July 10, 2020

Volume X, Number 192

Bracewell LLP


2018 Go To Thought Leader AwardBracewell is a leading law and government relations firm primarily serving the energy, finance and technology industries throughout the world. Our industry focus results in comprehensive state-of-the-art knowledge of the commercial, legal and governmental challenges faced by our clients and enables us to provide innovative solutions to facilitate transactions and resolve disputes.

Our Beginning. On November 1, 1945, two brothers, Searcy and Fentress Bracewell, just home from their World War II service, joined their father, J. S. Bracewell, and another leading Houston lawyer to open the doors of a new Houston law firm. From the beginning, the Bracewells understood that for their firm to succeed they must maintain a relentless focus on professional excellence. As they dreamed of building a larger firm, they also understood that the firm’s roots must be deeply embedded in a culture emphasizing personal relationships and teamwork. Finally, based on J. S. Bracewell’s great success as a statewide and community leader before the war, the Bracewells believed that a commitment to public and community service should be a key component of their firm. More than seventy years later, this commitment to professional excellence, to personal relationships and teamwork, and to public and community service remain the cornerstones of our partnership.

Born in the Courtroom. Our reputation for professional excellence began in the courtroom. J. S. Bracewell was well known as a fierce and relentless litigator, and the post-war era saw the firm assume and extend that reputation. From that beginning, our reputation for professional excellence grew from insurance defense to labor, tax, condemnation and business litigation. In the 1960s and early 1970s, as the growing Texas economy began to attract business enterprises from all over the world, as well as financing from money center banks, our litigation practice evolved to the representation of stakeholders in large-scale commercial disputes.

Development of our Business Practice. As the energy and financial services sectors grew dramatically in Texas in the 1970s, the firm’s reputation for professional excellence attracted clients focused on transactional and commercial matters. This inspired firm leaders to significantly expand the firm’s transactional practice, and in the mid-1970s the firm began adding like-minded partners focused on corporate transactions and bank finance. Our firm’s reputation in the courtroom was soon matched by our growing reputation for handling major M&A transactions and financings.

Beyond Texas, Beyond the United States. As the firm’s reputation and size grew, in the 1970s and 1980s we expanded our geographic reach to serve our increasingly diverse client base. New offices throughout Texas and in Washington, D.C. were anchored by long-time Bracewell partners and carefully selected laterals.

Contributing authors from Bracewell LLP:

Jay Aldis, Employment, attorney, Bracewell, law firm
Partner
Jay Aldis represents and counsels employers in the litigation of matters arising in all areas of employment and civil rights. These cases include claims of age, disability, gender and race...
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William S. Anderson, Securities Attorney, Bracewell Law Firm
Partner
Will Anderson focuses on capital markets transactions, liability management, SEC compliance and disclosure matters and mergers and acquisitions.  He also regularly advises Boards of...
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Jeffrey B. Andrews, Bracewell Outsourcing matters Attorney, Technology Transactions lawyer,
Partner
Jeff Andrews’ broad transactional practice focuses on outsourcing, sourcing and technology transactions. He is best known for structuring and negotiating complex domestic and international...
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Michele J. Alexander, Bracewell, Capital Markets Lawyer, Securities Offerings Attorney
Partner
Michele helps clients navigate complex tax issues while ensuring they meet their business goals. In her years of practice, Michele has counseled on an array of transactions, including...
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Annie Allison, Bracewell Law Firm, Copyright and IP attorney
Associate
Annie Allison focuses on advising and assisting clients on intellectual property issues related to trademark, copyright, and technology law. She regularly prepares and prosecutes trademark...
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Rebecca L. Baker, Bracewell, State Court Litigation Lawyer, Employment Handbooks Attorney
Partner
Rebecca Baker counsels and represents employers in all areas of employment law. She represents employers involved in federal and state court litigation and advises and represents them with...
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David Ball, Intellectual Property Attorney, Bracewell Giuliani, law firm
Partner
David J. Ball is a partner in Bracewell's litigation practice. David has experience in the areas of intellectual property litigation (patent, copyright, trademark, trade dress, and IP theft...
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Lance Behnke, Tax Attorney, Bracewell, law firm
Partner
Lance Behnke is a Partner in the firm's tax section. His practice focuses on federal and state tax issues relevant to both global and U.S. clients. His experience includes mergers and...
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W. Stephen Benesh, Attorney, Litigation, Bracewell law Firm
Partner
Steve Benesh focuses his practice on business litigation and commercial disputes. He has represented clients in diverse matters, including patent and intellectual property, toxic tort and...
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Bradley Benoit, Bracewell LLP, complex commercial litigation attorney, contractual disputes lawyer, equity owners legal counsel
Partner
Brad Benoit has fifteen years of experience as a trial lawyer. Brad's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. He has counseled and represented clients in diverse matters,...
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Philip Bezanson, white collar criminal defense, securities, attorney, Bracewell
Managing Partner, Seattle
Philip J. Bezanson's practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, securities enforcement and regulatory matters. Mr. Bezanson is a member of the Bracewell...
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Gregory M. Bopp, Business, Tax Attorney, Bracewell law firm
Partner
Greg Bopp serves as co-chair of the firm's Business and Regulatory Section and is a member of the firm's Management Committee. Mr. Bopp has experience in tax and corporate matters related...
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Elizabeth Rippy Bowes, Public Finance, attorney, Bracewell, law firm
Partner
Elizabeth represents issuers and underwriters in public offerings of tax-exempt bonds. She has experience representing both state and local issuers in conduit financings with an emphasis in...
