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Bracewell LLP
STE 2300
United States

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For over 20 years, Brad Benoit has maintained a practice that serves both plaintiffs and defendants, something that sets him apart from many other litigators. This balance helps him see both sides of a case more clearly and provide his clients with a broader approach to complex commercial litigation. Following along with Bracewell’s core strengths, Brad focuses on representing clients in energy-related litigation, securities/derivative litigation, and bankruptcy-related litigation.


J.D., with highest honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 1999; B.S., Rice University, 1996

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Energy > Energy litigation: electric power

Representing major energy companies as both plaintiffs and defendants, Bracewell LLP has a strong pedigree in multidistrict and multi-party litigation and arbitration, with a notable specialism in disputes regarding compensation for energy infrastructure investments. The practice is co-led by Houston’s Stephen Crain, a name to note for power trading disputes, and Deanna E. King in Austin, who advises foreign clients on issues related to participation in the US energy markets, such as market access, competition and cross-border matters. Seattle-based Tyler S. Johnson acts in cases involving compliance with the Federal Power Act, FERC proceedings as well as related appellate litigation, and is noted for expertise in transmission and rate matters linked to the Bonneville Power Administration. In Washington DC, Michael Brooks focuses on commodities and derivatives with ties to electricity markets, which is also at the core of Bradley Benoit‘s practice in Houston. Andrew Zeve left the firm in January 2023, while Rachael Marsh departed in June 2023.

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

Based in Texas, Bracewell LLP is best known for its expertise in the energy industry, which frequently sees it involved in regulatory enforcement proceedings and securities litigation on behalf of oil and gas companies and underwriters. ‘Outstanding’ Houston-based lead partner Tony Visage handled the defense of a $180m claim against Stephen J. Shaper of Think Finance in a class action concerning unjust enrichment claims. Stephen Benesh in Austin has extensive experience representing oil and gas royalty trusts and their trustees in class action securities and derivative litigation. Bradley Benoit and Bryan Dumesnil, both based in Houston, also play key roles in the firm’s high-profile matters.