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Bracewell & Giuliani Adds Five Partners from Dewey & LeBoeuf

May 8, 2012

HOUSTON — Bracewell & Giuliani LLP announced today that five partners, formerly with Dewey & LeBoeuf, will join the firm in its New York, Washington, D.C., and Connecticut offices, effective immediately. The group includes John G. Klauberg, Dewey’s former co-head of the Utilities, Power and Pipelines Global Industry Sector Group, as well as Catherine P. McCarthy, former Dewey co-head of the Energy Regulatory Department. It is anticipated that they also will be joined by a number of associates.

The partners include:

New York – John G. Klauberg, Frederick J. Lark

Washington, D.C. – Catherine P. McCarthy, David R. Poe

Connecticut – Charles F. Vandenburgh

“We are excited to be adding this group,” said Bracewell Managing Partner, Mark C. Evans. “We have been looking to enhance our energy practice in the northeast, and our new partners will immediately help us in this regard. Many of our partners have worked with John and Cathy and their teams for years and have great respect for their work. They will all be outstanding additions to the firm,” added Evans.

“Bracewell is a great platform for our energy practice,” said John G. Klauberg, who will become head of Bracewell’s Power and Utilities Practice. “We will be able to continue our work together and at the same time become part of a tremendously broad and deep energy practice, which will be of significant benefit to our clients.”

The group will serve to further enhance Bracewell’s Chambers and Partners recognized energy practice and increase the firm’s bench strength in power and renewables transactions as well as power regulatory issues. Klauberg has received the highest ranking from Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business (band 1) for energy transactional work. McCarthy is also ranked in Chambers USA, for her energy regulatory work, and was recently selected as one of The American Lawyer's "45 Under 45," a group of the highest performing women of the private bar under the age of 45.