Michael E. Niebruegge joined the finance team at law firm Bracewell & Giuliani LLP’s main office in Houston, the firm said July 21.

Niebruegge joined as a partner and has experience with corporate, finance, bankruptcy and workout matters in the energy and mining industries, the firm said.

“I have known Mike for many years and respect him tremendously, he is one of strongest finance partners in practice today," said managing partner Mark C. Evans.

“I am extremely pleased that we are adding Mike to our Houston team. I know he will be an asset to our group and our clients,” he added.

Previously, Niebruegge was vice president and general counsel at Gulf Coast Royalty Co., the company said.

“The opportunity to be a partner in a firm with such a broad and deep energy practice is exciting,” said Niebruegge. 

“I look forward to being a part of a team that provides prompt, practical and sophisticated advice to our finance clients,” he added.

“Adding Mike to the firm allows us to add depth to our already exceptional energy finance team,” said G. Alan Rafte, co-head of Bracewell’s business and regulatory practice. 

“Mike is well-known in the energy finance community and we are very fortunate to be adding him to our team,” he added.