Bracewell LLP, formerly known as Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, is a law firm focusing on the energy, technology, and financial services sectors. Its practice areas include antitrust, broker dealer compliance, climate change and environment law, business law, mergers and acquisitions, banking compliance and enforcement, IPOs and Private Placements, financial restructuring, intellectual property, accounting and audit investigation, and public law. Additionally, it provides labor, employment, bankruptcy, insurance, estate and trust planning, real estate, taxation, white collar defense, and international business legal advisory services. The firm was formerly known as Bracewell & Patterson L.L.P. an...
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Houston, TX 77002-2770
Founded in 1945
Bracewell Announces Management Committee Appointments
Dec 28 16
Bracewell LLP has announced the appointment of Kate Day and Barron Wallace to serve a three-year term on the firm's management committee. Kate H. Day is a Houston-based partner in Bracewell's finance practice. Barron F. Wallace is a Houston-based partner and co-leader of Bracewell's public finance practice.
Bracewell Elects New Partners and Senior Principals
Dec 28 16
Bracewell LLP has announced the election of seven new partners and two new senior principals, effective January 1, 2017. The new partners are George D. Fatula, Yvonne Y. Ho, Rebecca Keep, Amy E. Parker, Ryan M. Philp, Elena V. Rubinov and David A. Shargel. The new senior principals are Salo Zelermyer and Joshua C. Zive. Yvonne Y. Ho's practice focuses on appeals and original proceedings in state and federal appellate courts. She also works with trial counsel to formulate pre-trial strategies, write dispositive motions, prepare jury charges and preserve error at trial. Ho worked on the Bracewell team that defended a military contractor in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in an action brought by 150-plus National Guardsmen who worked at a water-treatment facility in Iraq. Elena V. Rubinov's practice focuses on private and public mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, investments and other business combination transactions. She also advises clients in general corporate and securities law matters. Rubinov is currently representing Great Plains Energy Incorporated in its pending $12.2 billion purchase of Westar Energy, the largest deal in the US electricity distribution market thus far in 2016. George D. Fatula's practice focuses on energy-related transactions, regulatory matters, projects and controversies involving natural gas, NGLs and oil. He currently represents a joint venture among large midstream infrastructure companies in the development of a major interstate oil pipeline, including drafting and negotiating shipper transportation services agreements and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulatory approvals. Rebecca Keep's practice focuses on representing public and private corporations, arrangers, agents, investment banks and financial sponsors in connection with senior and subordinated debt financings, acquisition financings, project financings, term loans, working capital loans, cross-border financings and bond credit enhancement facilities. She recently represented one of the largest natural gas gathering and processing companies in the US in connection with its $700 million secured revolving credit facilities. Amy E. Parker's practice focuses on the representation of US and international energy-industry clients in commercial litigation disputes. She has experience representing natural gas and power marketing companies against allegations of market manipulation and related trading violations in both federal court proceedings as well as investigations and enforcement actions brought by FERC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). She played a key role in the defense of the largest supplier of power to the State of California during the California Power Crisis in multiple-docket litigation before FERC that culminated in a $750 million omnibus settlement. Ryan M. Philp's practice focuses on complex corporate and commercial disputes, including class actions and derivative litigation, securities litigation, cases arising out of M&A transactions, contests for corporate control and other business disputes. He has experience in all phases of civil litigation, including jury trials and bench trials, and also provides counseling regarding corporate governance matters. He is currently representing a corporation and its board of directors in putative class and derivative litigations challenging a multi-billion dollar merger transaction. He also is currently representing private equity funds in a derivative litigation involving breach of fiduciary duty claims under Delaware law. Philp has experience litigating matters involving asset-backed securities and was a member of the trial team in one of the most high-profile cases brought by the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York arising out of the mortgage crisis. David A. Shargel's practice focuses on general commercial litigation, internal investigations and white collar criminal defense, as well as issues surrounding electronic discovery and data management. He is currently representing a private equity fund in a shareholder derivative action concerning a California aerospace company and a private equity fund and its affiliates in an action involving a Brazilian cargo airline. Shargel recently represented an internet retailer challenging the constitutionality of a recently-enacted New York State tax statute, as well as a high-ranking elected official in Long Island, New York, in connection with a District Attorney's municipal corruption probe. Salo Zelermyer's practice focuses on formulating and implementing federal policy initiatives for industry and non-profit clients on a broad range of policy matters in the energy, technology and healthcare sectors. In 2007, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as senior counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at the US Department of Energy (DOE). In this role, Zelermyer served as a senior advisor to the general counsel and DOE leadership on a wide variety of energy and environmental issues. Joshua C. Zive's practice focuses on legislative and regulatory advocacy, strategic communications and legal advice on complex political law and regulatory compliance issues. He also counsels clients on matters related to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) and international trade and economic sanctions laws. He works closely with associations and companies involved in legal and political controversies to craft and deliver arguments that can be successful with legal, political and public audiences.
Bracewell LLP Announces Executive Changes
Mar 28 16
Bracewell LLP has announced that Gregory M. Bopp has been elected as the firm's managing partner. He will assume this new role effective July 1, 2016. Bopp will succeed Mark C. Evans, who will become co-chairman of the firm, along with Patrick C. Oxford. Bopp has held a number of leadership positions at Bracewell and currently serves as co-chair of the firm's business and regulatory section and as a member of the firm's management committee. He has spent his entire legal career at Bracewell, joining the firm in 1995 and becoming a partner in 2001.