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V&E Chairman Mark Kelly Named to 2017 NACD Directorship 100 Published: 11-28-2017

Vinson & Elkins Chairman Mark Kelly has been named to the NACD Directorship 100: Governance Professionals and Institutions list by the National Association of Corporate Directors for the third consecutive year.

Three Carriers Added to Daseke Family 12-04-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Daseke, Inc., the leading consolidator and largest flatbed and specialized transportation company in North America, in connection with the addition of three top-tier flatbed and specialized carriers to Daseke’s family of companies: Tennessee Steel Haulers & Co. (TSH & Co.), The Roadmaster Group and Moore Freight Service.

CrownRock Announces $1B Private Offering of Senior Notes and Tender Offers for Senior Notes 10-02-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised CrownRock, L.P., an oil and gas producing joint venture of CrownQuest Operating and Lime Rock Partners, in its private offering of $1 billion principal amount of 5.625% senior notes due 2025. V&E also advised CrownRock in simultaneous tender offers for its 7.125% senior notes due 2021 and 7.750% senior notes due 2023.

Law360 Names V&E a 2017 Texas Powerhouse 10-02-2017

Vinson & Elkins has once again been named a Texas Powerhouse by Law360, in recognition of the firm’s outstanding corporate and litigation successes over the past year.

Phillips 66 Partners Announces $2.4B Acquisition 09-22-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised the conflicts committee of the board of directors of the general partner of Phillips 66 Partners LP in its agreement with Phillips 66 to acquire its 25 percent interest in each of Dakota Access, LLC and Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company, LLC and 100 percent interest in Merey Sweeny, L.P., the owner of fuel-grade coke processing units at the Phillips 66 Sweeny Refinery.

V&E Named Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year by International Tax Review 09-20-2017

Vinson & Elkins has been named US: Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year as part of the 2017 International Tax Review American Tax Awards. V&E was one of six finalists in consideration for the award.

Leatherbury and Pham Receive Texas Lawyer Professional Excellence Awards 09-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins partners Tom Leatherbury and Bailey Pham have each been selected to receive a 2017 Texas Lawyer Professional Excellence Award, in recognition of their impact on the legal profession in Texas.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 65 V&E Attorneys to 2017 Texas Super Lawyers List 09-05-2017

Super Lawyers has selected 65 Vinson & Elkins lawyers to the Texas Super Lawyers list in its 2017 guide.

Daseke Adds Defense Specialization with R&R Trucking Addition 09-05-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Daseke Inc., a leading consolidator and the largest owner of flatbed and specialized transportation solutions in North America, in connection with its merger with R&R Trucking.

Reata Pharmaceuticals Prices Class A Common Stock Public Offering 07-26-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in connection with its underwritten public offering of 3,250,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a price to the public of $31.00 per share. 

V&E Secures Dismissal of Constitutional Claims Against Texas State Bar 07-07-2017

On July 5, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas dismissed for lack of jurisdiction a lawsuit challenging the State Bar of Texas’ appointment of minority member directors.

EZCORP Announces Pricing of $125M of Convertible Senior Notes 06-29-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised EZCORP. Inc in the pricing of $125,000,000 aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2024. 

V&E Wins Significant Appellate Victory for Herring Bancorp 06-13-2017

Vinson & Elkins recently won an important appellate victory for Herring Bancorp, Inc. and bank executives C.C. Burgess and C. Campbell Burgess in a long-running dispute over the redemption of preferred shares held by John Mikkelsen as part of the bank’s conversion into a Subchapter “S” Corporation.

D Magazine Recognizes 7 Vinson & Elkins Attorneys as "Best Lawyers in Dallas" 05-16-2017

D Magazine has named seven Vinson & Elkins lawyers to its 2017 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” list.

Jonah Energy Acquires Properties from LINN Energy for $580M 05-02-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Jonah Energy LLC in its definitive agreement to acquire natural gas and oil producing properties from LINN Energy, Inc. for approximately $580 million. 

Daseke Acquires Two Leading Open Deck Transportation Companies 05-01-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Daseke, Inc., in its acquisitions of the Schilli Companies and Big Freight Systems Inc.

Delaware Supreme Court Rules for ETE in Williams Dispute 03-28-2017

In a significant win for V&E client Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., on March 23, 2017, the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed the Delaware Chancery Court’s June 2016 post-trial opinion confirming the company’s right to terminate a proposed $38 billion merger with The Williams Companies due to the failure of a condition precedent.

Delaware Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to C&J Energy/Nabors Merger 03-28-2017

C&J Energy Services, Inc. and certain of its former directors and officers recently won a major victory at the Delaware Supreme Court, overcoming a shareholder challenge to the company’s $2.9 billion transaction with Nabors Industries Ltd.

