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“Joseph Dilg is a well-respected and prominent figure in the oil and gas world. He lends his vast experience of domestic and international transactions to the group…”    
Chambers Global 2012
 
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Joseph C. Dilg

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Dilg, Joseph C.

Biography
Joe's practice has focused on domestic and international business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and financings. He is well-versed in all aspects of the domestic and international energy business, including oil and gas and electric power generation. Since 2002, Joe has been consistently recognized by Chambers Global as a leading lawyer in energy law, and Chambers USA has recognized him since 2003 in corporate, energy, and natural resources law.

From 2002 through 2011, Joe served as Managing Partner of Vinson & Elkins, where he led V&E's multi-pronged growth strategy that includes talent management, global expansion, and continued U.S. growth. During his tenure, the firm has advanced its industry-leading women's initiative and significantly enhanced its diversity and associate development programs. In addition, V&E established offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Hong Kong, Palo Alto, Riyadh, and Tokyo to better serve clients and to stay ahead of increasing globalization, particularly in the energy industry where V&E has a preeminent reputation. Joe is active in supporting the arts and communities where V&E lawyers practice. He has served as Chair of the Executive Committee of the National Business Committee for the Arts, Inc. and as Director for the Houston Arts Alliance and the Greater Houston Partnership.


Education and Professional Background
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with high honors, 1976 (Editorial Board, Texas Law Review; Chancellors)
  • Southern Methodist University, B.A. Economics, 1973
  • Admitted to practice: Texas, 1976
Professional Recognition
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  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business in energy: oil & gas (senior statesman), 2012; in energy law, 2002 - 2007, 2009, and 2010; and in corporate/M&A law, 2002 - 2005
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers in energy: oil and gas (senior statesman), 2011; corporate, energy, and natural resources law, 2003 - 2009
  • The Best Lawyers in America® in corporate law, 1989 - 2014; in energy law, 2007 - 2014; in international trade & finance law, 2003 - 2014
Activities and Affiliations
  • Business Committee for the Arts, Inc. Executive Committee; Houston Arts Alliance Advisory Council
  • Trustee: The University of Texas Law School Foundation
Solicitors and Registered Foreign Lawyers.  A list of partner names is available for inspection at CityPoint, One Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9UE.  Vinson & Elkins RLLP is a limited liability partnership formed under the laws of New York authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (No. 0079019). 

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“Joseph Dilg is a well-respected and prominent figure in the oil and gas world. He lends his vast experience of domestic and international transactions to the group…”    
Chambers Global 2012