Bracewell LLP

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711 Louisiana Street
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Houston, Texas 77002-2770, United States
Contact: Jay Plum, Director of Communications
Phone: (713) 221-1165
Fax: 1.800.404.3970
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
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  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Mixed Messages on PABs: Fit for the Chopping Block or Cornerstone of Infrastructure Finance?

Only a few months ago, the public finance industry was shaken when the U.S. House of Representatives proposed to eliminate tax-exempt private activity bonds (“PABs”), despite previous assurances that tax reform would not touch…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking

Bracewell Tax Report: Week of February 12

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) effected sweeping reform across the Internal Revenue Code. This report, and future installments, will discuss this legislation and other important tax guidance, including how such authorities…more
 /  Business Organizations, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

What to Watch: Five Key Features of the Infrastructure Package

The President has announced more details regarding the new national infrastructure initiative that he referenced during his State of the Union address. The details suggest the Administration is taking a new approach to…more
 /  Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

MSRB Comment Request on Draft FAQs Regarding Rule G-42 and Making Recommendations

On February 15, 2018, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (“MSRB”) published Notice 2018-03, requesting comment on draft frequently asked questions and proposed responses (“FAQs”). The draft FAQs address duties of…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

CLOUD Act Aims for Clear Skies: Bipartisan CLOUD Act Seeks to Clarify Law Enforcement Access to Overseas Data

In October 2017, the Supreme Court granted the Department of Justice’s petition to review the Second Circuit’s decision that limits the reach of warrants issued under the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”). Specifically, the…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Criminal Law, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations 2018 Examination Priorities

On February 7, 2018, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) published its 2018 examination priorities. OCIE’s examination priorities are described…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

HSR Notification Thresholds Increase for 2018

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has announced the annual revisions to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (“HSR Act”) thresholds, which will become effective on February 28, 2018. The revised thresholds will…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

Surprise – EU Data Privacy Laws Could Impact You, Too!

On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s data privacy regime is getting an upgrade and like many operating system upgrades, the EU’s new approach (the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR) is designed to improve individual…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Privacy

Hey, You, Get Off Of My Cloud – New DOJ Approach To Remote Data Storage

Last month, the Department of Justice’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, Criminal Division (“CCIPS”) issued new guidance advising prosecutors seeking enterprise customer data stored “in the cloud” to attempt to…more
 /  Criminal Law, Intellectual Property, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Tax Reform Roller Coaster Ends – Summary of Provisions Affecting Public Finance

On December 22, 2017, the President signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Final Bill”) into law, bringing an end to the nearly two-month rollercoaster ride that had the public finance industry white-knuckled and a little green…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Municipal Advisor Firm and Principal Charged with Fraudulent Practices and Breach of Fiduciary Duty as SEC Continues Enforcement Focus

The SEC charged registered municipal advisor Malachi Financial Products, Inc. and its principal Porter B. Bingham with violations of Sections 15B(a)(5) and 15B(c)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”) and…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Remedies, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Scandalous and Immoral Trademarks Awarded First Amendment Protection

On December 15, the Federal Circuit held that the prohibition on the registration of scandalous and immoral trademarks is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment. In re Brunetti, No. 2015-1109, 2017 WL 6391161…more
 /  Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

Reminder: Re-Register Your DMCA Agent Designations Before End of Year or Risk Losing Safe Harbor Protections!

U.S. Copyright Office Goes Paperless for DMCA registered agents; All paper registrations invalid as of December 31, 2017. As you’re making your end of year lists and checking them twice, better make sure you’ve registered…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property

Tax Reform Preserves PABs, Axes Advance Refundings

On December 15, 2017, the conference committee on tax reform (the “Conference Committee”) released its Conference Report (the “Conference Report”) describing the agreements forged to reconcile differences between the respective…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation

DOJ Issues New Policy Encouraging Self-Reporting FCPA Violations

On November 29, 2017 the Deputy Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Rod J. Rosenstein, announced a new FCPA enforcement policy that seeks to incentivize voluntary self-reporting by providing companies with…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade
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