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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

Energy XXI in $245 Million Pipeline Asset Sale

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : June 29, 2015

In a new development, Energy XXI recently announced that it has executed a purchase and sale agreement to sell the Grand Isle Gathering System (GIGS) to CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust Inc. for $245 million in cash plus the assumption of abandonment liabilities related to the assets. The GIGS is a subsea, midstream pipeline system with related onshore facilities serving oil-producing fields in the shallow portion of the Gulf of Mexico.

From Fitbit to Fogo de Chão, Big-Firm Lawyers Enjoying IPO Party

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 25, 2015

From Fitbit to Fogo de Chão, capital markets lawyers at Am Law 100 firms are reaping the benefits from a fresh round of initial public offerings, as June shapes up to be potentially the best month by volume for U.S. listings since 1999.

Greenberg Traurig Hires Three Texas Laterals

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 23, 2015

Greenberg Traurig, which has three offices in Texas, hires two lateral shareholders and one associate.

Sidley Hires Again in LA, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2015

A month after opening a second office in Los Angeles, Sidley Austin raids Paul Hastings for a real estate pro; Proskauer Rose picks up a regional private equity head from Baker & McKenzie; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of June 22

: Texas Lawyer : June 19, 2015

Gemma Descoteaux, a Dallas shareholder in Polsinelli's corporate and transactional practice, has been appointed by the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of Association for Corporate Growth to be its Women in ACG DFW chairwoman.

Narrow Win For Speech in Online Threats Case

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court mentioned rappers or rap music nine times in its long-awaited June 1 ruling on the prosecution of threats posted on Facebook. The court even cited "the well-known performer Eminem" for the first time in its history. But the court did not give a First Amendment embrace either to rap music or to Facebook postings that mimic the genre. Instead, the court avoided the First Amendment altogether in Elonis v. United States.

$23M Verdict Involving Cash, Cows and a Koch Brother

John Council : Texas Lawyer : June 08, 2015

It's been a year since Jim Reeder and his client won a $23 million jury verdict in a dispute over Japanese cattle. When—or if—they'll see that money is a complicated question.

KBR Files Sanctions Motion Against Feds

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : June 04, 2015

"The answer is no, I am not producing the sealed grand jury testimony that I don't have," an assistant US attorney wrote to a KBR lawyer in an Aug. 6, 2014, email, according to company's sanctions motion.

Litigator of the Week: John Elwood of Vinson & Elkins

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : June 04, 2015

This time of year the U.S. Supreme Court enters its version of postseason play, doling out many of its most-anticipated rulings before the term winds down at the end of June. For Elwood, the fast pace made for a big week.

Texas' Top Deals of 2014

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 04, 2015

The following deals, involving at least one Texas-based company, were announced in 2014. Sources include Texas Lawyer, The Am Law Daily, Thomson Reuters and corporate press releases.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Firms Chip Away at Intel's $16.7 Billion Altera Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 04, 2015

On the heels of Avago Technologies' $37 billion buy of Broadcom, a handful of Am Law 100 firms have found themselves at the helm of another big microchip merger between two California-based companies.

Four Texas Firms Make Mark For Deal Work

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 04, 2015

Texas firms Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Andrews Kurth, Baker Botts and Vinson & Elkins among leading dealmaking firms on The American Lawyer's Corporate Scorecard 2015.

Deal of the Week: $2.15 Billion Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 03, 2015

Four firms work on pending deal for Enterprise Products Partners' affiliate to buy EFS Midstream from two owners.

A Bevy of New Hires at McDermott, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

McDermott Will & Emery adds 17 lawyers from K&L Gates and a Chicago-based IP boutique; three firms make additions through mergers; more McKenna Long & Aldridge partners peel away ahead of the latter's deal with Dentons; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ferrellgas to Buy Texas Midstream O&G Co. for $837.5 Million

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : June 03, 2015

Ferrellgas Partners recently announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase and sale agreement to acquire Bridger Logistics for a purchase price of approximately $837.5 million, subject to certain closing adjustments.

Justices Reverse Conviction but Avoid Free Speech Issue

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : June 02, 2015

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. said the government needed to prove more than that a reasonable person would regard angry statements, posted on Facebook by a Pennsylvania man whose wife had left him, as a threat. But the court sidestepped providing guidance in disputes over the wide range of language uses in social media.

Carrier Energy to Get Up to $100M Backing for Oil and Gas Deals

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : June 01, 2015

Riverstone Holdings recently decided to invest up to $100 million in Texas-based Carrier Energy Partners II.

Justices Sidestep First Amendment Ruling in Facebook Threats Case

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : June 01, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Pennsylvania man whose angry Facebook postings directed at his estranged wife landed him in jail for violating a federal law against communicating threats. But the court announced no new First Amendment rule in the case, explicitly sidestepping what some were hoping would be decision that would give guidance in disputes over the wide range of language uses in social media.

Narrow Facebook Ruling Riles Supreme Court Dissenters

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : June 01, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court's long-awaited ruling Monday on the prosecution of Facebook threats turned out to be one of those narrow decisions that Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. has touted as the way to achieve greater unanimity.

Breadth of Vinson & Elkins' Energy Practice Displayed in Diversity of Claims

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : June 01, 2015

Some of the claims V&E has defended include a range of cases across the United States, including in Colorado, Delaware, Kansas, Mississippi, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Hogan Lovells Hires on Three Continents, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 30, 2015

Three partners head to Hogan Loveless; Fried Frank raids Kirkland & Ellis in London; another Dickstein Shapiro partner departs; a Florida firm goes on a hiring spree; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of May 25

: Texas Lawyer : May 25, 2015

H. Victor "Vic" Thomas, an appellate attorney in personal injury and business litigation, has joined Preis in Houston.

V&E, Paul Hastings Handle $614M Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 22, 2015

Vinson & Elkins represents Eagle Rock Energy Partners in its pending acquisition by Vanguard Natural Resources for about $614 million.

Gordon Silver's Last Name Partner Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 19, 2015

Dickinson Wright hires a name partner from struggling Las Vegas legal mainstay Gordon Silver; Jones Day hires a Kelley Drye & Warren practice leader; Sidley Austin snags two partners in Houston and Singapore; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

UVA Students Catch the Supreme Court's Attention

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

UVA clinic participants have been involved in high court cases every term since 2006.

Baker Botts, V&E Work on Year's Largest U.S. IPOs

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 15, 2015

The three largest initial public offerings to date this year are for energy companies, and Houston firms secured the work.

Three Firms See Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge, O'Melveny & Myers and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman see more partners peel away; a former Bingham McCutchen tax partner rejoins her former colleagues at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; a Latham & Watkins antitrust litigator launches her own boutique; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Legal Lineages: Should the Tradition Continue?

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : May 08, 2015

Multigenerational Texas lawyers families mull over the profession's clouded future. "How do you encourage your children to be dinosaur hunters, when dinosaurs are disappearing?" Steve Susman asks about stoking future big-trial civil litigator ambitions.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 08, 2015

Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.

Texas Lawyer Announces Its 2015 Litigation Departments of the Year

Heather D. Nevitt : Texas Lawyer : May 06, 2015

As part of our annual Litigation Department of the Year awards, Texas Lawyer invited firms across the state to tell us about the great work their litigation department did this past year.