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James E. Bradley, Intellectual property, attorney, Bracewell, law firm
Partner
Jim Bradley practices patent, trademark, copyright and general intellectual property law, with an emphasis in the area of mechanical devices. He has experience in all phases of intellectual...
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John Brantley, securities, corporate governance, attorney, Bracewell
Partner
John Brantley provides mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate governance advice to public and private companies operating in the United States and internationally. Mr. Brantley...
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Brad Y. Chin, Bracewell, Trademark Prosecution Lawyer, IP, Patent Licensing Attorney
Partner
Brad is an intellectual property attorney in Bracewell & Giuliani’s Technology Section. His practice focuses on patent and trademark prosecution, client counseling, licensing, and...
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Jason Cohen, Bracewell, corporate financial restructuring attorney, secured creditors lawyer, bankruptcy litigation,
Partner
Jason Cohen’s practice focuses on corporate financial restructuring.  Over the last 10 years, Mr. Cohen has represented corporate debtors and senior and junior secured creditors in all...
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Kevin D. Collins, Bracewell, Government Investigations Attorney, Chemicals Sector lawyer,
Partner
Kevin is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney from the Eastern District of Texas. He is a trial lawyer and has experience trying cases to jury verdict in state and federal court. He also...
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Daniel S. Connolly, Managing Partner, New York, Bracewell regulatory compliance attorney, crisis management lawyer
Managing Partner, New York
Daniel Connolly is the managing partner of Bracewell's New York office. He is a trial and appellate attorney with a background that includes high-profile positions in New York City Mayor...
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Stephen B. Crain, Energy Litigation Attorney, Bracewell Law firm
Partner
Stephen Crain is a trial lawyer in the firm's Houston office. He is the firm-wide leader of Bracewell's Energy Litigation Group and serves on the firm's Management Committee. He focuses...
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Mary Curry Litigation Attorney Bracewell
Associate
Mary Curry focuses her practice on internal investigations, commercial litigation and government enforcement and investigations. Prior to joining Bracewell, she was an intern at St. John’s...
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Olivia Caddy Energy Finance Attorney Bracewell London, UK
Partner
Olivia has been working as an energy finance lawyer for over 15 years advising banks, financial institutions, private equity funds and E&P independents on oil and gas upstream debt...
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Sylvia Cherem Energy & Finance Attorney Bracewell
Associate
Sylvia Cherem represents energy companies, financial institutions and investment firms in acquisitions, joint ventures and project finance transactions in Latin America. Her experience...
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Jackie Coleman, Employment lawyer, Bracewell
Associate
Jackie Coleman focuses her practice on energy projects and transactions in the midstream and downstream energy sectors as well as real estate transactions. She assists clients with mergers...
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Bryan S. Dumesnil, Bracewell, commercial litigation attorney, contingent fees lawyer
Partner
Bryan Dumesnil has nearly 20 years of experience as a trial attorney.  He handles complex litigation matters, with an emphasis on three primary areas: commercial litigation, contingent fee...
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Tim Deithloff, Finance, Bankruptcy, Attorney, Bracewell, law firm
Senior Counsel
Tim’s principal area of practice is public finance law. He has represented issuers, underwriters, borrowers, and credit providers in municipal finance transactions involving state agencies...
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Keith Derrington, Intellectual Property Attorney, Bracewell law firm
Senior Counsel
Keith (Ron) Derrington counsels clients in the development, feasibility, and protection of intellectual property matters. His clients include both Fortune 100 and Fortune 10 corporations....
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Mark Dendinger, financial restructuring, attorney, Bracewell law firm
Associate
Mark Dendinger is a member of the firm’s Financial Restructuring team.  Mr. Dendinger’s practice includes representation of hedge funds, institutional investors, private investment funds,...
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Amber K Dodds, Labor and Employment Attorney, Bracewell Law
Associate
Amber Dodds represents employers in labor and employment issues, including matters related to wages, wrongful termination, discrimination, occupational safety, and employee benefits...
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Lilliana Dealbert Finance and energy lawyer Bracewell
Associate
Lilliana Dealbert advises clients on project finance, infrastructure development and corporate finance transactions. She has represented American, European and Latin American banks and...
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Kirsty Delaney Corporate Energy Attorney Bracewell London, UK
Associate
Kirsty Delaney advises clients on a range of corporate and project matters within the energy sector, including M&A, corporate re-organisations, joint ventures and project development. ...
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Christopher L. Dodson Environmental Litigation Attorney Bracewell Houston, TX
Partner
Chris Dodson focuses his trial practice on high-risk and high-value business disputes and environmental matters. He maintains an active commercial trial docket and also co-chairs Bracewell’...
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Principle
Liam Donovan develops effective advocacy and communications strategies for clients on tax, infrastructure, energy and other public policy issues, and helps guide these clients through the...
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Elisabeth Drabkin, Paralegal, energy regulation, Bracewell law firm
Regulatory Specialist
Elisabeth Drabkin is a paralegal in the energy regulation and compliance group of Bracewell LLP’s Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Drabkin brings experience in natural gas transmission and...
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Cristy C. Edwards, public and tax-exempt finance, attorney, Bracewell law firm
Partner
Cristy practices in the area of public and tax-exempt finance, with a primary focus on transactions involving hospitals and other health care facilities, colleges and universities,...
