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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 and WCD Publish Report on Building a High-Performing Private Equity Portfolio Company Board 02-20-2018

With the "buy to sell" nature of private equity placing special demands on portfolio company boards, PE firms look for distinct factors in recruiting new directors, says a new report from WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) and Vinson & Elkins LLP. 

V&E Ranked in Top Band in 5 Categories in Chambers Global 2018; 21 Lawyers Recognized 02-19-2018

Chambers Global 2018 ranked Vinson & Elkins in 20 practice areas, including top-tier rankings for five of the firm’s practice areas.

Tidewater Logistics Announces Investment by Funds Affiliated with Apollo Global Management 02-15-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management in connection with the acquisition of a majority interest in Tidewater Logistics Corporation, a leading provider of frac sand supply chain solutions.

Fieldwood Energy Files Prepackaged Chapter 11 Cases, Announces Gulf of Mexico Acquisition 02-15-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Riverstone in connection with the announcement by Fieldwood Energy LLC that it has filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas as part of a "prepackaged" chapter 11 case. 

Quintana Energy Services Inc. Closes Initial Public Offering 02-13-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Quintana Energy Services Inc. (QES) in connection with its initial public offering of 9,259,259 shares of its common stock at $10.00 per share.

Lotus Midstream Secures $400M Capital Commitment from EnCap Flatrock Midstream 02-13-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Lotus Midstream, LLC, a crude oil logistics provider, in connection with an initial capital commitment of $400 million from EnCap Flatrock Midstream and the Lotus management team.

V&E Announces New Leadership Roles in Shareholder Activism Practice, Corporate Department 02-08-2018

Vinson & Elkins LLP announced today several new leadership appointments, including naming attorneys Lawrence Elbaum, Jeff Floyd, Patrick Gadson and Steve Gill as the senior leadership team of the firm’s Shareholder Activism practice.

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.

Ridge Runner Resources Announces Investment of Up to $300M from Warburg Pincus 02-05-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Ridge Runner Resources, LLC, a newly formed oil and gas exploration and production company focused on the Delaware Basin, in connection with its line of equity financing of up to $300 million from funds affiliated with Warburg Pincus.

Double Eagle Energy Holdings III Secures More Than $1 Billion of Equity Commitments 02-05-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC in connection with equity commitments to Double Eagle Energy Holdings III. Inclusive of a recent capital raise, Double Eagle has secured equity commitments of more than $1 billion.

V&E #1 Legal Advisor by Deal Count in Mergermarket's 2017 Global Energy, Mining & Utilities Report 02-02-2018

Vinson & Elkins claimed the top spot in Mergermarket’s 2017 Energy, Mining & Utilities (EMU) Global Trend Report by deal count, credited with 74 deals valued at $80 billion.

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.

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.

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.

DISCO Raises $20M Growth Financing 01-30-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised CS Disco, Inc., the legal technology company that makes the market-leading cloud ediscovery solution DISCO, in connection with its $20 million equity financing.

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.

Gastar Exploration Divests Non-Core Reserves and Acreage in Oklahoma 01-26-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Gastar Exploration Inc. in connection with its definitive purchase and sale agreement to divest its interest in the West Edmund Hunton Lime Unit for $107.5 million.

Law360 Names V&E Among 2017 "Energy Groups of the Year" 01-24-2018

For the eighth consecutive year, Vinson & Elkins has been recognized in Law360’s “Practice Groups of the Year” series for the firm’s industry leading energy litigation and transactional successes in 2017.

Nine Energy Service, Inc. Closes Initial Public Offering 01-23-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Nine Energy Service, Inc. in connection with its initial public offering of 7,000,000 shares of its common stock at $23.00 per share.

Vinson & Elkins Continues to Build Finance Practice in London with Addition of Partner Paul Simcock 01-22-2018

Vinson & Elkins further expands its global corporate practice with the addition of acquisition and leveraged-finance partner Paul Simcock in London.

Marathon Petroleum Corp. and MPLX to Exchange MPC's General Partner Interests for MPLX Common Units 12-15-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) in its agreement with MPLX LP for MPC to exchange its general partner economic interests in MPLX, which include incentive distribution rights, for 275 million newly issued MPLX common units.

Noble Midstream Partners and Greenfield Midstream Form DJ Basin JV, Acquire Saddle Butte Pipeline 12-12-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Noble Midstream Partners LP in connection with the formation of Black Diamond Gathering, LLC (“Black Diamond”), a joint venture with Greenfield Midstream, LLC, and Black Diamond’s definitive agreements to acquire Saddle Butte Rockies Midstream, LLC and affiliates for $625 million. 

Oasis Petroleum Announces Delaware Basin Acquisition, Public Offering of Common Stock 12-12-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Oasis Petroleum Inc. in its purchase and sale agreement with Forge Energy, LLC to acquire 20,300 net acres in the Delaware Basin for approximately $946 million.

