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Vinson & Elkins LLP

  • Designation: Houston
  • Head Count: 624
  • Gross Revenues: $653,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,045,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,925,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Vinson & Elkins is a Houston-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Vinson & Elkins has 624 attorneys and is the 62nd largest firm in the United States.  With $653,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 50th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Vinson & Elkins ranked as the 59th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, NY and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 50 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 50 0 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

Manuel Berrelez | 37

: Texas Lawyer : August 31, 2015

A lawyer's belief in him as a client is one of the reasons Manuel Berrelez wanted to become an attorney.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Texas Lawyer Announces 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Heather D. Nevitt : Texas Lawyer : August 21, 2015

This list recognizes lawyers who have made their mark on the legal profession in the Lone Star State. In addition, we have named three nominees for Attorney of the Year. The winner of that award will be announced at an event in Houston on Nov. 2.

Texas Attorneys Discuss Newly Adopted SEC Pay Ratio Disclosure Rules and Address O&G Clients' Concerns

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : August 20, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission finally adopted this month long-debated pay ratio disclosure rules. Texas Lawyer asked three Texas lawyers, David Kirkland of Baker Botts, Amy Curtis of Thompson & Knight and Stephen Jacobson of Vinson & Elkins, all of whom advise the O&G industry, to respond to questions about the SEC's new rules.

Deal Watch: 'Female Viagra' Spawns More Skadden, S&C Deal Work

Jennifer Henderson and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : August 20, 2015

Sprout Pharmaceuticals didn't have to wait long for a big-name buyer to spring big bucks for the nascent drug developer. Sullivan & Cromwell took the lead for the company, founded in 2011, on its $1 billion sale this week to longtime Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom client Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.

Cybersecurity Data Sharing Is Now Available to Law Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 19, 2015

Law firms now have access to a platform that allows them to share data on cybersecurity threats anonymously. Several chief information officers and data security directors said they expected wide participation, although they expressed some reservations.

V&E, Latham Work on Fertilizer Deal

: Texas Lawyer : August 17, 2015

Vinson & Elkins represents CVR Partners of Sugar Land and Latham & Watkins represents Los Angeles-based Rentech Nitrogen Partners in deal valued at about $839 million.

V&E, Latham Work on Fertilizer Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 13, 2015

Vinson & Elkins represents CVR Partners of Sugar Land and Latham & Watkins represents Los Angeles-based Rentech Nitrogen Partners in deal valued at about $839 million.

KBR Docs Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege, D.C. Circuit Rules

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : August 11, 2015

Defense contractor KBR will not be forced to turn over internal documents that the company says are protected by attorney-client privilege, a federal appeals court in Washington ruled on Tuesday.

Barnes Group Lands a New General Counsel

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : August 10, 2015

James Berklas has been appointed senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of the aerospace company.

Newsmakers: Week of Aug 10

: Texas Lawyer : August 10, 2015

Michael McMillin has joined Thompson & Knight as an associate in the firm's government and regulatory group in Austin.

Ruling Strengthens ITC's Hand in Patent Cases

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 10, 2015

An en banc Federal Circuit panel, heavy on Obama appointees, held the ITC can block imports that are later used in ways that cause infringement.

In Airline Forum Fight, Plaintiffs Argue My Court's Better Than Yours

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : August 10, 2015

Plaintiffs lawyers jockeying for position in 68 yet-to-be-consolidated antitrust suits against the major domestic airlines are mounting campaigns worthy of a local Chamber of Commerce visitor's brochure. Here's what the six courts in contention have going for them.

Texas Lawyer Announces Its 2015 Extraordinary Minorities in Texas Law Winners

Heather D. Nevitt : Texas Lawyer : August 07, 2015

What makes the 20 lawyers on this list so extraordinary? In a word: impact. The Texas Lawyer editorial department began the four-month selection process by asking readers to nominate licensed minority Texas attorneys who have had an impact in the state within the past five years.

Judge Certifies a Class of Thousands in Delta/AirTran Bag Fee Case

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : August 06, 2015

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten, above, ruled that the Atlanta-based suit—which accuses Delta of illegally colluding with AirTran to charge first-bag fees—will proceed on behalf of all U.S. Delta and AirTran passengers who since 2008 have paid to check their bags. Before that, first bags were checked for free.

Kirkland Makes Two Big Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 03, 2015

Kirkland & Ellis makes a pair of key additions in New York and London from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Lewis Brisbois expands again; one partner joins his fourth firm within a year; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

D.C. Circuit to Combat 'Link Rot' in Court Rulings

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : July 29, 2015

Hundreds of opinions published by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit over the past decade include links to websites for news articles, government reports and an array of other web-based content. The court doesn't know how many of those links no longer work—known as "link rot"—but administrators will take steps this fall to fight the effects of the decay.

In Supreme Court Advocacy, Big Law Still Rules

David L. Brown : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Am Law 200 firms get the lion's share of oral argument, an analysis finds.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Unhappy Crestwood Midstream Unitholders Sue Board for Lowballing Company in Merger

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : July 27, 2015

A number of Crestwood Midstream unitholders are not pleased with what they allege are breaches of fiduciary duty by the members of the company's board of directors in connection with a proposed merger with Crestwood Equity.

Ridgewood Energy Develops $1.9B Fund for Deepwater Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : July 24, 2015

Ridgewood Energy Corporation is ready to take plunge once again by putting together its third private equity fund to bankroll finding and developing new oil reserves in the deepwater areas of the Gulf of Mexico.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

Courthouse Calamity: Austin Lawyers Form PAC to Push for New Courthouse [SLIDESHOW]

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : July 16, 2015

To convince voters of the great need for a new courthouse, a handful of Austin lawyers launched a political action committee, which has attracted funding from some of the state's biggest law firms.

Bracewell, V&E Work on Renewable Energy Deal

—Brenda sapino jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : July 15, 2015

Bracewell & Giuliani represents Bluescape Resources in investment in Clean Line Energy Partners, which turned to Vinson & Elkins.

Next Stop: The Future

Chris DiMarco : Legaltech News : July 13, 2015

Technology offers law firms incredible possibilities, but making them work takes effort.

In-House Counsel Profile: BAE Systems Inc.'s Ian Graham

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

"I love what we do; we protect those who protect us."


: The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Deal Watch: Skadden Snags Big Beauty Deal as Conflict Claims Resurface Against Retired Partner

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 09, 2015

It was another big deal week for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, which took the lead on a $12.5 billion buy for beauty products behemoth Coty, as an insider trading case involving a 6-year-old transaction by the firm forced a partner to take early retirement.

Akin Gump Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 08, 2015

The Beltway base of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld absorbs two veteran litigators; Hogan Lovells hires three Baker Botts litigators in Texas; McDermott and Pillsbury poach new partners; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Akin Gump Adds Energy Partner in Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 02, 2015

Newly hired Paul Greening, formerly with Vinson & Elkins, will relocate from Hong Kong later this year.