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Kevin Ewing, Energy, environmental, attorney, Bracewell law firm
Partner
Kevin Ewing advises chiefly energy and infrastructure companies concerning natural resources and environmental issues arising from new regulations and agency policies, corporate risk...
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Ryan M. Eletto, Bracewell, environmental strategy lawyer, energy regulatory matters attorney
Associate
Ryan Eletto focuses his practice on energy regulation, environmental strategy, regulatory matters and public policy issues. He advises energy companies and other clients in litigation,...
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Dina Elshurafa Business and Regulatory Attorney Bracewell London, UK
Senior Associate
Dina Elshurafa is a senior associate in the Business and Regulatory Group in London. She concentrates on project and Islamic financings, with a focus on the oil and gas, petrochemical and...
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Associate
Catherine (PRON. “Catrina”) Engell advises clients in tax matters related to corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions.  Previously she represented clients in federal,...
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George Fatula, Energy, Attorney, Bracewell law firm
Partner
George Fatula is a member of the firm's energy practice. He focuses on energy-related transactions, regulatory matters, projects and controversies. Mr. Fatula advises clients on a variety...
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Jason Fox, Energy Finance Attorney, Bracewell law Firm
Senior Partner
Jason Fox has more than 25 years of experience as an energy finance lawyer. He focuses on the upstream sector and has advised on more than 100 Reserve Based Lending (RBL) financings as well...
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Jonathan K. Frels, Public Law Attorney, Bracewell Law Firm
Partner
Jonathan focuses his practice on public finance, public law and state legislative matters. He serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and disclosure counsel in public finance...
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Kelly Frels, managing partner, bracewell law firm
Senior Counsel
Kelly Frels, the firm's managing partner from 1995 through 2001 and the managing partner of the Houston office from 2001 to 2003, has been an attorney for public and private schools,...
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George D. Felcyn, Bracewell Law Firm, communications professional
Director, Government Affairs
George Felcyn is an experienced communications professional providing strategic advocacy, media relations and public affairs services to a wide range of clients. He has designed and...
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Senior Counsel
Ed Fierro serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter’s counsel and purchaser’s counsel in a spectrum of public finance transactions. He also counsels municipal issuers,...
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Victoria Garcia, immigration, labor, employment, Bracewell law firm
Managing Partner, San Antonio
Focusing on immigration, labor and employment law for over 21 years, Victoria Garcia represents domestic and international companies in all aspects of labor and employment, and immigration...
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Steven H. Gerdes, Tax Attorney, Bracewell Law Firm
Partner
Steve focuses his practice on the tax aspects of state and local government obligations. During his career, he has covered the full range of tax-exempt obligations appearing in the...
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Gene E. Godley, Corporate Attorney, Bracewell Law Firm
Partner
Gene Godley counsels and advises corporate clients on legislation, trade, tax, energy, regulatory affairs and international financial and transactional matters. He has practiced law for...
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Rachel goldman, complex commercial litigation, attorney, Bracewell law
Partner
Rachel Goldman is an experienced litigator in both federal and state courts, at the trial and appellate levels. Her practice focuses on complex commercial matters, including claims for...
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Dewey J. Gonsoulin, FInance Attorney, Bracewell Law Firm
Partner
Dewey Gonsoulin represents domestic and foreign lending institutions, money center banks, and regional banks in all types of financing transactions. These transactions range from basic...
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R. Todd Greenwalt, Tax Attorney, Bracewell Law Firm
Partner
Todd's practice focuses on governmental entities and tax-exempt organizations, advising clients with regard to tax-exempt financings and other business transactions, and resolving tax-...
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Timothy Geiger, Intellectual Property Attorney, Bracewell Law Firm
Associate
Tim Geiger is a member of Bracewell’s litigation section. He focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, including patent infringement, breach of patent assignment, trade...
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Danielle Garbien Power & Renewable Energy Bracewell New York, NY
Partner
Danielle Garbien represents energy and commodities companies, financial institutions, private equity companies and hedge funds in a wide range of complex energy financing, investments and...
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John Gilbert Energy Law Solicitor Bracewell Law Firm UK
Partner
John Gilbert resolves disputes in the energy sector through litigation, arbitration, expert determination and mediation. He advises on a broad range of disputes related to oil and gas...
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Shannon Glen Litigation lawyer Bracewell
Associate
Shannon Glen handles complex, high-risk commercial litigation in federal and state courts and arbitrations for clients in the energy, construction, manufacturing and real estate industries...
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Amy Karff Halevy, Employment, Attorney, Bracewell law firm
Partner
Amy Halevy counsels and represents employers in all areas of employment law. She guides her business clients in the preparation and application of employment policies and procedures. Amy...
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Troy L. Harder, Bracewell, SEC Representation Lawyer, Finance, Capital Markets Attorney
Partner
Troy Harder advises clients in all aspects of corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on corporate finance transactions. He has experience representing both issuers and investment...
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Warren Harris, Appellant Attorney, Bracewell law firm
Partner
Warren Harris heads the firm's appellate practice. He is immediate past President of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, past Chair of the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, past...
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Daniel Hemli, Antitrust Litigation, Attorney, Bracewell law firm
Partner
Daniel Hemli advises clients on antitrust issues relating to mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, and advocacy before federal, state and foreign antitrust authorities. He has...
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Erin Hennessy, trademark, copyright attorney, Bracewell law firm
Partner
Erin Hennessy is a partner in Bracewell's Technology Group and is the head of the firm’s Trademark and Copyright practice. Her practice focuses on trademark law, copyright law, and internet...
