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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.

V&E Partner Pat Mizell Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers 03-09-2018

Vinson & Elkins partner Pat Mizell has been named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, recognized as the preeminent organization of trial lawyers in North America, dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics and the administration of justice. 

Targa Resources Announces $1.1B of Development JVs with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners 02-06-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Targa Resources Corp. in connection with development joint ventures with investment vehicles affiliated with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners.

V&E Recognized by Global Competition Review in 18th Edition of GCR100 01-30-2018

Global Competition Review (GCR) has recognized Vinson & Elkins in the 18th edition of its annual GCR100. V&E is recommended for its work in Texas and Washington, D.C.

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 to Distribute Nearly a Half-Million Dollars in Hurricane Harvey Relief Funds to Local Non-Profits 12-27-2017

Vinson & Elkins LLP announced that it will direct donations of nearly a half-million dollars from its Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to local non-profit organizations that are directly assisting storm victims and repairing damage to Houston and its surrounding areas. 

Law360 Names Steve Gill A 2017 MVP 12-20-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Steve Gill has been named one of Law360’s 2017 Energy MVPs of the Year for his work guiding clients through major mergers and acquisitions, including helping to establish one of the largest natural gas producers in the country.

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.

Corporate Attorney Jay Blackman Rejoins V&E as Counsel 12-07-2017

Jay Blackman, a corporate finance and securities law attorney, has rejoined Vinson & Elkins as counsel in the firm’s Houston office.

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.

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.

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.

Huntsman Subsidiary Venator Materials PLC Completes IPO 08-08-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Huntsman Corporation and its subsidiary Venator Materials PLC ("Venator"), a global chemical company dedicated to the development and manufacture of titanium dioxide pigments and performance additives, in Venator’s initial public offering of 26,105,000 ordinary shares, which includes 3,405,000 ordinary shares issued upon the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase additional ordinary shares.

Energy Regulatory Attorney Suzanne Clevenger Rejoins V&E as Counsel 08-02-2017

Suzanne Clevenger, an energy attorney with nearly a decade of legal experience assisting in the natural gas midstream sector with an array of contested regulatory, compliance and transactional matters has rejoined Vinson & Elkins as counsel in the firm’s Houston office.

Alliance Resource Partners and Alliance Holdings GP Announce Elimination of IDRs and Conversion of General Partner Interest 07-28-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised the Board of Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (AHGP) in an agreement between Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (ARLP) and AHGP.

Law360 Names Bryan Loocke 2017 Energy Rising Star 07-25-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Bryan Loocke has been named one of Law360’s 2017 Energy Rising Stars in recognition of his work brokering “a slew of multibillion-dollar deals in the oil patch.” Loocke is one of just five Rising Stars selected in the energy category this year.

Renowned Trial Lawyer Robert M. Schick Rejoins V&E as Partner 06-19-2017

Robert M. Schick, a commercial trial attorney with more than 35 years of experience representing clients across a broad spectrum of industries, has rejoined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in the firm’s Houston office.

James Loftis Appointed Vice President of London Court of International Arbitration 05-23-2017

James Loftis, head of Vinson & Elkins’ International Dispute Resolution practice, has been appointed as a vice president of the London Court of International Arbitration.

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.

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.

Targa Resources Announces $1.1B of Development JVs with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners 02-06-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Targa Resources Corp. in connection with development joint ventures with investment vehicles affiliated with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners.

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.

Huntsman Subsidiary Venator Materials PLC Completes IPO 08-08-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Huntsman Corporation and its subsidiary Venator Materials PLC ("Venator"), a global chemical company dedicated to the development and manufacture of titanium dioxide pigments and performance additives, in Venator’s initial public offering of 26,105,000 ordinary shares, which includes 3,405,000 ordinary shares issued upon the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase additional ordinary shares.

Alliance Resource Partners and Alliance Holdings GP Announce Elimination of IDRs and Conversion of General Partner Interest 07-28-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised the Board of Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (AHGP) in an agreement between Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (ARLP) and AHGP.

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.

Anadarko Prices $1.921B Public Offering of Common Stock 09-12-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in connection with its registered underwritten public offering of 35,250,000 shares of its common stock for total gross proceeds (before estimated fees and expenses) of approximately $1.921 billion.

Range Resources Corporation Announces Merger With Memorial Resource Development Corp. 05-16-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised Memorial Resource Development Corp. (MRD) in its definitive merger agreement with Range Resources Corporation, under which Range will acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of MRD in an all-stock transaction valued at $4.4 billion

Calumet Specialty Products Announces $400M Private Placement 04-20-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (Calumet) in connection with its private placement of $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 11.5% senior secured notes due 2021.

Rice Energy Announces Stalking Horse Asset Purchase Agreement and Public Offering 04-12-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised Rice Energy Inc. in connection with its stalking horse asset purchase agreement with a subsidiary of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., to acquire Marcellus and Utica assets in central Greene County, Pennsylvania for $200 million in cash, subject to purchase price adjustments.

Parsley Energy Announces Upsized Offering of Class A Common Stock 04-08-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised Parsley Energy, Inc. in connection with its underwritten, upsized public offering of 18,250,000 shares of Class A common stock for total gross proceeds (before underwriters’ fees and estimated expenses) of approximately $390.6 million.

One Stone Energy Partners Enters Into Strategic Exchange Transaction with Magellan Petroleum Corporation 04-01-2016

Vinson & Elkins represented One Stone Energy Partners, Inc., an energy private equity firm, in connection with a strategic exchange transaction with Magellan Petroleum Corporation, pursuant to which Magellan will reacquire all of its Series A Convertible Preferred Stock from One Stone in exchange for Magellan's 100% interest in Nautilus Poplar LLC, which owns the oil and gas leases that cover the Poplar field and certain other assets and liabilities.

Antero Midstream Partners LP Announces $179M Common Unit Offering 03-30-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised Antero Midstream Partners LP in connection with its underwritten public offering of 8,000,000 common units representing limited partner interests in Antero Midstream held by Antero Resources Corporation at a price of $22.40 per unit for aggregate gross proceeds to Antero Resources Corporation of approximately $179 million before estimated offering expenses.

Nexeo Solutions Announces Merger Agreement with WL Ross Holding Corp. 03-21-2016

Vinson & Elkins is advising Nexeo Solutions Holdings, a portfolio company of TPG Capital, in its merger agreement with WL Ross Holdings Corp., a special purpose acquisition company formed by WL Ross.

V&E Partner Pat Mizell Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers 03-09-2018

Vinson & Elkins partner Pat Mizell has been named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, recognized as the preeminent organization of trial lawyers in North America, dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics and the administration of justice. 

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 to Distribute Nearly a Half-Million Dollars in Hurricane Harvey Relief Funds to Local Non-Profits 12-27-2017

Vinson & Elkins LLP announced that it will direct donations of nearly a half-million dollars from its Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to local non-profit organizations that are directly assisting storm victims and repairing damage to Houston and its surrounding areas. 

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.

Corporate Attorney Jay Blackman Rejoins V&E as Counsel 12-07-2017

Jay Blackman, a corporate finance and securities law attorney, has rejoined Vinson & Elkins as counsel in the firm’s Houston office.

Energy Regulatory Attorney Suzanne Clevenger Rejoins V&E as Counsel 08-02-2017

Suzanne Clevenger, an energy attorney with nearly a decade of legal experience assisting in the natural gas midstream sector with an array of contested regulatory, compliance and transactional matters has rejoined Vinson & Elkins as counsel in the firm’s Houston office.

Renowned Trial Lawyer Robert M. Schick Rejoins V&E as Partner 06-19-2017

Robert M. Schick, a commercial trial attorney with more than 35 years of experience representing clients across a broad spectrum of industries, has rejoined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in the firm’s Houston office.

James Loftis Appointed Vice President of London Court of International Arbitration 05-23-2017

James Loftis, head of Vinson & Elkins’ International Dispute Resolution practice, has been appointed as a vice president of the London Court of International Arbitration.

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.

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. 

V&E Recognized by Global Competition Review in 18th Edition of GCR100 01-30-2018

Global Competition Review (GCR) has recognized Vinson & Elkins in the 18th edition of its annual GCR100. V&E is recommended for its work in Texas and Washington, D.C.

Law360 Names Steve Gill A 2017 MVP 12-20-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Steve Gill has been named one of Law360’s 2017 Energy MVPs of the Year for his work guiding clients through major mergers and acquisitions, including helping to establish one of the largest natural gas producers in the country.

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.

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.

Law360 Names Bryan Loocke 2017 Energy Rising Star 07-25-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Bryan Loocke has been named one of Law360’s 2017 Energy Rising Stars in recognition of his work brokering “a slew of multibillion-dollar deals in the oil patch.” Loocke is one of just five Rising Stars selected in the energy category this year.

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.

V&E Receives 2016 Harris County Bench Bar Pro Bono Award 05-03-2016

Vinson & Elkins has been named the 2016 Harris County Bench Bar Pro Bono Award recipient in the large firm category. This is the third time V&E has received the award, which recognizes law firms, corporations and individual attorneys who made outstanding contributions to pro bono legal services in 2015. The firm also received the award in 2011 and 2012.

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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