When Houston's Bracewell & Patterson hired Rudolph Giuliani as partner two years ago, they got a real catch who would bring instant name recognition to the firm's fledgling New York office. In return, Giuliani got a pile of cash, an easy job and partners with ties to Texas Republicans. But politics can test the best of unions. In recent months the political spotlight has become increasingly uncomfortable for the former New York City mayor, the firm -- now known as Bracewell & Giuliani -- and its clients.
Bracewell partners got a big name when they hired Rudolph Giuliani. But has this brief marriage outlived its usefulness?
Texas Two-Step: Giuliani and Houston's Bracewell Learn the Politics of Dancing
The American Lawyer
June 4, 2007