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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.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Recognizes 7 V&E Attorneys in 2017 Northern California Guide 07-07-2017

Super Lawyers has recognized seven Vinson & Elkins attorneys in its 2017 Northern California guide. Four attorneys were named to the Northern California Super Lawyers list and three were named to the Rising Stars list.

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. 

Global Medical REIT Prices Common Stock Offering 06-28-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Global Medical REIT Inc. in its underwritten public offering of 3,500,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $9.00 per share for gross proceeds of $31.5 million. The offering priced on June 28, 2017.

Vault Ranks Vinson & Elkins as Best Law Firm in Texas 06-28-2017

Associates rated Vinson & Elkins the No. 1 law firm in Texas, according to Vault’s 2018 rankings by region. In addition, the firm topped Vault’s practice area rankings for energy, oil and gas law for the second consecutive year.

CPPIB and Encino Energy Commit More Than $1B to Form Encino Acquisition Partners 06-28-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) in connection with its equity commitment to form Encino Acquisition Partners (EAP), which will focus on U.S. oil and gas acquisition opportunities. CPPIB has committed up to US$1 billion to EAP and Encino Energy, LLC has committed US$25 million.

V&E Advises Fred's, Inc. in Adoption of Shareholder Rights Plan 06-28-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Fred’s, Inc. in connection with the adoption of a shareholder rights plan (also known as a “poison pill”).

TPG Growth to Acquire Discovery Midstream 06-27-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, in its definitive agreement to acquire Discovery Midstream.

Pattern Energy Announces Key Strategic Initiatives 06-19-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Pattern Energy Group LP (“Pattern Development 1.0”) and Pattern Energy Group 2 LP (“Pattern Development 2.0” and together with Pattern Development 1.0, “Pattern Development”) in a series of strategic initiatives to significantly increase Pattern Energy’s long-term growth outlook and enhance its access to capital.

EQT Corporation to Acquire Rice Energy for $6.7 Billion 06-19-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Rice Energy in a definitive merger agreement with EQT Corporation, under which EQT will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Rice common stock for total consideration of approximately $6.7 billion

Renowned Trial Lawyer Robert M. Schick Rejoins V&E as Partner 06-19-2017

Robert M. Schick, a commercial trial attorney with more than 35 years of experience representing clients across a broad spectrum of industries, has rejoined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in the firm’s Houston office.

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.

Encana Agrees to Sell its Piceance Natural Gas Assets for $735M 06-09-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Caerus Oil and Gas LLC in Encana Corporation’s agreement to sell its Piceance natural gas assets for total cash consideration of $735 million. 

Healthcare Trust of America Holdings, LP Closes Offerings of Senior Unsecured Notes 06-08-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with Healthcare Trust of America Holdings, LP’s $500 million offering of 3.750% senior unsecured notes due 2027 and $400 million offering of 2.950% senior unsecured notes due 2022.

Vinson & Elkins Advises Fiesta Restaurant Group in Successful Proxy Contest Defense 06-07-2017

Vinson & Elkins L.L.P advised Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., in its successful proxy contest defense against a dissident group led by JCP Investment Partnership, LP.  

SemGroup Agrees to Acquire Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company 06-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised SemGroup Corporation in the definitive agreement to acquire Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company from investment funds managed by Alinda Capital Partners.

Evolution Midstream to Acquire Rowdy Gas Gathering System from Lucid Energy Group 06-05-2017

V&E advised Lucid Energy Group, an EnCap Flatrock portfolio company, in connection with the sale of Rowdy Pipeline, LLC to Evolution Midstream, LLC.

National Law Journal Names Kevin Gaynor An "Energy and Environmental Trailblazer" 06-02-2017

The National Law Journal (NLJ) has selected Vinson & Elkins partner Kevin Gaynor to its list of 2017 “Energy and Environmental Trailblazers.” As one of 50 legal professionals nationwide to be honored, Gaynor is recognized for his contributions and achievements in the environmental field.

Teekay Tankers Announces Merger Agreement With Tanker Investments 05-31-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Teekay Tankers Ltd. in connection with its recently announced agreement to acquire all the remaining issued and outstanding shares of Tanker Investments Ltd. in a share-for-share merger.

The Legal 500 U.S. 2017 (Legalease, Ltd.) Ranks V&E in 39 Practice Areas, Recommends 87 Lawyers 05-31-2017

The Legal 500 U.S. recognized Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 39 categories, named four lawyers as “Leading Lawyers” in its 2017 guide. In total, 87 attorneys were recognized in the 2017 U.S. edition.

