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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.

Tom Leatherbury Named Director of First Amendment Clinic at SMU 10-16-2019

Vinson & Elkins appellate partner Tom Leatherbury has been named director of the new First Amendment Clinic at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.

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. 

SailPoint Acquires Orkus and OverWatchID 10-16-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc., the leader in enterprise identity governance, in its acquisition of two companies, Orkus and OverWatchID.

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.

Chambers UK 2020 Recommends V&E in 4 Practice Areas, Ranks 6 Lawyers 10-14-2019

Chambers UK 2020 has ranked Vinson & Elkins in four practice areas. The guide recognizes V&E in Construction: International Arbitration; Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas and Projects UK-wide, as well as in the Construction: Purchaser category in London.

Parsley Energy to Acquire Jagged Peak Energy in Deal Valued at $2.27B 10-14-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Jagged Peak Energy Inc. in a definitive merger agreement with Parsley Energy, Inc. under which Parsley will acquire Jagged Peak in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $2.27 billion

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.

V&E Awards Eight $25,000 Diversity Fellowships to Second-Year Law Students 10-10-2019

Eight second-year law students received Diversity Fellowships from Vinson & Elkins. Recipients from Columbia Law School, NYU Law, Texas Law, UC Berkeley and UC Hastings Law were selected from nearly 90 candidates who applied from top U.S. law schools.

CoolSys Acquires Building Air Services 10-09-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised CoolSys, a parent of market-leading refrigeration and HVAC services companies nationwide and a portfolio company of Ares Management Corporation, in its acquisition of Building Air Services, a provider of service and preventive maintenance programs for commercial air conditioning, heating, refrigeration and automated building controls.

National Diversity Council Names Trina Chandler Among 2019 "Top 50 Women Lawyers" 10-09-2019

Vinson & Elkins partner Trina Chandler has been named among the 2019 “Top 50 Women Lawyers” by the National Diversity Council.

DIRTT Environmental Solutions to Trade on Nasdaq Global Select Market 10-08-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised DIRTT Environmental Solutions Ltd. in the preparation of its Registration Statement on Form 10 relating to the registration of its class of common shares under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and its dual listing on The Nasdaq Global Select Market.

Tom Leatherbury, David Oelman and Harry Reasoner Named “Texas Trailblazers” by Texas Lawyer 10-08-2019

Texas Lawyer has named Vinson & Elkins partners Tom Leatherbury, David Oelman and Harry Reasoner to its inaugural list of “Texas Trailblazers.” They are among 50 attorneys throughout the state to be recognized for their contributions to the legal profession in Texas.

Shiseido to Acquire Drunk Elephant 10-08-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Tiffany Masterson, the founder of Drunk Elephant, and a consortium of majority equity holders in connection with the sale of Drunk Elephant to Shiseido Company, Limited. 

Forbes Names V&E Among America’s Top Corporate Law Firms 10-07-2019

Vinson & Elkins has been named among America’s Top Corporate Law Firms by Forbes Magazine.

Holly Energy Partners and Plains All American Announce Cushing Connect Joint Venture 10-03-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Plains All American Pipeline in connection with a 50/50 joint venture, Cushing Connect Pipeline & Terminal LLC, with Holly Energy Partners, L.P.

V&E Shareholder Activism Team Receives Top Rankings in Latest League Tables by Refinitiv and The Deal for Company Representation 10-01-2019

Vinson & Elkins’ Shareholder Activism team has received No. 1 rankings for company representation as part of Refinitiv’s First Half 2019 Shareholder Activism Scorecard and The Deal’s Q3 2019 Shareholder Activism League Tables.

Roan Resources Enters Into Definitive Merger Agreement to Be Acquired by Citizen Energy 10-01-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Roan Resources in the definitive merger agreement to be acquired by Citizen Energy Operating, LLC, an affiliate of Warburg Pincus LLC, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.0 billion.

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.

The Legal 500 UK 2020 (Legalease, LTD.) Ranks V&E in 6 Practice Categories, With 15 Individual Lawyer Recommendations 09-26-2019

The Legal 500 U.K. ranks Vinson & Elkins in 6 categories. In total, 15 attorneys are recognized in the 2020 U.K. edition, some in more than one category.

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.

