Bracewell LLP

711 Louisiana Street
Suite 2300
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
  • Maritime Law
  • 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

Signing of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act

On May 24, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (the “Regulatory Relief Act”), the financial services regulatory reform bill that previously passed both the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

United States Supreme Court Holds Class Waivers in Arbitration Agreements are Lawful

On May 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion on a trio of cases challenging employer enforcement of arbitration agreements with class-action waivers. The Court held that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA)…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

FTC Warns That Money Doesn't Have to Change Hands to Trigger HSR Filing

In a recent blog posting, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an important reminder that companies and individuals may have reportable transactions under the Hart-Scott Rodino (HSR) Act even if no payment exchanges hands…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Motor Carrier Act Update: Fifth Circuit Confirms Employer-Friendly Burden of Proof

On May 16, 2018, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals published an opinion unequivocally placing the burden of proof on interstate drivers of motor carriers seeking overtime under the small vehicle exception to the Motor Carrier…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

OCIE Releases Risk Alert Regarding the Fees and Expenses that Investment Advisers Charge Clients

The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently released a Risk Alert that highlights the most common compliance deficiencies relating to fees and expenses…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

EU Data Privacy Law Countdown – Who's Ready?

On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s data privacy regime is getting an upgrade (the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR) to improve individual protections. It will also, however, raise various new operations concerns…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Privacy

Application of Partnership Audit Rules to Private Funds

On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which included a new federal audit regime for partnerships and entities classified as partnerships for federal income tax purposes (the New…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Taxation

SEC Charges Texas-Based Municipal Advisor with Fraud and Breach of Fiduciary Duty

On May 9, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced it charged a registered municipal advisor (the "MA Firm") and its owner (the "MA Owner") with defrauding their client, a Texas school district, in…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Remedies, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Bracewell Tax Report: April 2018 part 2

The Bracewell Tax Report is a periodic publication focused on developments in federal income tax law, including the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, with emphasis on how such developments impact the energy, technology and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

House Unanimously Passes Music Modernization Act – Paves the Way for Major Updates to Digital Music Royalty Ecosystem

A major upgrade for music copyright and licensing laws is one step closer to reality with the U.S. House of Representative's unanimous passage of HR 5447, dubbed the Music Modernization Act ("MMA"), which is aimed at…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property

Partes On! Survival of Inter Partes Review May Signal an SOS for Parties Entering the Uncharted Waters of Inter Partes Review in the Post-SAS World

The Supreme Court issued decisions in the cases of Oil States v. Greene’s Energy and SAS v. Iancu, addressing the constitutionality of inter partes review (“IPR”) and determining whether the Patent Trial and Appeal Board…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

Force Majeure, Now What?

As discussed in our last alert, the possibility of parties turning to force majeure clauses as an excuse for performance in the face of steel and aluminum tariffs has become a reality. While the government deals with numerous…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Bracewell Tax Report: April 2018

The Bracewell Tax Report is a periodic publication focused on developments in federal income tax law, including the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, with emphasis on how such developments impact the energy, technology and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

IRS Provides Issuers Of Tax-Advantaged Debt with New "DIY" Tools to Fix Nonqualified Use

On April 11, 2018, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2018-26 (“Rev. Proc. 2018-26”), which provides an expansion of the remedial actions available to issuers of tax-advantaged bonds. Specifically Rev. Proc. 2018-26…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Taxation

“Why Matters” – In Texas, Proving Same-Sex Harassment “More Complicated” than Proving Opposite-Sex Harassment

On April 6, 2018, the Texas Supreme Court issued a decision assessing what evidence is necessary to support an actionable same-sex sexual harassment claim. In an opinion totaling over 100 pages, the six-justice majority and…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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