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.

Enbridge Energy Partners Concludes Strategic Review 04-28-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised the special committee of the board of directors of Enbridge Energy Partners in a strategic review and resulting restructuring actions to strengthen its financial position and outlook.  

Select Energy Services Closes Initial Public Offering 04-26-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Select Energy Services in connection with its initial public offering of 8,700,000 shares of its Class A common stock. The offering closed on April 26, 2017.

Gramercy Property Trust Closes Public Offering of Common Shares 04-26-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in the closing of a public offering of 10,350,000 common shares by Gramercy Property Trust, a real estate investment trust.

Caprock Midstream Enters Into $120M Credit Facility with AB Private Credit Investors 04-25-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Caprock Permian Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Caprock Midstream LLC, in connection with a $120 million senior secured term loan facility with AB Private Credit Investors LLC.

V&E Advises Fred's, Inc. in Connection with Cooperation Agreement 04-24-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Fred’s, Inc. in connection with the Cooperation Agreement between Fred’s and Alden Global Capital LLC.

TSSP Invests in Trinity Midstream in Partnership with Trinity CO2 04-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Trinity CO2 in connection with TSSP’s structured investment in Trinity Midstream in partnership with Trinity CO2.

Focus Financial Partners To Receive Significant Investment from Stone Point Capital and KKR 04-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Focus Financial Partners (Focus) in a transaction whereby an investor group led by Stone Point Capital and KKR will acquire a majority stake in Focus. Focus is valued at approximately $2 billion.

Vantage Energy Acquisition Corp. Closes Initial Public Offering 04-17-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Vantage Energy Acquisition Corp. in its initial public offering of 48,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit.

Blackstone Energy Partners to Acquire EagleClaw Midstream Ventures 04-17-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Blackstone Energy Partners in its acquisition of EagleClaw Midstream Ventures for approximately $2 billion.

C&J Energy Services Closes Public Offering of Common Stock 04-12-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised C&J Energy Services in connection with its public offering of 7,000,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $32.50 per share. The offering closed on April 12, 2017.

Sunoco Announces Strategic Divestiture of Convenience Stores 04-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Sunoco LP in its definitive asset purchase agreement for the sale of a majority of its convenience stores to 7-Eleven, Inc. Total consideration in the transaction is $3.3 billion in cash plus fuel, merchandise and other inventories.

Chisholm Oil & Gas and Funds Affiliated with Apollo Global Management Announce Strategic Partnership, STACK Acquisition 03-31-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC in connection with a strategic partnership with Chisholm Oil and Gas, LLC and an initial acquisition of STACK assets.

Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II Closes Initial Public Offering 03-29-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II’s initial public offering of 90,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit.

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.

ProPetro Holding Corp. Closes Initial Public Offering 03-22-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with ProPetro Holding Corp.’s initial public offering of 25,000,000 shares of its common stock at $14.00 per share. The offering closed on March 22, 2017.

Marathon Acquires Permian Assets From Black Mountain for $700M 03-21-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Black Mountain Oil & Gas LLC and Black Mountain Operating LLC in the sale of approximately 21,000 net surface acres largely in the Permian's Northern Delaware basin of New Mexico to Marathon Oil Corporation for $700 million in cash. 

V&E Advises Ecology and Environment, Inc. in Proxy Contest Against Mill Road 03-15-2017

Vinson & Elkins is advising Ecology and Environment, Inc. in its proxy contest against Mill Road Capital.

Quintana Shipping Group Sells 14 Vessel Fleet to Golden Ocean Group 03-14-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Quintana Shipping Group in connection with the sale of its 14 vessel fleet (6 Capesize and 8 Kamsarmax/Panamax) to the Golden Ocean Group for approximately US$365M.

Partner Bryan Loocke Bolsters Energy Transactions Practice 07-30-2015

Experienced oil and gas transactional lawyer Bryan Loocke has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in its Energy Transactions practice, where he will advise both corporate and private equity clients in the energy sector. He is based in the firm’s Houston office.

Vinson & Elkins Unveils Redesigned Website 07-13-2015

Vinson & Elkins LLP announced today that it has launched its new, mobile-friendly website at www.velaw.com.

V&E Chairman Mark Kelly Named to 2015 NACD Directorship 100 07-08-2015

Vinson & Elkins Chairman Mark Kelly has been named to the 2015 NACD Directorship 100: Governance Professionals and Institutions list by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

V&E Awards Seven Students 2015 Scholarships 06-29-2015

Vinson & Elkins’ Scholarship Committee confirmed the selection of seven scholarship recipients for 2015. Since the V&E Scholars Program began in 1990, the law firm has granted a total of 140 scholarships to Texas-area high school students.

