Bracewell & Giuliani is the only Texas-based firm to sponsor (at the $25,000 level) the Texas State Society of Washington, D.C.’s Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball, according to Bill Christian. He’s the executive secretary for the society, an organization for Texas expatriates in the nation’s capital.
Scott H. Segal, a Bracewell partner who leads the firm’s government relations and strategic communications practice group, writes in an email: “The firm has a historic decades-old relationship to the Texas State Society. . . . Over the years, we have at times served as outside counsel to the Society — even working to preserve the rights to the name ‘Black Tie and Boots’ for the organization. Many of our clients are active in the organization as well. And the Society does much to promote the spirit of Texas in Washington which seems to us a worthy cause. That’s why we always try to support the Society and the ball. We have consistently been a sponsor.”
Segal will be among four from Bracewell to attend the event, which has a $250 ticket price for Texas Society members and $275 for others.
Segal writes that the other 16 tickets Bracewell received with its sponsorship will go to “clients, prospective clients, and friends of the firm.”
The ball is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. on Jan. 19 and conclude the next morning at 3 a.m. Held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center on the Potomac River, the ball calls for women to wear gowns, asks men to don tuxedos and suggests that everyone pull on their boots.
— Miriam Rozen