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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

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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 2013 Global 100 survey, Vinson & Elkins ranked as the 59th 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

Alleged Subscriber-Scam Suit Dismissed Against Dow Jones

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : September 29, 2014

A New York federal judge has dismissed allegations of fraud against Dow Jones & Co. Inc., closing the book on a proposed class action that accused the company, along with The New York Times Co. and Forbes Inc., of allowing a subscription business to defraud their customers by overcharging for renewals and pocketing the difference.

Doctor Can't Sue Over Criticisms of His MMR-Autism Research

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : September 29, 2014

"The record contains no evidence that the allegedly defamatory articles, whether published in print or made available online, were directed or aimed at Texas," ruled the Third Court of Appeals.

Big Deals

MP McQueen, Vinayak Balasubramanian, Alexandra Wilson and Wenxiong Zhang : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

Kinder Morgan Reorganization; Fox Asset Sale; Walgreen/Alliance Boots; Dollar Tree/Dollar General /Family Dollar; AbbVie/Shire

The Two Newest SCOTX Justices Discuss the Unpredictable Nature of Their Court

John Council : Texas Lawyer : September 29, 2014

The Texas Supreme Court's term brings heated dissents from a variety of justices with no particular pattern. And it may be a good time to start presenting the court with even more questions, appellate lawyers say.

Am Law Trio Tapped for Encana's $5.3 Billion Energy Deal

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : September 29, 2014

Canada's Encana Corp. has turned to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Vinson & Elkins and Canadian firm Blakes, Cassels & Graydon for legal advice on its acquisition of Fort Worth-based Athlon Energy Inc. Latham & Watkins is representing Athlon.

The Two Newest SCOTX Justices Discuss the Unpredictable Nature of Their Court

John Council : Texas Lawyer : September 25, 2014

The Texas Supreme Court's term brings heated dissents from a variety of justices with no particular pattern. And it may be a good time to start presenting the court with even more questions, appellate lawyers say.

Waterbury Company Wins Another IP Case Against DuPont

Christian Nolan : The Connecticut Law Tribune : September 24, 2014

A federal jury in Connecticut awarded a Waterbury-based printing business $35.4 million in a hotly contested intellectual property battle that focused on printing words on product packaging.

Intellectual Property and the E-cigarette Boom

Margaret Sampson and Jeff Gritton : Corporate Counsel : September 24, 2014

The rapid growth of the e-cigarettes market has brought an increased focus on obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights related to these devices.

Doctor Can't Sue Over Criticisms of His MMR-Autism Research

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : September 24, 2014

"The record contains no evidence that the allegedly defamatory articles, whether published in print or made available online, were directed or aimed at Texas," ruled the Third Court of Appeals.

Thompson & Knight, Vinson & Elkins on Mexican Oil Deal

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 24, 2014

The law firms are advising private equity firms EnCap Investments and Riverstone Holdings as they fund Mexico's first independent oil and gas production company in nearly 75 years.

DuPont Patent Suit Over Printing Products Dismissed

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : September 18, 2014

A federal judge in Trenton, N.J., has dismissed claims by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., that a competitor infringed two of its patents for flexographic printing equipment.

Judges Schooled in Rap for First Amendment Dispute

Tony Mauro : New York Law Journal : September 16, 2014

The musical tastes of several U.S. Supreme Court justices run toward opera. But as the start of its fall term approaches, the court is getting an intense education in another genre: the rhythmic, slangy, sometimes violent, poetry of rap music.

Katy Gottsponer

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

Justices Get Schooled in Rap

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

A case on the high court's fall docket asks whether the online posting of threatening language like that found in rap lyrics violates a federal law against transmitting "any threat to injure the person of another" across state lines.

Delta Fights Bid for Sanctions in Baggage Antitrust Case

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : September 11, 2014

Airline says bid for $3.6M is 'outrageous'; judge has already levied $4.7M.

High Court Nixes Defense Win, Fee Award in Delay Case

John Council : Texas Lawyer : September 08, 2014

Damages for delay in contract doesn't shield local governments from liability.

High Court Remands High Sanctions Award

John Council : Texas Lawyer : September 08, 2014

Texas Supreme Court rules sanctions are appropriate, but more review is needed in one of the nation's highest attorney fee awards of its kind.

Deal of the Week: $860 Million Pending Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : September 08, 2014

Trafigura AG of Houston announces an agreement to sell 80 percent of its interest in entity holding South Texas midstream assets to Buckeye Partners for $860 million.

Jury Awards NY Man $1.6M in SI Crash

: The Associated Press : September 04, 2014

A Staten Island man seriously injured when a tractor-trailer rear-ended his car has been awarded $1.6 million.

High Court Remands High Sanctions Award

John Council : Texas Lawyer : September 04, 2014

Texas Supreme Court rules sanctions are appropriate, but more review is needed in one of the nation's highest attorney fee awards of its kind.

High Court Nixes Defense Win, Fee Award in Delay Case

John Council : Texas Lawyer : September 03, 2014

Damages for delay in contract doesn't shield local governments from liability.

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.