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Bracewell has 80 Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 2018

HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP is pleased to announce that 80 lawyers have been selected by their peers for their professional excellence with inclusion in the 2018 listing of The Best Lawyers in America©, a Woodward/White, Inc. publication.

Bracewell’s 80 recognized lawyers are more than the total from each of the prior two years. In addition, Bracewell has six partners who have been awarded Lawyer of the Year designation from Best Lawyers. This recognition goes to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area within a geographic location. The following Bracewell partners were listed as 2018 Lawyers of the Year:

Mark C. Evans: Banking and Finance Law (Houston)
Steven H. Gerdes: Public Finance Law (Houston)
W. James McAnelly III: Oil and Gas Law (Houston)
W. Glenn Opel: Public Finance Law (Austin)
Paul Shechtman: Bet-the-Company Litigation (New York)
J. Tullos Wells: Labor Law - Management (San Antonio)

Bracewell attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for 2018 include:


Austin, TX

Alan D Albright: Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent
W. Stephen Benesh: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Banking and Finance; Litigation - Construction
Elizabeth Rippy Bowes: Public Finance Law

Sara M. Burgin: Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental; Water Law
R. Joe Hull: Tax Law
W. Glenn Opel: Energy Law; Public Finance Law
Matthew G. Paulson: Environmental Law
Philip F. Ricketts: Administrative/Regulatory Law; Communications Law; Energy Law
Whit L. Swift: Environmental Law
Timothy A. Wilkins: Environmental Law

Dallas, TX

K. Brock Bailey: Real Estate Law
Ben A. Brooks III: Public Finance Law
Robert R. Collins III: Public Finance Law
Joseph M. Cox: Commercial Litigation
Janice Z. Davis: Corporate Law
Alfred G. Kyle: Banking and Finance Law; Real Estate Law
Jonathan C. Leatherberry: Public Finance Law
Christopher H. Rentzel: Litigation - Labor and Employment; Litigation - Real Estate
George G. Rodriguez: Public Finance Law
Robert E. Sheeder: Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment

Hartford, CT

Evan D. Flaschen: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy
Gregory W. Nye: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Houston, TX

Jay R. Aldis: Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management
Charles L. Almond: Tax Law
Jeffrey B. Andrews: Technology Law
Gregory M. Bopp: Tax Law
John R. Brantley: Corporate Law
Heather L. Brown: Banking and Finance Law
Stephen B. Crain: Commercial Litigation
Kate H. Day: Banking and Finance Law
Mark C. Evans: Banking and Finance Law; International Trade and Finance Law; Project Finance Law
Jonathan K. Frels: Public Finance Law
Kelly Frels: Education Law
Steven H. Gerdes: Public Finance Law; Tax Law
Dewey J. Gonsoulin Jr.: Banking and Finance Law
Sean Gorman: Commercial Litigation
R. Todd Greenwalt: Public Finance Law; Tax Law
J. Clifford Gunter III: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Energy Law; Natural Resources Law
Amy Karff Halevy: Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
Warren W. Harris: Appellate Practice

Yvonne Y. Ho: Appellate Practice
Ryan S. Holcomb: Energy Law
Mark D. Holmes: Banking and Finance Law

Albert B. Kimball: Litigation - Patent; Patent Law
Michael Kuhn: Commercial Litigation
Timothy C. Langenkamp: Corporate Law
William T. Luedke IV: Banking and Finance Law; Financial Services Regulation Law

W. James McAnelly III: Energy Law, Oil and Gas Law
Thomas O. Moore III: Real Estate Law
Jeffrey L. Oldham: Appellate Practice
Gary W. Orloff: Corporate Law
Heather M. Palmer: Environmental Law
G. Alan Rafte: Energy Law; Natural Resources Law; Oil and Gas Law; Project Finance Law
Aaron P. Roffwarg: Real Estate Law
Dale D. Smith: Banking and Finance Law
Stephanie Koo Song: Banking and Finance Law
Charles H. Still Jr.: Corporate Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation
Jeffery B. Vaden: Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Barron F. Wallace: Public Finance Law
R. Daniel Witschey Jr.: Corporate Law
William A. (Trey) Wood III: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

New York, NY

Daniel S. Connolly: Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Erin S. Hennessy: Trademark Law
Barbara S. Jones: Administrative/Regulatory Law
John G. Klauberg: Energy Law
Robin J. Miles: Banking and Finance Law
Paul Shechtman: Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar

San Antonio, TX

Leslie Selig Byrd: Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management
Richard C. Danysh: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation
Victoria M. Garcia: Employment Law - Management; Immigration Law
James H. Kizziar Jr.: Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
J. Tullos Wells: Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management

Seattle, WA

Lance W. Behnke: Tax Law
Douglas F. Stewart: Litigation - Intellectual Property

Washington, DC

Jeffrey R. Holmstead: Environmental Law
Lisa M. Jaeger: Litigation - Environmental
Mark K. Lewis: Oil and Gas Law
Paul S. Maco: Corporate Compliance Law; Public Finance Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law
D. Kirk Morgan II: Energy Law; Oil and Gas Law
Charles H. Shoneman: Energy Law; Oil and Gas Law