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Bracewell LLP
STE 2300
United States


Andrew Zeve co-chairs the firm’s energy litigation practice group and represents clients in disputes related to every aspect of the oil and gas industry. In addition, he represents clients in intellectual property litigation, with an emphasis on trade secrets and patents. His experience as a litigator includes jury trial, bench trial and arbitration in state and federal courts across the United States. In addition to his oil and gas litigation practice, Andrew represents clients in a variety of litigation areas, including intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation.


The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2003 Order of the Coif; Texas A&M University, B.S., Industrial Engineering, 2000, magna cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Energy litigation: oil and gas

(Next Generation Partners)

Andrew ZeveBracewell LLP

Bracewell LLP ‘s energy practice handles complex litigation for major companies such as Apache, as well as natural gas suppliers and power generators. It represents clients in arbitration relating to royalty ownership, oil and gas co-tenancies, and royal class actions, among other matters, and has  also been active in commercial disputes arising from winter storm Uri. Practice leadership is split three ways between Houston-based Stephen Crain, who represents a broad range of clients in energy disputes and large-scale construction disputes; Andrew Zeve, based in Houston, who has experience in state and federal courts across the US; and regulatory expert Deanna King, in Austin.

United States > Industry focus > Energy litigation: conventional power

Bracewell LLP is highlighted for its ‘excellent guidance’, and is active in high-profile and complex matters in the power industry. The team represents energy companies as both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation and arbitration throughout the US and before state and federal regulatory bodies. It has extensive experience in multi-party contested proceedings, including disputes related to compensation for energy infrastructure investment. Houston-based partner Stephen Crain is the firm-wide chair of the litigation group, and Deanna King in Austin co-chairs the energy litigation practice with Andrew Zeve in Houston; Zeve is noted for his expertise in oil and gas disputes. Other key practitioners include bankruptcy expert Bradley Benoit in Houston, and Washington DC-based duo Catherine McCarthy, who chairs the firm’s energy regulatory group, and Michael Brooks, who focuses on commodities and derivatives law.