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HTC Corp. Defeats Smartphone Remote Control Patent Litigation Published: 05-14-2018

A Texas federal jury has found in favor of Vinson & Elkins client HTC Corporation, rejecting all of the plaintiff’s claims in a case accusing the wireless phone manufacturer of infringing an individual inventor’s patent on user interface and infrared universal remote control technology. The plaintiff had sought damages for each of millions of smartphones sold between 2013-2015.

DISCO Raises $20M Growth Financing 01-30-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised CS Disco, Inc., the legal technology company that makes the market-leading cloud ediscovery solution DISCO, in connection with its $20 million equity financing.

Owens Realty Mortgage Announces Repurchase and Settlement Agreement with Freestone Capital Management 01-03-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Owens Realty Mortgage, Inc. in its negotiation of a settlement agreement and repurchase of shares held by Freestone Capital Management, LLC. 

V&E Ranked #1 for Company Defense by Number of Campaigns in Thomson Reuters' First Half 2017 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard 09-26-2017

Vinson & Elkins earned the #1 ranking by number of campaigns among law firms defending public companies against shareholder activism campaigns in Thomson Reuters’ First Half 2017 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard. V&E was credited for advising on 16 campaigns during the first half of 2017.

V&E Advises Fred's, Inc. in Renegotiation of Cooperation Agreement 08-14-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Fred’s, Inc. in connection with a renegotiation of its cooperation agreement with hedge fund Alden Global Capital LLC. 

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”).

Vinson & Elkins Advises Senomyx, Inc. in Successful Proxy Contest Defense 05-22-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Senomyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNMX) in its successful proxy contest defense against a dissident group led by VCM, LLC and post-annual meeting three-year standstill agreement with the dissident group.

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.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 30 V&E Attorneys to 2017 Texas Rising Stars List 03-08-2017

Super Lawyers has named 30 Vinson & Elkins attorneys to the 2017 Texas Rising Stars List across a range of the firm’s practices and Texas offices.

Stratus Properties Reaches Board Representation Agreement with Oasis Management Company 01-11-2017

Vinson & Elkins is advising Stratus Properties Inc. (NASDAQ: STRS), the owner of the W Hotel in Austin, in its board representation and settlement agreement with activist investor Oasis Management Company.

Fred’s Pharmacy Unanimously Adopts Shareholder Rights Plan 12-27-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised Fred’s, Inc. in connection with the adoption of a shareholder rights plan and other measures in response to unusual and substantial activity in the company’s shares.

Enviva Partners Announces $175M Dropdown Transaction, Private Placement 11-04-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised Enviva Wilmington Holdings, LLC (the Hancock JV) in connection with Enviva Partners, LP’s (the Partnership) agreement to purchase Enviva Pellets Sampson, LLC from the Hancock JV, a joint venture between an affiliate of Enviva Holdings, LP and affiliates of John Hancock Life Insurance Company, for $175 million.

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.

Clayton Williams Energy Sells $150M of Common Stock to Funds Managed by Ares Management 07-25-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. in connection with its private placement of common stock to certain funds managed by Ares Management, L.P. for an aggregate purchase price of $150 million. The private placement is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016. 

EZCORP Enters Into Agreement to Sell Grupo Finmart 07-06-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised EZCORP, Inc. in its agreement to sell Prestaciones Finmart, S.A.P.I. DE C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R. to Alpha Holding, S.A. de C.V., a leader in consumer lending in Mexico and Colombia.

V&E Advises RiceBran Technologies in Successful Proxy Contest 07-06-2016

Vinson & Elkins represented Scottsdale, Arizona-based RiceBran Technologies in its successful proxy contest against, and post-annual meeting settlement agreement with, LF-RB Management, LLC.

V&E Advises Rubicon Technology, Inc. in Successful Proxy Contest 06-24-2016

Vinson & Elkins represented Illinois-based Rubicon Technology, Inc. in its successful proxy contest against Paragon Technologies.

V&E Advises Stratus Properties Inc. in Successful Proxy Contest 06-06-2016

Vinson & Elkins represented Austin-based Stratus Properties Inc., the owner of the W Hotel in Austin and other properties, in its successful proxy contest against a dissident called Carl E. Berg.

Stratus Properties Inc. Announces Review of Strategic Alternatives 04-07-2016

Vinson & Elkins is advising Stratus Properties Inc. in connection with its review of strategic alternatives. 

Old Point Financial Corporation Announces Agreement with PL Capital Group 03-16-2016

Vinson & Elkins represented Old Point Financial Corporation in connection with its settlement agreement with PL Capital Group for PL Capital Group to withdraw its proxy contest.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 26 V&E Attorneys to the 2016 Texas Rising Stars List 03-04-2016

Super Lawyers has named 26 Vinson & Elkins attorneys to the 2016 Texas Rising Stars List across a range of the firm’s practices and Texas offices.