Helmerich & Payne Acquires Magnetic Variation Services 12-08-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Helmerich & Payne, Inc. on intellectual property matters associated with its acquisition of Magnetic Variation Services, LLC, an industry leader in enhancing the accuracy of directional drilling surveys through its geomagnetic modeling.

Valorem Energy Acquires LINN Energy’s Williston Basin Interests 12-07-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Valorem Energy, LLC in connection with its acquisition of LINN Energy, Inc.’s Williston Basin interests for a purchase price of $285 million, subject to customary purchase price adjustments.

Bill Barrett Corp. Announces $649M Combination with Fifth Creek Energy 12-05-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Fifth Creek Energy Company, LLC, a portfolio company of NGP, in a strategic business combination with Bill Barrett Corporation in a transaction valued at approximately $649 million. The transaction creates a premier exploitation and production company exclusively focused on oil-weighted rural areas in the Denver-Julesburg Basin.

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.

SailPoint Technologies Closes IPO 11-21-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. in its initial public offering of 20,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $12.00 per share. 

Talos Energy LLC to Combine with Stone Energy Corporation 11-21-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Talos Energy LLC in its combination with Stone Energy Corporation in an all-stock transaction that will create a premier offshore-focused exploration and production company. The company will be named Talos Energy, Inc.

SandRidge Energy to Acquire Bonanza Creek Energy 11-15-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised SandRidge Energy in its definitive merger agreement with Bonanza Creek Energy, under which SandRidge will acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Bonanza Creek in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at $36.00 per share. The purchase price implies a total transaction value of approximately $746 million.

Tellurian and Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals Enter EPC Agreements Totaling $15.2B For Driftwood LNG 11-13-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Driftwood LNG LLC and Tellurian Inc. in connection with four fixed price, lump sum turnkey agreements between Tellurian and Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Inc., totaling $15.2 billion, for the engineering, procurement and construction of Driftwood LNG, a liquefied natural gas export facility proposed near Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Sentinel Energy Services Inc. Closes Initial Public Offering 11-07-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Sentinel Energy Services Inc. in its initial public offering of 30,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit.

Rosehill Resources Inc. to Expand Delaware Basin Position 10-30-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Rosehill Resources Inc. in connection with its acquisition of 4,565 net undeveloped acres, which includes producing properties with limited production of 40 Boepd, in the Southern Delaware Basin. Subject to certain conditions, Rosehill may acquire up to an additional 4,535 net acres at the same price per net acre.

BP Midstream Partners LP Closes Initial Public Offering 10-30-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised BP Midstream Partners LP in connection with its initial public offering of 42,500,000 common units representing limited partner interests at $18.00 per common unit.

C&J Energy Services to Acquire O-Tex Holdings, Inc. 10-25-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised C&J Energy Services, Inc., in the acquisition of O-Tex Holdings, Inc. and its operating subsidiaries, including O-Tex Pumping, L.L.C.

HollyFrontier and Holly Energy Partners Announce IDR Simplification Agreement 10-19-2017

Vinson & Elkins provided tax counsel to Holly Energy Partners, L.P. (Holly Energy) in connection with Holly Energy and HEP Logistics Holdings, L.P.’s (HEP GP) definitive agreement to eliminate the incentive distribution rights held by HEP GP and convert HEP GP’s 2% general partner interest in Holly Energy into a non-economic interest in exchange for the issuance by Holly Energy of 37,250,000 of its common units to HEP GP, representing total equity value of $1.25 billion based on Holly Energy’s previous closing day price of $33.56.

CryoLife Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire JOTEC 10-10-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised CryoLife, Inc., a leading medical device and tissue processing company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, in connection with its definitive agreement to acquire JOTEC AG, a German-based, privately-held developer of technologically differentiated endovascular stent grafts, and cardiac and vascular surgical grafts, focused on aortic repair.

Cooke Inc. to Acquire Omega Protein Corporation for $22.00 Per Share 10-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Omega Protein Corporation (“Omega Protein”), a nutritional product company and a leading integrated provider of specialty oils and specialty protein products, in connection with its definitive agreement with Cooke Inc. ("Cooke"), a New Brunswick company and parent of Cooke Aquaculture Inc., under which Cooke will acquire all outstanding shares of Omega Protein for $22.00 per share in cash or approximately $500 million.

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.

Producers Midstream Announces Formation of Culberson Midstream 10-04-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Charger Shale Oil Company ("Charger") in connection with Producers Midstream, LP’s plans to install a new natural gas gathering system, anchored by more than 40,000 net dedicated acres and a 1,000 square mile area of mutual interest from Charger, in the Western Delaware Basin through the formation of Culberson Midstream LLC. 

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. 

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.

David Meyer Among 2017 “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers” 05-01-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner David Meyer has been named a 2017 “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer” by Turnarounds & Workouts (Beard Group, Inc.).

