- Chairman: T Mark Kelly
- Managing Partner: Scott Neal Wulfe
Firm Overview: For almost a century, Vinson & Elkins lawyers have provided innovative business solutions for clients whose needs are as diverse as the entities they represent. In today’s challenging environment of global markets, volatile economies and complex human and environmental issues, its time-tested role as trusted adviser has become even more critical. The lawyers’ extensive experience, combined with the responsiveness and efficiencies of the firm’s global reach, enable Vinson & Elkins to serve clients from start-up, to the negotiating table and boardroom, and before legislative and regulatory bodies in the courtroom and beyond.
Main Areas of Practice: Core practice areas include: admiralty and maritime; antitrust; appellate; biotechnology; business transactions; capital markets and securities; climate change; condemnation and land use; construction; contracts; corporate governance and compliance; ecommerce/ internet; employee benefits (ERISA) and executive compensation; employment, labor and OSHA; energy; environmental; finance; financial institutions; government contracts; infrastructure; intellectual property; international dispute resolution; Islamic finance and investment; litigation;mergers and acquisitions; oil and gas; outsourcing; private equity/venture capital; project finance and development; real estate; regulatory; restructuring and reorganization; securities litigation; structured finance; syndicated finance; tax; technology; telecommunications; and white-collar criminal defense.
International Work: Sixteen offices worldwide allow Vinson & Elkins’ lawyers towork efficiently across time zones, as well as with local lawyers in foreign jurisdictions to accomplish the client’s objectives. In addition to legal experience, the firm has strong personal relationships with business people and other professionals that offer significant benefits to the client including broad experience in transactions spanning multiple jurisdictions, cultures and languages. The firm efficiently guides its clients through a wide range of transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances,public and private offerings of securities in the developed and emerging capital markets, as well as development and financing of a variety of projects. The firm’s international dispute resolution team engages in international arbitration under all leading institutional rules as well as international civil litigation in US courts and in other jurisdictions.The firm’s lawyerswork with their clients to develop effective solutions to the complex problems and unique challenges of international business.
Clients: Since the firmwas founded in 1917, it has attracted an outstanding and diverse group of lawyers who serve an international clientele. Clients include the governments of sovereign nations and of North American states, cities and municipalities, public and private companies, domestic and international financial institutions, new entities, joint ventures, project companies, and individuals and families.
INTERNATIONAL OFFICES The firm also has offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, China; Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Moscow, Russia; Tokyo, Japan; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and London, United Kingdom.