DISCO Raises $20M Growth Financing 01-30-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised CS Disco, Inc., the legal technology company that makes the market-leading cloud ediscovery solution DISCO, in connection with its $20 million equity financing.

Owens Realty Mortgage Announces Repurchase and Settlement Agreement with Freestone Capital Management 01-03-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Owens Realty Mortgage, Inc. in its negotiation of a settlement agreement and repurchase of shares held by Freestone Capital Management, LLC. 

V&E Advises Fred's, Inc. in Renegotiation of Cooperation Agreement 08-14-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Fred’s, Inc. in connection with a renegotiation of its cooperation agreement with hedge fund Alden Global Capital LLC. 

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”).

Vinson & Elkins Advises Senomyx, Inc. in Successful Proxy Contest Defense 05-22-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Senomyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNMX) in its successful proxy contest defense against a dissident group led by VCM, LLC and post-annual meeting three-year standstill agreement with the dissident group.

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.

Stratus Properties Reaches Board Representation Agreement with Oasis Management Company 01-11-2017

Vinson & Elkins is advising Stratus Properties Inc. (NASDAQ: STRS), the owner of the W Hotel in Austin, in its board representation and settlement agreement with activist investor Oasis Management Company.

Fred’s Pharmacy Unanimously Adopts Shareholder Rights Plan 12-27-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised Fred’s, Inc. in connection with the adoption of a shareholder rights plan and other measures in response to unusual and substantial activity in the company’s shares.

Enviva Partners Announces $175M Dropdown Transaction, Private Placement 11-04-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised Enviva Wilmington Holdings, LLC (the Hancock JV) in connection with Enviva Partners, LP’s (the Partnership) agreement to purchase Enviva Pellets Sampson, LLC from the Hancock JV, a joint venture between an affiliate of Enviva Holdings, LP and affiliates of John Hancock Life Insurance Company, for $175 million.

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.

Clayton Williams Energy Sells $150M of Common Stock to Funds Managed by Ares Management 07-25-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. in connection with its private placement of common stock to certain funds managed by Ares Management, L.P. for an aggregate purchase price of $150 million. The private placement is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016. 

EZCORP Enters Into Agreement to Sell Grupo Finmart 07-06-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised EZCORP, Inc. in its agreement to sell Prestaciones Finmart, S.A.P.I. DE C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R. to Alpha Holding, S.A. de C.V., a leader in consumer lending in Mexico and Colombia.

V&E Advises RiceBran Technologies in Successful Proxy Contest 07-06-2016

Vinson & Elkins represented Scottsdale, Arizona-based RiceBran Technologies in its successful proxy contest against, and post-annual meeting settlement agreement with, LF-RB Management, LLC.

V&E Advises Rubicon Technology, Inc. in Successful Proxy Contest 06-24-2016

Vinson & Elkins represented Illinois-based Rubicon Technology, Inc. in its successful proxy contest against Paragon Technologies.

V&E Advises Stratus Properties Inc. in Successful Proxy Contest 06-06-2016

Vinson & Elkins represented Austin-based Stratus Properties Inc., the owner of the W Hotel in Austin and other properties, in its successful proxy contest against a dissident called Carl E. Berg.

Stratus Properties Inc. Announces Review of Strategic Alternatives 04-07-2016

Vinson & Elkins is advising Stratus Properties Inc. in connection with its review of strategic alternatives. 

Old Point Financial Corporation Announces Agreement with PL Capital Group 03-16-2016

Vinson & Elkins represented Old Point Financial Corporation in connection with its settlement agreement with PL Capital Group for PL Capital Group to withdraw its proxy contest.

Vinson & Elkins Promotes 12 to Counsel 01-13-2016

Vinson & Elkins has promoted 12 lawyers to counsel. Collectively, they represent four offices and 10 practice areas, including: employment, labor and OSHA; energy regulatory; energy transactions and projects; environmental; executive compensation and benefits; finance; intellectual property; mergers and acquisitions/capital markets; real estate; and restructuring and reorganization.

V&E Ranked #1 for Company Defense by Number of Campaigns in Thomson Reuters' First Half 2017 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard 09-26-2017

Vinson & Elkins earned the #1 ranking by number of campaigns among law firms defending public companies against shareholder activism campaigns in Thomson Reuters’ First Half 2017 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard. V&E was credited for advising on 16 campaigns during the first half of 2017.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 30 V&E Attorneys to 2017 Texas Rising Stars List 03-08-2017

Super Lawyers has named 30 Vinson & Elkins attorneys to the 2017 Texas Rising Stars List across a range of the firm’s practices and Texas offices.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 26 V&E Attorneys to the 2016 Texas Rising Stars List 03-04-2016

Super Lawyers has named 26 Vinson & Elkins attorneys to the 2016 Texas Rising Stars List across a range of the firm’s practices and Texas offices.

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