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Vinson & Elkins LLP

  • Designation: Houston
  • Head Count: 608
  • Gross Revenues: $627,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,030,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,885,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -5

Vinson & Elkins is a Houston-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Vinson & Elkins has 608 attorneys and is the 69th largest firm in the United States.  With $627,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 55th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2015 Global 100 survey, Vinson & Elkins ranked as the 67th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, NY, TX and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 55 -5 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 55 -5 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 62 -2 Lawyer head count
The A-List 48 8 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 74 8 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 79 -4 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 18 6 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Which Firms Most Often Capture the Justices' Review?

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : July 06, 2016

The University of Southern California's Adam Feldman and Alexander Kappner studied 93,000 cert petitions between 2001 and 2015 to try to glean what factors make a petition more or less likely to be granted. A firm's success "with their aggregate cert filings does not guarantee success on a per-case basis," according to the study.

Government's 'Victory' in Escobar Is Actually a Win for FCA Defendants

Tirzah S. Lollar and Ralph C. Mayrell : Corporate Counsel : July 01, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in on June 16 held that the implied false certification theory can be a basis for False Claims Act liability.

Akin Gump Leads Texas Firms in National Pro Bono Rankings

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 29, 2016

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld ranked the highest among Texas Am Law 200 firms on The American Lawyer's Pro Bono report.

SEC: GC Part of "Egregious Fraud" at Dallas Energy Company

kristen rasmussen : Texas Lawyer : June 28, 2016

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has accused executives at a Dallas oil and gas energy company, including the CEO and general counsel, of a "long-lasting and egregious fraud" that included spending investors' money at gentlemen's clubs.

Thompson & Knight Ups Associate Base Pay

Brenda sapino jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 27, 2016

Dallas-based Thompson & Knight is the latest large Texas firm to increase base salaries for its U.S. associates.

Monday Mashup: The (Faint) Silver Lining in Immigration Reform; The Frack Master Gets Busted; A Judge Loses It In Court

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 26, 2016

Putting the Supreme Court's immigration reform decision in context; plus the SEC goes after the "Frack Master" and his GC--a former Skadden lawyer. Also, the Kansas AG has his hands full and a Georgia judge goes way over the line.

Haynes and Boone Increases Associate Salaries

brenda sapino jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 22, 2016

Dallas-based Haynes and Boone announced raises for U.S. associates effective July 1, ranging from a $180,000 starting base salary to $325,000.

IN BRIEF: Parents Offer Newtown Deal

: The National Law Journal : June 20, 2016

The parents of two first-graders killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre are offering to settle their wrongful-death lawsuit against Newtown, Connecticut, and its Board of Education for $5.5 million each. Plus more in this week's column.

K&L Gates' Partner Churn Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 20, 2016

Amid more departures, K&L Gates seeks to grow; Akin Gump and Reed Smith hire from Winston & Strawn; Fox Rothschild reels in a leading Twin Cities litigator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Andrews Kurth Jumps on Salary Bandwagon

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 17, 2016

Houston-based Andrews Kurth is the latest large Texas firm to raise associate salaries to the new, higher market rate set by Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Ropes & Gray Patent Litigator In Tokyo Moves to Jones Day

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 15, 2016

Movement of IP attorneys in Asia has been active this year

Bracewell to Move to Cravath Salary Scale

Brenda Sapino jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 14, 2016

Following the market rate set by Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Houston-based Bracewell will raise salaries of U.S. associates on July 1.

Am Law 100 Firms Match Pay Raise for Asia Associates-Further Updated

Frances Ivens and Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 14, 2016

Milbank, Kirkland, Simpson Thacher, Paul Weiss, Weil and Davis Polk have confirmed associates pay increase will include those based in Asia.

Baker Botts Raises Associate Salary Scale

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 13, 2016

Baker Botts, based in Houston, joins Texas firm Vinson & Elkins in raising the base salary for entry-level U.S. associates to $180,000.

Bankrupt Former Billionaire Sam Wyly Fights to Keep his $9M Home

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : June 13, 2016

In his bankruptcy case, onetime billionaire and Texan Sam Wyly asked the court this week to exempt from the clutches of claimants, including the Internal Revenue Service, his annuities, his 401(k), his religious books and his $9 million-appraised Dallas home. Federal prosecutors, however, argue that because Wyly had been found liable in a New York federal court for securities fraud, he should not get to keep such a high-priced abode away from claimants.

V&E Hires Five IP Litigators in Austin, Dallas

Brenda sapino jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 13, 2016

Houston-based Vinson & Elkins hires five litigators who do IP work, with four coming from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and one from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Locke Lord Raises Associate Salaries

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 13, 2016

Locke Lord will move to new $180,000 market base salary rate for beginning associates in large markets as of July 1 and increase to $155,000 in smaller markets.

Susman Godfrey Goes to $190K for First-Years

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 10, 2016

McKool Smith of Dallas and Houston-based Susman Godfrey raise associate salaries in the wake of Cravath, Swaine & Moore's move last week.

V&E Raising U.S. Associate Salaries

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 09, 2016

Vinson & Elkins, based in Houston, notified U.S. associates on June 9 that it will raise associate salaries starting July 1.

More Firms Jump on Cravath Pay Scale, as S&C Beats Top End

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 09, 2016

A bevy of big firms continue this week to match the new base pay scale for associates set Monday by Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Sullivan & Cromwell sought to up the ante for its most senior associates, as other firms like Latham & Watkins joined the pay raise party.

Deal Watch: Paul Weiss Ponies Up in Skyscraper Sale

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 09, 2016

The $1.65 billion sale of New York's 1285 Sixth Avenue saw more than 50 partners from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison—a key tenant in the office tower—invest roughly $10 million in the transaction.