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Our Survey Says

 VAULT'S VERDICT:

Any law student interested in doing high-level work, particularly within Texas, would be remiss not to give Bracewell a look. Bracewell associates describe it as one of the more social firms, with regularly occurring social events and a collegial day-to-day culture. Associates are treated with respect and appreciate how transparent the managing partnership is about expectations and promotions. The billable hour requirement of 2,000 is viewed as high, but achievable and fair, and with compensation that matches the market, associates are generally satisfied. Both transactional and litigation associates rate the quality of the work they do as substantive and appropriate for their levels. Technology, while good, could be improved, although the IT team receives glowing reviews for how they handle any issues that arise. A unique wellness initiative known as BWell, with a different wellness focus each quarter of the year, is appreciated. Both formal and informal training are robust, and associates uniformly report satisfaction with the firm’s investment in their professional growth. Promotion to partner is viewed as realistic for all who want it, and other exit opportunities are likewise quite strong, particularly in Texas. One hundred hours of pro bono and/or DEI work are counted toward the 2,000 billable hour requirement. The firm’s encouragement of pro bono work is active and strong, and though retention of diverse attorneys is noted as a challenge, associates appreciate the efforts the firm has made and is making in the diversity space.

Bracewell

711 Louisiana Street
Suite 2300
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 223-2300

Firm Stats

Chairman and Managing Partner: Gregory M. Bopp
Hiring Partners: Dewey Gonsoulin, Jr. and Kate McGregor (Houston)
Total No. Attorneys (2024):
500 - 750
No. of Partners Named 2023:
7
Billable-Hour Requirement:
2,000 hours

Base Salary

1st year: $225,000
2nd year: $235,000
3rd year: $260,000
4th year: $310,000
5th year: $365,000
6th year: $390,000
7th year: $420,000
8th year: $435,000
Summer Associate: $4,326.92/week

Employment Contact

Jennifer S. Queen
Chief Talent Officer
(214) 758-1625
jennifer.queen@bracewell.com

No. of U.S. Offices: 8

No. of International Offices: 2

Major Office Locations

Houston, TX (HQ)
Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Hartford, CT
New York, NY
San Antonio, TX
Seattle, WA
Washington, DC |
Dubai
London

Major Departments

Banking & Finance
Carbon Capture Utilization & Storage
Corporate & Securities
Energy Regulatory
Energy Transition
Environment, Land & Resources
Financial Restructuring
Government Enforcement & Investigations
Government Relations
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Infrastructure Development
Insurance Recovery
Intellectual Property
Labor & Employment
Litigation
Oil & Gas
Power and Renewables
Public Finance
Real Estate & Finance
Tax
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.