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Jeffrey R. Holmstead, Bracewell Law Firm, Environmental Law Attorney
Partner
Jeff Holmstead, former Assistant Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Air and Radiation, is one of the nation's leading climate change lawyers as...
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Joe Hull, tax, attorney, Bracewell, law firm
Partner
With more than four decades of experience, Joe Hull's legal practice concentrates on federal, state and local taxation, including both planning and controversy work. Mr. Hull has...
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Jason Hutt, Environmental Attorney, Bracewell law firm
Partner
Jason Hutt, head of the firm’s Environmental and Natural Resources practice, advises energy companies, manufacturers, project developers, investor groups and financial institutions about...
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Jonathon Hance Energy Intellectual Property Attorney Bracewell Law firm
Associate
Mr. Hance focuses his practice on energy and intellectual property litigation, with an emphasis on complex commercial disputes relating to energy-supply agreements, and particularly, ISDA...
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Stephen Hug, Environmental Attorney, Bracewell Law Firm
Associate
Stephen Hug represents clients in matters related to federal regulatory policies, regulations and rules applicable to the electric industry. His experience includes assisting clients with...
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Oliver Irwin Bracewell FInance Attorney
Partner
Oliver advises lenders and sponsors on the development and financing of cross-border projects across a broad range of industries, many of which are the first of its kind in their industry....
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Ben James, Bracewell Law Firm, Environmental Attorney
Partner
Ben is an energy lawyer, with a particular focus on the oil and gas sector. Ben has advised clients on the development, sale, purchase and financing of oil and gas assets across the value...
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Jason Jean Finance & Energy Attorney Bracewell
Partner
Jason Jean is experienced in advising public and private businesses, including private equity investors, in the financial services sector, upstream and midstream energy sector, and other...
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Bruce R. Jocz, employee benefits, Attorney, Bracewell Law Firm
Partner
Bruce Jocz advises public and privately held corporations in the design and implementation of employee benefit programs, including qualified and non-qualified plans and executive...
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Lisa M. Jaeger, Bracewell Law Firm, Environmental Attorney
Senior Counsel
Lisa Jaeger focuses her practice on environmental and natural resources law and policy. She advises industrial sector clients on clean air, climate change and energy efficiency issues,...
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Jacqueline Java, Antitrust, Attorney, Bracewell law firm
Counsel
Jacqueline (Jackie) Java focuses her practice on antitrust counseling. She advises clients involved in transactions and day-to-day operations that raise antitrust issues regarding...
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Tyler S. Johnson, Environmental Attorney, Bracewell Law Firm
Associate
Ty Johnson is a member of Bracewell energy regulatory practice, and he counsels domestic and foreign energy-industry clients on regulatory matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory...
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Brittney Justice Litigation Attorney Bracewell
Associate
Brittney Justice represents clients across a range of industries in litigation and government enforcement and investigations in federal and state courts. She provides advice on diverse...
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Barbara Jones Litigation lawyer Bracewell
Partner
Barbara S. Jones, former judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, focuses her practice on corporate monitorships, compliance issues, internal investigations...
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Albert B. Kimball Intellectual Property Attorney Bracewell Houston, TX
Partner
With more than 40 years as an intellectual property lawyer, Albert Kimball has been a cornerstone of Bracewell's IP offering, helping to mentor and develop many of the firm's current IP...
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Jim Kizziar, Employment law Attorney, Bracewell law firm in San Antonio TX
Partner
Jim Kizziar is a partner with Bracewell LLP in the firm's San Antonio, Texas, and Washington, D.C. offices. Practicing law since 1978, Mr. Kizziar represents and counsels owners of diverse...
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Thomas Kokalas, White Collar Defense, Attorney, Bracewell, law firm
Partner
Thomas Kokalas is a partner in Bracewell's New York office, where he is a member of the firm's White Collar Defense, Internal Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement practice group. He...
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David R. Kolker, Litigation Attorney, Bracewell law Firm
Associate
David Kolker is an associate in the litigation section of Bracewell's New York office. He focuses on trial and appellate work in general commercial litigation, securities litigation,...
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Martha Kammoun Acquisitions & Finance Transactions Attorney Bracewell New York, NY
Partner
Martha Kammoun advises domestic and international private equity funds, sponsors and financial institutions on acquisitions and finance transactions, with a particular focus on energy and...
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Charlotte Keenan, Bracewell Law Firm, London, Corporate, Finance and Energy Law Attorney
Attorney
Charlotte Keenan represents both public and private companies in capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) compliance and...
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Lauren Kelsall Senior Associate Bracewell Energy Oil & Gas
Senior Associate
Lauren Kelsall advises clients in relation to energy transactions and projects in the upstream, midstream and downstream segments of the oil and gas industry, as well as the power sector....
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Joshua Klein Corporate Securities Lawyer Bracewell
Partner
Josh Klein represents corporations and individuals in complex disputes involving corporate, securities and commercial issues. He advises clients, both as plaintiffs and defendants, in cases...
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Andrej Kormuth Bracewell Partner Renewable Energy Corporate Structuring M&A IPOs Mediation Middle East Africa Dubai
Partner
Being a resident in the Middle East since 2011, Andrej Kormuth has been based in Dubai for five years and was previously in Doha for three years. Andrej also worked in South Africa (based...