MoneyGram Agrees to Merge with Ant Financial in $880M Deal 01-26-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised MoneyGram International, Inc. in a definitive merger agreement with Ant Financial, valued at approximately $880 million. 

Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II and Daseke Announce Merger 12-22-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised Daseke, Inc. in connection with its definitive merger agreement with Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II. This proposed transaction will allow Daseke to become a Nasdaq-listed public company.

Vinson & Elkins Named Among Best Companies to Work for in Texas 11-22-2016

Vinson & Elkins has been named among the 2017 “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” by Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business (TAB), the Texas Society for Human Resources Management and Best Companies Group.

Three Carriers Added to Daseke Family 12-04-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Daseke, Inc., the leading consolidator and largest flatbed and specialized transportation company in North America, in connection with the addition of three top-tier flatbed and specialized carriers to Daseke’s family of companies: Tennessee Steel Haulers & Co. (TSH & Co.), The Roadmaster Group and Moore Freight Service.

CrownRock Announces $1B Private Offering of Senior Notes and Tender Offers for Senior Notes 10-02-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised CrownRock, L.P., an oil and gas producing joint venture of CrownQuest Operating and Lime Rock Partners, in its private offering of $1 billion principal amount of 5.625% senior notes due 2025. V&E also advised CrownRock in simultaneous tender offers for its 7.125% senior notes due 2021 and 7.750% senior notes due 2023.

Phillips 66 Partners Announces $2.4B Acquisition 09-22-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised the conflicts committee of the board of directors of the general partner of Phillips 66 Partners LP in its agreement with Phillips 66 to acquire its 25 percent interest in each of Dakota Access, LLC and Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company, LLC and 100 percent interest in Merey Sweeny, L.P., the owner of fuel-grade coke processing units at the Phillips 66 Sweeny Refinery.

Daseke Adds Defense Specialization with R&R Trucking Addition 09-05-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Daseke Inc., a leading consolidator and the largest owner of flatbed and specialized transportation solutions in North America, in connection with its merger with R&R Trucking.

Reata Pharmaceuticals Prices Class A Common Stock Public Offering 07-26-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in connection with its underwritten public offering of 3,250,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a price to the public of $31.00 per share. 

V&E Secures Dismissal of Constitutional Claims Against Texas State Bar 07-07-2017

On July 5, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas dismissed for lack of jurisdiction a lawsuit challenging the State Bar of Texas’ appointment of minority member directors.

EZCORP Announces Pricing of $125M of Convertible Senior Notes 06-29-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised EZCORP. Inc in the pricing of $125,000,000 aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2024. 

V&E Wins Significant Appellate Victory for Herring Bancorp 06-13-2017

Vinson & Elkins recently won an important appellate victory for Herring Bancorp, Inc. and bank executives C.C. Burgess and C. Campbell Burgess in a long-running dispute over the redemption of preferred shares held by John Mikkelsen as part of the bank’s conversion into a Subchapter “S” Corporation.

Jonah Energy Acquires Properties from LINN Energy for $580M 05-02-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Jonah Energy LLC in its definitive agreement to acquire natural gas and oil producing properties from LINN Energy, Inc. for approximately $580 million. 

Daseke Acquires Two Leading Open Deck Transportation Companies 05-01-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Daseke, Inc., in its acquisitions of the Schilli Companies and Big Freight Systems Inc.

Delaware Supreme Court Rules for ETE in Williams Dispute 03-28-2017

In a significant win for V&E client Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., on March 23, 2017, the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed the Delaware Chancery Court’s June 2016 post-trial opinion confirming the company’s right to terminate a proposed $38 billion merger with The Williams Companies due to the failure of a condition precedent.

Delaware Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to C&J Energy/Nabors Merger 03-28-2017

C&J Energy Services, Inc. and certain of its former directors and officers recently won a major victory at the Delaware Supreme Court, overcoming a shareholder challenge to the company’s $2.9 billion transaction with Nabors Industries Ltd.

MoneyGram Agrees to Merge with Ant Financial in $880M Deal 01-26-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised MoneyGram International, Inc. in a definitive merger agreement with Ant Financial, valued at approximately $880 million. 

Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II and Daseke Announce Merger 12-22-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised Daseke, Inc. in connection with its definitive merger agreement with Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II. This proposed transaction will allow Daseke to become a Nasdaq-listed public company.

