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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.

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.

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.

CubeSmart Closes Offering of Senior Unsecured Notes 01-31-2019

Vinson & Elkins served as underwriters’ counsel in connection with an offering by CubeSmart L.P. of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 4.375% senior unsecured notes due 2029 in an underwritten public offering. The offering closed on January 31, 2019.

New York Mortgage Trust Closes Public Offering of Common Stock 01-11-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. in connection with its $86.4 million underwritten public offering of its common stock.

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


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.

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.

Two Harbors Investment Corp. to Acquire CYS Investments 04-26-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised CYS Investments, Inc., an agency mortgage REIT, in a definitive merger agreement with Two Harbors Investment Corp., a leading hybrid mortgage REIT, under which Two Harbors will acquire CYS.

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.

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.

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.

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.

CubeSmart Closes Offering of Senior Unsecured Notes 01-31-2019

Vinson & Elkins served as underwriters’ counsel in connection with an offering by CubeSmart L.P. of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 4.375% senior unsecured notes due 2029 in an underwritten public offering. The offering closed on January 31, 2019.

New York Mortgage Trust Closes Public Offering of Common Stock 01-11-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. in connection with its $86.4 million underwritten public offering of its common stock.

Two Harbors Investment Corp. to Acquire CYS Investments 04-26-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised CYS Investments, Inc., an agency mortgage REIT, in a definitive merger agreement with Two Harbors Investment Corp., a leading hybrid mortgage REIT, under which Two Harbors will acquire CYS.

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.

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.

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.

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.

MDA to Acquire DigitalGlobe in Deal Valued at $3.6 Billion 02-24-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA), a global communications and information company providing technology solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide, in a definitive merger agreement with DigitalGlobe, Inc., the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet.

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.

New York Mortgage Trust Enters Purchase Agreement with RiverBanc 05-02-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. in its Membership Interest Purchase Agreement with the members of RiverBanc LLC.

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.

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.

Former AUSA Michael S. Dry Joins V&E as Partner 01-08-2017

Michael S. Dry, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and most recently the Deputy Chief of its Criminal Division, has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in the firm’s Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense practice.

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.

Margaret Peloso Selected as ABA Top 40 Young Lawyer 07-17-2017

Vinson & Elkins counsel Margaret Peloso has been selected as a 2017 American Bar Association “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer.” The award is given by the ABA Young Lawyers Division to 40 members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership and legal and community service.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 9 V&E Attorneys to 2017 Washington DC Super Lawyers List, 8 to Rising Stars List 04-24-2017

Super Lawyers has named 9 Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2017 Washington DC Super Lawyers list. Additionally, eight lawyers have been selected for the Washington DC Rising Stars list.

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