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Logan Kotler, Bracewell, Attorney,
Associate
Logan Kotler focuses his practice on corporate restructurings and insolvency matters involving U.S. and international corporations. Before joining Bracewell, Logan served as judicial extern...
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Mark Lewis, Managing Partner, Energy Committee, Bracewell LLP
Managing Partner, Washington D.C.
Mark Lewis is a member of Bracewell's energy practice and serves on the management committee. He concentrates on energy-related projects, transactions and controversies.  His clients...
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Tracy London, non-contentious construction lawyer, Bracewell London law firm
Partner
Tracy London has more than 19 years of experience as a non-contentious construction lawyer in the energy, oil and gas, power, renewable, infrastructure and mining industries. Her practice...
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Clark Stockton Lord, Finance Attorney, Bracewell Law Firm
Partner
Clark Lord has a wide-range of experience in the public sector and in private practice. He serves special districts and governmental clients, many of which he created through the...
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Marvin Lange, commercial disputes, lawyer, Bracewell law firm
Senior Counsel
Marvin Lange’s practice focuses on the resolution of complex commercial disputes. He has represented clients in state and federal court, arbitration and mediation, in cases arising out of...
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Jay N. Larry Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney Bracewell Law Firm
Associate
Jay Larry’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate matters for privately and publicly held companies active in the energy industry. Jay has...
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Joseph T. Lasher Complex Commercial Litigation Attorney Bracewell New York, NY
Associate
Joseph Lasher focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation matters and contractual disputes. He advises clients through all phases of the litigation process, including motion...
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Austin T. Lee, Bracewell, Storage facilities Lawyer, international oil gas operations attorney
Associate
Austin Lee focuses his practice on representing and counseling clients in the acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas properties, salt water disposal properties, storage facilities,...
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Steven Lorch, Tax Attorney Bracewell Law Firm
Partner
Steven Lorch advises publicly-held businesses and private clients, including private equity sponsors and investors, on the U.S. tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint...
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Paul S. Maco, Bracewell Law Firm, Securities Attorney
Partner
Paul Maco practices in the areas of federal securities and commodities law, corporate governance, and public finance. A former senior official at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission...
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Dee Martin, government, relations, attorney, Bracewell law firm
Partner
Dee Martin is co-head of the Policy Resolution Group, the government relations and strategic communications practice of Bracewell. She guides corporations, industry coalitions, trade...
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Kurt Mayr, Restructuring, Insolvency Lawyer, Bracewell law firm
Managing Partner, Connecticut
Mr. Mayr, recently named by Turnaround & Workouts as one of only 12 outstanding young restructuring partners in the U.S., represents a wide range of parties in domestic and...
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W. James McAnelly, Energy attorney, Bracewell law firm
Partner
James (J.J.) McAnelly represents oil, gas and energy industry clients in a broad range of oil and gas transactions, including the purchase, sale and/or financing of exploration and...
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Catherine McCarthy, Energy Regulation Attorney, Bracewell law firm
Partner
Catherine McCarthy has represented clients on energy regulation and policy matters for over two decades. She has experience with obtaining Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and...
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Elizabeth McGinley, Energy, Tax, Attorney, Bracewell law firm
Partner
Elizabeth McGinley is the head of the firm's tax practice. She represents a variety of clients in the oil and gas and electric power industries, including private equity firms investing in...
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Joshua McNulty Corporate Attorney Bracewell
Partner
Josh McNulty is a corporate and regulatory banking attorney. Josh’s practice primarily focuses on regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law matters for financial...
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Brian C. Mitchell, Commercial Litigation Attorney, Bracewell Law Firm
Partner
Brian Mitchell's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. Mr. Mitchell counsels both plaintiffs and defendants on issues and disputes in areas such as: commercial banking/mortgage...
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Kirk Morgan, Bracewell Law Firm, Energy Projects Attorney
Partner
Kirk Morgan is a member of Bracewell's energy practice. He focuses on energy-related projects, transactions and controversies. Kirk's clients include oil and gas pipeline developers, owners...
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Frank Maisano, Government Relations Attorney, Bracewell law firm
Senior Principal
Frank Maisano is a Senior Principal in the firm’s government relations and strategic communications practice, with more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications.  His focus...
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Paul Nathanson, Strategic Communications, Attorney, bracewell law firm
Senior Principal
Paul Nathanson is a Senior Principal at Bracewell with more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications.  His focus is on reputation management, message development and...
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Ann Navaro, Bracelwell Law Firm, Washington DC, Environmental and Litigation Law Attorney
Partner
Ann Navaro advises on and litigates under the federal laws and policies governing natural resources and the environment. After more than 25 years as a top litigator and policy adviser to...
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Julian T. Nichol, energy natural resources attorney Bracewell law firm
Managing Partner, London
Julian Nichol is an energy lawyer with more than 17 years of deal experience. He regularly advises on a wide range of transactional work, with a focus on representing sponsors, financial...
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Robert Nichols, employer litigation attorney, bracewell law firm, lawyer harassment claims, wrongful discharge case, occupational safety issues
Partner
Robert Nichols represents employers in litigation, administrative actions and arbitrations concerning discrimination and retaliation, harassment, wrongful discharge, occupational safety and...
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Heath Novosad, general civil litigation attorney, Bracewell law firm
Partner
Heath Novosad is a general civil litigation attorney, representing clients in federal and state courts in the trial of commercial disputes, business torts, patent infringement lawsuits and...
