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New York Law Journal Names Lawrence Elbaum a 2018 Rising Star Published: 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.

Former AUSA Jennifer Freel Rejoins V&E as Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense Counsel in Austin 07-23-2018

Jennifer Freel, a trial and appellate lawyer who spent nearly a decade as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas, has rejoined Vinson & Elkins as a counsel in the firm’s Austin office.

V&E Wins Critical Appellate Decision in Historic Church Property Dispute 04-06-2018

Vinson & Elkins has secured a crucial appellate victory in a landmark battle for control over the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and more than $100 million worth of historic church property. The dispute, which is the largest church property case in Texas history, concerns the First Amendment’s impact on state property laws and has produced the Texas Supreme Court’s first church property opinions in more than a century.

AirTran Wins Baggage Fee Antitrust Battle at Eleventh Circuit 03-13-2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has issued a major antitrust victory to Vinson & Elkins client AirTran Airways in long running multidistrict litigation accusing the airline of colluding with a competitor to adopt a first-checked baggage fee.

V&E Secures Texas Supreme Court Victory for Herring Bancorp 02-01-2018

The Texas Supreme Court has ruled in favor of 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.

Solo Cup Defeats Civil Antitrust Suit at U.S. Supreme Court 10-05-2017

V&E clients Dart Container Corporation and its subsidiary Solo Cup Company LLC have won a significant victory at the U.S. Supreme Court, which declined to revive civil antitrust litigation accusing the companies of blocking competition in the plastics raw material market.

V&E Wins Significant Endangered Species Act Ruling 08-11-2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has issued a resounding victory to V&E client Lydia Ann Channel Moorings LLC, striking down an injunction issued under the Endangered Species Act that had shut down the company’s barge fleeting facility near the Port of Corpus Christi.

KBR Defeats FCA Litigation at Fourth Circuit 08-07-2017

In a major win for Vinson & Elkins client KBR, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has rejected False Claims Act (FCA) litigation accusing KBR of overbilling the government for water purification services provided in Iraq.

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.

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.

Federal Circuit Rules for Agility in Dispute Over Iraq War Contract 05-03-2017

Agility Public Warehousing Company K.S.C.P. (“Agility”) recently won a significant victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which vacated in part and remanded an adverse judgment by the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”) against the company.

Tom Leatherbury Elected Member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers 04-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Tom Leatherbury has been elected a Member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL). Membership in AAAL is reserved for experienced appellate advocates who have demonstrated the highest skill level and integrity.

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.

V&E Wins Important Texas Supreme Court Ruling 03-06-2017

In a significant win for Vinson & Elkins client MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc. (MAFCO), the Texas Supreme Court has dealt a major blow to a lawsuit brought by Pepsi-Cola Metropolitan Bottling Company, Inc. challenging a $300 million asbestos settlement.

KBR Wins Significant FCA Ruling at D.C. Circuit 02-20-2017

KBR recently won a significant victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which rejected claims under the False Claims Act that the company overbilled the U.S. government for services provided in Iraq.

Denbury Secures Major Pipeline Industry Win at Texas Supreme Court 01-06-2017

In a decision that has major implications for the pipeline industry, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled that a carbon dioxide pipeline owned by Vinson & Elkins client Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas qualifies for “common carrier” status with the power of eminent domain. The ruling significantly clarifies how common carrier pipeline status may be established under state law.

John Elwood Named Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers 10-04-2016

Vinson & Elkins partner John Elwood has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL). Membership in AAAL is reserved for experienced appellate advocates who have demonstrated the highest skill level and integrity.

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.

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 Wins Reversal Of Antitrust Verdict at Second Circuit 08-11-2016

In a significant victory for Vinson & Elkins client Cortron Corporation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has reversed a $35 million antitrust award in favor of MacDermid Printing Solutions LLC, Cortron’s former business partner.

V&E Wins Critical Appellate Decision in Historic Church Property Dispute 04-06-2018

Vinson & Elkins has secured a crucial appellate victory in a landmark battle for control over the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and more than $100 million worth of historic church property. The dispute, which is the largest church property case in Texas history, concerns the First Amendment’s impact on state property laws and has produced the Texas Supreme Court’s first church property opinions in more than a century.

AirTran Wins Baggage Fee Antitrust Battle at Eleventh Circuit 03-13-2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has issued a major antitrust victory to Vinson & Elkins client AirTran Airways in long running multidistrict litigation accusing the airline of colluding with a competitor to adopt a first-checked baggage fee.

