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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 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 $627,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 55th on The American Lawyer's 2016 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.

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 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

Fenwick & West Heads to NYC, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 25, 2016

Silicon Valley stalwart Fenwick & West is poised to set up shop in the Big Apple; Boies Schiller brings on two more litigators; Ropes & Gray grabs another private equity pro in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Which Dallas Firm Topped Texas' Diversity Ranking?

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Dallas-based Haynes and Boone is the Texas firm with the highest ranking on The American Lawyer's Diversity Scorecard 2016.

With Internal Investigations, Firms Walk a Tightrope

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Sullivan & Cromwell and Dechert struggle to balance client and regulator.

INADMISSIBLE: Sotomayor Pushes Mandatory Pro Bono

: The National Law Journal : May 23, 2016

"I believe in forced labor" when it comes to improving access to justice for the poor, she said during an appearance at the American Law Institute's annual meeting in Washington. Plus more in this week's column.

Sheppard Mullin's Growth Surge Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016

Steptoe & Johnson's Korea practice co-head finds a new home; a Bryan Cave practice leader joins the Kentucky Derby; a longtime Paul Weiss litigator becomes a regulator; Perkins Coie hires from Microsoft; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Texas Bankruptcy Courts Beat Others Nationwide for Oil and Gas Bankruptcies

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : May 19, 2016

Texas federal bankruptcy courts finally have surpassed others in the nation, including those in Delaware and New York, in terms of the cumulative debt they are administering in oil and gas bankruptcies, according to a report issued by Dallas' Haynes and Boone.

Newsmakers: Week of May 16

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : May 19, 2016

Sean M. Whyte has joined Gardere Wynne Sewell in Dallas as a partner. Whyte has a multifaceted litigation practice that involves complex commercial litigation, consumer class actions and products liability.

Deal Watch: Amid Oil Price Plunge, Two Big Energy Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 19, 2016

A half-dozen big firms are advising on two key transactions in the embattled energy space, as a pair of oil field services companies and natural gas producers agree to combine.

K&L Gates Bolsters Taipei With Baker & McKenzie Hire

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : May 17, 2016

Corporate partner Stephen Tan advises on cross-border deals and compliance matters.

After Slow Start, M&A Lawyers Are Optimistic About Second Half of 2016

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : May 17, 2016

Texas deal lawyers are working fast and furiously on oil and gas industry mergers and acquisitions. But the total value of such deals in that industry nationwide dropped in the first quarter of this year, compared with the same time in the prior year.

Kirkland, Weil Divvy Up Latest Batch of Energy Bankruptcies

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 17, 2016

The restructuring practices at the two top Am Law 100 firms are advising on two more Chapter 11 cases filed Monday by Breitburn Energy Partners LP and SandRidge Energy Inc.

V&E, Sidley Work on $4.4B Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 16, 2016

Sidley Austin represents Range Resources of Fort Worth in its pending acquisition of Houston's Memorial Resource Development Corp. for $4.4 billion including $1.1 billion in assumed debt.

Morgan Lewis Straddles the Trump-Hillary Divide

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 16, 2016

The billionaire reality television star and the former secretary of state don't agree on much, but they've both found reasons to turn to ex-candidate Ted Cruz's former law firm.

Houston Firm Opens Office in Taipei

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 16, 2016

Vinson & Elkins opened an office in Taipei, Taiwan on May 16 and plans to focus on complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, renewable energy and corporate matters there.

Perkins Coie Announces Appointment of Law Firm Practice Management Expert

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : May 13, 2016

Toby Brown's experience includes nearly a decade spent in practice management positions for Am Law 50 Firms.

Future Scalia Clerks Find New Homes With Other Justices

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : May 13, 2016

At least three of the four law clerks hired by the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for the next term will work for other justices. Scalia's four current-term clerks were reassigned to other justices soon after Scalia died on Feb. 13, with two going to work for Justice Clarence Thomas and two for Justice Samuel Alito Jr.

Judge Rules Sam Wyly Deceived IRS, Owes Possibly $1B in Back Taxes

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : May 11, 2016

A Dallas federal bankruptcy judge sided with the IRS and against onetime Texas billionaire Sam Wyly.

Dallas-based Hermes Law Promotes Gino Rossini to Partner; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : May 06, 2016

Gino J. Rossini has been promoted to partner in Dallas-based Hermes Law. Rossini's practice is devoted to handling post-trial and appellate matters in state and federal court as well as providing related support at all stages of litigation.

Vinson & Elkins, Latham Handle $775M Pipeline Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 06, 2016

Vinson & Elkins represented a conflicts committee that advised Phillips 66 Partners on its pending $775 million purchase of a pipeline and assets from Phillips 66, which used Latham & Watkins.

Hacking a Way to Equality

Kathleen J. Wu : Texas Lawyer : May 02, 2016

Hopefully, the spirit of an upcoming Women in Law hackathon will stay true to the hackathon ethos: experts and fresh thinkers coming together to generate bold, even crazy, ideas for new products, new services and, in the case of this event, new solutions to persistent problems.

Texas Big Law Scales Back Donations to Attorney General Ken Paxton

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : April 29, 2016

Since his own legal troubles began last summer, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has not received the love –specifically, in the form of cash contributions to his officeholder's account--from big Texas law firms that his predecessor netted.

Big Firms Fuel Up on Energy Sector Bankruptcies

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : April 28, 2016

The administrative office of the U.S. Courts said Thursday that bankruptcy filings fell 8.5 percent over the past year. But one sector where Chapter 11 work hasn't dried up is the energy industry, where Kirkland & Ellis and Jones Day are siphoning off new assignments.

Making Lawyers Look Good Online

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Targeting a new generation of clients, website designs aim to make attorneys seem more likable.

5 Big Texas Firms on Am Law 100 List

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Five large Texas firms were among the 100 highest-grossing firms in 2015, as reported in the Am Law 100 list.

White Star To Acquire $200M in Shale Assets From Devon Energy

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : April 21, 2016

White Star Petroleum is using the firm of Porter Hedges for its pending acquisition of Mississippi Lime and Woodford Shale assets for $200 million from Devon Energy Corp., which is being represented in the deal by two Houston Vinson & Elkins partners.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 20, 2016

Four firms announce new additions, while Littler Mendelson announces new co-chairs of the firm's financial services industry group and Skadden names six new partners.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

Texas Lawyer's Firm Financial Coverage

: Texas Lawyer : April 12, 2016

Reports for Texas Lawyer's annual firm finance coverage are coming in. Check back often to this page for the latest insights on firm revenue, net income and other metrics. Included below Texas Lawyer's articles is a link to The American Lawyer's growing list of financial reports.

Holland & Knight Adds Partner Quartet, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2016

Holland & Knight keeps hiring; Kirkland picks up one from Paul Weiss; Proskauer Rose reels in some heavy-hitters; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.