Global Competition Review Recognizes V&E Among Texas Antitrust Bar Elite 04-26-2017

Global Competition Review (GCR) has recognized Vinson & Elkins among the Texas antitrust bar elite in its review of top competition practices.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 12 V&E Attorneys to 2017 Washington DC Super Lawyers List, 8 to Rising Stars List 04-24-2017

Super Lawyers has named 12 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.

Global Competition Review Recognizes V&E in 17th Edition of GCR100 04-18-2017

Global Competition Review (GCR) has recognized Vinson & Elkins in the 17th edition of its annual GCR100. V&E is recommended for its work in Texas and Washington, D.C.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 Recommends V&E in 5 Practice Areas, 3 Lawyers Recognized 04-12-2017

The Legal 500 EMEA recommends Vinson & Elkins in five practice areas across Iraq and Saudi Arabia in its 2017 edition. The guide also recognizes three V&E attorneys.

V&E Named to 2017 GAR 100 by Global Arbitration Review 04-11-2017

Vinson & Elkins has been named to the 2017 GAR 100 by Global Arbitration Review. The GAR 100 is a guide to the international arbitration capabilities of law firms. It profiles and only includes firms that have been audited by the publication for the qualities of arbitral specialization.

Vinson & Elkins Recognized as Leading Transactional Firm by American Lawyer Corporate Scorecard 2017 04-04-2017

Vinson & Elkins was once again recognized as a leading firm for corporate transactions in American Lawyer’s 2017 Corporate Scorecard.

Boyd Carano Named to Legal 500’s (Legalease, Ltd.) Private Practice Powerlist 04-04-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Boyd Carano has been named to Legal 500’s inaugural Private Practice Powerlist: The Leading U.S. Attorneys with a Focus on Mexico. Legal 500 has unveiled the series as a way of identifying “key individual practitioners with outstanding specialization in, and knowledge of, particular jurisdictions.”

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2018 (Woodward/White, Inc.) Lists 4 V&E Partners 03-28-2017

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom has named four Vinson & Elkins partners in its 2018 edition.

Vinson & Elkins Named to Latin Lawyer 250, 6 Lawyers Recognized 03-20-2017

Vinson & Elkins has been recommended as a top law firm in the International category in the Energy, Project Finance & Infrastructure and Arbitration practice areas of the 2017 edition of Latin Lawyer 250: Latin America’s Leading Business Law Firms.

V&E Ranked in Top Band in 5 Categories in Chambers Global 2017, 23 Lawyers Recognized 03-16-2017

Chambers Global 2017 ranked Vinson & Elkins in 26 practice areas, including top-tier rankings for five of the firm’s practice areas.

IJGlobal Names Colón LNG-to-Power Project 2016 “Latin America Power Deal of the Year” 03-15-2017

IJGlobal has named the Colón LNG-to-Power Project the 2016 “Latin America Power Deal of the Year.”

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 30 V&E Attorneys to 2017 Texas Rising Stars List 03-08-2017

Super Lawyers has named 30 Vinson & Elkins attorneys to the 2017 Texas Rising Stars List across a range of the firm’s practices and Texas offices.

RSP Permian’s $2.4B Acquisition of Silver Hill Energy Partners, LLC and Silver Hill E&P II Named “M&A Deal of the Year” by Oil and Gas Investor 03-01-2017

RSP Permian, Inc.’s (RSP) $2.4 billion acquisition of Silver Hill Energy Partners, LLC and Silver Hill E&P II, LLC has been named “M&A Deal of the Year” as part of Oil and Gas Investor’s annual Excellence Awards. Vinson & Elkins advised RSP in the transactions.

Daily Journal Names Chinese Textile Co.’s $72M Win a Top 2016 Verdict 02-27-2017

The Daily Journal has recognized as one of California’s top verdicts of 2016, Vinson & Elkins partner Mort Hartwell’s $72 million win for a Chinese textile company involved in a dispute over the sale of its interest in a U.S.-based distributor.

V&E Ranked #1 For Company Defense by Number of Campaigns in Thomson Reuters' 2016 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard 02-24-2017

Vinson & Elkins claimed the top spot based on number of campaigns for legal defense of companies in Thomson Reuters’ Full Year 2016 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard. The firm was credited for advising on 27 campaigns.

Alden Atkins Named 2017 BTI Client Service All-Star 02-10-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Alden Atkins has been named a 2017 BTI Client Service All-Star for his dedication to client service excellence.

John Michael Receives Lexology’s 2017 Client Choice Award for Offshore Services 02-09-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner John Michael has been awarded a 2017 Lexology Client Choice Award for his work in Offshore Services. Michael is the sole recipient in the Offshore Services category this year.

V&E Receives High Ranks in IJGlobal’s Full Year 2016 Infrastructure Finance League Tables 02-02-2017

Vinson & Elkins is ranked among the top firms for infrastructure finance according to IJGlobal’s full year 2016 league table report.

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