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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 2012 Global 100 survey, Vinson & Elkins ranked as the 63rd 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

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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.

Simpson Thacher Raids Weil in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 22, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges debt capital markets partner Gil Strauss has decamped for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in London; Bank of America adds an Akin Gump partner; a Debevoise & Plimpton partner joins the U.S. State Department; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

NYT Dropped From Class Action Over Alleged Billing Scam

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : August 20, 2014

The New York Times Co. has been dropped from a proposed federal class action alleging the company, Dow Jones & Co. and Forbes Inc. turned a blind eye to ripoffs perpetrated on their publications' subscribers in a billing scam.

Bracewell, Weil on $70 Billion Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 18, 2014

A massive energy deal sizzles during the dog days of summer.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 18, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Dealmaker of the Week: Weil's Michael Aiello

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 15, 2014

Aiello led the way for Weil Gotshal & Manges' legal team advising Kinder Morgan Inc. on its $44 billion deal to consolidate Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, El Paso Pipeline Partners and Kinder Morgan Management into the third-largest energy company in the U.S.

KBR Fights Review of Document Privilege

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : August 14, 2014

Lawyers for Kellogg Brown & Root Services Inc. are fighting back against a petition for a full federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., to hear a dispute over company documents that a three-judge panel decided are privileged.

Asia Deal Digest: Aug. 14, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 14, 2014

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KBR Fights Review of Document Privilege

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : August 14, 2014

Lawyers for Kellogg Brown & Root Services Inc. are fighting back against a petition for a full federal appeals court in Washington to hear a dispute over company documents that a three-judge panel decided are privileged.

HSF, V&E on $1.1 Billion China Oil Deal

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : August 11, 2014

Hong Kong-based Brightoil has bought the Bohai Bay offshore assets of U.S. exploration and production company Anadarko Petroleum.

Texas High Court Denies Review of Suit Against Arbitrator, Lawyers

John Council : Texas Lawyer : August 11, 2014

Susan Hays, an Austin solo who represents the plaintiffs in the case, said the high court's denial of review was "unfortunate" and believes the lower court rulings in the case "open the door" to concealment by "bad actor" arbitrators.