Tug Hill Affiliate Acquires Appalachia Assets From Stone Energy for $360M 10-20-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised Tug Hill in its entry into a purchase and sale agreement, via its affiliate TH Exploration III, LLC, with Stone Energy Corporation, whereby TH Exploration III, LLC will acquire Stone’s Appalachia assets for $360 million in cash, subject to customary purchase price adjustments and other terms and conditions.

Goodrich Petroleum Announces Emergence From Bankruptcy 10-12-2016

Vinson & Elkins has advised Goodrich Petroleum Corporation (the “Company”) through its Chapter 11 proceedings. On October 12, 2016, the Company announced that it has satisfied the conditions precedent to the effectiveness of its First Amended Joint Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization, which was confirmed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. 

MORSCO Signs Definitive Agreement To Join Forces With Fortiline 09-14-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised MORSCO, Inc., a Fort Worth-based distributor of commercial and residential plumbing products, heating and cooling equipment, and pipe, valves and fittings, in connection with its definitive agreement to acquire Fortiline Waterworks, a portfolio company of CHS Capital LLC and one of the largest waterworks distributors in the United States, as its waterworks distribution platform.

Oaktree and Charger Shale Oil Company Announce $900M Permian Basin Joint Venture 09-08-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. in connection with their recently formed joint venture focused in the Permian Basin with Charger Shale Oil Company, LLC. Oaktree pledged $600 million in an initial equity commitment with an additional $300 million runway commitment.

ABF Logistics Acquires Logistics & Distribution Services, LLC 09-02-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised ArcBest Corporation in connection with its subsidiary ABF Logistics' acquisition of Logistics & Distribution Services, LLC, a private logistics and distribution company headquartered in Sparks, Nevada. The transaction is valued at $25 million, subject to normal post-closing adjustments.

V&E Scores Patent Battle Win for Video Game Industry 09-02-2016

Vinson & Elkins recently won a significant victory for Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and other gaming clients when a Delaware federal judge ruled that the company’s downloadable video game installer does not infringe a data cache patent held by Parallel Networks, LLC.

Vinson & Elkins Named Among Best Companies to Work for in Texas 11-22-2016

Vinson & Elkins has been named among the 2017 “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” by Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business (TAB), the Texas Society for Human Resources Management and Best Companies Group.

Vinson & Elkins Adds Top Litigation Team to Global IP Practice 06-13-2016

V&E continues to enhance its global Intellectual Property practice with the addition of five highly regarded partners in Austin and Dallas who have a broad range of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secrets and complex commercial litigation experience.

V&E Confirms Selection of Seven Scholarship Recipients for 2014 06-05-2014

Vinson & Elkins' Scholarship Committee has confirmed the selection of seven scholarship recipients for 2014. 

Law360 Names V&E a 2017 Texas Powerhouse 10-02-2017

Vinson & Elkins has once again been named a Texas Powerhouse by Law360, in recognition of the firm’s outstanding corporate and litigation successes over the past year.

V&E Named Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year by International Tax Review 09-20-2017

Vinson & Elkins has been named US: Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year as part of the 2017 International Tax Review American Tax Awards. V&E was one of six finalists in consideration for the award.

Leatherbury and Pham Receive Texas Lawyer Professional Excellence Awards 09-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins partners Tom Leatherbury and Bailey Pham have each been selected to receive a 2017 Texas Lawyer Professional Excellence Award, in recognition of their impact on the legal profession in Texas.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 65 V&E Attorneys to 2017 Texas Super Lawyers List 09-05-2017

Super Lawyers has selected 65 Vinson & Elkins lawyers to the Texas Super Lawyers list in its 2017 guide.

D Magazine Recognizes 7 Vinson & Elkins Attorneys as "Best Lawyers in Dallas" 05-16-2017

D Magazine has named seven Vinson & Elkins lawyers to its 2017 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” list.

V&E Named to "The Awesome Opponents" List by BTI Litigation Outlook 2015 09-30-2014

Vinson & Elkins is one of just six firms selected to the list for 2015.

Vinson & Elkins Named Vault's 2015 Best Law Firm for Energy, Oil & Gas Law and Best Law Firm in Texas; Ranks Among Top 100 U.S. Law Firms 09-15-2014

Vinson & Elkins has claimed the top spot in two categories in Vault’s 2015 Law Firm Rankings, Best Law Firm in Texas and Best Law Firm for Energy, Oil and Gas Law.

Vinson & Elkins Named One of America's Best Corporate Law Firms 05-12-2014

Vinson & Elkins was named one of America’s Best Corporate Law Firms of 2014 by Corporate Board Member and FTI Consulting.

V&E Shortlisted for 2014 Chambers USA Award for Excellence in Energy/Projects: Oil & Gas 04-04-2014

V&E previously received the award in 2008 and 2013.

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