Bruce Bilger joined Lazard as a Managing Director and Chairman & Head of Global Energy effective January 2008. Â He also serves as Co-Head of the Southwest Investment Banking region.Â
Prior to joining Lazard, Mr. Bilger was a partner at the law firm of Vinson & Elkins, where he was Head of its 400-plus-attorney Energy Practice Group and Co-Head of its 175-plus-attorney corporate and transactional practice. Â During his 30 year legal career with Vinson & Elkins, Mr. Bilgerâ€™s practice consisted primarily of domestic and international business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, international infrastructure development projects, project finance and other corporate transactions, particularly in the energy industry. Â Mr. Bilger has handled some of the most notable and challenging energy industry transactions in recent years, including numerous $1 billion+ transactions. Â In 2007, he received more nominations than any other lawyer in the world in Euromoneyâ€™s Guide to the Worldâ€™s Leading Energy and Natural Resource Lawyers.