Fulbright & Jaworski
The firm offers an assortment of opportunities for lawyers with diverse interests. Fulbright is based in Houston. Howeve...
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Fulbright & Jaworski [Adam Silver] One of the biggest ﬁrms in Texas, Fulbright & Jaworski has used several recent mergers to develop into one of the biggest ﬁrms in the US, as well as a bonaﬁde international player. Fulbright features a wide-array of practice areas, but is particularly known, as is beﬁtting a Texas staple, for its energy practice.
Fulbright & Jaworski is named after two
of the Block Drug Company to SmithKline
of the century’s most prominent attorneys,
R.C. Fulbright and Leon Jaworski. Fulbright co-founded the firm in Houston in 1919 and
Fulbright features excellence across the
Jaworski later became an integral part of the
board. There is an extensive litigation depart-
firm after scoring an impressive victory over
ment, and the firm’s skill in arbitration has
his future co-workers (if you can beat ‘em…
been praised by American Lawyer.
join ‘em?). At one point during his illustrious career, Jaworski was a vital member of the
Given that the firm is headquarted in Houston
JAG Department. However, he will always
and has a thriving energy practice, it doesn’t
be most widely recognized as the special
take long to put two and two together and
prosecutor during Watergate.
come up with the “E” word. Indeed, the firm handled deals involving Enron before
Fulbright is based in Houston. However,
the corporation’s stunning collapse, and
there are also offices in Austin, Dallas, San
Fulbright lawyers have subsequently been
Antonio, New York, Los Angeles, D.C., Min-
managing bankruptcy cases in the wake of
neapolis, London, Munich and Hong Kong.
the company’s fall.
Whether in Texas or Britain, the firm offers an assortment of opportunities for lawyers
Every state has some obscure laws that may
with diverse interests. Though it is a huge
be classified as odd to say the least. Texas
firm rapidly approaching 1000 attorneys,
has more than its fair share, with bans on
there is a genuine commitment to client
taking in excess of 3 sips of beer (while
service, as documented by the BTI Consulting
standing) and milking a cow that does not
belong to you. While it is unlikely that these matters will ever come up, with four offices
A variety of publications and organizations
located throughout the state, there is no
have recognized Fulbright’s qualities. Cham-
better place to handle the unique aspects
bers USA ranked the energy and health care practices among the country’s elite. The firm assisted in the formation of the internationally renowned Texas Medical Center. IP Today has commended the firm for its work in trademarks and patents. Of course, the firm has a well-documented corporate practice, in particular, a strong mergers and acquisitions reputation. Recent M&A transactions that Fulbright attorneys worked on include the $4.4 billion sale of Union Pacific Reserves to Anadarko Petroleum and the $1.2 billion sale
of Texas law than Fulbright & Jaworski. Of
course, the other seven locations across the US, Europe and Asia, ensure the firm’s global presence. Fulbright has been growing at a fast pace, and it shows no signs of slowing down.