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Giuliani, Rudolph W.
Rudolph W. Giuliani
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Rudy Giuliani has played a key role in the growth of Bracewell & Giuliani since joining the firm as a name partner in 2005. As a key member of the firm's leadership team, he has led its growth nationally and internationally, particularly the white collar criminal defense practice which he chairs, as well as the corporate, broker/dealer, and bankruptcy practice areas. Throughout his decades of public service, in the private sector as a practicing attorney and as a businessman, Rudy has demonstrated many skills and talents. In addition to his work with Bracewell, Rudy is the founder of Giuliani Partners, a leading professional services firm in emergency preparedness, public safety, leadership during crises, and financial management.

Rudy gained notoriety during his two terms as Mayor of New York City from 1994 through 2001. In office, Rudy pursued an ambitious agenda highlighted by advancements in both economic and social policy. His innovative and energetic approach to urban governance – in issues ranging from policing to privatization – has been studied and emulated by cities across the U.S. and internationally. Rudy’s leadership in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has been hailed by world figures from George W. Bush to Tony Blair to Junichiro Koizumi. He was Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2001, was presented the Ronald Reagan Presidential Freedom Award by former First Lady Nancy Reagan, and received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom in 2002.

Prior to becoming Mayor, Rudy served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1983 through 1989, where he led the effort to jail drug dealers, fight organized crime, break the web of corruption in government, and prosecute white collar criminals. During his high-profile prosecutorial career, he secured 4,152 convictions with only 25 reversals.

In 1981, President Ronald Reagan appointed Rudy to the post of Associate Attorney General, the third highest position in the Department of Justice. As Associate Attorney General, he supervised all of the U.S. Attorney’s Offices and many federal law enforcement agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the U.S. Marshals.

In 1975, Rudy was named Associate Deputy Attorney General and Chief of Staff to the Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to that, he was Chief of the Narcotics Unit at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, where he rose to serve as Executive U.S. Attorney.

Rudy and his wife, Judith, have three children, Whitney, Andrew and Caroline. He is the best-selling author of Leadership, which was released in 2003 and details his years as U.S. Attorney, his two terms as Mayor of New York City and his experiences on September 11th.


J.D., cum laude, New York University School of Law, 1968
B.A., Manhattan College, 1965

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