Bracewell Adds Energy Law Attorneys to Houston Office

January 11, 2018


The well-known Houston-based law firm Bracewell (formerly Bracewell Giuliani) has added nine new partners, including four with energy law backgrounds, two of them at the Houston office.


From a Bracewell news release:


Austin T. LeeHouston – Lee focuses on transactional oil and gas matters, principally in the upstream sector of the energy value chain. He advises clients on acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, exchange agreements and leases for oil and gas properties, as well as operational matters in the upstream sector.

Lee’s command of the fundamentals of oil and gas law, along with an insider perspective of the industry from his prior experience as an independent petroleum landman and as upstream legal counsel at an independent exploration and production company, enables him to help clients creatively adjust deal structures in response to changing deal conditions.

Lee earned a Bachelors of Business Administration and Masters in Professional Accounting from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, after which he practiced as a Certified Public Accountant. Lee graduated with honors from The University of Texas School of Law.


Edmund W. RobbHouston – Robb is a highly skilled and strategic litigator who brings a creative approach to complex energy, construction and municipal litigation matters.

In recent years, Robb’s practice has included work for Bracewell’s public and nonprofit clients, such as the City of Houston, Driscoll Foundation, Lower Colorado River Authority and the Gulf Coast Water Authority. Robb’s practice also focuses on construction litigation.

He has notably represented SH 130 Concession Company and the San Jacinto River Authority in significant construction disputes.

Outside the firm, Robb volunteers at The Woodlands Bar Association (WBA), where he is a member of the board of directors and chair of the WBA Energy Resources Section, which works to connect and serve in-house counsel and other energy law practitioners in Northern Houston.

Robb is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University and Duke University School of Law.


Bracewell has also added Adam Blythe at the London office and Jeris Diana Brunette in New York, both with energy law experience.