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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.

SailPoint Closes Follow-On Offering by Selling Stockholders 05-29-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. in an underwritten public offering of 17,808,000 shares of its common stock by selling stockholders at a public offering price of $22.50 per share.

CrownRock Closes Private Offering of Additional Senior Notes Due 2025 05-22-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised CrownRock L.P. in its private offering of $185 million aggregate principal amount of 5.625% senior notes due 2025 at an issue price of 98.260% of par.

ETE Defeats Effort To Rescind Convertible Unit Issuance 05-18-2018

The Delaware Court of Chancery has rejected unit holder claims to unwind a March 2016 issuance of convertible preferred units by Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.

Titanium Exploration Partners to Sell Certain Conventional Assets to Red Rocks Energy Partners 05-14-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Titanium Exploration Partners, LLC in connection with the sale of certain conventional assets in Oklahoma’s SCOOP play to Red Rocks Energy Partners, L.P.

HTC Corp. Defeats Smartphone Remote Control Patent Litigation 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.

EZCORP Announces Private Offering of Convertible Senior Notes Due 2025 05-10-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised EZCORP in its sale of $172.5 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2025.

Reece Group Signs Agreement to Acquire MORSCO 05-07-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised MORSCO senior management in connection with a binding agreement whereby Reece Group, Australia’s leading provider of Plumbing, HVAC and Waterworks products, will acquire MORSCO.

Plains Defeats Securities Litigation Arising from 2015 Pipeline Spill 04-19-2018

A Texas federal judge has issued a resounding victory to Vinson & Elkins client Plains All American Pipeline, LP, dismissing putative class action securities litigation brought by Plains investors who claimed nearly $1.5 billion in damages for stock losses allegedly incurred in the aftermath of a 2015 pipeline leak in Santa Barbara County, California.

Daseke to Acquire Aveda Transportation and Energy Services 04-16-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Daseke, Inc., the largest owner of flatbed and specialized transportation and logistics solutions in North America, in connection with its merger agreement with Aveda Transportation and Energy Services, one of the largest oil rig moving companies in North America.

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.

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.

Tom Leatherbury Honored with Dallas Bar Foundation Fellows 2018 Justinian Award 01-30-2018

Vinson & Elkins partner Tom Leatherbury has been selected by the Dallas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees to receive the 2018 Justinian Award, the most prestigious honor presented by the Dallas Bar Foundation. The award recognizes attorneys who have adhered to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession.

CrownRock Announces Perpetual Preferred Equity Investment 01-04-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised CrownRock Holdings, L.P., an oil and gas producing joint venture of CrownQuest Operating and Lime Rock Partners, in connection with its $475 million perpetual preferred equity investment from funds managed by Magnetar Capital and EIG Global Energy Partners, respectively. 

Vinson & Elkins Promotes 8 To Counsel 01-04-2018

Vinson & Elkins has named eight new counsel. The promotions span four offices and five practice areas, including: appellate; complex commercial litigation; employment, labor and OSHA; finance; and mergers & acquisitions and capital markets.

Chisholm Oil and Gas, MVP Holdings Announce Formation of Great Salt Plains Midstream Joint Venture 12-20-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Chisholm Oil and Gas, LLC and its subsidiaries (collectively, Chisholm) in connection with the formation of Great Salt Plains Midstream Holdings, LLC, a joint venture between MVM Midstream LLC and Chisholm.

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.

Three Carriers Added to Daseke Family 12-04-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Daseke, Inc., the leading consolidator and largest flatbed and specialized transportation company in North America, in connection with the addition of three top-tier flatbed and specialized carriers to Daseke’s family of companies: Tennessee Steel Haulers & Co. (TSH & Co.), The Roadmaster Group and Moore Freight Service.

CrownRock Announces $1B Private Offering of Senior Notes and Tender Offers for Senior Notes 10-02-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised CrownRock, L.P., an oil and gas producing joint venture of CrownQuest Operating and Lime Rock Partners, in its private offering of $1 billion principal amount of 5.625% senior notes due 2025. V&E also advised CrownRock in simultaneous tender offers for its 7.125% senior notes due 2021 and 7.750% senior notes due 2023.