Helmerich & Payne Expands Portfolio of Drilling Optimization Software with Acquisition of DrillScan 08-21-2019

Vinson & Elkins served as IP counsel to Helmerich & Payne, Inc. in the acquisition by its wholly owned subsidiary, Helmerich & Payne Technologies, LLC, of DrillScan. 

Seacor Holdings Acquires JV Partner’s Interest in Sea-Vista 08-05-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Avista Capital Partners (“Avista”) in relation to SEACOR Holdings Inc.’s (the “Company”) acquisition through a subsidiary of Avista’s 49% indirect interest in the SEA-Vista joint venture between the Company and Avista. 

CoolSys Acquires Agape Mechanical in the Midwest 08-01-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised CoolSys in its acquisition of Agape Mechanical, an HVAC, refrigeration and plumbing contractor based in Lakeville, Minnesota. 

Switchback Energy Acquisition Corporation Closes IPO 07-30-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Switchback Energy Acquisition Corporation on its initial public offering of 30,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit.

Osaka Gas Increases Upstream Presence with Acquisition of Sabine Oil & Gas 07-29-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Osaka Gas in a definitive agreement with Sabine Oil & Gas Holdings to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of its subsidiary, Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation.

Sunnova Closes Initial Public Offering 07-29-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with Sunnova Energy International Inc.’s initial public offering of 14,000,000 shares of its common stock at $12.00 per share. The offering closed on July 29, 2019. 

Phillips 66 and Phillips 66 Partners Announce Elimination of Incentive Distribution Rights 07-26-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the conflicts committee of the board of directors of the general partner of Phillips 66 Partners in the agreement between Phillips 66 (PSX) and Phillips 66 Partners (PSXP) to eliminate all of Phillips 66’s incentive distribution rights and general partner economic interests in PSXP in exchange for 101 million newly issued PSXP common units.

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.

Range Resources Corporation Announces Asset Sales 07-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Range Resources Corporation in the sale of a 2% proportionately reduced overriding royalty interest in 350,000 net surface acres in southwest Appalachia for gross proceeds totaling $600 million.

RedBird Capital Partners and Reverence Capital Partners Acquire Vida Capital 07-15-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Vida Capital, Inc. in the acquisition of Vida by RedBird Capital Partners and Reverence Capital Partners.

Clearlake Capital-Backed FloWorks Sells MultAlloy Division 07-03-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised FloWorks International LLC, a leading specialty industrial distributor of pipe, valves, and fittings and related technical solutions, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., in the sale of its master distribution division, MultAlloy, as well as the Company's J&J Alloy and J&J Bar operations, to Texas Pipe & Supply.

NorthStar Realty Europe to be Acquired by AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets 07-02-2019

Vinson & Elkins served as tax counsel to NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. in a definitive merger agreement with AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets.

Riverstone Energy Limited Announces $100M Vaca Muerta Midstream Commitment 06-28-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Riverstone Energy Limited (REL) and its subsidiaries in an agreement to invest in Aleph Midstream S.A., an independent Argentine oil and gas gathering and processing-focused midstream company, in line with REL's previously-stated modified investment approach.  

MoneyGram International Reports Successful Refinancing 06-26-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised MoneyGram International in a successful refinancing that included loans from both traditional banks and alternative capital sources. 

V&E Advises Affiliates of Riverstone Holdings in Formation of Converge Midstream 06-24-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised affiliates of Riverstone Holdings LLC in the formation of, and their investment in, Converge Midstream LLC. 

Colorado Jurors Rule for Antero in $100M Gas Delivery Dispute 06-24-2019

Jurors in Colorado State District Court have ruled in favor of V&E client Antero Resources Corporation in a dispute over one of the largest natural gas purchase agreements in the U.S.

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.

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.

Who’s Who Legal Names 4 V&E Lawyers in 2019 Arbitration Guide 12-07-2018

Vinson & Elkins partners Amir Ghaffari and Jim Loftis, counsel Joseph Chedrawe and senior associate Alexander Slade have been named in Who’s Who Legal’s 2019 Arbitration guide.

Chambers UK 2019 Recommends V&E in 5 Practice Areas, Ranks 5 Lawyers 11-02-2018

Chambers UK 2019 has ranked Vinson & Elkins in five practice areas, including continued recognition for V&E as a Band 1 firm for UK-wide Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas.