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Gregory Nye, financial restructuring team, partner, bracewell law firm
Partner
Gregory Nye is a Partner on the Financial Restructuring team, where he focuses on out-of-court and chapter 11 restructurings, with a particular emphasis on litigation assessment, bankruptcy...
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Nelli Nikova, employment based immigration lawyer, Bracewell law firm
Senior Counsel
Ms. Nikova has experience with employment-based non-immigrant visas for alien employees.  (O-1 exceptional abilities, H-1 specialty occupation, H-2B temporary non-qualified workers, and L-1...
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Nicholas Neuberger, Attorney, Energy Sector, Bracewell Law Firm
Senior Associate
Nicholas Neuberger is a corporate lawyer with a particular focus on international transactional matters within the energy sector. Nicholas has advised on a wide range of cross-border...
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Matthew G. Nielsen energy and finance lawyer Bracewell
Partner
Matthew Nielsen has over 17 years of experience defending corporations, corporate executives and employees, and securities industry professionals in civil and criminal investigations, as...
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Jeffrey L. Oldham, Appellate Attorney, Bracewell law firm,
Partner
Jeff Oldham is an experienced appellate attorney who has handled numerous appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court, Texas Supreme Court, and federal and state courts of appeals. He is Board...
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Christopher D. Olive, Finance, lawyer, Bracewell law firm
Partner
Christopher (Chris) Olive concentrates his practice on loans, structured financings and financial assets, and derivatives and commodities transactions, and related regulatory matters. Chris...
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Gary W. Orloff, Domestic, Foreign, Transactions, attorney, Bracewell
Partner
Gary Orloff has experience in domestic and foreign transactions, with specific emphasis on the legal and business implications of business plans and strategies, particularly in the areas of...
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Victoria N. Ozimek, Bracewell, Tax Credit Obligations Lawyer, bond Issuance Attorney
Partner
Victoria Ozimek offers legal advice to clients regarding all aspects of tax advantaged obligations, from vetting the tax issues on proposed financing structures to assisting issuers with...
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Vivian Ouyang, tax, transactions, capital markets, attorney, Bracewell law firm
Senior Counsel
Vivian Ouyang focuses on federal tax issues in a wide range of transactions, including joint ventures; project finance; mergers; acquisitions; divestitures; and cross-border transactions. ...
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Chelsea L. O’Donnell, Bracewell, securities fraud attorney, public corruption lawyer
Associate
Chelsea L. O’Donnell concentrates her practice on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and regulatory enforcement matters. She represents clients in connection with...
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Heather M. Palmer, Bracewell Law Firm, Environmental Attorney
Partner
Heather Corken offers clients in-depth environmental regulatory knowledge and experience in energy-related environmental issues. As a partner in the environmental strategies group, Heather...
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Matt Paulson, Bracewell, Chemical Manufacturing Attorney, Environmental Issues Lawyer
Partner
Matt represents companies in the oil and gas, refining, power and chemical manufacturing industries on environmental matters, including strategic permitting, regulatory compliance,...
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David Perlman, Energy Practice, Partner, Lawyer, Bracewell law firm
Partner
David Perlman is a partner in the energy practice in Bracewell's Washington, D.C. office. He represents and counsels clients before regulatory bodies such as the Federal Energy Regulatory...
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Allison K. Perry, Labor Law Attorney, Bracewell Law Firm
Partner
Allison Perry counsels clients in matters involving executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, employment agreements,...
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RYAN PHILP, complex commercial disputes, attorney, Bracewell law firm
Partner
Ryan M. Philp concentrates his practice on high-stakes, complex corporate and commercial disputes, including class action and derivative litigation, securities litigation, cases arising out...
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David R. Poe, Litigation Attorney, Bracewell Law Firm
Partner
David Poe’s practice focuses on providing administrative, regulatory and litigation advice to clients in infrastructure service industries, particularly electric utilities (including...
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Robert E. Pease, Energy, Attorney, Bracewell law firm
Senior Counsel
Bob Pease represents clients involved in the energy sector in CFTC and FERC regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters involving power, gas, and crude oil, as well as Dodd Frank...
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Brittany M. Pemberton, Attorney, Energy Reg, Bracewell Law Firm
Associate
Brittany Pemberton represents clients in energy regulation and policy matters. She focuses on obtaining Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state authorizations for major projects and...
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Kathryn Penry Energy & Environmental Attorney
Associate
Kathryn focuses on energy, infrastructure, and environmental transactional, regulatory, and policy matters. She advises clients on matters across the oil and gas, electric power, and...
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Daniel Pope Energy Environmental Attorney
Associate
Daniel Pope provides environmental permitting and regulatory assistance to industrial companies, particularly in the energy sector. He also helps in the defense of environmental enforcement...
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Christopher H. Rentzel, Litigation Attorney, Bracewell Law Firm
Partner
Chris Rentzel has civil and commercial litigation experience in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Rentzel handles cases involving contract disputes, fraud...
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Constance Gall Rhebergen Intellectual Property Attorney Bracewell Houston, TX
Partner
Constance Rhebergen is a registered patent attorney who counsels and represents business clients in the protection, maintenance, licensing and transfer of intellectual property assets and...
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George Rendziperis Tax Attorney Bracewell Law Firm
Counsel
George Rendziperis provides state and local tax advice to companies in the oil and gas, manufacturing, financial services, private equity, real estate, technology and service sectors. He...
