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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.

Solo Cup Defeats Civil Antitrust Suit at U.S. Supreme Court 10-05-2017

V&E clients Dart Container Corporation and its subsidiary Solo Cup Company LLC have won a significant victory at the U.S. Supreme Court, which declined to revive civil antitrust litigation accusing the companies of blocking competition in the plastics raw material market.

Golar LNG Partners L.P. Acquires Interest in FLNG, Hilli Episeyo 08-17-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Golar LNG Partners LP in connection with its purchase and sale agreement for the acquisition from Golar LNG Limited and affiliates of Keppel Shipyard Limited and Black and Veatch of equity interests in Golar Hilli LLC, which will, on the closing date of the acquisition, indirectly own the FLNG, Hilli Episeyo.

KBR Defeats FCA Litigation at Fourth Circuit 08-07-2017

In a major win for Vinson & Elkins client KBR, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has rejected False Claims Act (FCA) litigation accusing KBR of overbilling the government for water purification services provided in Iraq.

Margaret Peloso Selected as ABA Top 40 Young Lawyer 07-17-2017

Vinson & Elkins counsel Margaret Peloso has been selected as a 2017 American Bar Association “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer.” The award is given by the ABA Young Lawyers Division to 40 members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership and legal and community service.

Federal Circuit Rules for Agility in Dispute Over Iraq War Contract 05-03-2017

Agility Public Warehousing Company K.S.C.P. (“Agility”) recently won a significant victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which vacated in part and remanded an adverse judgment by the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”) against the company.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 14 V&E Attorneys to 2017 Washington DC Super Lawyers List, 8 to Rising Stars List 04-24-2017

Super Lawyers has named 14 Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2017 Washington DC Super Lawyers list. Additionally, eight lawyers have been selected for the Washington DC Rising Stars list.

MDA to Acquire DigitalGlobe in Deal Valued at $3.6 Billion 02-24-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA), a global communications and information company providing technology solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide, in a definitive merger agreement with DigitalGlobe, Inc., the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet.

KBR Wins Significant FCA Ruling at D.C. Circuit 02-20-2017

KBR recently won a significant victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which rejected claims under the False Claims Act that the company overbilled the U.S. government for services provided in Iraq.

Former AUSA Michael S. Dry Joins V&E as Partner 01-08-2017

Michael S. Dry, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and most recently the Deputy Chief of its Criminal Division, has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in the firm’s Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense practice.

Vinson & Elkins Adds Leading International Tax Lawyer Natan Leyva in Washington, D.C. 11-08-2016

Vinson & Elkins has strengthened its global Tax practice with the addition of Natan Leyva as a partner. Leyva, who will reside in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, focuses on all aspects of international tax planning.

John Elwood Named Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers 10-04-2016

Vinson & Elkins partner John Elwood has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL). Membership in AAAL is reserved for experienced appellate advocates who have demonstrated the highest skill level and integrity.

Intellectual Property Partners Jennifer Chen and John Fuisz Join V&E 08-22-2016

Vinson & Elkins continues to strengthen its global Intellectual Property practice with the addition of two partners in Washington, D.C. The firm’s newest partners, Jennifer Chen and John Fuisz, join an IP team bolstered by several recent hires in California and Texas, and the opening of the firm’s Taipei office.

New York Mortgage Trust Enters Purchase Agreement with RiverBanc 05-02-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. in its Membership Interest Purchase Agreement with the members of RiverBanc LLC.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 13 V&E Attorneys to 2016 Washington DC Super Lawyers List 04-21-2016

Super Lawyers has named 13 Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2016 Washington DC Super Lawyers list. Additionally, 9 lawyers have been selected for the Washington DC Rising Stars list.

V&E Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Important Due Process Case 02-25-2016

On February 22, 2016, Vinson & Elkins filed a brief amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of three national trade associations supporting a petition for a writ of certiorari in Exxon Mobil Corp. v. State of New Hampshire, No. 15-933 (U.S.).

International Trade Counsel Daniel J. Gerkin Joins V&E in Washington, D.C. 02-03-2016

Daniel J. Gerkin, an experienced international trade attorney who focuses on U.S. export controls, economic embargoes and sanctions, and customs matters, has joined Vinson & Elkins as Counsel in Washington, D.C.

KBR Defeats FCA Suit Over Iraq Services Contract 11-12-2015

A Virginia federal court has rejected False Claims Act litigation accusing KBR Inc. of overbilling the government for water purification services provided in Iraq, in the wake of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision issued earlier this year. 

Lindsey Vaala Appointed Secretary of D.C. Bar Association 09-11-2015

Lindsey Vaala, a senior associate in Vinson & Elkins’ Washington, D.C. office, has been appointed Secretary of the District of Columbia Bar Association for the 2015-2016 term. 

