April 24, 2020 | 3 minute read

NEW YORK — Bracewell LLP’s commitment to client service was recognized in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA, which recognized the firm with 71 practice and individual rankings for excellence representing clients in the energy, infrastructure, real estate and technology sectors, as well as on regulatory and litigation matters. 

For the sixth year in a row, Bracewell earned a Nationwide Band 1 ranking in Oil & Gas (Regulatory and Litigation). The firm was also nationally ranked in the Oil & Gas (Transactional), Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) and Electricity (Transactional) categories. An impressed client noted that “Bracewell has a deep bench…who do a great job and provide a high level of attention and responsiveness. They are also willing to advocate strongly on the client’s behalf.”

Bracewell was ranked as a Band 1 firm in Texas: Environment for the fourth consecutive year. In addition, the firm was nationally ranked in both Climate Change and Environment. According to Chambers USA, the Bracewell team is a “high-caliber group that counts a range of Fortune 500 firms in its client base” and is “highlighted for its significant experience dealing with regulatory agencies and handling high-value litigation and transactions.”

For the thirteenth year in a row, Bracewell was ranked Band 1 for Texas: Banking & Finance. “The Bracewell team is best in class in terms of responsiveness, communication, thoughtfulness and strategy,” notes one commentator.

With respect to individual ranks, approximately 35 percent of the firm’s US partners were recognized as leaders in their respective practice areas. Of the 52 lawyer rankings in this year’s guide, 24 percent of the lawyers were ranked as Band 1, Senior Statespersons or Eminent Practitioner.

Bracewell’s overall results are summarized below.



Climate Change

Jeffrey R. Holmstead – Band 1

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

Energy: Electricity (Transactional)

Ryan S. Holcomb

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

Michael W. Brooks

George D. Fatula

Mark K. Lewis

D. Kirk Morgan II

David M. Perlman

Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)

W. James McAnelly III

G. Alan Rafte – Band 1


Government Relations*

Scott H. Segal

Litigation: Trial Lawyers*

Paul Shechtman


Jeffrey B. Andrews


G. Alan Rafte

Projects: PPP*

Nicolai J. Sarad

Projects: Oil & Gas

Projects: Power & Renewables: Transactional




Kevin A. Ewing

Jeffrey R. Holmstead

Jason B. Hutt

Lisa M. Jaeger

Scott H. Segal



Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations*

Paul Shechtman – Band 1


Elizabeth L. McGinley



Banking & Finance – Band 1

Heather L. Brown

Kate H. Day

Mark C. Evans – Eminent Practitioner

Dewey J. Gonsoulin Jr.

G. Alan Rafte

Stephanie Koo Song


William A. (Trey) Wood III

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity


Environment – Band 1

Sara Burgin – Band 1

Matthew Paulson

Whit Swift

Timothy A. Wilkins – Band 1


Victoria M. Garcia

Intellectual Property*

Constance Gall Rhebergen

Labor & Employment

Amy Karff Halevy

Litigation: Appellate

Warren W. Harris

Yvonne Y. Ho

Litigation: Energy & Natural Resources*

Stephen B. Crain

J. Clifford Gunter III – Senior Statesperson

Litigation: General Commercial

Stephen B. Crain

J. Clifford Gunter III – Senior Statesperson

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations*

Jeffery B. Vaden

Real Estate

K. Brock Bailey

Aaron P. Roffwarg


Gregory M. Bopp – Eminent Practitioner

Technology & Outsourcing

Jeffrey B. Andrews – Band 1



Intellectual Property*

Douglas F. Stewart


*Bracewell received an individual ranking only

Chambers & Partners has been publishing guides to the legal profession since 1990. On the basis of in-depth research, Chambers & Partners identifies the world’s top lawyers in more than 175 countries, 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.