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May 30, 2007
GALVESTON, TX (May 30, 2007) — Bracewell & Giuliani LLP partner Phillip L. Sampson and his team obtained favorable jury findings last week in a trial for Parex Incorporated in Galveston County state court. Parex is a manufacturer of stucco products, including exterior insulating and finishing systems (EIFS), used as the exterior cladding on commercial and residential structures. The Plaintiffs had alleged multiple causes of action and sought over $4 million against Parex. After...
May 29, 2007
HOUSTON (May 29, 2007) —The Legal 500 US has ranked Bracewell & Giuliani LLP among the nation’s leading law firms for energy litigation in its Volume III (Litigation) edition. The volume identifies the firm’s trial lawyers as boasting “impressive records in energy cases.” Specifically, partner Charles H. Shoneman, who co-heads the energy regulatory practice out of Washington, DC is described in The Legal 500 by clients as “an all-round great lawyer—...
May 29, 2007
HOUSTON (May 22, 2007) — Bracewell & Giuliani LLP partner Robert S. Nichols will speak at the HBA Labor & Employment Law Section Luncheon on September 10, 2007 at Hotel Icon. Mr. Nichols will speak on “Drafting Effective Settlement and Separation Agreements.” He is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has defended more than 200 employment-related lawsuits in federal and state court.
May 22, 2007
AUSTIN (May 22, 2007) — Bracewell & Giuliani LLP partner James H. Kizziar, Jr. has been selected to chair the 15th Annual University of Texas Law School Conference. The conference will focus on Labor and Employment law and is scheduled for May 2008. In private practice since 1978, Mr. Kizziar represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law before federal and state agencies and courts. His practice includes litigation and preventative counseling of management on...
May 21, 2007
HOUSTON (May 21, 2007) —Bracewell & Giuliani LLP has been named as a "Go-To Law Firm" for financial services based on an American Lawyer Media and Corporate Counsel survey of top General Counsel at leading financial services companies. Bracewell was selected because of its track record and legal expertise with regard to banking and finance, corporate transactions/mergers and acquisitions, regulatory affairs and compliance, and securities. The following U.S. companies...
May 21, 2007
NEW-YORK (May 21, 2007) – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP attorney Evan Flaschen will serve as Co-chair of the Distressed Debt 2007 Summit – Risks, Returns & Rewards, which will take place at the Harvard Club in New York City on May 30-31, 2007. Mr. Flaschen is scheduled to participate in the following two panel discussions, "Everything You Need to Know about Second Lien and Other Junior Secured Debt" and "A Conversation with Industry Leaders." Also, New York...
May 10, 2007
HOUSTON (May 10, 2007) — Bracewell & Giuliani LLP attorney William E. King will be guest speaker at the Bellaire/Southwest Houston Rotary Club Meeting at Braeburn Country Club on May 10, 2007. Mr. King will speak on “Hurricane Preparedness.”
May 4, 2007
MIDLAND, TEXAS (May 04, 2007) – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP partner Mickey R. Davis is scheduled to speak at the 10th Annual Estate Planning Seminar in Midland, Texas on May 10. The event is sponsored by the Midland Memorial Foundation and Midland College. Mr. Davis will discuss solutions for the difficult problems that arise in an estate administration when the trusts created under the Will of the first spouse to die are not funded by the surviving spouse.
May 2, 2007
HOUSTON (May 2, 2007) — Bracewell & Giuliani LLP attorney J. Christopher Fuller is lending his real estate expertise to Dallas-area students in conjunction with the UrbanPlan program, aimed at educating high school and college students on effective land use. The program offers an opportunity to apply classroom learning to real-world problem solving, and functions as a cooperative addition to standard Economics class curriculum. Mr. Fuller completed volunteer certification...
April 30, 2007
HOUSTON (April 30, 2007) — Bracewell & Giuliani LLP announced today that attorney William E. King has joined the firm in its public law practice where he will assist both government entities and private companies in their dealings with public bodies. Prior to joining Bracewell, Mr. King enjoyed a varied business career, recently retiring as a managing partner of Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, a national law firm representing a wide range of government entities in receivables...
April 24, 2007
HOUSTON (April 24, 2007)--Bracewell & Giuliani LLP attorney and public law expert Jeffrey J. Horner recently represented long-time Bracewell & Giuliani client Galena Park Independent School District (GPISD) in a historic victory in federal court on Friday, April 13. The court dismissed with prejudice the desegregation case filed against it in 1971 by ruling that the GPISD had achieved unitary status, having eliminated the old racially-segregated dual school system. Several...
