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Vinson & Elkins LLP

  • 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 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 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 50 0 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

D.C. Circuit to Combat 'Link Rot' in Court Rulings

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : July 29, 2015

Hundreds of opinions published by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit over the past decade include links to websites for news articles, government reports and an array of other web-based content. The court doesn't know how many of those links no longer work—known as "link rot"—but administrators will take steps this fall to fight the effects of the decay.

In Supreme Court Advocacy, Big Law Still Rules

David L. Brown : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Am Law 200 firms get the lion's share of oral argument, an analysis finds.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Unhappy Crestwood Midstream Unitholders Sue Board for Lowballing Company in Merger

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : July 27, 2015

A number of Crestwood Midstream unitholders are not pleased with what they allege are breaches of fiduciary duty by the members of the company's board of directors in connection with a proposed merger with Crestwood Equity.

Ridgewood Energy Develops $1.9B Fund for Deepwater Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : July 24, 2015

Ridgewood Energy Corporation is ready to take plunge once again by putting together its third private equity fund to bankroll finding and developing new oil reserves in the deepwater areas of the Gulf of Mexico.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

Courthouse Calamity: Austin Lawyers Form PAC to Push for New Courthouse [SLIDESHOW]

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : July 16, 2015

To convince voters of the great need for a new courthouse, a handful of Austin lawyers launched a political action committee, which has attracted funding from some of the state's biggest law firms.

Bracewell, V&E Work on Renewable Energy Deal

—Brenda sapino jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : July 15, 2015

Bracewell & Giuliani represents Bluescape Resources in investment in Clean Line Energy Partners, which turned to Vinson & Elkins.

Next Stop: The Future

Chris DiMarco : Legaltech News : July 13, 2015

Technology offers law firms incredible possibilities, but making them work takes effort.

In-House Counsel Profile: BAE Systems Inc.'s Ian Graham

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

"I love what we do; we protect those who protect us."


: The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Deal Watch: Skadden Snags Big Beauty Deal as Conflict Claims Resurface Against Retired Partner

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 09, 2015

It was another big deal week for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, which took the lead on a $12.5 billion buy for beauty products behemoth Coty, as an insider trading case involving a 6-year-old transaction by the firm forced a partner to take early retirement.

Akin Gump Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 08, 2015

The Beltway base of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld absorbs two veteran litigators; Hogan Lovells hires three Baker Botts litigators in Texas; McDermott and Pillsbury poach new partners; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Akin Gump Adds Energy Partner in Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 02, 2015

Newly hired Paul Greening, formerly with Vinson & Elkins, will relocate from Hong Kong later this year.

How Many LGBT Lawyers in Texas?

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : July 02, 2015

The 2014 Dallas Law Firm Diversity Report Card includes data from 16 of Dallas's biggest law firms. The firms said they had 11 LGBT lawyers among 1,203 associates and nonequity lawyers, and six of 681 partners were LGBT.

Energy XXI in $245 Million Pipeline Asset Sale

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : June 29, 2015

In a new development, Energy XXI recently announced that it has executed a purchase and sale agreement to sell the Grand Isle Gathering System (GIGS) to CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust Inc. for $245 million in cash plus the assumption of abandonment liabilities related to the assets. The GIGS is a subsea, midstream pipeline system with related onshore facilities serving oil-producing fields in the shallow portion of the Gulf of Mexico.

From Fitbit to Fogo de Chão, Big-Firm Lawyers Enjoying IPO Party

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 25, 2015

From Fitbit to Fogo de Chão, capital markets lawyers at Am Law 100 firms are reaping the benefits from a fresh round of initial public offerings, as June shapes up to be potentially the best month by volume for U.S. listings since 1999.

Greenberg Traurig Hires Three Texas Laterals

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 23, 2015

Greenberg Traurig, which has three offices in Texas, hires two lateral shareholders and one associate.

Sidley Hires Again in LA, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2015

A month after opening a second office in Los Angeles, Sidley Austin raids Paul Hastings for a real estate pro; Proskauer Rose picks up a regional private equity head from Baker & McKenzie; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of June 22

: Texas Lawyer : June 19, 2015

Gemma Descoteaux, a Dallas shareholder in Polsinelli's corporate and transactional practice, has been appointed by the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of Association for Corporate Growth to be its Women in ACG DFW chairwoman.

Narrow Win For Speech in Online Threats Case

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court mentioned rappers or rap music nine times in its long-awaited June 1 ruling on the prosecution of threats posted on Facebook. The court even cited "the well-known performer Eminem" for the first time in its history. But the court did not give a First Amendment embrace either to rap music or to Facebook postings that mimic the genre. Instead, the court avoided the First Amendment altogether in Elonis v. United States.

$23M Verdict Involving Cash, Cows and a Koch Brother

John Council : Texas Lawyer : June 08, 2015

It's been a year since Jim Reeder and his client won a $23 million jury verdict in a dispute over Japanese cattle. When—or if—they'll see that money is a complicated question.

KBR Files Sanctions Motion Against Feds

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : June 04, 2015

"The answer is no, I am not producing the sealed grand jury testimony that I don't have," an assistant US attorney wrote to a KBR lawyer in an Aug. 6, 2014, email, according to company's sanctions motion.

Litigator of the Week: John Elwood of Vinson & Elkins

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : June 04, 2015

This time of year the U.S. Supreme Court enters its version of postseason play, doling out many of its most-anticipated rulings before the term winds down at the end of June. For Elwood, the fast pace made for a big week.

Texas' Top Deals of 2014

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 04, 2015

The following deals, involving at least one Texas-based company, were announced in 2014. Sources include Texas Lawyer, The Am Law Daily, Thomson Reuters and corporate press releases.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Firms Chip Away at Intel's $16.7 Billion Altera Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 04, 2015

On the heels of Avago Technologies' $37 billion buy of Broadcom, a handful of Am Law 100 firms have found themselves at the helm of another big microchip merger between two California-based companies.

Four Texas Firms Make Mark For Deal Work

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 04, 2015

Texas firms Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Andrews Kurth, Baker Botts and Vinson & Elkins among leading dealmaking firms on The American Lawyer's Corporate Scorecard 2015.

Deal of the Week: $2.15 Billion Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 03, 2015

Four firms work on pending deal for Enterprise Products Partners' affiliate to buy EFS Midstream from two owners.

A Bevy of New Hires at McDermott, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 03, 2015

McDermott Will & Emery adds 17 lawyers from K&L Gates and a Chicago-based IP boutique; three firms make additions through mergers; more McKenna Long & Aldridge partners peel away ahead of the latter's deal with Dentons; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ferrellgas to Buy Texas Midstream O&G Co. for $837.5 Million

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : June 03, 2015

Ferrellgas Partners recently announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase and sale agreement to acquire Bridger Logistics for a purchase price of approximately $837.5 million, subject to certain closing adjustments.