. Garcia


  • Vincent E. Morgan – Band 1

Intellectual Property

  • Jonathon K. Hance
  • Constance Gall Rhebergen

Labor & Employment

  • Amy Karff Halevy

Litigation: Appellate

  • Warren W. Harris – Band 1

Litigation: General Commercial (Austin & Surrounds)*

  • W. Stephen Benesh

Litigation: General Commercial (Houston & Surrounds)

  • Stephen B. Crain
  • J. Clifford Gunter III – Senior Statesperson

Litigation: Securities

  • Tony L. Visage

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

  • Matthew G. Nielsen
  • Jeffery B. Vaden

Real Estate

  • K. Brock Bailey
  • Aaron P. Roffwarg


  • Gregory M. Bopp – Eminent Practitioner

Technology: Outsourcing

  • Jeffrey B. Andrews – Band 1
  • Lucy Porter


Intellectual Property*

  • Douglas F. Stewart

*Individual ranking only.