With approximately 350 lawyers across 10 offices—including two international posts—Bracewell LLP is a global firm with a range of practices. But the firm’s Texas roots are still as strong as ever, demonstrated by its strength in energy and four offices within the state. And if there was any doubt about its Southern roots, just ask the associates who rave about the firm’s friendly, hospitable culture.
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Demonstrating the hospitality and friendliness that Texas is known for, associates at Bracewell LLP consistently emphasize the firm’s commitment to facetime, to its people, and to work-life balance. They describe Bracewell as the sort of place where attorneys know each other’s families, and it is common to spend time together outside of the office. Associates boast of wellness initiatives that the firm invests real time, efforts, and resources into, and they report that these are relatively successful in alleviating some of the common stressors in BigLaw. Relationships between associates and partners are strong, and the firm has an open-door policy that promotes approachability. Associates enjoy the high-level, substantive assignments that are on their plates, which they can suppl...
With approximately 350 lawyers across 10 offices—including two international posts—Bracewell LLP is a global firm with a range of practices. But the firm’s roots in the Lone Star state are still strong as is demonstrated by its four Texas locations and its strength in oil and gas.
Hailing from Houston
Bracewell started as a glimmer in the eyes of four Houston attorneys (three of whom bore the surname Bracewell) in 1945. J.S. Bracewell, his sons Searcy and Fentress, and Bert H. Tunks established a practice that was quickly associated with Texas movers and shakers—Searcy Bracewell himself was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1947 and Senate in 1949. Harry Patterson joined in 1951 and ascended to name partner in 1966.
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Bracewell is the ideal place to launch your legal career. Our open and collaborative culture ensures that you have opportunities to work on significant matters and have meaningful interactions with partners and associates from the moment you join.
We look for candidates who have distinguished themselves academically and actively participate in law school. Successful candidates possess a strong work ethic and are self-motivated. Given the firm’s collaborative culture, we value individuals who are team players and want to work together to provide innovative and sophisticated solutions to challenging legal issues.