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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

Newsmakers: Week of Jan. 19

: Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2015

Christopher Porter, a trial lawyer, has been promoted to a partner in Yetter Coleman in Houston.

Four Firms Work on Energy Partnership Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 16, 2015

Vinson & Elkins, Latham & Watkins, Andrews Kurth and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld each have a piece of a deal involving Marlin Midstream Partners, NuDevco Midstream Development and Azure Midstream Energy.

Leading 2014 M&A Transactions

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015

The leading M&As of 2014, where the target or acquirer was based in NJ.

After Long Careers, Am Law Luminaries Look to New Horizons

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

From Akin's John Dowd to Vinson & Elkins' Joe Dilg, the start of 2015 has led some lions of the bar to retire. Some, like Dilg, are leaving Am Law 100 life early to try their hand on the business side, while others, such as Baker Botts' Robert Jordan and McGuireWoods' Richard Lieberman, are preparing for book tours.

Inadmissible: Paxton Takes Over

: Texas Lawyer : January 12, 2015

Judge Refuses to Halt False-Claims Case Against KBR

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : January 12, 2015

A federal judge in Washington is trying to move forward a long-running whistleblower case as KBR Inc. appeals orders that require the contractor to disclose certain internal papers.

Former V&E Managing Partner Joins Greenhill & Co. in Houston

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 08, 2015

Joseph Dilg, who practiced at Vinson & Elkins of Houston for 38 years, joins Greenhill & Co. in Houston.

Newsmakers: Week of Jan. 5

: Texas Lawyer : January 05, 2015

Jared Wood has joined Winstead as an associate in Fort Worth. He is in the firm's corporate and securities and mergers and acquisitions practice group.

The Asia 50: Growth Spurt

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 01, 2015

Our annual survey names the biggest law firms in the Asia-Pacific region. This time, we found more law firms embracing ambitious expansion plans.

Supreme Court Reverses Chancery on $2.86B Tax-Inversion Deal

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : December 23, 2014

A $2.86 billion tax-inversion merger between C&J Energy Services and Nabors Industries Ltd. can move forward after the Delaware Supreme Court lifted an injunction imposed last month by the Court of Chancery.

Marcos Ronquillo Runs for Dallas Mayor

John Council : Texas Lawyer : December 22, 2014

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

Deal of the Week: V&E, Clifford Chance Handle $2.5 Billion Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : December 22, 2014

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

Energy Pipeline Firm Fuels Three Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 21, 2014

Locke Lord, Norton Rose Fulbright and Vinson & Elkins reshuffle some energy industry legal chairs in Houston; a K&L Gates partner with a conflict moves on; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; the federal bench lands some big-firm talent; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

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.