With more than 350 lawyers across 10 offices—including two international locations—Bracewell LLP is a global firm with a range of practices. Since its founding, it has focused on six key practice areas: energy, environmental strategy, private investment funds, banks and financial institutions, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, and white collar criminal defense. The firm has also developed a strong labor & employment practice as well as niche practices in response to Houston’s growth as a business ...
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Being a Texas native, it’s no surprise that Bracewell is looking for folks with Texas roots to join their ranks—great grades from local law schools can get you a big leg up with this oil-and-gas frontrunner. But the firm also casts its net outside the Lonestar state. Interviews are generally conversational rather than focused on behavioral or other formal questions. The firm’s culture is collegial and open, with social activities being semi-frequent (though this can be group dependent). Partners are genuinely interested in mentoring associates, though, while the firm offers some training programs, it seems to take a “learn-as-you-go” approach to associate development. Associates are happy with their work—particularly relating to client interaction—and the pay is market, which sati...
With more than 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.