Litigation Counsel Lawrence Elbaum Joins Vinson & Elkins in New York 06-15-2015

Lawrence Elbaum, an experienced litigator, has joined Vinson & Elkins LLP as Counsel in New York. Elbaum joins V&E from Proskauer Rose LLP.

V&E Appellate Partner John Elwood Named The AmLaw Litigation Daily’s “Litigator of the Week” 06-05-2015

The AmLaw Litigation Daily has named Vinson & Elkins appellate partner John Elwood “Litigator of the Week” for back-to-back victories he recently won in the U.S. Supreme Court in a whistleblower dispute and an appeal involving social media and free speech.

Vinson & Elkins Ranked One of America’s Best Corporate Law Firms of 2015 05-13-2015

Vinson & Elkins has been named to the 2015 America’s Best Corporate Law Firms list, as determined by NYSE Governance Services and FTI Consulting, Inc. This year marks the third year the firm has been ranked.

Three Vinson & Elkins Partners Recognized as 2015 “Energy & Environmental Trailblazers” by National Law Journal 05-05-2015

The National Law Journal (NLJ) has named three Vinson & Elkins partners to its inaugural list of 2015 “Energy & Environmental Trailblazers.” Carol Dinkins (retired partner), Jim Thompson and Marie Yeates are among 51 top legal professionals from across the country NLJ recognized for their groundbreaking work in the energy and environmental space.

V&E Partner Tom Leatherbury Named Chair-Elect of the NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education 04-23-2015

Tom Leatherbury, a partner in Vinson & Elkins’ Dallas office, has been named Chair-Elect of the Board of Trustees for the NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education. He will take over as Chairman of the Board in July 2016.

CERAWeek 2015 Spotlight Interview with Vinson & Elkins Partner Jay Cuclis 04-21-2015

Vinson & Elkins partner Jay Cuclis sat down during CERAWeek 2015 with IHS Research Director James Wildash to discuss issues surrounding foreign investment in the North American energy sector. Cuclis, who serves as head of V&E’s Corporate department and as co-head of the Energy Transactions and Projects practice group, has worked on major energy transactions domestically and in more than 50 countries throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Vinson & Elkins Awards Four Students 2015 Diversity Fellowships 04-03-2015

Vinson & Elkins has awarded four law students 2015 Diversity Fellowships. Recipients Felicia Alexander, Ijeamaka Obasi, Ellen Park and Kalyan Venkatraj were selected from nearly 100 candidates in the U.S.

Vinson & Elkins Promotes Five to Counsel 02-09-2015

Vinson & Elkins has promoted five attorneys to counsel. Collectively, they represent four offices and three practice areas, including complex commercial litigation, finance and real estate.

Vinson & Elkins Partner Bill Wallander Named Fellow of American College of Bankruptcy 11-18-2014

Vinson & Elkins partner Bill Wallander has been selected as a Fellow of The American College of Bankruptcy.

Vinson & Elkins Promotes Ziad Saad to Counsel in Middle East 09-03-2014

Vinson & Elkins LLP has promoted corporate attorney Ziad Saad to counsel, strengthening the firm's Middle East practice.

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. 

Marie Yeates Receives Texas Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award 09-07-2016

Vinson & Elkins partner Marie Yeates has been awarded the 2016 Professional Excellence Award: Lifetime Achievers by Texas Lawyer. Yeates is one of 18 attorneys selected for the prestigious award, which recognizes lawyers who have made their mark on the legal profession throughout the state of Texas.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 65 Vinson & Elkins Attorneys to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers List 09-06-2016

Super Lawyers has selected 65 Vinson & Elkins lawyers to the Texas Super Lawyers list in its 2016 guide.

Vinson & Elkins Named a 2016 “Litigation Powerhouse” by Law360 08-25-2016

Vinson & Elkins has been named a 2016 Litigation Powerhouse by Law360 in its inaugural ranking of the top firms in the U.S. for litigation. V&E is among the top 20 firms nationally Law360 recognized for securing “remarkable wins for their clients over the past year.”

V&E Receives High Marks in Thomson Reuters' First Half 2016 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard 08-25-2016

Vinson & Elkins is ranked third by total number of global campaigns on Thomson Reuters’ First Half 2016 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard. V&E also tops the chart for guiding companies through the most shareholder activism campaigns during the first half of the year.

