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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 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 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

Newsmakers: Week of May 25

: Texas Lawyer : May 25, 2015

H. Victor "Vic" Thomas, an appellate attorney in personal injury and business litigation, has joined Preis in Houston.

V&E, Paul Hastings Handle $614M Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 22, 2015

Vinson & Elkins represents Eagle Rock Energy Partners in its pending acquisition by Vanguard Natural Resources for about $614 million.

Gordon Silver's Last Name Partner Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 19, 2015

Dickinson Wright hires a name partner from struggling Las Vegas legal mainstay Gordon Silver; Jones Day hires a Kelley Drye & Warren practice leader; Sidley Austin snags two partners in Houston and Singapore; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

UVA Students Catch the Supreme Court's Attention

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

UVA clinic participants have been involved in high court cases every term since 2006.

Baker Botts, V&E Work on Year's Largest U.S. IPOs

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 15, 2015

The three largest initial public offerings to date this year are for energy companies, and Houston firms secured the work.

Three Firms See Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge, O'Melveny & Myers and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman see more partners peel away; a former Bingham McCutchen tax partner rejoins her former colleagues at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; a Latham & Watkins antitrust litigator launches her own boutique; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Legal Lineages: Should the Tradition Continue?

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : May 08, 2015

Multigenerational Texas lawyers families mull over the profession's clouded future. "How do you encourage your children to be dinosaur hunters, when dinosaurs are disappearing?" Steve Susman asks about stoking future big-trial civil litigator ambitions.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 08, 2015

Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.

Texas Lawyer Announces Its 2015 Litigation Departments of the Year

Heather D. Nevitt : Texas Lawyer : May 06, 2015

As part of our annual Litigation Department of the Year awards, Texas Lawyer invited firms across the state to tell us about the great work their litigation department did this past year.

Top Texas Firms

: Texas Lawyer : May 04, 2015

Six large Texas firms based in Houston or Dallas are among the nation's 100 highest-grossing firms as ranked on The American Lawyer's Am Law 100 report.

Six Texas Firms Make Am Law 100 List

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 29, 2015

Six firms based in Houston or Dallas are among the nation's 100 highest-grossing firms.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Superrich Firms Pull Away

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.

King & Spalding Hires Projects Partner in Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : April 23, 2015

Simon Cowled was most recently a counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Wine Lovers Relocate, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2015

Duane Morris and McKool Smith saw a pair of oenophiles pull up stakes for new endeavors; Kirkland & Ellis adds one litigator and loses two more; Paul Hastings bolsters its banking group in London; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Deal of the Week: V&E, Latham Work on Houston Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 13, 2015

Quantum Energy Partners will initially invest up to $1 billion in oil and gas entity that will be managed by Linn Energy of Houston.

Newsmakers: Week of April 13

: Texas Lawyer : April 13, 2015

Jeffrey E. Spiers, a Houston partner in Andrews Kurth, has been named the firm's executive director.

Smitherman Joining Firm With Powerful Energy Practice

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 06, 2015

Barry Smitherman, former chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission and the Public Utiliities Commission of Texas, will join Vinson & Elkins' Austin office on April 1.

Andrews Kurth Represents Energy Start-up in Equity Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 02, 2015

Andrews Kurth represents Independence Resources Management, which secured a $500 million equity investment by a private equity company represented by Vinson & Elkins.

Morning Wrap: Menendez Fights Indictment With $1.2 Million Legal Defense

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 02, 2015

Sen. Bob Menendez now faces federal criminal charges because of his involvement with a political donor, an eye doctor from Florida: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

West Virginia's Steptoe & Johnson Lays Off Energy Lawyers

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 02, 2015

The energy firm, not to be confused with the international firm of the same name, laid off 32 people, including 14 lawyers. Steptoe & Johnson blamed plummeting oil prices that have impacted numerous law firms to varying degrees.

Courting Whistleblowers, SEC Targets KBR Secrecy Pacts

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 01, 2015

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday fined technology and engineering company KBR Inc. over confidentiality agreements that, the agency claims, could have silenced potential whistleblowers.

Paper Chase

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : April 01, 2015

Business groups lined up behind a company trying to keep what it says are privileged documents from a whistleblower.

Smitherman Joining Firm With Powerful Energy Practice

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 31, 2015

Barry Smitherman, former chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission and the Public Utilities Commission of Texas, will join Vinson & Elkins' Austin office on April 1.

Sheppard Mullin Snags Babs' Second Cousin, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2015

Adam Streisand, head of Loeb & Loeb's trusts and estates litigation group, is headed to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Hogan Lovells heads to Australia and hires a DLA Piper practice leader; Baker Botts bulks up in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Corporate Scorecard: The Trends Driving Dealmaking

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Transactions work was up across the board in 2014, with record-setting years in M&A and capital markets activity.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Kirkland's Performance Accelerates in 2014

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : March 25, 2015

Kirkland & Ellis picked up momentum in 2014, with revenue increasing 6.6 percent, to $2.15 billion, and profits per partner lifting 7 percent, to $3.51 million, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. Revenue per lawyer increased 5.4 percent, to $1.365 million, while net income rose 8 percent, to $1.182 billion.

The Bankruptcy Files: Oil Slide a Boon to Some Big Firms

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

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Bracewell & Giuliani, Haynes and Boone, Kirkland & Ellis and Vinson & Elkins are some of the Am Law 200 firms that have snagged leading bankruptcy and restructuring roles in the struggling U.S. oil and gas sector.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

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

HSF's Southeast Asia Energy Head Leaves for King & Spalding

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : March 23, 2015

Richard Nelson is among a spate of departures from Herbert Smith Freehills' Asia offices in recent months.

Two Texas Partners Leave Vinson, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 10, 2015

Sidley Austin and Katten Muchin Rosenman snag Vinson & Elkins partners in Houston; Honigman adds a former U.S. senator; K&L Gates bags eight lawyers in two cities; Mayer Brown and Chadbourne & Parke make additions in Mexico City; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.