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The Legal 500 United States Ranks 29 Bracewell Practices and Recommends 64 Lawyers for 2017

HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has 29 practices and 64 lawyers recognized in the 2017 edition of Legalease’s The Legal 500 United States.

Bracewell’s rankings for 2017 highlighted the firm’s focus on the energy, finance and technology sectors, as well as a variety of strategic practice areas, including antitrust, capital markets, commercial lending, energy regulatory, energy transactions, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing, private funds, project finance, restructuring, tax, and white collar criminal defense. The Legal 500 noted that Bracewell “combines an impressive record in M&A transactions with market-leading energy sector knowledge.” The firm was also seen as having an “impressive record in bank sector M&A and is frequent counsel to financial advisers.” Additionally, Bracewell was praised for its “solid reputation” in technology transactions, with a “strong prosecution and enforcement” trademark practice.

With clients calling Bracewell’s energy lawyers ‘reliable, trustworthy and knowledgeable,The Legal 500 noted that the firm is “particularly prominent in the energy sector.” Bracewell’s ‘fantastic’ finance practice was also singled out by The Legal 500 for being “especially strong on all types of upstream and midstream energy-sector financings,” with clients noting that Bracewell’s lawyers are ‘always responsive, professional, and well versed on the hot topics in the industry.’ The firm’s ‘strong litigation team’ is also seen as being ‘reliable, trustworthy and knowledgeable’ in environmental and commercial litigation.

The following is a complete list of the firm’s practices and lawyers recognized by The Legal 500:

Alternative/Hedge Funds
                Cheri L. Hoff
                David M. Perlman

Antitrust Merger Control
                Daniel E. Hemli
                Jacqueline R. Java

Appellate: Courts of Appeals
                Warren W. Harris
                Jeffrey L. Oldham

Corporate Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense
                Philip J. Bezanson
                Barrett R. Howell
                Barbara S. Jones
                Thomas F. Kokalas
                Glen A. Kopp
                Brandon N. McCarthy
                Paul Shechtman (Leading Lawyer)
                Jeffery B. Vaden

Capital markets: Debt Offerings - Advice to Issuers
                William S. Anderson
                Troy L. Harder
                Charles H. Still Jr.

Capital Markets: Equity Offerings - Advice to Issuers
                William S. Anderson
                Troy L. Harder
                Charles H. Still Jr.

Commercial Lending: Advice to Borrowers
                Kate H. Day
                Dewey J. Gonsoulin Jr.
                Mark D. Holmes
                Rebecca Keep
                Robin J. Miles
                Stephanie Koo Song

Commercial Lending: Advice to Lenders
                Kate H. Day
                Dewey J. Gonsoulin Jr.
                Mark D. Holmes
                Rebecca Keep
                Robin J. Miles
                Stephanie Koo Song

Construction (including Construction Litigation)
                W. Stephen Benesh
                Richard F. Whiteley

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (Transactions)
                Bruce R. Jocz
                Scott C. Sanders

Energy Litigation: Conventional Power
                Stephen B. Crain
                Jeffrey R. Holmstead
                David R. Poe

Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas
                Bradley J. Benoit
                Stephen B. Crain
                Christopher L. Dodson
                Sean Gorman
                Andrew W. Zeve

Energy Regulatory: Conventional Power
                Michael W. Brooks
                Catherine P. McCarthy
                David M. Perlman
                David R. Poe

Energy Regulatory: Oil and Gas
                Michael W. Brooks (Next Generation Lawyer)
                Kevin A. Ewing
                Mark K. Lewis
                D. Kirk Morgan II
                David M. Perlman

Energy Transactions: Conventional Power
                Ryan S. Holcomb
                John G. Klauberg

Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas
                W. James McAnelly III
                G. Alan Rafte (Leading Lawyer)
                Thomas M. Tomlinson

Energy: Renewable/Alternative
                Jessica N. Adkins
                Michael Espinoza

Environment: Litigation
                Christopher L. Dodson
                Kevin A. Ewing
                Jeffrey R. Holmstead
                Jason B. Hutt

Environment: Regulatory
                Jeffrey R. Holmstead
                Jason B. Hutt
                Timothy A. Wilkins

Environment: Transactional
                Sara M. Burgin
                Jeffrey R. Holmstead
                Jason B. Hutt
                Matt Paulson
                Timothy A. Wilkins

General Commercial Disputes
                Stephen B. Crain
                Sean Gorman
                Andrew W. Zeve

Immigration
                Victoria M. Garcia

M&A: Large Deals ($1bn+)
                William S. Anderson
                Gregory M. Bopp
                W. Cleland Dade
                Troy L. Harder
                Jason M. Jean
                Gary W. Orloff
                G. Alan Rafte
                Charles H. Still Jr.

Outsourcing
                Jeffrey B. Andrews

Project Finance: Advice to Sponsor
                Jessica N. Adkins
                Robin J. Miles
                G. Alan Rafte
                Thomas M. Tomlinson

Restructuring (including Bankruptcy): Corporate
                Robert G. Burns
                Jason G. Cohen (Next Generation Lawyer)
                Kurt A. Mayr
                Stephanie Koo Song
                William A. (Trey) Wood III

Structured Finance
                Jessica N. Adkins
                G. Alan Rafte

Trademarks: Non-Contentious (including Prosecution, Portfolio Management and Licensing)
                Erin S. Hennessy

US Taxes: Non-Contentious
                Michele J. Alexander
                Lance W. Behnke
                Gregory M. Bopp
                Elizabeth L. McGinley

The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in more than 100 jurisdictions based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.