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Vinson & Elkins LLP

  • Designation: Houston
  • Head Count: 650
  • Gross Revenues: $630,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $970,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,710,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 3

Vinson & Elkins is a Houston-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Vinson & Elkins has 650 attorneys and is the 60th largest firm in the United States.  With $630,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 50th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2012 Global 100 survey, Vinson & Elkins ranked as the 63rd highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, London, NY and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 50 3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 50 3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 60 -2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 82 -10 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 115 -10 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 18 6 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Full D.C. Circuit Won't Hear Whistleblower's Dispute Over KBR Docs

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : September 02, 2014

The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday declined to hear a dispute over whether Kellogg Brown & Root Services Inc. should be forced to disclose certain internal documents to a whistleblower.

Deal of the Week: Partnership Starts with $450 Million Initial Investment

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : September 01, 2014

Quantum Energy Partners of Houston and Tug Hill of Fort Worth form a partnership and use Texas firms for the work.

Winning Women: Jane Webre

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : September 01, 2014

Austin lawyer gets case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court—and wins it.

Winning Women: Marisa Secco

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : September 01, 2014

"Lawyers get to argue a case for 20 minutes, and they think that's something. Marisa is arguing multiple cases, for hours at a time, over years," said Chief Justice Nathan Hecht.

Winning Women: Paula Hinton

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : September 01, 2014

Winning Women: Macey Reasoner Stokes

John Council : Texas Lawyer : September 01, 2014

"She had stellar academics: summa cum laude at Yale," former Chief Justice Tom Phillips said about his former law clerk, Macey Reasoner Stokes.

Meet Texas Lawyer's 2014 Winning Women

: Texas Lawyer : August 29, 2014

Don't mess with Texas women lawyers. That's the takeaway from a long list of accomplishments racked up by this group of outstanding female attorneys.

Twenty-Five Things Your Associates Want You to Know

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

The one thing that midlevels want to tell their managing partner.

Global Legal Awards: Global Finance Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : August 27, 2014

In this category, The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards recognizes the 10 deals that best exemplify the challenges of transnational finance practice, from capital markets offerings to capital restructurings to infrastructure projects conceived on a vast scale.

Simpson Thacher Raids Weil in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 22, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges debt capital markets partner Gil Strauss has decamped for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in London; Bank of America adds an Akin Gump partner; a Debevoise & Plimpton partner joins the U.S. State Department; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

NYT Dropped From Class Action Over Alleged Billing Scam

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : August 20, 2014

The New York Times Co. has been dropped from a proposed federal class action alleging the company, Dow Jones & Co. and Forbes Inc. turned a blind eye to ripoffs perpetrated on their publications' subscribers in a billing scam.

Bracewell, Weil on $70 Billion Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 18, 2014

A massive energy deal sizzles during the dog days of summer.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 18, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Dealmaker of the Week: Weil's Michael Aiello

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 15, 2014

Aiello led the way for Weil Gotshal & Manges' legal team advising Kinder Morgan Inc. on its $44 billion deal to consolidate Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, El Paso Pipeline Partners and Kinder Morgan Management into the third-largest energy company in the U.S.

KBR Fights Review of Document Privilege

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : August 14, 2014

Lawyers for Kellogg Brown & Root Services Inc. are fighting back against a petition for a full federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., to hear a dispute over company documents that a three-judge panel decided are privileged.

Asia Deal Digest: Aug. 14, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 14, 2014

*Linklaters leads Dairy Farm's $925 million investment in Shanghai-listed Yonghui Superstores*Norton Rose Fulbright advises Fosun International on its winning bid for Roc Oil in Australia*Amarchand advises on a $349 million share sale by Bharti Airtel's tower unit

KBR Fights Review of Document Privilege

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : August 14, 2014

Lawyers for Kellogg Brown & Root Services Inc. are fighting back against a petition for a full federal appeals court in Washington to hear a dispute over company documents that a three-judge panel decided are privileged.

HSF, V&E on $1.1 Billion China Oil Deal

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : August 11, 2014

Hong Kong-based Brightoil has bought the Bohai Bay offshore assets of U.S. exploration and production company Anadarko Petroleum.

Texas High Court Denies Review of Suit Against Arbitrator, Lawyers

John Council : Texas Lawyer : August 11, 2014

Susan Hays, an Austin solo who represents the plaintiffs in the case, said the high court's denial of review was "unfortunate" and believes the lower court rulings in the case "open the door" to concealment by "bad actor" arbitrators.

China's New Rules for Consultants Raise Questions for Law Firms

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 11, 2014

The Chinese government has banned state-owned enterprises from working with U.S. consulting firms such as McKinsey & Co. and Boston Consulting Group. Will law firms be next?

Billionaire Streamlines Pipeline Empire To Target Rivals

: Bloomberg : August 11, 2014

Houston billionaire Richard Kinder's strategy will open up $1.5 trillion in potential purchases and expansion projects.

Bracewell, Weil on $70 Billion Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 11, 2014

A massive energy deal sizzles during the dog days of summer.

Kinder Morgan Consolidates Partnerships in $44 Billion Deal

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 11, 2014

Four Am Law 100 advise as U.S. energy company Kinder Morgan Inc. buys all the outstanding stock of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, Kinder Morgan Management LLC and El Paso Pipeline Partners LP for $44 billion in stock and cash, consolidating the four entities into one publicly traded corporation.

Asia Deal Digest: Aug. 7, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : August 07, 2014

*Milbank leads Tata Steel's first dollar-denominated bond sale, worth $1.5 billion*Ropes & Gray advises Macquarie fund on investment in New York Stock Exchange-traded JinkoSolar*Malaysia's Sona Petroleum taps Norton Rose Fulbright for oil concession purchase in Gulf of Thailand

V&E, Freshfields on Blackstone Asian Energy Investment

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : August 05, 2014

The U.S. private equity company is putting $800 million into newly formed Tamarind Energy, which will focus on upstream oil and gas work in Southeast Asia.

The Churn: Troutman Sanders Grows in New York, Plus More Lateral Moves

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : August 05, 2014

Troutman Sanders raids Dentons to pick up four commercial bankruptcy and litigation partners; Covington & Burling hires a senior IRS official in D.C.; and DLA Piper snags three attorneys in our latest roundup of lateral moves in The Am Law 200.

Texas High Court Denies Review of Suit Against Arbitrator, Lawyers

John Council : Texas Lawyer : August 04, 2014

Susan Hays, an Austin solo who represents the plaintiffs in the case, said the high court's denial of review was "unfortunate" and believes the lower court rulings in the case "open the door" to concealment by "bad actor" arbitrators.

VerdictSearch: Jury Finds Retaliation, But Not Discrimination

: Texas Lawyer : August 04, 2014

A woman who was the sole female machinist at a company and claimed discrimination and retaliation was awarded $39,000.

Inadmissible: 2014 Winning Women

: Texas Lawyer : August 04, 2014

EnergyBuzz: $3 Billion Energy Acquisition

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 04, 2014

Vinson & Elkins represents QR Energy in the Houston company's pending acquisition by Breitburn Energy Partners of Los Angeles, which turned to Latham & Watkins for the $3 billion deal.