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 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.

Solo Cup Defeats Civil Antitrust Suit at U.S. Supreme Court 10-05-2017

V&E clients Dart Container Corporation and its subsidiary Solo Cup Company LLC have won a significant victory at the U.S. Supreme Court, which declined to revive civil antitrust litigation accusing the companies of blocking competition in the plastics raw material market.

Golar LNG Partners L.P. Acquires Interest in FLNG, Hilli Episeyo 08-17-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Golar LNG Partners LP in connection with its purchase and sale agreement for the acquisition from Golar LNG Limited and affiliates of Keppel Shipyard Limited and Black and Veatch of equity interests in Golar Hilli LLC, which will, on the closing date of the acquisition, indirectly own the FLNG, Hilli Episeyo.

KBR Defeats FCA Litigation at Fourth Circuit 08-07-2017

In a major win for Vinson & Elkins client KBR, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has rejected False Claims Act (FCA) litigation accusing KBR of overbilling the government for water purification services provided in Iraq.

Federal Circuit Rules for Agility in Dispute Over Iraq War Contract 05-03-2017

Agility Public Warehousing Company K.S.C.P. (“Agility”) recently won a significant victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which vacated in part and remanded an adverse judgment by the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”) against the company.

MDA to Acquire DigitalGlobe in Deal Valued at $3.6 Billion 02-24-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA), a global communications and information company providing technology solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide, in a definitive merger agreement with DigitalGlobe, Inc., the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet.

KBR Wins Significant FCA Ruling at D.C. Circuit 02-20-2017

KBR recently won a significant victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which rejected claims under the False Claims Act that the company overbilled the U.S. government for services provided in Iraq.

New York Mortgage Trust Enters Purchase Agreement with RiverBanc 05-02-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. in its Membership Interest Purchase Agreement with the members of RiverBanc LLC.

V&E Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Important Due Process Case 02-25-2016

On February 22, 2016, Vinson & Elkins filed a brief amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of three national trade associations supporting a petition for a writ of certiorari in Exxon Mobil Corp. v. State of New Hampshire, No. 15-933 (U.S.).

KBR Defeats FCA Suit Over Iraq Services Contract 11-12-2015

A Virginia federal court has rejected False Claims Act litigation accusing KBR Inc. of overbilling the government for water purification services provided in Iraq, in the wake of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision issued earlier this year. 

Former AUSA Michael S. Dry Joins V&E as Partner 01-08-2017

Michael S. Dry, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and most recently the Deputy Chief of its Criminal Division, has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in the firm’s Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense practice.

Vinson & Elkins Adds Leading International Tax Lawyer Natan Leyva in Washington, D.C. 11-08-2016

Vinson & Elkins has strengthened its global Tax practice with the addition of Natan Leyva as a partner. Leyva, who will reside in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, focuses on all aspects of international tax planning.

John Elwood Named Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers 10-04-2016

Vinson & Elkins partner John Elwood has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL). Membership in AAAL is reserved for experienced appellate advocates who have demonstrated the highest skill level and integrity.

Intellectual Property Partners Jennifer Chen and John Fuisz Join V&E 08-22-2016

Vinson & Elkins continues to strengthen its global Intellectual Property practice with the addition of two partners in Washington, D.C. The firm’s newest partners, Jennifer Chen and John Fuisz, join an IP team bolstered by several recent hires in California and Texas, and the opening of the firm’s Taipei office.

International Trade Counsel Daniel J. Gerkin Joins V&E in Washington, D.C. 02-03-2016

Daniel J. Gerkin, an experienced international trade attorney who focuses on U.S. export controls, economic embargoes and sanctions, and customs matters, has joined Vinson & Elkins as Counsel in Washington, D.C.

Lindsey Vaala Appointed Secretary of D.C. Bar Association 09-11-2015

Lindsey Vaala, a senior associate in Vinson & Elkins’ Washington, D.C. office, has been appointed Secretary of the District of Columbia Bar Association for the 2015-2016 term. 

Margaret Peloso Selected as ABA Top 40 Young Lawyer 07-17-2017

Vinson & Elkins counsel Margaret Peloso has been selected as a 2017 American Bar Association “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer.” The award is given by the ABA Young Lawyers Division to 40 members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership and legal and community service.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 14 V&E Attorneys to 2017 Washington DC Super Lawyers List, 8 to Rising Stars List 04-24-2017

Super Lawyers has named 14 Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2017 Washington DC Super Lawyers list. Additionally, eight lawyers have been selected for the Washington DC Rising Stars list.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 13 V&E Attorneys to 2016 Washington DC Super Lawyers List 04-21-2016

Super Lawyers has named 13 Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2016 Washington DC Super Lawyers list. Additionally, 9 lawyers have been selected for the Washington DC Rising Stars 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 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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