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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

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, 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

MLP GC Moving to Norton Rose Fulbright

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : December 19, 2014

Stephanie Hildebrandt will join Norton Rose Fulbright as a partner in February.

Judge Orders KBR to Disclose Docs to Whistleblower

Nate Beck : Legal Times : December 18, 2014

A defense contractor on Thursday moved to seal a Washington's judge's public court ruling that compels the company to disclose contested documents in a whistleblower's suit alleging a kickback scheme. The presiding judge issued a redacted ruling.

V&E, Clifford Chance Handle $2.5 Billion Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : December 18, 2014

Vinson & Elkins represents Australia-based Woodside Petroleum in pending purchase of LNG projects from Apache Corp. of Houston for $2.5 billion.

Asia Deal Digest: Dec. 18, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 18, 2014

*Weil, Skadden lead $3.6 billion acquisition of Halla Visteon Climate Control in Korea*Herbert Smith Freehills advises issuers oOh!media and SurfStitch on their recent Australian IPOs*Clifford Chance on Haitong's $467 million takeover of Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo

V&E, Clifford Chance Leads Apache $3.75B Divestment

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 16, 2014

The U.S. energy company is selling interests in oil and gas projects in Australia and Canada to Australian oil company Woodside Petroleum.

Texas Lawyer's 2014 Tongue-in-Cheek Awards

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : December 15, 2014

Texas Lawyer's Tongue-in-Cheek Awards shine the spotlight on judges, lawyers and others who made news in unusual ways. Here are this year's winners.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

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

Marcos Ronquillo Runs for Dallas Mayor

John Council : Texas Lawyer : December 12, 2014

Longtime law firm manager announces his mayoral bid while standing next to an East Dallas pothole.

Texas Lawyer's 2014 Tongue-in-Cheek Awards

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : December 11, 2014

Texas Lawyer's Tongue-in-Cheek Awards shine the spotlight on judges, lawyers and others who made news in unusual ways. Here are this year's winners.

Deal of the Week: $750M Cash Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : December 08, 2014

Winston & Strawn represents Weatherford International in sale of businesses to Lubrizol Corp., which turned to Vinson & Elkins.

On Track: Ron Kirk Makes High-Speed Move

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : December 08, 2014

The former Dallas mayor and U.S. trade ambassador joins a private company seeking to start a high-speed railway from Dallas to Houston.

Litigator of the Week: $15 Million Verdict for Richardson's GlobeRanger Corp.

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : December 08, 2014

Susman Godfrey partner, working on contingency and drilling down through emails, wins jury verdict for plaintiff claiming misappropriation of trade secrets.

VerdictSearch: Parties Settle for $25,000 for Firing After Employee's Absence

: Texas Lawyer : December 08, 2014

A warehouse worker who was fired for allegedly taking an unexcused absence agreed to a $25,000 settlement.

Winston & Strawn, V&E in $750 Million Cash Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : December 04, 2014

Winston & Strawn represents Weatherford International in sale of businesses to Lubrizol Corp., which turned to Vinson & Elkins.

$15 Million Verdict for Richardson's GlobeRanger Corp.

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : December 03, 2014

Susman Godfrey partner, working on contingency and drilling down through emails, wins jury verdict for plaintiff claiming misappropriation of trade secrets.

Three Am Law Firms Make Houston Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 02, 2014

Ogletree Deakins, Quinn Emanuel and Winston & Strawn join the Houston hiring frenzy; Bingham McCutchen's exodus continues; three Howrey alums find a new home at Novak Druce; Jenner & Block brings on a former Deepwater Horizon task force head; Skadden adds one in London and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

US Courts Contract for LexisNexis Content

Sean Doherty : Law Technology News : December 01, 2014

The U.S. Courts award LexisNexis a 5-year contract for content and Lexis Practice Advisor opens in Texas.

Interview Tips From Big-Firm Campus Interviewer

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : December 01, 2014

V&E's Matt Strock, who interviews law school students seeking to work at his firm, provides some answers before the on-campus interview season begins after the holidays.

Tighten That Belt: Court Puts Billionaire on a Budget

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

Samuel Wyly submits proposed legal defense and bankruptcy costs for a court's approval.

High Court Weighs Online Speech Protections

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : December 01, 2014

In their latest foray into new media, several U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared ready to consider angry Facebook rants as a form of expression that should be protected by the First Amendment.

Docket Watch: Facebook Threats and Pregnancy Discrimination

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : December 01, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court returns to the bench Dec. 1 to begin hearing arguments in 12 cases and to hand down some decisions, finally.

Canadian Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

Encana/Athlon; Manulife/Standard Life; Lundin Mining/Freeport-McMoRan; Postmedia/Quebecor

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

ZF Friedrichshafen/TRW Automotive; Becton Dickinson/CareFusion; SAP / Concur Technologies; Targa/Atlas Pipeline; Siemens / Dresser-Rand; Silicon Valley Corporate Splits

On Track: Ron Kirk Makes High-Speed Move

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : December 01, 2014

The former Dallas mayor and U.S. trade ambassador joins a private company seeking to start a high-speed railway from Dallas to Houston.

Whistleblower, KBR Spar Over Access to Internal Docs

Nate Beck : Legal Times : November 26, 2014

A federal judge last week ruled papers from an Iraq war contractor's internal inquiry into an alleged kickback scheme aren't protected by attorney-client privilege in a whistleblower's lawsuit against the company.

Justices Return to Consider Facebook Threats, Pregnancy Discrimination

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : November 25, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court returns to the bench December 1 to begin hearing arguments in 12 cases and to hand down some decisions, finally.

Interview Tips From Big-Firm Campus Interviewer

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : November 24, 2014

V&E's Matt Strock, who interviews law school students seeking to work at his firm, provides some answers before the on-campus interview season begins after the holidays.

High Court Eyes First Amendment Puzzle in Appeal

Todd Brewster : The Litigation Daily : November 20, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court is used to arguments over what words mean—hence the terms "originalist" and "textualist" and the quarrels over congressional intent. Next month the court will hear oral arguments in a case that engages words in a uniquely modern context: one involving rap music and social media.

The 2014 Appellate Hot List

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

We've identified 20 firms with outstanding achievements before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal circuit courts and state courts of last resort.

D.C. Calendar

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Legal forums throughout the D.C. metropolitan area.