April 20, 2007
HOUSTON (April 20, 2007)--Bracewell & Giuliani LLP attorney and school law expert Jeffrey J. Horner was recently named to a second two-year term on the board of directors of the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys (COSA) at its 2007 annual conference in San Francisco, CA. Founded in 1967 to provide information and practical assistance to attorneys who represent public school systems, the Council currently includes more than 3,000 attorneys from across...
April 16, 2007
NEW-YORK (April 16, 2007) – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP attorney Evan D. Flaschen will serve on the panel discussion "The Thrust and Parry of Indenture Consents" at the 2007 Distressed Debt Forum being held at The Harvard Club in New York City on April 26, 2007. The conference brings together many of the leading distressed debt and restructuring investors, advisors and analysts to examine key trends, issues and future expectations. Mr. Flaschen, a partner...
April 16, 2007
DALLAS, TX (April 16, 2007) – Marc L. Mukasey, who is a leader of the white collar criminal and regulatory practice of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, is scheduled to be a speaker at the Texas General Counsel Forum, which will take place at The Westin Galleria in Dallas, Texas on April 25. Mr. Mukasey will be a panelist during the discussion of "Privilege and the GC – Practical Advice and Best Practices on Internal Communications and Investigations." The panel will...
April 11, 2007
GALVESTON, TEXAS (April 11, 2007)--Bracewell & Giuliani LLP attorneys Warren W. Harris and Glenn A. Ballard Jr. will provide opening remarks and moderate the Houston Bar Association’s (HBA) Civil/Appellate Bench Bar Conference at the San Luis Resort and Conference Center in Galveston April 13 - 14. Mr. Harris, co-chair of the event, will moderate a panel discussion and deliver opening remarks along with Mr. Ballard, President of HBA, who will also participate in a panel...
April 10, 2007
DALLAS (April 10, 2007) Bracewell & Giuliani LLP announced today that Robert E. Sheeder and Marc D. Katz have joined the firm as partners in the labor and employment practice of the firm’s Dallas office. Before joining Bracewell, they were partners with the Dallas office of Jenkens & Gilchrist. Gail N. Salcido and Donna G. Hiltenbrand will also join Bracewell & Giuliani as associates. "We are happy to welcome the team to Bracewell & Giuliani’s labor and...
April 10, 2007
AUSTIN (April 10, 2007) — Bracewell & Giuliani LLP attorney Timothy A. Wilkins will serve as an Adjunct Professor at The University of Texas School of Law in the fall semester of 2007. He will teach “Corporate Environmental Law.” The course will address the issues involved in practicing environmental law on behalf of regulated businesses, emphasizing the role of environmental lawyers in transactions, auditing, permitting, enforcement, cleanups, and compliance...
March 27, 2007
HOUSTON (March 27, 2007) ¯ The Legal 500 US-Volume II (Intellectual Property, Media, Technology and Telecoms) ranked Bracewell & Giuliani LLP among the leading law firms for its intellectual property work in complex corporate transactions. "Houston-based partner Albert Kimball is the best-known name in Bracewell & Giuliani's intellectual property transactional practice, and often takes the lead when the firm is called in to advise on the IP issues arising in complex...
March 21, 2007
HOUSTON (March 21, 2007)--Bracewell & Giuliani LLP attorney Jarvis V. Hollingsworth recently agreed to serve as chair of the Greater Houston Partnership’s Local Relations Committee. Within its government relations function, the Partnership has local, state and federal relations committees. In his new role, Mr. Hollingsworth will work with local government bodies in support of Partnership positions on business retention and expansion, as well as public education and infrastructure...
Jarvis Hollingsworth to Be Honored in Annual University of Houston Black Alumni Annual Scholarship Gala
March 21, 2007
HOUSTON (March 21, 2007)--Bracewell & Giuliani LLP partner Jarvis V. Hollingsworth was recently selected to serve as one of three honorees at the University of Houston Black Alumni Association’s (UHBAA) Annual Scholarship Fundraising Gala, to be held at the University of Houston Hilton Hotel on Saturday, April 28, 2007. Mr. Hollingsworth and his fellow honorees were chosen based on their personal and professional contributions to the Houston community. The UHBAA’s...
