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Vinson & Elkins LLP

36 National Rankings & 79 Metro Rankings | Website

Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provide them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.

Energy Law

Vinson & Elkins lawyers provide outstanding services. Jo Ann Biggs especially goes the extra mile to ensure team success.

Mark Carpenter Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC

Government Relations Practice

David Johnson is one of the most superlative government contracts attorneys around. In a town full of too many lawyers who pride themselves in talking circles like consultants paid by the hour or by the word, Dave leads the Vinson & Elkins government contracts, relations, and export control group in a way that also absorbs the operational realities of his client. This is matched by his incredible depth and breadth of familiarity of the details and nuances presented by the issue at hand—not just the practice area. Rare indeed is it to find a lawyer who excels not only in providing tactical advice, but strategic advice and understanding as well. If you're looking for this combination, Dave and his team cannot be beat.

Angeline G. Chen Marinette Marine Corporation (a Fincantieri company)

Energy Law

Vinson & Elkins is intimately familiar with the law and the players in the Texas regulatory arena. Their knowledge and expertise is unquestionable.

Energy Law

Vinson & Elkins has deep regulatory, contracting and transaction experience for energy companies.

Litigation - Construction

Vinson & Elkins has great client responsiveness. They are timely and provide access to a global network of experts in-house. They are willing to recommend other advisors if perhaps they did not have in-house expertise.

Matt Leonard Dyno Nobel Louisiana Ammonia

Litigation - Securities

Vinson & Elkins gives great client responsiveness.

Environmental Law

VE has provided legal support for me in some very significant environmental matters through the years. I have always been impressed with the firm's knowledge of the various regulatory schemes and keen ability to strategize in Citizens' Suits involving NGO's.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Vinson & Elkins has worked on multiple projects for us, each of which was performed exceptionally well. They have assisted us with domestic as well as international projects and provided advice and counsel that were critical in helping us to assess risks associated with these issues.

Ted Dosch Anixter International Inc.

International Arbitration - Commercial

Working with Vinson & Elkins through its London and Houston offices, they are very knowledgeable in their field, responsive and effective.

Litigation - Tax

George Gerachis at Vinson & Elkins is an outstanding tax attorney for favorably resolving tax controversy matters. He is technically strong, strategically brilliant and deeply experienced. He has generated exceptional business results for me on five major tax audits/litigation claims of the past 12 years. I offer my highest endorsement.

Commercial Litigation

I have had the pleasure of working with a talented group of lawyers in Vinson & Elkins' DC offices on a number of cases involving government contracting issues, headed up by Craig Margolis, Amy Riella and Tirza Lollar. They are top notch, as are the young lawyers who work with them, and they have both the technical expertise and advocacy skills that this kind of litigation calls for.

Sharon Stagg KBR, Inc.

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Robert L. Kimball of Vinson & Elkins is the most knowledgeable and cost effective securities attorney in the business.

Scott Depta Active Power

Tax Law

Vinson & Elkins is one of the best MLP tax law firms in the US.

E. Chris Kaitson Enbridge Energy Company, Inc.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Bill Lawler at Vinson & Elkins is an outstanding lawyer. Highly knowledgeable and also practical.

Banking and Finance Law

The gold standard for corporate finance in the energy sector. Over the past 4 years, the Vinson & Elkins team has provided market leading and thoughtful perspective on energy financings including VPPs, Credit Agreements, Purchase & Sale Agreements and associate docs. They are well integrated with Bankruptcy Counsel and other specialties within V&E's large practice and bring the appropriate resources to bear.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Vinson & Elkins is very strong in the energy restructuring space.

Environmental Law

We rely extensively on a large group of Vinson & Elkins lawyers for complex environmental issues and related pending and threatened litigation, including class action litigation. They do an excellent job in all respects.

Project Finance Law

Knowledgeable and talented lawyers at Vinson & Elkins provide responsive counsel in complex matters. When VE is involved, I know the documents are going to be right and the issues fully vetted. There is no greater confidence in a deal than having VE on my side of the table.

Energy Law

Vinson & Elkins attorneys have vast knowledge and timely responses. This firm has all of the legal expertise necessary to support business critical issues.

Energy Law

Unlike most firms and practice areas, I don't view Vinson & Elkins as providing a service that is essentially a commodity. Texas utility regulation legal services require unique expertise. The market for these services is finite in general, and V&E is the clear leader. There are other good lawyers in the space, but V&E has the most premium lawyers of any firm. Oncor is very fortunate to have access to them.

Kevin Fease Oncor Electric Delivery Company

Energy Law

Vinson & Elkins are elite when it comes to handling oil and gas disputes.

Kevin McDonald Marathon Oil Corporation

Commercial Litigation

What makes Vinson & Elkins an exceptional partner is that the lawyers have proactively engaged to learn our business. This has enabled them to work with us to develop practical business solutions and strategies to address complex legal matters.