With Vinson & Elkins’ newest presence in Northern California — an office in San Francisco’s Financial District — the firm will provide closer on-the-ground support to its clients there, and will assist those clients with needs in the Northern California area. This San Francisco location underscores the firm’s national litigation capabilities, offering clients coast-to-coast access to local Vinson & Elkins litigators. Working closely with the firm’s national litigation practice as well as international teams in virtually all disciplines of the firm, our San Francisco team initially will be comprised primarily of attorneys focusing on complex commercial litigation, white collar defense and internal investigations, antitrust, and intellectual property counseling and litigation — all areas in which the firm has been recognized as "an awesome opponent" (BTI Consulting Group’s 2011 Litigation Report).
Our San Francisco team of highly experienced litigators includes a former Bay Area federal prosecutor with nearly 20 years of trial experience handling white-collar defense, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation. The team’s extensive trial experience includes government investigations and defense litigation, white collar criminal defense matters, and false claims cases.
Vinson & Elkins represents clients on a variety of antitrust matters before the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, state antitrust authorities, and in federal courts. Our lawyers regularly counsel clients on complex mergers, acquisitions, and other competitor collaborations, and represent them through the Hart-Scott-Rodino process. We also represent clients in enforcement investigations, antitrust grand jury proceedings, and other criminal proceedings, and in civil antitrust litigation. V&E's seasoned trial lawyers have won summary judgments and take-nothing defense verdicts in multi-million dollar, bet-the-company cases.
Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense
V&E's Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense practice group includes an experienced former prosecutor from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California based in San Francisco, and several other former federal prosecutors. V&E’s practice represents clients by conducting internal investigations, responding to grand jury and governmental regulatory subpoenas, handling grand jury proceedings and search warrants, negotiating with prosecutors and other regulators, dealing with suspension and debarment issues, health care fraud cases, and defending clients in criminal pleas, trials, and sentencing.