Tim Wilkins to Address Environmental Issues at Upcoming National Hydrogen Association Annual Conference
March 19, 2007
AUSTIN (March 19, 2007)--Bracewell & Giuliani LLP attorney Timothy A. Wilkins will speak at the National Hydrogen Association Annual Conference, which will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio March 18 - 22. Mr. Wilkins will participate in a panel discussion on environmental issues that will influence the use of hydrogen as an energy source, where he will discuss the potential benefits of hydrogen as an energy medium, the significant risks and challenges...
March 16, 2007
HOUSTON (March 16, 2007) Bracewell & Giuliani LLP attorneys Coy M. Connelly and Tamara D. Stiner recently represented defendants Dennis Bordyn, David O'Keefe, and Signified Investments LLC, an investment company, against allegations of fraud and a request for declaratory judgment to void a promissory note and deed of trust. The plaintiff sued Bordyn, O'Keefe and Signified Investments LLC to void a contract the parties entered into for a $40,000 loan secured by waterfront...
March 14, 2007
CONNECTICUT (March 14, 2007) Bracewell & Giuliani LLP announced today that Evan D. Flaschen and Gregory W. Nye will join the firm as partners. Both are currently partners in the Financial Restructuring Group at Bingham McCutchen LLP. It is expected that a number of financial restructuring attorneys from Bingham will follow Mr. Flaschen and Mr. Nye in their move to Bracewell. This addition provides Bracewell with one of the most highly regarded financial restructuring practices in the...
March 13, 2007
ORLANDO (March 13, 2007) – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP partners Anthony H. Anikeeff, Kevin A. Ewing, and Michael R. Carter will speak at the GSE Expo International 2007 Conference, as part of Aviation Industry Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando on March 20-21. Each partner will discuss key issues facing GSE providers and operators, such as: Contracting pitfalls and opportunities, presented by Anthony H. Anikeeff Environmental...
March 12, 2007
NEW YORK (March 12, 2007) To accommodate its fast-growing team of attorneys, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP has doubled its space by leasing an additional 24,475 square feet in its New York City office. The firm, which will mark its two-year anniversary in New York this April, will now occupy both the 18th and 19th floors of the Americas Tower building, located at 1177 Avenue of the Americas. Bracewell opened its New York office in April 2005 after former New York City mayor Rudolph W....
March 10, 2007
HOUSTON (May 10, 2007) — Bracewell & Giuliani LLP counsel William E. King will speak at the West Houston Leadership Institute’s Session IV, taking place at the Millennium Tower on May 10. Mr. King will speak on “Transportation and How it Effects Houston’s Economic Development.”
March 8, 2007
HOUSTON (March 8, 2007)-- Bracewell & Giuliani LLP recently represented European renewable energy company Naturener S.A. in its acquisition of 100 percent of the capital of Energy Logics, Inc and Great Plains Wind & Energy, LLC. Naturener plans to develop 1,800 megawatts of wind energy in Alberta and Montana between 2007 and 2012, with a total estimated investment of $3 billion. With this recent acquisition, Spanish-based Naturener solidified itself as a player in the North American...
March 7, 2007
HOUSTON (March 7, 2007) – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP senior partner Kelly Frels has agreed to serve as chair of the Texas Environmental Research Consortium (TERC). In his new role, Mr. Frels will work closely with the leading national air quality and atmospheric scientists and government officials on air quality research and modeling issues. The goal of TERC is to gain a better understanding of the causes of air pollution and to develop solutions that policymakers can use to lower...
March 1, 2007
DALLAS (March 1, 2007) Bracewell & Giuliani LLP advised Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte, S.A., a Spanish transportation company, in its successful bid to develop State Highway 121 into a toll road through Collin and Denton counties. The award to Cintra, approved by the Texas Transportation Commission, is the first privatization of a Texas toll road. Bracewell is acting as project counsel to Cintra with respect to the 50-year concession from the Texas Department of...
February 27, 2007
HOUSTON (Feb 27, 2007) Attorneys from Bracewell & Giuliani LLP’s renewable energy and Latin American practice groups recently advised Econergy International PLC, a clean energy and carbon developer, on investments in four Latin American renewable energy projects: the Beberibe wind energy project and the Areia Branca and Pipoca hydroelectric projects in Brazil, as well as the Laja hydroelectric project in Chile. Bracewell assisted Econergy International in signing a $25.8 million...