Former President and CEO, PETRONAS
Rudy Giuliani has played a key role in the growth of Bracewell & Giuliani since joining the firm as a name partner in 2005. As a key member of the firm's leadership team, he has led its growth nationally and internationally, particularly the white collar criminal defense practice which he chairs, as well as the corporate, broker/dealer, and bankruptcy practice areas. Throughout his decades of public service, in the private sector as a practicing attorney and as a businessman, Rudy has demonstrated many skills and talents. In addition to his work with Bracewell, Rudy is the founder of Giuliani Partners, a leading professional services firm in emergency preparedness, public safety, leadership during crises, and financial management.
Rudy gained notoriety during his two terms as Mayor of New York City from 1994 through 2001. In office, Rudy pursued an ambitious agenda highlighted by advancements in both economic and social policy. His innovative and energetic approach to urban governance – in issues ranging from policing to privatization – has been studied and emulated by cities across the U.S. and internationally. Rudy’s leadership in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has been hailed by world figures from George W. Bush to Tony Blair to Junichiro Koizumi. He was Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2001, was presented the Ronald Reagan Presidential Freedom Award by former First Lady Nancy Reagan, and received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom in 2002.