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Highly Regarded CFIUS and Export Controls Attorney Damara Chambers Joins V&E Published: 07-09-2019

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Damara Chambers, an internationally-recognized attorney who advises corporate clients on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), export controls and international trade matters, has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner and will co-lead the firm’s National Security practice, adding further depth to the practice group.

The Legal 500 U.S. 2019 (Legalease, Ltd.) Recognizes V&E in 43 Practice Categories, With 189 Individual Lawyer Recommendations 05-30-2019

The Legal 500 U.S. recommended Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 43 categories and named five lawyers as “Leading Lawyers” in its 2019 guide. In total, 120 attorneys are recognized in the 2019 U.S. edition, some in more than one category.

V&E Shareholder Activism Team Receives Top Rankings 02-05-2019

Vinson & Elkins’ Shareholder Activism team has received No. 1 rankings for company representation as part of FactSet SharkRepellent’s 2018 year-end league tables, as well as Activist Insight Monthly’s 2018 Intermediary Awards.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 3 V&E Attorneys to 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers List 09-13-2018

Super Lawyers has named three Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. Additionally, four lawyers have been selected for the New York Metro Rising Stars list.

Blackwells Capital Settles Proxy Contest Against SuperValu After Announcement of $2.9B Sale to United Natural Foods 08-02-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Blackwells Capital in its successful debut activism campaign, which ended in the sale of SuperValu to United Natural Foods in a deal valued at $2.9 billion, reflecting a reported 67% premium to shareholders. V&E also represented Blackwells Capital in the subsequent settlement of its proxy contest.

New York Law Journal Names Lawrence Elbaum a 2018 Rising Star 07-17-2018

Vinson & Elkins partner Lawrence Elbaum has been named one of New York Law Journal’s 2018 Rising Stars. The awards honor the best and brightest among New York’s legal community, who have influenced their practice areas in New York and beyond.

V&E Announces New Leadership Roles in Shareholder Activism Practice, Corporate Department 02-08-2018

Vinson & Elkins LLP announced today several new leadership appointments, including naming attorneys Lawrence Elbaum, Jeff Floyd, Patrick Gadson and Steve Gill as the senior leadership team of the firm’s Shareholder Activism practice.

Papa Murphy's Announces Cooperation Agreement with MFP Partners and Misada Capital 12-21-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. in its negotiation of a cooperation agreement with MFP Partners, L.P. and Misada Capital Holdings, LLC.

Vinson & Elkins Names 11 New Partners 12-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins has promoted 11 lawyers to partner, effective Jan. 1, 2018: Marisa Secco in Austin; Peter Marshall in Dallas; Shamus Crosby, Lina Dimachkieh, James Garrett and Guy Gribov in Houston; Federico Fruhbeck, Dan Graham and Louise Woods in London; Lawrence Elbaum in New York; and Margaret Peloso in Washington, D.C.

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 2 V&E Lawyers to 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers List 09-20-2017

Super Lawyers has named two Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. Additionally, six lawyers have been selected for the New York Metro Rising Stars list.

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 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.  

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.

magicJack Announces Settlement Agreement With Kanen Wealth Management 02-03-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised magicJack VocalTec Ltd. (Nasdaq: CALL) in connection with the settlement of the proxy contest with Kanen Wealth Management.

Vinson & Elkins Represents Immunomedics in Proxy Contest 01-09-2017

Vinson & Elkins is advising Immunomedics, Inc. in its proxy contest against venBio Select Advisors.  

Asta Funding Reaches Agreement with Mangrove Partners 01-09-2017

Vinson & Elkins is advising Asta Funding, Inc. in its settlement with activist investor Mangrove Partners and subsequent issuer tender offer. 

V&E Advising magicJack VocalTec in Proxy Contest 01-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins is advising magicJack VocalTec Ltd. in connection with the proxy contest and a potential unsolicited takeover bid of Carnegie Technologies Holdings, LLC.

Blackwells Capital Settles Proxy Contest Against SuperValu After Announcement of $2.9B Sale to United Natural Foods 08-02-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Blackwells Capital in its successful debut activism campaign, which ended in the sale of SuperValu to United Natural Foods in a deal valued at $2.9 billion, reflecting a reported 67% premium to shareholders. V&E also represented Blackwells Capital in the subsequent settlement of its proxy contest.

Papa Murphy's Announces Cooperation Agreement with MFP Partners and Misada Capital 12-21-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. in its negotiation of a cooperation agreement with MFP Partners, L.P. and Misada Capital Holdings, 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 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.  

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.

magicJack Announces Settlement Agreement With Kanen Wealth Management 02-03-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised magicJack VocalTec Ltd. (Nasdaq: CALL) in connection with the settlement of the proxy contest with Kanen Wealth Management.

Vinson & Elkins Represents Immunomedics in Proxy Contest 01-09-2017

Vinson & Elkins is advising Immunomedics, Inc. in its proxy contest against venBio Select Advisors.  

Asta Funding Reaches Agreement with Mangrove Partners 01-09-2017

Vinson & Elkins is advising Asta Funding, Inc. in its settlement with activist investor Mangrove Partners and subsequent issuer tender offer. 

V&E Advising magicJack VocalTec in Proxy Contest 01-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins is advising magicJack VocalTec Ltd. in connection with the proxy contest and a potential unsolicited takeover bid of Carnegie Technologies Holdings, LLC.

V&E Announces New Leadership Roles in Shareholder Activism Practice, Corporate Department 02-08-2018

Vinson & Elkins LLP announced today several new leadership appointments, including naming attorneys Lawrence Elbaum, Jeff Floyd, Patrick Gadson and Steve Gill as the senior leadership team of the firm’s Shareholder Activism practice.

Vinson & Elkins Names 11 New Partners 12-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins has promoted 11 lawyers to partner, effective Jan. 1, 2018: Marisa Secco in Austin; Peter Marshall in Dallas; Shamus Crosby, Lina Dimachkieh, James Garrett and Guy Gribov in Houston; Federico Fruhbeck, Dan Graham and Louise Woods in London; Lawrence Elbaum in New York; and Margaret Peloso in Washington, D.C.

The Legal 500 U.S. 2019 (Legalease, Ltd.) Recognizes V&E in 43 Practice Categories, With 189 Individual Lawyer Recommendations 05-30-2019

The Legal 500 U.S. recommended Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 43 categories and named five lawyers as “Leading Lawyers” in its 2019 guide. In total, 120 attorneys are recognized in the 2019 U.S. edition, some in more than one category.

V&E Shareholder Activism Team Receives Top Rankings 02-05-2019

Vinson & Elkins’ Shareholder Activism team has received No. 1 rankings for company representation as part of FactSet SharkRepellent’s 2018 year-end league tables, as well as Activist Insight Monthly’s 2018 Intermediary Awards.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 3 V&E Attorneys to 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers List 09-13-2018

Super Lawyers has named three Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. Additionally, four lawyers have been selected for the New York Metro Rising Stars list.

New York Law Journal Names Lawrence Elbaum a 2018 Rising Star 07-17-2018

Vinson & Elkins partner Lawrence Elbaum has been named one of New York Law Journal’s 2018 Rising Stars. The awards honor the best and brightest among New York’s legal community, who have influenced their practice areas in New York and beyond.

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 2 V&E Lawyers to 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers List 09-20-2017

Super Lawyers has named two Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. Additionally, six lawyers have been selected for the New York Metro Rising Stars list.

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