The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) 2017 Lists 105 V&E Lawyers in 47 Practice Areas 08-15-2016

The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 has recognized 105 Vinson & Elkins lawyers in its newest guide. In addition, the publication has named nine V&E attorneys “Lawyers of the Year” for 2017.

Benchmark Litigation Names V&E Partner Amy Riella To Under 40 Hot List 08-08-2016

Vinson & Elkins partner Amy Riella has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s inaugural Under 40 Hot List. The list, compiled through a process of peer review and case examination, honors the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished legal partners at the age of 40 or younger.

Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers Name V&E Among 2016 “50 Best Law Firms for Women” 07-26-2016

Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers have once again named Vinson & Elkins as one of the “50 Best Law Firms for Women.” This is the seventh time V&E has been recognized for leading the industry in creating and using best practices to retain and promote women lawyers.

Yale Law Women Names V&E Among Top 10 Family Friendly Law Firms 07-11-2016

Vinson & Elkins has been named among the 2016 Top 10 Family Friendly Firms by Yale Law Women (YLW). The firm also made this year’s list of the top five family friendly firms in Washington D.C. The lists recognize firms for leadership in developing and implementing family friendly practices and policies. 

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Recognizes 6 V&E Attorneys in 2016 Northern California Guide 07-08-2016

Super Lawyers has recognized six Vinson & Elkins attorneys in its 2016 Northern California guide. Five partners were named to the Super Lawyers list and another was named to the Rising Stars list.

V&E Chairman Mark Kelly Named to 2016 NACD Directorship 100 07-07-2016

For the second consecutive year, 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 (NACD). 

IFLR's Energy and Infrastructure Guide Recognizes V&E in 10 Categories, 6 Leading Lawyers 07-06-2016

Vinson & Elkins has been recognized in the 2016 edition of IFLR’s Energy and Infrastructure guide.

Paul Deemer Recognized by Vanderbilt Alumni With International Professional Achievement Award 06-30-2016

Vinson & Elkins partner Paul Deemer has been awarded the Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board’s 2016 International Professional Achievement Award.

Kent Piacenti Named Among “Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40” 06-24-2016

Vinson & Elkins associate Kent Piacenti has been named one of the National LGBT Bar Association’s “Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40.” The list recognizes the country’s most accomplished young LGBT legal professionals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their fields and have demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBT equality.  

The Legal 500 U.S. 2016 (Legalease, Ltd.) Ranks V&E in 35 Practice Areas, Recommends 63 Lawyers 06-15-2016

The Legal 500 U.S. has recognized Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 35 categories and named three lawyers as “Leading Lawyers” in its 2016 guide. In total, 63 attorneys were recommended in the 2016 edition.

National Law Journal Names Larry Nettles an “Energy and Environmental Trailblazer” 06-01-2016

The National Law Journal (NLJ) has named Vinson & Elkins partner Larry Nettles to its list of 2016 “Energy and Environmental Trailblazers.” Recognized for his contributions and achievements in the environmental space, Nettles is one of 48 legal professionals in the industry to be honored.

Vinson & Elkins Receives 2016 Chambers USA Award for Excellence in Energy/Projects: Oil & Gas 05-27-2016

For the third time in four years, Vinson & Elkins has been awarded Chambers USA’s “Award for Excellence” in Energy/Projects: Oil & Gas.

Chambers USA 2016 Ranks Vinson & Elkins in 33 Practice Areas; Recognizes 91 Lawyers 05-27-2016

The 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 33 practice areas and selects 91 V&E attorneys as leading individuals.

Managing Intellectual Property Ranks V&E as ‘Highly Recommended’ in Texas; Three Attorneys Recognized as 2016 ‘IP Stars’ 05-26-2016

Managing Intellectual Property has recognized Vinson & Elkins as a “Highly Recommended” Intellectual Property firm in Texas and also named three V&E attorneys to the 2016 “IP Stars” guide. The attorneys are recognized for their specific experience in a variety of sectors and depth of knowledge in IP matters.

V&E Named One of America’s Best Corporate Law Firms of 2016 05-25-2016

Vinson & Elkins has been ranked among the top 25 U.S. law firms on the 2016 America’s Best Corporate Law Firms list, as determined by NYSE Governance Services and FTI Consulting, Inc. This year marks the fourth year the firm has been ranked.  

V&E Partner David Tsai Honored By California Legislature 05-09-2016

Vinson & Elkins partner David Tsai was honored on May 9 by the California State Assembly and Senate and the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus as a recipient of the 2016 Heritage Award, for his contributions in the field of civil rights.

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