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- 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 2014 Global 100 survey, Vinson & Elkins ranked as the 58th highest grossing law firm in the world. The firm has offices in CA, DC, NY and TX.
In the News
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : November 20, 2015
Texas firms have ways to identify and deal with lawyer substance abuse and depression problems among lawyers.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2015
New partners join K&L Gates in Sydney and Warsaw as the firm closes a U.S. office; Norton Rose Fulbright loses two practice leaders; Sutherland snags a Kaye Scholer project finance head; and other notable address changes from throughout The Am Law 200.
John Council : Texas Lawyer : November 17, 2015
Austin's Third Court of Appeals rules that the church doesn't have a constitutional right to harass a woman by stalking her, sending her a sex toy at work and publishing allegations that she'd had a secret sex-change operation.
Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 16, 2015
Attorneys are seeking to suppress recordings captured by three listening devices planted outside the San Mateo County courthouse.
Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : November 16, 2015
Recently, in a case of first impression at the appellate level, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled in "Grynberg v. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners" that the citizenship of a master limited partnership is to be determined by looking to the citizenship of each unitholder.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : November 05, 2015
The Global 100 duo grabbed roles on a $23.3 billion deal by payment processing giant Visa.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : November 04, 2015
Vinson & Elkins represents Targa Resources Corp. (TRC) in the Houston pipeline company's pending acquisition, for about $6.7 billion, of all outstanding units of Targa Resources Partners (TRP) that it doesn't already own.
Zach Warren : Legaltech News : November 04, 2015
Legaltech News runs down the movements from legal technology movers and shakers
Larry Neumeister : The Associated Press : November 03, 2015
An author's irreverent stage tribute to the 1991 Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves action movie "Point Break" is entitled to copyright protection even though she did not seek permission from the filmmakers to create the parody, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
Heather D. Nevitt : Texas Lawyer : November 03, 2015
This list recognizes lawyers who have made their mark on the legal profession in the Lone Star State.
: Texas Lawyer : November 02, 2015
Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : November 02, 2015
RAAM Global Energy Company, which like many energy companies has been struggling financially since the decline in oil and natural gas prices in 2014, recently filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.
: Texas Lawyer : November 02, 2015
When Dee J. Kelly passed away on Oct. 2 at age 86, he left a legacy of civic leadership and a prominent law firm under the direction of his son Dee Kelly Jr.
Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 29, 2015
Blank Rome's tutor relationship with Thurgood Marshall Academy in Washington began in January. Now the attorneys have bonded with a second set of students. In addition to Blank Rome, firms such as Jenner & Block, Crowell & Moring and Vinson & Elkins have been involved in the program for more than a decade, from the first years of the school when it was originally located in a church in Congress Heights. Clifford Chance also pitched in often, tutoring and in helping to paint classrooms.
Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2015
Caren Stacy hopes a little competition may help firms find ways to attract and retain women lawyers.
Jennifer Henderson and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2015
Douglas Tween, chair of Baker & McKenzie's white-collar practice and head of the firm's New York litigation department, is headed to Magic Circle firm Linklaters; Cravath hires from Simpson Thacher; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 27, 2015
Vinson & Elkins is involved in a Virtual Legal Lab, which offers pro bono advice via Skype to small business owners in Houston.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 26, 2015
The number of new associates starting work this fall in Texas at the firms with the most lawyers in Texas is flat compared with 2014, but more women and minorities are among them.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 23, 2015
Simpson Thacher and Davis Polk divvy up fees from the largest IPO of 2015; a look at the nation's top legal lobbying shops; and other billables of note from throughout the Am Law 200 universe.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 22, 2015
Despite continued consolidation in the chipmaking sector, it was a real estate deal with a history steeped in the global financial crisis that was a reunion of sorts for several Am Law 100 firms.
Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : October 19, 2015
On Oct. 19, the one-year anniversary of the former billionaire and Texan Sam Wyly's filing for bankruptcy protection, a Dallas federal court already has approved $5 million in fees and expenses for lawyers working on the case. And those lawyers have also asked for additional money.
Susan Beck and Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : The American Lawyer : October 16, 2015
As out-of-state firms gain market share in the Lone Star State, native Texas firms are having to rethink their strategies.
Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : October 14, 2015
'His real world expertise, of applying technology to the litigation process, will be invaluable to Disco.'
Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : October 13, 2015
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick recently announced that he tasked a Senate committee with studying judicial pay raises and eliminating straight-party voting for judges, among other things.
Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : October 12, 2015
When oil and gas development and production company Breitburn Energy Partners L.P. set out to buy QR Energy L.P., it couldn't rely on its primary outside counsel, Vinson & Elkins, because Houston-based Vinson represented QR in the deal.
: The Recorder : October 05, 2015
New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.
John Council : Texas Lawyer : October 05, 2015
Dee Kelly, who founded Kelly Hart & Hallman in 1979 and became Fort Worth's most recognizable and politically-influential lawyer, died on Oct. 2. He was 86.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : September 28, 2015
Two Houston firms are listed in "Awesome Opponents" category in BTI Litigation Outlook 2016 survey of in-house lawyers.
Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : September 28, 2015
The Crestwood Midstream unitholders who filed a suit in May against the company's board of directors alleging breaches of fiduciary duty by the company's board of directors in connection with a proposed merger with Crestwood Equity now have announced that they have reached a settlement with the company.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : September 24, 2015
Microchips, airport services, rental properties and baby formula make up the latest batch of billion-dollar deals fueling the corporate coffers of global firms.