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Lowell Rothschild, environmental compliance, lawyer, Bracewell law firm
Counsel
Lowell Rothschild advises clients on environmental compliance, enforcement, public policy and government relations issues. With a strong background in natural resources and land development...
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Joshua Robichaud Energy Attorney
Associate
Joshua focuses on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulation and compliance for renewables and natural gas and oil pipelines. He also has experience with Constitutional...
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Serena Rwejuna, Energy Attorney, Bracewell Law Firm
Associate
Serena Rwejuna focuses her practice on energy regulation and public policy matters. She advises energy companies and other clients in matters involving energy projects, applications,...
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SARAH L. RAFIE, Bracewell, electric utilities lawyer, hydroelectric generators attorney
Associate
Sarah Rafie counsels clients in relation to regulatory matters, particularly in infrastructure service industries, including electric utilities and hydroelectric generators. She advises...
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G. Alan Rafte energy attorney Bracewell
Partner
Alan Rafte, chair of the firm’s business and regulatory section, serves clients in transactions that involve upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas assets; merchant electric...
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Edmund W. Robb, Commercial litigation lawyer, Bracewell
Partner
Edmund Robb focuses his practice on commercial disputes arising out of the energy industry. He has experience prosecuting and defending complex commercial litigation, oil and gas disputes,...
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Phillip Sampson, Bracewell Law Firm, Texas, Construction and Litigation Attorney
Partner
Phillip Sampson is a member of the firm's management committee and co-chair of the firm's construction litigation practice group. He has experience trying cases for both plaintiffs and...
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Scott Sanders, Labor Attorney, Bracewell Law Firm
Partner
Scott C. Sanders provides legal counsel in employee benefits and represents publicly traded and privately owned companies in the design, implementation and administration of employee...
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Scott H. Segal, Energy, Natural Resources, attorney, Bracewell law firm
Partner
Scott Segal is a founding partner of PRG with over two decades of experience across a broad range of policy and communications issues, with particular experience dealing with energy, the...
202-828-5845
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David Shargel, commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense attorney, Bracewell Law firm
Partner
David Shargel is a senior counsel in the trial section of Bracewell's New York office. His litigation practice focuses general commercial litigation, internal investigations and white...
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Robert E. Sheeder, Labor Law Attorney, Bracewell Law Firm
Partner
In private practice since 1976, Bob Sheeder represents clients in all aspects of labor and employment law before federal and state agencies and courts. As head of the firm's labor and...
214-758-1643
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Christopher Shield, Intellectual Property Law Attorney, Bracewell law firm
Partner
Christopher "Chris" Shield is a trial lawyer whose litigation practice focuses on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation with an emphasis on patent and trademark disputes...
713-221-1115
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Charles Shoneman, Bracewell law firm, Energy Regulatory Lawyer, Public Utilities
Partner
Chuck Shoneman is a senior partner in Bracewell's energy regulatory group. Chuck represents energy industry participants before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Department...
202-828-5860
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Darren Spalding, Bracewell Law Firm, Corporate Attorney
Partner
Darren is a corporate lawyer focusing on the energy sector. He advises clients on upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas M&A transactions, with a particular emphasis on cross-...
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Jonathan R. Spivey, intellectual property attorney, Bracewell law firm
Partner
Jonathan Spivey is a partner in Bracewell’s litigation practice, where he focuses on intellectual property litigation, including complex patent, trade secret, trademark, copyright, and...
713-221-1227
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Martin Stewart Smith, Energy Attorney, Bracewell Law FIrm
Partner
Martin Stewart-Smith has more than 25 years of experience in a wide range of energy transactions, ranging  from upstream oil and gas developments to LNG project financings and downstream...
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Brian P. Teaff, Business Transaction Attorney, Bracewell Law Firm
Partner
Brian Teaff has a multifaceted tax practice, advising clients in connection with tax-exempt financings and other business transactions in the public finance area, as well as counseling...
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Brian H. Tompkins, Bracewell, Patent Portfolio Analysis Attorney, IP, Internet Applications Lawyer,
Senior Counsel
Brian Tompkins is senior counsel in Bracewell's technology practice. His practice focuses on patent prosecution, patent portfolio analysis, and client counseling. Brian’s experience covers...
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Caitlin Tweed, Attorney, Energy Regulatory, Bracewell Law Firm
Associate
Caitlin Tweed focuses on energy regulatory matters and public policy issues. She works with clients in the natural gas, oil, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), and electric industries. She works...
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Kevin Tamm IP Attorney Bracewell Law Firm
Associate
Kevin Tamm focuses his practice on transactional intellectual property issues for large and mid-size corporate clients. His representation includes patent prosecution regarding chemical and...
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Catherine Todd Associate, Bracewell, London, Energy, Finance, Lending, Oil & Gas
Associate
Catherine Todd is a transactional energy lawyer based in London. She focuses her practice on energy financings and projects, notably in the oil and gas and power sectors. Catherine has...
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Miles Tonkin Energy Finance Attorney Bracewell London, UK
Associate
Miles Tonkin is an energy finance lawyer who acts for commercial banks, multilaterals, development finance institutions, sponsors and corporates on energy, natural resource and...
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Paula Toro Complex Commercial Litigation and Trial Litigation Attorney Bracewell Houston, TX
Associate
Paula Toro focuses her practice on matters related to complex commercial litigation and trial litigation. She represents plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts across the...
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Annette L. Tripp, Bracewell, mergers acquisitions lawyer, public private transactions attorney
Partner
Annette Tripp’s practice focuses on financial institution matters. Her experience includes bank and financial services, regulatory law, and mergers and acquisitions, including public and...
