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Stephen B. Crain

Term: 2012 —2015

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Stephen Crain is a trial lawyer in the firm's Houston office. He is the firm-wide leader of Bracewell's Energy Litigation Group and is a member of the firm's Management Committee.

Mr. Crain has first chair jury and non-jury trial experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal district courts. He has also represented numerous clients in obtaining injunctive relief from state and federal courts. He has handled appeals in state appellate courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Crain also has arbitrated several U.S. and international matters to awards.

He focuses predominantly on matters arising in the energy industry (including representing power developers and producers, power traders, and suppliers to the energy industry) and disputes involving alleged violations of securities laws (including representing public companies, officers and directors, and special committees).

Mr. Crain has been appointed as an arbitrator in several arbitrations and recently served as an arbitrator in an American Arbitration Association arbitration involving an international contract dispute.

Publications and Speeches

"Force Majeure," The Center for American and International Law: Institute for Energy Law, 1st International Offshore Oil & Gas Law Conference, December, 2010.

"It's Complicated: The Attorney Client Privilege and In-House Counsel," Association of Corporate Counsel Houston Chapter Meeting, June, 2011.

"Using Injunctions In 'Bet-The-Company' Litigation," Securities Law360, April 28, 2011.


J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1990
A.B., Duke University, 1987

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas


State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section
Houston Bar Association, Litigation Section, Past-Chair
University of Texas School of Law Alumni Association, Executive Committee, 2012-2015


Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: General Commercial, 2012
US Legal 500, Energy: Litigation, 2012
Benchmark Litigation, The Guide to America's Leading Litigation Attorneys, 2010-2011
Texas Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2008-2011
Texas Super Lawyers, 2006-2011
Rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell