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Law360 Names Doug McWilliams a 2019 Energy MVP Published: 12-05-2019

Vinson & Elkins partner Doug McWilliams has been named one of Law360’s 2019 Energy MVPs for his work on several multibillion-dollar oil and gas transactions over the past year.

Global Medical REIT Prices Upsized Public Offering of Common Stock 12-11-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Global Medical REIT Inc. in connection with the pricing of an upsized underwritten public offering of 6,000,000 shares of its common stock for gross proceeds of $78.0 million.

New York Mortgage Trust Closes $153M Public Offering of Common Stock 11-22-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. in connection with the underwritten public offering of $153 million of its common stock.

V&E Listed In 2019 Global Investigations Review 100 10-27-2019

Vinson & Elkins is among the firms included in the 2019 Global Investigations Review (GIR) 100, an independent guide to the world’s best firms for international investigations. The GIR 100 has listed V&E every year dating back to the inaugural guide in 2015.

Ellington Financial Prices Public Offering of Preferred Stock 10-16-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Ellington Financial, Inc. in connection with its underwritten public offering of 4,000,000 shares of 6.750% Series A Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, with a liquidation preference of $25.00 per share, for gross proceeds of $100 million before deducting underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses. 

Top EPA Enforcement Official Patrick D. Traylor Joins V&E in Washington, D.C. 10-15-2019

Patrick D. Traylor, the former Deputy Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in Washington, D.C.

CubeSmart Closes Offering of 3.000% Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2030 10-11-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with CubeSmart, L.P.’s offering of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 3.000% senior unsecured notes due 2030 in an underwritten public offering. 

New York Mortgage Trust Prices Public Offering of 7.875% Series E Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock 10-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. in connection with its $150 million underwritten public offering of its 7.875% Series E Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock.

Urstadt Biddle Properties Closes Series K Preferred Stock Offering 10-01-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc.’s underwritten public offering of 4,000,000 shares of its 5.875% Series K Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, liquidation preference of $25.00 per share, for net proceeds of $96.85 million.

Law360 Names 3 V&E Partners as 2019 Rising Stars 09-16-2019

Law360 has named three Vinson & Elkins partners to its 2019 Rising Stars list, which honors outstanding attorneys under the age of 40.

New York Mortgage Trust Closes Common Stock Offering 09-13-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. in connection with its $153.5 million underwritten public offering of its common stock. The offering closed on September 13, 2019.

Highwoods Closes $400M of 3.050% Notes Due 2030 09-13-2019

Vinson & Elkins provided tax counsel to Highwoods Properties, Inc. and  Highwoods Realty Limited Partnership in connection with Highwoods Realty Limited Partnership's $400 million offering of 3.050% unsecured notes under its existing shelf registration statement

V&E Helps Secure Favorable FCPA Settlement For Juniper Networks 09-06-2019

Resolution of SEC Investigation Follows DOJ Decision to Decline Charges

On August 29, 2019, the Securities & Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced a settlement with Juniper Networks settling various investigations involving the Silicon Valley technology company.  Under the settlement, Juniper—without having to admit culpability—agreed to pay $11.7 million in disgorgement, fines and interest to the government relating to alleged record keeping violations.  Coupled with an earlier decision by the U.S. Justice Department that it would decline to bring any criminal or civil charges against Juniper, this resolution fully wraps up a six-year investigation and negotiation about the operations of certain subsidiaries in Russia, China and elsewhere.

Healthcare Trust of America Prices $250M of 3.5% Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2026 and $650M of 3.1% Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2030 09-05-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.’s pricing of $250M of 3.500% senior unsecured notes due 2026 and $650 million of 3.100% senior unsecured notes due 2030. 

National Retail Properties Prices Offering of Common Stock 09-04-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with National Retail Properties, Inc.’s underwritten public offering of 7,000,000 shares of common stock at a price of $56.50 per share.

New York Mortgage Trust Closes Public Offering of Common Stock 07-22-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYMT) in an underwritten public offering of 23,000,000 shares of its common stock (including 3,000,000 shares issued pursuant to the underwriters’ exercise in full of an option to purchase additional shares) for gross proceeds of approximately $140.5 million.

Ellington Financial Closes Common Stock Offering 07-22-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Ellington Financial Inc. (the Company) in an underwritten public offering of 3,500,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $17.66 per share, raising gross proceeds of approximately $61.8 million.

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

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.

Leading FCPA Prosecutor Fry Wernick Joins V&E as Partner 06-17-2019

Ephraim “Fry” Wernick, former Assistant Chief of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit and a veteran federal prosecutor, has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in the firm’s Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense practice.

New York Mortgage Trust Closes Public Offering of Common Stock 05-13-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. in connection with its $107.3 million underwritten public offering of its common stock. The offering closed on May 13, 2019.  

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 12 V&E Attorneys to 2019 D.C. Super Lawyers List, 7 to Rising Stars 04-19-2019

Super Lawyers has named 12 Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2019 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list. Meanwhile, 7 lawyers have been selected for the Washington D.C. Rising Stars list.

Global Medical REIT Prices Upsized Public Offering of Common Stock 12-11-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Global Medical REIT Inc. in connection with the pricing of an upsized underwritten public offering of 6,000,000 shares of its common stock for gross proceeds of $78.0 million.

New York Mortgage Trust Closes $153M Public Offering of Common Stock 11-22-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. in connection with the underwritten public offering of $153 million of its common stock.

Ellington Financial Prices Public Offering of Preferred Stock 10-16-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Ellington Financial, Inc. in connection with its underwritten public offering of 4,000,000 shares of 6.750% Series A Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, with a liquidation preference of $25.00 per share, for gross proceeds of $100 million before deducting underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses. 

CubeSmart Closes Offering of 3.000% Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2030 10-11-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with CubeSmart, L.P.’s offering of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 3.000% senior unsecured notes due 2030 in an underwritten public offering. 

New York Mortgage Trust Prices Public Offering of 7.875% Series E Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock 10-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. in connection with its $150 million underwritten public offering of its 7.875% Series E Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock.

Urstadt Biddle Properties Closes Series K Preferred Stock Offering 10-01-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc.’s underwritten public offering of 4,000,000 shares of its 5.875% Series K Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, liquidation preference of $25.00 per share, for net proceeds of $96.85 million.

New York Mortgage Trust Closes Common Stock Offering 09-13-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. in connection with its $153.5 million underwritten public offering of its common stock. The offering closed on September 13, 2019.

Highwoods Closes $400M of 3.050% Notes Due 2030 09-13-2019

Vinson & Elkins provided tax counsel to Highwoods Properties, Inc. and  Highwoods Realty Limited Partnership in connection with Highwoods Realty Limited Partnership's $400 million offering of 3.050% unsecured notes under its existing shelf registration statement

V&E Helps Secure Favorable FCPA Settlement For Juniper Networks 09-06-2019

Resolution of SEC Investigation Follows DOJ Decision to Decline Charges

On August 29, 2019, the Securities & Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced a settlement with Juniper Networks settling various investigations involving the Silicon Valley technology company.  Under the settlement, Juniper—without having to admit culpability—agreed to pay $11.7 million in disgorgement, fines and interest to the government relating to alleged record keeping violations.  Coupled with an earlier decision by the U.S. Justice Department that it would decline to bring any criminal or civil charges against Juniper, this resolution fully wraps up a six-year investigation and negotiation about the operations of certain subsidiaries in Russia, China and elsewhere.

Healthcare Trust of America Prices $250M of 3.5% Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2026 and $650M of 3.1% Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2030 09-05-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.’s pricing of $250M of 3.500% senior unsecured notes due 2026 and $650 million of 3.100% senior unsecured notes due 2030. 

National Retail Properties Prices Offering of Common Stock 09-04-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with National Retail Properties, Inc.’s underwritten public offering of 7,000,000 shares of common stock at a price of $56.50 per share.

New York Mortgage Trust Closes Public Offering of Common Stock 07-22-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYMT) in an underwritten public offering of 23,000,000 shares of its common stock (including 3,000,000 shares issued pursuant to the underwriters’ exercise in full of an option to purchase additional shares) for gross proceeds of approximately $140.5 million.

Ellington Financial Closes Common Stock Offering 07-22-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Ellington Financial Inc. (the Company) in an underwritten public offering of 3,500,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $17.66 per share, raising gross proceeds of approximately $61.8 million.

New York Mortgage Trust Closes Public Offering of Common Stock 05-13-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. in connection with its $107.3 million underwritten public offering of its common stock. The offering closed on May 13, 2019.  

TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. Closes Common Stock Offering 03-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. in connection with its underwritten public offering of 6,000,000 shares of its common stock, $0.001 par value per share, at a price to the public of $19.90 per share for gross proceeds of $119.4 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and offering expenses payable by the company.

Global Medical REIT Inc. Closes Common Stock Offering 03-18-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Global Medical REIT Inc. in connection with its underwritten public offering of 7,250,000 shares of its common stock, par value $0.001 per share, at a price to the public of $9.75 per share for gross proceeds of $70,687,500 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses payable by the company.

Highwoods Closes $350 Million of 4.20% Notes Due 2029 03-07-2019

Vinson & Elkins provided tax counsel to Highwoods Properties, Inc. and  Highwoods Realty Limited Partnership in connection with Highwoods Realty Limited Partnership's $350 million offering of 4.20% unsecured notes under its existing shelf registration statement.

New York Mortgage Trust Announces Public Offering of Common Stock 03-01-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. in connection with its $90 million underwritten public offering of its common stock.

Arlington Asset Investment Corp. Closes Common Stock Offering 02-22-2019

Vinson & Elkins served as underwriters counsel in connection with a public offering by Arlington Asset Investment Corp. of 6,000,000 shares of Class A common stock resulting in expected gross proceeds of approximately $50.0 million. 

New Fortress Energy Closes Initial Public Offering 02-04-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised New Fortress Energy LLC in its initial public offering of 20,000,000 Class A shares representing limited liability company interests in New Fortress at $14.00 per share. The offering, which closed on February 4, represents the first IPO of an operating company in 2019 and priced three days following the re-opening of the Federal government.

Top EPA Enforcement Official Patrick D. Traylor Joins V&E in Washington, D.C. 10-15-2019

Patrick D. Traylor, the former Deputy Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in Washington, D.C.

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

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.

Leading FCPA Prosecutor Fry Wernick Joins V&E as Partner 06-17-2019

Ephraim “Fry” Wernick, former Assistant Chief of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit and a veteran federal prosecutor, has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in the firm’s Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense practice.

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney General Ron Tenpas Joins Vinson & Elkins 10-15-2018

Tenpas Adds Depth to Firm’s National Environmental and White Collar Practices

Ronald J. Tenpas, former Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner.

Esteemed Antitrust Attorney Greg Wells Joins V&E as Counsel 04-09-2018

Vinson & Elkins LLP continues to expand its global Antitrust practice with the addition of new counsel Greg Wells, who has nearly two decades of experience representing clients in the technology, pharmaceutical, chemical and financial services sectors on complex litigation and compliance matters.

Distinguished Antitrust Partners Hill Wellford and Darren Tucker Join V&E 02-01-2018

Highly regarded antitrust lawyers Hill Wellford and Darren Tucker have joined Vinson & Elkins as partners, bringing to the firm a combined four decades of government and private practice experience, with a focus on the technology, media, telecom, standard-setting, energy and pharmaceutical sectors.

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.

V&E Listed In 2019 Global Investigations Review 100 10-27-2019

Vinson & Elkins is among the firms included in the 2019 Global Investigations Review (GIR) 100, an independent guide to the world’s best firms for international investigations. The GIR 100 has listed V&E every year dating back to the inaugural guide in 2015.

Law360 Names 3 V&E Partners as 2019 Rising Stars 09-16-2019

Law360 has named three Vinson & Elkins partners to its 2019 Rising Stars list, which honors outstanding attorneys under the age of 40.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 12 V&E Attorneys to 2019 D.C. Super Lawyers List, 7 to Rising Stars 04-19-2019

Super Lawyers has named 12 Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2019 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list. Meanwhile, 7 lawyers have been selected for the Washington D.C. Rising Stars list.

Steve Gill and Jeremy Marwell Named 2018 Law360 MVPs 12-14-2018

Vinson & Elkins partners Steve Gill and Jeremy Marwell have been selected by Law360 as 2018 MVPs in the energy and environmental categories, respectively.

V&E Listed in 2018 Global Investigations Review 100 10-29-2018


The American Lawyer Names V&E a 2018 Global Legal Awards Finalist 09-27-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been named a 2018 Global Legal Awards finalist by The American Lawyer for its role as defense counsel in the nationwide optical disk drive antitrust litigation.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 11 V&E Attorneys to 2018 D.C. Super Lawyers List, 9 to Rising Stars 04-23-2018

Super Lawyers has named 11 Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2018 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list. Meanwhile, 9 lawyers have been selected for the Washington D.C. Rising Stars list.

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.

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