U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2019 Recognizes V&E With 19 Tier 1 National Rankings 11-01-2018

Vinson & Elkins is recognized as a national tier 1 law firm in 19 practice areas, with a total of 37 national rankings, in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey.

The Legal 500 UK 2018 Ranks V&E in 5 Categories; Recommends 12 Lawyers 10-29-2018

The Legal 500 UK ranks Vinson & Elkins in five categories and recommends 12 of the firm’s lawyers in its 2018 edition. Additionally, partner Alex Msimang was named a Leading Lawyer in London: Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Oil & Gas, and partner Nick Henchie was named a Leading Lawyer in London: Real Estate: Construction – Contentious.

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


Lande Spottswood Recognized Among Houston Business Journal 2018 Women Who Mean Business 10-19-2018

Vinson & Elkins partner Lande Spottswood has been selected by Houston Business Journal to receive a 2018 Women Who Mean Business Award in the “Women to Watch” category.

Texas Access to Justice Commission Honors V&E with Champion of Justice Award 10-18-2018

The Texas Access to Justice Commission (TAJC) has honored Vinson & Elkins with a Champion of Justice Award in recognition of the firm’s stellar fundraising efforts as part of TAJC’s statewide Justice for All Campaign.

National and Texas Diversity Councils Name Bailey Pham Among 2018 Top 50 Women Lawyers in Dallas 10-09-2018

Vinson & Elkins partner Bailey Pham has been named among the 2018 “Top 50 Women Lawyers in Dallas” by the Texas Diversity Council in conjunction with the National Diversity Council.

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.

The American Lawyer Names V&E a 2018 Regional Litigation Department of the Year Finalist 09-24-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been named by The American Lawyer as a Regional Litigation Department of the Year finalist.

V&E Named 2018 Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year by International Tax Review 09-19-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been named US: Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year as part of the 2018 International Tax Review Americas Tax Awards. V&E was one of four finalists in consideration for the award.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 3 V&E Attorneys to 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers List 09-13-2018

Super Lawyers has named three Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. Additionally, four lawyers have been selected for the New York Metro Rising Stars list.

Lande Spottswood Receives 2018 Texas Lawyer "On the Rise" Award 09-10-2018

Vinson & Elkins partner Lande Spottswood has been selected by Texas Lawyer to receive a 2018 “On the Rise” award. Spottswood is among 23 Texas attorneys named in the category, which honors the most promising lawyers under the age of 40 in the state.

Law360 Names V&E a 2018 Texas Powerhouse 09-07-2018

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

Legal 500 Latin America 2018 Recommends V&E in 3 Practice Areas, 5 Attorneys Recognized 09-06-2018

Legal 500 Latin America once again recognizes Vinson & Elkins in the Corporate and M&A, International Arbitration and Projects and Energy categories in its 2018 guide.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 56 V&E Attorneys to the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers List 09-06-2018

Super Lawyers has selected 56 Vinson & Elkins lawyers to the Texas Super Lawyers list in its 2018 guide.

The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) 2019 Lists 94 V&E Lawyers, 8 “Lawyers of the Year” 08-15-2018

The Best Lawyers in America 2019 has recognized 94 Vinson & Elkins lawyers in its newest guide. In addition, the publication has named eight V&E attorneys “Lawyers of the Year” for 2019.

Chambers Latin America Recognizes V&E’s Energy Practice 08-09-2018

Chambers Latin America has again recognized Vinson & Elkins in its 2019 rankings. V&E is ranked by Chambers in the Latin America-Wide category for Energy & Natural Resources. Additionally, partner Boyd Carano is listed in the individual Energy & Natural Resources rankings.

Working Mother Honors V&E Among 2018 "Best Law Firms for Women" 07-31-2018

Working Mother magazine has once again named Vinson & Elkins as one of the “Best Law Firms for Women.” This is the eighth time V&E has been recognized by the publication for utilizing best practices in retaining and promoting women lawyers.

New York Law Journal Names Lawrence Elbaum a 2018 Rising Star 07-17-2018

Vinson & Elkins partner Lawrence Elbaum has been named one of New York Law Journal’s 2018 Rising Stars. The awards honor the best and brightest among New York’s legal community, who have influenced their practice areas in New York and beyond.

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