Law360 Names V&E a 2017 Texas Powerhouse 10-02-2017

Vinson & Elkins has once again been named a Texas Powerhouse by Law360, in recognition of the firm’s outstanding corporate and litigation successes over the past year.

Phillips 66 Partners Announces $2.4B Acquisition 09-22-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised the conflicts committee of the board of directors of the general partner of Phillips 66 Partners LP in its agreement with Phillips 66 to acquire its 25 percent interest in each of Dakota Access, LLC and Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company, LLC and 100 percent interest in Merey Sweeny, L.P., the owner of fuel-grade coke processing units at the Phillips 66 Sweeny Refinery.

SailPoint Closes Follow-On Offering by Selling Stockholders 05-29-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. in an underwritten public offering of 17,808,000 shares of its common stock by selling stockholders at a public offering price of $22.50 per share.

CrownRock Closes Private Offering of Additional Senior Notes Due 2025 05-22-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised CrownRock L.P. in its private offering of $185 million aggregate principal amount of 5.625% senior notes due 2025 at an issue price of 98.260% of par.

ETE Defeats Effort To Rescind Convertible Unit Issuance 05-18-2018

The Delaware Court of Chancery has rejected unit holder claims to unwind a March 2016 issuance of convertible preferred units by Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.

Titanium Exploration Partners to Sell Certain Conventional Assets to Red Rocks Energy Partners 05-14-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Titanium Exploration Partners, LLC in connection with the sale of certain conventional assets in Oklahoma’s SCOOP play to Red Rocks Energy Partners, L.P.

HTC Corp. Defeats Smartphone Remote Control Patent Litigation 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.

EZCORP Announces Private Offering of Convertible Senior Notes Due 2025 05-10-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised EZCORP in its sale of $172.5 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2025.

Reece Group Signs Agreement to Acquire MORSCO 05-07-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised MORSCO senior management in connection with a binding agreement whereby Reece Group, Australia’s leading provider of Plumbing, HVAC and Waterworks products, will acquire MORSCO.

Plains Defeats Securities Litigation Arising from 2015 Pipeline Spill 04-19-2018

A Texas federal judge has issued a resounding victory to Vinson & Elkins client Plains All American Pipeline, LP, dismissing putative class action securities litigation brought by Plains investors who claimed nearly $1.5 billion in damages for stock losses allegedly incurred in the aftermath of a 2015 pipeline leak in Santa Barbara County, California.

Daseke to Acquire Aveda Transportation and Energy Services 04-16-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Daseke, Inc., the largest owner of flatbed and specialized transportation and logistics solutions in North America, in connection with its merger agreement with Aveda Transportation and Energy Services, one of the largest oil rig moving companies in North America.

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.

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.

CrownRock Announces Perpetual Preferred Equity Investment 01-04-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised CrownRock Holdings, L.P., an oil and gas producing joint venture of CrownQuest Operating and Lime Rock Partners, in connection with its $475 million perpetual preferred equity investment from funds managed by Magnetar Capital and EIG Global Energy Partners, respectively. 

Chisholm Oil and Gas, MVP Holdings Announce Formation of Great Salt Plains Midstream Joint Venture 12-20-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Chisholm Oil and Gas, LLC and its subsidiaries (collectively, Chisholm) in connection with the formation of Great Salt Plains Midstream Holdings, LLC, a joint venture between MVM Midstream LLC and Chisholm.

Three Carriers Added to Daseke Family 12-04-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Daseke, Inc., the leading consolidator and largest flatbed and specialized transportation company in North America, in connection with the addition of three top-tier flatbed and specialized carriers to Daseke’s family of companies: Tennessee Steel Haulers & Co. (TSH & Co.), The Roadmaster Group and Moore Freight Service.

CrownRock Announces $1B Private Offering of Senior Notes and Tender Offers for Senior Notes 10-02-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised CrownRock, L.P., an oil and gas producing joint venture of CrownQuest Operating and Lime Rock Partners, in its private offering of $1 billion principal amount of 5.625% senior notes due 2025. V&E also advised CrownRock in simultaneous tender offers for its 7.125% senior notes due 2021 and 7.750% senior notes due 2023.