V&E Secures Texas Supreme Court Victory for Herring Bancorp 02-01-2018

The Texas Supreme Court has ruled in favor of 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.

Solo Cup Defeats Civil Antitrust Suit at U.S. Supreme Court 10-05-2017

V&E clients Dart Container Corporation and its subsidiary Solo Cup Company LLC have won a significant victory at the U.S. Supreme Court, which declined to revive civil antitrust litigation accusing the companies of blocking competition in the plastics raw material market.

V&E Wins Significant Endangered Species Act Ruling 08-11-2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has issued a resounding victory to V&E client Lydia Ann Channel Moorings LLC, striking down an injunction issued under the Endangered Species Act that had shut down the company’s barge fleeting facility near the Port of Corpus Christi.

KBR Defeats FCA Litigation at Fourth Circuit 08-07-2017

In a major win for Vinson & Elkins client KBR, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has rejected False Claims Act (FCA) litigation accusing KBR of overbilling the government for water purification services provided in Iraq.

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.

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.

Federal Circuit Rules for Agility in Dispute Over Iraq War Contract 05-03-2017

Agility Public Warehousing Company K.S.C.P. (“Agility”) recently won a significant victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which vacated in part and remanded an adverse judgment by the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”) against the company.

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.

V&E Wins Important Texas Supreme Court Ruling 03-06-2017

In a significant win for Vinson & Elkins client MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc. (MAFCO), the Texas Supreme Court has dealt a major blow to a lawsuit brought by Pepsi-Cola Metropolitan Bottling Company, Inc. challenging a $300 million asbestos settlement.

KBR Wins Significant FCA Ruling at D.C. Circuit 02-20-2017

KBR recently won a significant victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which rejected claims under the False Claims Act that the company overbilled the U.S. government for services provided in Iraq.

Denbury Secures Major Pipeline Industry Win at Texas Supreme Court 01-06-2017

In a decision that has major implications for the pipeline industry, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled that a carbon dioxide pipeline owned by Vinson & Elkins client Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas qualifies for “common carrier” status with the power of eminent domain. The ruling significantly clarifies how common carrier pipeline status may be established under state law.

V&E Wins Reversal Of Antitrust Verdict at Second Circuit 08-11-2016

In a significant victory for Vinson & Elkins client Cortron Corporation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has reversed a $35 million antitrust award in favor of MacDermid Printing Solutions LLC, Cortron’s former business partner.

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Kinder Morgan MLP Jurisdiction Ruling 04-25-2016

On April 25, V&E clients Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (KMEP) and Kinder Morgan CO2 Company, L.P. (KMCO2) won a significant victory when the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition to review a Tenth Circuit decision in favor of KMEP and KMCO2 holding that, for the purpose of establishing diversity jurisdiction, the citizenship of a master limited partnership (MLP) is based on the citizenship of each unitholder, rather than the MLP’s place of incorporation and principal place of business.

V&E Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Important Due Process Case 02-25-2016

On February 22, 2016, Vinson & Elkins filed a brief amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of three national trade associations supporting a petition for a writ of certiorari in Exxon Mobil Corp. v. State of New Hampshire, No. 15-933 (U.S.).

Former AUSA Jennifer Freel Rejoins V&E as Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense Counsel in Austin 07-23-2018

Jennifer Freel, a trial and appellate lawyer who spent nearly a decade as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas, has rejoined Vinson & Elkins as a counsel in the firm’s Austin office.

Tom Leatherbury Elected Member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers 04-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Tom Leatherbury has been elected a Member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL). Membership in AAAL is reserved for experienced appellate advocates who have demonstrated the highest skill level and integrity.

John Elwood Named Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers 10-04-2016

Vinson & Elkins partner John Elwood has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL). Membership in AAAL is reserved for experienced appellate advocates who have demonstrated the highest skill level and integrity.

USC Researchers Identify John Elwood Among Most Successful Supreme Court Attorneys (2012-2015) 08-02-2016

Vinson & Elkins appellate partner John P. Elwood’s record for winning U.S. Supreme Court review is currently among the best in the country, according to a recent study published by the University of Southern California.

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.

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.”

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.  

D Magazine Recognizes Four Lawyers as “Best Lawyers in Dallas” 05-02-2016

D Magazine has named four Vinson & Elkins partners to its 2016 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” list.

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