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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
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 07, 2016
Greenberg Traurig shuffles its litigation ranks amid plans for global growth; another Kenyon & Kenyon partner departs; Bass Berry and Lewis Brisbois absorb small firms; Holland & Knight hires an ex-governor; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : February 05, 2016
Ted Cruz's campaign, which he proclaimed as financed by a grassroots movement, received 1,423 donations from contributors who identified themselves as lawyers or attorneys. The average amount of each of those contributions was $577, according to calculations based on the Federal Election Commission reports.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2016
DLA Piper loses three practice leaders but merges in Europe; another Dickstein Shapiro partner departs; Jones Day opens in Brisbane; Orrick unveils its Houston hires; Quinn Emanuel adds an Israel expert; and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : February 01, 2016
Founded in 1996, Texas Appleseed works to find justice and solutions to social and economic problems for underrepresented Texans, such as children, disabled people and low-income families.
: The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : February 01, 2016
Even as the Chinese stock market bubble bursts, lawyers report that they're keeping busy with M&A, tech deals, and restructuring work. Don't count out Hong Kong IPOs, either.
James Schroeder : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016
Twenty-five of last year's most notable and intriguing lateral moves.
: Texas Lawyer : January 28, 2016
Brant J. Stogner, a trial lawyer, has been named a partner in Houston-based Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 27, 2016
Vinson & Elkins represents Trican Well Service in pending sale of U.S. assets to Houston-based Keane Group.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2016
Paul Hastings and Kirkland & Ellis and several other big firms make key additions in Texas; Greenberg Traurig, Orrick and Sidley Austin keep hiring; Wilson Sonsini welcomes back a favorite son; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 22, 2016
Several large Washington law offices closed early Friday, around noon or 1 p.m., and encouraged staff members to stay off the roads in anticipation of a city-crippling blizzard. But many lawyers had different plans in mind. A true "snow day" may be out of the question when you've got hours to bill. "There's a lot going on. It doesn't stop because of the snow," Steptoe & Johnson LLP chairman Phil West said.
Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2016
If lawyers put their money where their mouths are, then the Texas Supreme Court election sparking the most discussion is the race between Justice Debra Lehrmann and challenger Michael Massengale.
Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : January 12, 2016
The settlement requires the Austin-based firm to pay $3.4 million—including nearly $904,000 in attorney fees and expenses—to settle a class action that alleged it engaged in unauthorized practice of law in California.
Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 06, 2016
A Beaumont federal court hearing scheduled on Jan. 14 motions to dismiss claims in a sprawling complaint filed by two African American plaintiffs. Their complaint alleges more than 30 defendants, motivated by racial animus, engaged in a civil conspiracy and that well-known plaintiff lawyer Wayne Reaud acted as "one of the ringleaders."
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2016
Falling oil and gas prices continue to bedevil Am Law 200 firms. When Magnum Hunter Resources filed for bankruptcy last month, the company owed millions in fees to several firms, including Andrews Kurth, Bracewell & Giuliani and Norton Rose Fulbright.
Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 05, 2016
At a trial beginning this week that pits onetimeTexas billionaire Sam Wyly and his wife against the Internal Revenue System,Texas lawyers will likely play pivotal roles on the witness stand.
Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : January 04, 2016
The firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is representing Northern Tier Energy in its pending merger with Western Refining, an independent oil refiner and marketer headquartered in El Paso.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 28, 2015
More partner movement at K&L Gates before year's end; DLA Piper closes its Tampa office; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton brings back a former partner from IMG College; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Richard J. Sobelsohn : New York Law Journal : December 28, 2015
Richard J. Sobelsohn writes: It was not long ago that when law firms moved to new digs, they had them designed with the old-school method. Wood paneling on the walls, window-less interior offices for junior associates, and the coveted oversized corner offices for senior partners and rainmakers. During the past few years however, law firms have started going green, and the traditional law office floor plans have morphed.
Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : December 23, 2015
Legendary Texas lawyer Joe Jamail, known as the "King of Torts," passed away on Dec. 23 from complications from pneumonia, according to news reports.
Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 18, 2015
Sterne Kessler has collected more than 5,000 pairs of shoes over three decades. Sometimes, they must saw the shoes in half.
Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 11, 2015
The making and the giving of Vinson & Elkins' neckties—at the NAPE oil and gas summit every February—has grown into an annual tradition for the firm, now quite proud of its most in-demand branded swag. "You've got to do something bold for the energy space," Lande Spottswood, a corporate finance senior associate in Houston and the firm's chief tie designer, said. The 2011 batch of ties numbered 350. The 2016 order will hit 1,000 ties and include makeup cases.
Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : December 10, 2015
Devon Energy recently announced it has agreed to acquire 80,000 net surface acres, with up to 10 prospective zones, in the Anadarko Basin STACK play in Oklahoma from privately held Felix Energy, a portfolio company of EnCap Investments, for $1.9 billion.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : December 10, 2015
Am Law 100 transactional lawyers are wringing their hands over a potential $120 billion chemical industry tie-up for the holidays, as General Electric continues keeping its outside counsel busy on a spate of divestitures by the conglomerate.
: The National Law Journal : December 07, 2015
Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : December 03, 2015
As of July 1, 14.4 percent of the lawyers in Texas at 20 of the largest firms are minority lawyers, up from 14 percent a year before.
Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : December 02, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court justices have looked at your petition for review a whopping seven times without deciding whether to take it. Are you in relist limbo without a chance of the redemptive four votes needed to open the courtroom gates?
: The National Law Journal : November 30, 2015
New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.
Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : November 28, 2015
When the U.S. Supreme Court hears a second round of arguments Dec. 9 on the use of racial factors in admitting new students at the University of Texas, it will mostly — but not totally — be a case of déjà vu all over again.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : November 25, 2015
In 2015 Texas Lawyer Managing Partners Survey, some Texas firm leaders expect energy work to grow in 2016, and some expect a decline.