Phillips 66 Partners Announces $2.4B Acquisition 09-22-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised the conflicts committee of the board of directors of the general partner of Phillips 66 Partners LP in its agreement with Phillips 66 to acquire its 25 percent interest in each of Dakota Access, LLC and Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company, LLC and 100 percent interest in Merey Sweeny, L.P., the owner of fuel-grade coke processing units at the Phillips 66 Sweeny Refinery.

Daseke Adds Defense Specialization with R&R Trucking Addition 09-05-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Daseke Inc., a leading consolidator and the largest owner of flatbed and specialized transportation solutions in North America, in connection with its merger with R&R Trucking.

Reata Pharmaceuticals Prices Class A Common Stock Public Offering 07-26-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in connection with its underwritten public offering of 3,250,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a price to the public of $31.00 per share. 

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.

EZCORP Announces Pricing of $125M of Convertible Senior Notes 06-29-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised EZCORP. Inc in the pricing of $125,000,000 aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2024. 

Vinson & Elkins Promotes 8 To Counsel 01-04-2018

Vinson & Elkins has named eight new counsel. The promotions span four offices and five practice areas, including: appellate; complex commercial litigation; employment, labor and OSHA; finance; and mergers & acquisitions and capital markets.

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.

Vinson & Elkins Named Among Best Companies to Work for in Texas 11-22-2016

Vinson & Elkins has been named among the 2017 “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” by Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business (TAB), the Texas Society for Human Resources Management and Best Companies Group.

Vinson & Elkins Adds Top Litigation Team to Global IP Practice 06-13-2016

V&E continues to enhance its global Intellectual Property practice with the addition of five highly regarded partners in Austin and Dallas who have a broad range of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secrets and complex commercial litigation experience.

V&E Confirms Selection of Seven Scholarship Recipients for 2014 06-05-2014

Vinson & Elkins' Scholarship Committee has confirmed the selection of seven scholarship recipients for 2014. 

Tom Leatherbury Honored with Dallas Bar Foundation Fellows 2018 Justinian Award 01-30-2018

Vinson & Elkins partner Tom Leatherbury has been selected by the Dallas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees to receive the 2018 Justinian Award, the most prestigious honor presented by the Dallas Bar Foundation. The award recognizes attorneys who have adhered to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession.

Law360 Names V&E a 2017 Texas Powerhouse 10-02-2017

Vinson & Elkins has once again been named a Texas Powerhouse by Law360, in recognition of the firm’s outstanding corporate and litigation successes over the past year.

V&E Named Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year by International Tax Review 09-20-2017

Vinson & Elkins has been named US: Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year as part of the 2017 International Tax Review American Tax Awards. V&E was one of six finalists in consideration for the award.

Leatherbury and Pham Receive Texas Lawyer Professional Excellence Awards 09-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins partners Tom Leatherbury and Bailey Pham have each been selected to receive a 2017 Texas Lawyer Professional Excellence Award, in recognition of their impact on the legal profession in Texas.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 63 V&E Attorneys to 2017 Texas Super Lawyers List 09-05-2017

Super Lawyers has selected 63 Vinson & Elkins lawyers to the Texas Super Lawyers list in its 2017 guide.

D Magazine Recognizes 7 Vinson & Elkins Attorneys as "Best Lawyers in Dallas" 05-16-2017

D Magazine has named seven Vinson & Elkins lawyers to its 2017 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” list.

V&E Named to "The Awesome Opponents" List by BTI Litigation Outlook 2015 09-30-2014

Vinson & Elkins is one of just six firms selected to the list for 2015.

Vinson & Elkins Named Vault's 2015 Best Law Firm for Energy, Oil & Gas Law and Best Law Firm in Texas; Ranks Among Top 100 U.S. Law Firms 09-15-2014

Vinson & Elkins has claimed the top spot in two categories in Vault’s 2015 Law Firm Rankings, Best Law Firm in Texas and Best Law Firm for Energy, Oil and Gas Law.

V&E Shortlisted for 2014 Chambers USA Award for Excellence in Energy/Projects: Oil & Gas 04-04-2014

V&E previously received the award in 2008 and 2013.

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