Vinson & Elkins

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Firm Overview:
For more than a century, Vinson & Elkins lawyers have provided innovative business solutions for clients whose needs are as diverse as the entities they represent. In today’s challenging environment of global markets, volatile economies and complex human and environmental issues, its time-tested role as trusted adviser has become even more critical. Its lawyers’ experience, combined with the responsiveness and efficiencies of the firm’s global reach, enable Vinson & Elkins to serve clients from start-up, to the negotiating table and boardroom, before legislative and regulatory bodies, in the courtroom and beyond.

Main Areas of Practice:
14 offices worldwide allow Vinson & Elkins’ lawyers to work efficiently across time zones as well as with local lawyers in foreign jurisdictions to accomplish the client’s objectives. In addition to legal experience, the firm has strong personal relationships with business people and other professionals that offer significant benefits to the client, including broad experience in transactions spanning multiple jurisdictions, cultures and languages. The firm effectively guides its clients through a wide range of transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, public and private offerings of securities in the developed and emerging capital markets, as well as development and financing of a variety of projects. Vinson & Elkins’ lawyers also know the importance of seeking proper protection against adverse developments and have handled many high-stakes international disputes. The firm’s international dispute resolution team engages in international arbitration under all leading institutional rules, as well as international civil litigation in US courts and in other jurisdictions. The firm’s lawyers work with their clients to develop effective solutions to the complex problems and unique challenges of international business.

Practice Areas:

■ Admiralty & Maritime
■ Antitrust
■ Appellate
■ Aviation & Airlines
■ Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical
■ Capital Markets & Securities
■ Clean Energy
■ Climate Change
■ Construction & Engineering
■ Corporate Governance & Compliance
■ Energy & Natural Resources
■ Energy Regulatory
■ Environmental
■ Executive Compensation & Benefits
■ Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
■ Finance
■ Government Contracts
■ Infrastructure
■ Intellectual Property
■ International Dispute Resolution
■ Labour & Employment
■ Litigation
■ Master Limited Partnerships
■ Mergers & Acquisitions
■ Mining & Minerals
■ National Security Review (CFIUS)
■ Private Equity
■ Project Finance & Development
■ Real Estate
■ REITS
■ Restructuring & Reorganisation
■ Securities Litigation & Enforcement
■ Tax
■ Technology
■ Telecommunications

Key Contacts

Firm Rankings

Banking & Finance
Band 1

Capital Markets
Band 1

Commercial Litigation
Band 3

6.0

Competition/Antitrust
Band 3

6.0

Corporate/M&A
Band 1

Energy
Band 2

8.0

Environment
Band 1

IP
Band 4

4.0

IP: Patents: Contentious
Band 3

6.0

IP: Patents: Transactions
Band 3

6.0

Labour & Employment
Band 2

8.0

Litigation
Band 2

8.0

Real Estate
Band 1

9.3

Restructuring & Insolvency
Band 1

Securities: Litigation
Band 2

8.0

Tax
Band 1

TMT
Band 2

8.0

Lawyer Rankings

Alan Beck

Band Two

Capital Markets
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Alan J Bogdanow

Band Four

Corporate/M&A
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Brian Moss

Band Two

Banking & Finance
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Christopher Dewar

Band Three

Banking & Finance
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Christopher V Bacon

Band Two

Labour & Employment
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Craig E Zieminski

Notable

Securities: Litigation
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D Ferguson McNiel

Band One

Commercial Litigation
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Dario Mendoza

Notable

Labour & Employment
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David C D'Alessandro

Band One

Labour & Employment
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David Oelman

Band One

Capital Markets
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David Peck

Band One

Tax
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Devika Kornbacher

Band Four

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Douglas E McWilliams

Band One

Capital Markets

Band Four

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Erec Winandy

Band One

Banking & Finance
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Eric Groten

Band One

Environment
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George Matthew Gerachis

Band One

Tax: Contentious
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George Murphy

Band One

Real Estate
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George O Wilkinson Jr

Band Two

Environment
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Guy Gribov

Band Three

Banking & Finance
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Harry M Reasoner

Eminent

Commercial Litigation
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Harry Perrin

Band One

Restructuring & Insolvency
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Hilary Preston

Band Four

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J Wesley Jones

Band One

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James J Lee

Band Three

Restructuring & Insolvency
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Jaren A Taylor

Band Two

Energy
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Jeffery B Floyd

Band Four

Corporate/M&A
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Jeffrey S Johnston

Band Two

White-Collar Crime
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Jennifer S Freel

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White-Collar Crime
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Jo Ann Biggs

Band One

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John Edward Lynch

Band One

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John Wander

Band Two

Securities: Litigation
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Keith Fullenweider

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Lande Spottswood

Band Two

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Larry Nettles

Band One

Environment
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Marie Yeates

Band One

Litigation
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Michael A Saslaw

Band Two

Corporate/M&A
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Michael Heidler

Notable

Litigation
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Michael Holmes

Band One

Securities: Litigation
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Michael S Telle

Band Two

Capital Markets
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Michael Tomsu

