Former New York Mayor Giuliani Joins Firm As Name Partner

Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 01:00

Bracewell & Patterson has announced that former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has joined the firm as a name partner. His arrival represents the entry of the 60-year-old firm - now known as Bracewell & Giuliani - into the New York market.

"It makes sense for a law firm of our size and scope to be in the New York market," explained Patrick Oxford, Bracewell's managing partner. "Rudy Giuliani's joining Bracewell as a name partner will have a significant impact on our firm and the service we provide our clients. While most people are familiar with him as Mayor of New York, he spent most of his adult life working as a lawyer and continues to possess one of the finest legal minds in America."

"I practiced law for a significant part of my career and have always had a desire to go back to it," Mr. Giuliani said. "Bracewell Patterson is a great Texas law firm with both national and international offices. Now, they'll have a presence in New York, which we will develop together. I look forward to working with Pat Oxford and the entire firm in growing the New York, national and international practices."

In addition to former Mayor Giuliani, Michael Hess and Daniel Connolly will be joining Bracewell as partners assigned to the New York office. Both Mr. Hess and Mr. Connolly have extensive legal experience in the public and private sectors. Together, this core team will be recruiting attorneys with career practices in New York and working with current Bracewell partners who will be relocating from other offices to support the anticipated growth of the firm's New York-based practice.

Bracewell & Giuliani is among the nation's largest law firms. Founded in 1945 in Houston, the firm has grown to include approximately 400 attorneys and operates offices in Texas, New York, Washington, DC, London and Kazakhstan.

The New York office phone number is (212) 508-6100.