Fulbright & Jaworski is named after two of the century's most prominent attorneys, R.C. Fulbright and Leon Jaworski. Fulbright co-founded the firm in Houston in 1919 and Jaworski later became an integral part of the firm after scoring an impressive victory over his future co-workers (if you can beat 'em… join 'em?). At one point during his illustrious career, Jaworski was a vital member of the JAG Department. However, he will always be most widely recognized as the special prosecutor during Watergate.
Fulbright is based in Houston. However, there are also offices in Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, New York, Los Angeles, D.C., Minneapolis, London, Munich and Hong Kong. Whether in Texas or Britain, the firm offers an assortment of opportunities for lawyers with diverse interests. Though it is a huge firm rapidly approaching 1000 attorneys, there is a genuine commitment to client service, as documented by the BTI Consulting Group.
A variety of publications and organizations have recognized Fulbright's qualities. Chambers 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 the Block Drug Company to SmithKline Beecham PLC.
Fulbright features excellence across the board. There is an extensive litigation department, and the firm's skill in arbitration has been praised by American Lawyer.
Given that the firm is headquarted in Houston and has a thriving energy practice, it doesn't take long to put two and two together and come up with the "E" word. Indeed, the firm handled deals involving Enron before the corporation's stunning collapse, and Fulbright lawyers have subsequently been managing bankruptcy cases in the wake of the company's fall.
One of the largest full-service international law firms in the United States, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP has on its payroll about 850 attorneys and deals with more than 75 areas of law. Along with 11 offices-Austin, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, St. Louis, ....
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Every state has some obscure laws that may be classified as odd to say the least. Texas has more than its fair share, with bans on taking in excess of 3 sips of beer (while 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 located throughout the state, there is no better place to handle the unique aspects 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.