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Lucy Tyson Privacy and technology lawyer Bracewell
Associate
Lucy Tyson’s practice focuses on advising clients in a variety of matters related to the structuring and negotiating of services agreements for business process and information technology...
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Blake Urban, Bracewell Giuliani Law Firm, Electric and Natural Gas Attorney
Associate
Blake Urban advises clients on regulatory matters in the electric and natural gas industries before federal and state regulatory agencies and appellate courts. He represents clients before...
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Jeffery B. Vaden, White Collar Defense attorney, Bracewell law firm
Partner
Jeff Vaden, former First Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Texas, is a Partner in Bracewell's White Collar Defense Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm, he...
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Manuel Vera, Bracewell Law Firm, Mergers Acquisitions Attorney
Partner, Foreign Legal Consultant
Manuel Vera represents U.S. investors in the acquisition of companies and assets in Mexico and other Latin American countries, and represents their interests in cross-border project finance...
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Tony L. Visage, commercial litigator, securities, fraud, attorney, Bracewell
Partner
Tony Visage is a commercial litigator with first-chair jury and bench trial experience. Mr. Visage focuses his trial practice on securities, fiduciary duty, fraud and energy trading issues...
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G. Waverly Vest, Bracewell, federal regulatory compliance lawyer, fiduciary responsibilities attorney
Partner
G. Waverly Vest represents and counsels financial institutions, holding companies and their officers, directors and owners. He provides guidance in all areas of state and federal regulatory...
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Kevin Voelkel assists clients on environmental regulatory, enforcement and policy matters, as well as pipeline safety issues. His clients include companies in the offshore exploration and...
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Robert Wagman, Bracewell Law Firm, Government Business and Litigation Attorney
Partner
Bob Wagman has experience representing U.S. and foreign companies of all sizes in a broad range of industries in all facets of conducting business with the government including government...
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Manuel Vera, Bracewell Law Firm, Mergers Acquisitions Attorney
Partner
Barron focuses on public finance, urban infrastructure and transportation development, state legislative matters, and public/private partnerships. He has experience with municipal finance...
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Richard Whiteley, Bracewell Law Firm, Construction and Real Estate Litigation Attorney
Partner
Richard Whiteley, co-chair of the firm's construction litigation practice group, enjoys solving complex problems for his clients in an adversarial context, and believes an aggressive...
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Tim Wilkins, environmental, natural resources, attorney, Bracewell law firm
Partner
Tim Wilkins is the head of Bracewell's firm-wide Environmental and Natural Resources practice group. Tim represents large companies that rely on him for strategic environmental permitting...
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Chris Williams, corporate attorney, Middle East, Bracewell law firm
Managing Partner, Dubai
Chris Williams is a member of the firm’s Business and Regulatory Group. His practice focuses on corporate mergers and acquisitions private equity, and company and commercial work. Mr....
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Daniel Witschey, corporate finance, securities, attorney, Bracewell law firm
Partner
Daniel Witschey counsels and represents issuers and underwriters, companies, their boards of directors, and special committees in corporate finance, disclosure and other securities law...
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William A. Wood III, Bracewell Law Firm, Bankruptcy Attorney
Partner
Trey has over 25 years of experience in representing debtors, creditors, committees and other parties in interest in all facets of the bankruptcy process and out of court restructurings,...
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Christine Wyman, Bracewell Law Firm, Energy and Environment Law Attorney
Senior Counsel
Christine Wyman assists clients in developing policy strategies and implementing them through effective participation in the legislative and regulatory process.  Her work covers a broad...
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Angela Wallace represents lenders, sponsors, developers and investment funds in connection with the finance and development of projects across the energy and infrastructure spectrum,...
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Adam T. Waszkiewicz, Corporate, Energy, Attorney, Bracewell law firm
Associate
Adam Waszkiewicz focuses his practice on corporate matters within the energy sector including cross-border transactions. He has experience in M&A, equity capital markets, joint ventures...
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Alastair Young, Energy, Natural Resources, Attorney, Bracewell Law Firm
Partner
Alastair is a corporate lawyer who focuses on the energy and natural resources sector. His experience includes UK and international mergers and acquisitions, cross-border joint ventures and...
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Salo Zelermyer, Environmental Strategies Lawyer, Bracewell law firm
Senior Principal
Salo Zelermyer works in the firm's Environmental Strategies Group (ESG). The ESG includes environmental and energy attorneys, public policy advocates, and strategic communications experts...
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Andrew W. Zeve, Bracewell, Intellectual property litigation lawyer, complex commercial litigation attorney
Partner
Andrew Zeve co-chairs the firm’s Energy Litigation Group and maintains a diverse trial practice. In addition to his energy litigation practice, Andrew represents and counsels clients in a...
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Josh Zive, Legislative Regulatory Advocacy attorney, Bracewell law firm
Senior Principal
Josh Zive is a senior principal at Bracewell with an eclectic background in legislative and regulatory advocacy, campaign finance and ethics laws, strategic communications and issues...
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Bracewell’s Energy Regulation practice covers regulatory agencies such as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),  and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).  Collectively, the practice group's work in this area was recognized  for a 2019 National Law Review Go-To Thought Leader award.  Bracewell's coverage of this area of energy and environmental law and the rule changes and enforcement actions involving these agencies' regulations impacting energy companies provide clarity, insights, and analysis to our readers navigating these waters.

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