Band Two

Energy
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Patrick W Mizell

Band Three

Commercial Litigation
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Paul E Heath

Band One

Restructuring & Insolvency
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Paul Martin

Band One

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Paul R Tobias

Band One

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Peter Mims

Band Two

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Phillip B Dye Jr

Band Three

Commercial Litigation
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Ramey Layne

Band One

Capital Markets
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Randy R Jurgensmeyer

Band One

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Robert L Kimball

Band Three

Corporate/M&A
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Ryan Kenneth Carney

Band Two

Tax
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Sarah Morgan

Band One

Capital Markets
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Scott Neal Wulfe

Eminent

Corporate/M&A
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Sean Becker

Band Two

Labour & Employment
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Stephen Gill

Band Three

Corporate/M&A
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T Mark Kelly

Eminent

Capital Markets
Corporate/M&A
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Thomas H Wilson

Band Two

Labour & Employment
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Thomas S Leatherbury

Band One

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Todd Way

Band Three

Tax
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Vanessa Griffith

Band Two

Labour & Employment
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W Carl Jordan

Eminent

Labour & Employment
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W Matthew Strock

Band One

Corporate/M&A
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Wendy T Salinas

Band Three

Tax
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William Wallander

Band One

Restructuring & Insolvency
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V&E’s Comprehensive Primer on Sustainable Finance

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28 Jun 2021

Press Releases

USA – Vinson & Elkins Elects 13 New Partners

Vinson & Elkins today announced the promotion of 13 lawyers to its partnership, effective January 1, 2022: Michael Gibson in Austin; Brad Foxman, Jordan Leu and Sarah Mitchell in Dallas; Robert Hughes, Damien Lyster and Crosby Scofield in Houston; Lauren Davies and Giacomo Reali in London; Lauren Kanzer, Julia Petty and Jose Sanchez in New York; and Paige Anderson in Richmond. “We are pleased to recognize the excellent service our new partners provide to their clients and congratulate […]

29 Dec 2021
Vinson & Elkins is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its London office…

Vinson & Elkins is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its London office, making it one of the oldest U.S. law firm’s with a continuous presence in the city. Located at 20 Fenchurch Street in what is commonly known as the “Walkie Talkie” building, V&E now employs approximately 75 lawyers in London, serving a diverse client […]

30 Nov 2021
Vinson & Elkins Strengthens Tax Practice with Addition of Partner Peita Menon in London

Vinson & Elkins continues its strategic growth in London with the addition of Peita Menon as a partner in its global tax practice. Menon will lead the firm’s London and EMEA tax practice, advising domestic and international clients in transactional matters across a wide range of industries. “Peita is a talented, versatile tax lawyer whose expertise fits […]

06 Oct 2021
Vinson & Elkins has achieved Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certification after a rigorous year-long collaboration with Diversity Lab.

Mansfield Rule Certification measures whether law firms have affirmatively considered at least 30% women, underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, client opportunities, and senior lateral positions. Mansfield focuses on measurement, transparency, and accountability to achieve meaningful progress toward greater diversity, equity, and inclusion. “We […]

06 Oct 2021
Nationally Recognized CFIUS Partner Richard Sofield Joins Vinson & Elkins

Richard Sofield, a nationally recognized attorney with nearly three decades of experience in United States national security legal and public policy matters, has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in Washington, D.C. Sofield joins Vinson & Elkins from Wiley Rein LLP, where he led the firm’s Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States […]

06 Oct 2021
Vinson & Elkins Named Energy M&A Legal Advisor of the Year

Vinson & Elkins has been named Energy M&A Legal Advisory Firm of the Year as part of Mergermarket’s inaugural North America M&A Awards. “Our rigorous judging process combined our market-leading U.S. and Canada league tables with expert judges combing through data to highlight the best of the best in the market,” said Thomas Davidson, editor at Acuris […]

01 Sep 2021
Carla Jordan-Detamore Receives Diversity & Inclusion Future Leader Award

Vinson & Elkins senior associate Carla Jordan-Detamore has been selected as Chambers’ Diversity & Inclusion Future Leader. Chambers’ Diversity & Inclusion Awards spotlight those who are paving the way in pro bono and corporate social responsibility and promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Jordan-Detamore was selected from a national pool of applicants, fifteen of which were shortlisted for […]

28 Jul 2021
Vinson & Elkins Named Energy M&A Legal Advisor of the Year

Vinson & Elkins has been named Energy M&A Legal Advisory Firm of the Year as part of Mergermarket’s inaugural North America M&A Awards. “Our rigorous judging process combined our market-leading U.S. and Canada league tables with expert judges combing through data to highlight the best of the best in the market,” said Thomas Davidson, editor at Acuris […]

28 Jun 2021
Vinson & Elkins Strengthens Tax Practice with Addition of Partner Ron G. Nardini in New York

Vinson & Elkins continued its strategic growth in New York with the addition of Ron G. Nardini as a partner in its global Tax practice. Nardini will lead the firm’s New York Tax practice, advising both domestic and international clients in transactional matters across a wide range of industries. “Ron is a talented, versatile tax […]

28 Jun 2021

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