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Expanding its New York Footprint, Vinson & Elkins Relocates to Iconic Grace Building Published: 02-10-2020

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To facilitate its continuing growth and client needs, Vinson & Elkins is pleased to announce the relocation of its New York office. The firm will occupy three floors in the iconic Grace Building, located at 1114 Avenue of the Americas.

V&E Named 2019 Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of The Year By International Tax Review 09-24-2019

Vinson & Elkins has been named US: Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year for the third year in a row as part of the 2019 International Tax Review Americas Tax Awards. V&E was one of seven finalists in consideration for the award.

Leading FCPA Attorney Palmina Fava Joins V&E’s Government Investigations Practice in New York 09-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins continues to expand its nationally recognized Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense practice with the addition of New York-based partner Palmina M. Fava, who brings to the firm more than two decades of experience handling a wide range of internal and government investigations and compliance matters.

V&E Advising Aisin AW and AW Texas on New Production Base in Cibolo, TX 09-18-2019

Vinson & Elkins is advising Japanese auto parts supplier Aisin AW and subsidiary AW Texas on its project to construct a new production base in Cibolo, Texas, near San Antonio.

One Drop Launches Global Commercial Partnership with Bayer 09-17-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised One Drop, a leader in the development of digital therapeutic solutions for diabetes and other chronic conditions, in connection with a $40 million Series B financing, led by Bayer, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

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

CryoLife Enters Into Distribution Agreement with Endospan 09-11-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised CryoLife, a leading cardiac and vascular surgery company focused on aortic disease, in connection with distribution and credit facility agreements with Endospan.

The Legal 500 Latin America 2019 (Legalease, Ltd.) Recommends V&E in 3 Practice Categories, With 14 Individual Lawyer Recommendations 09-11-2019


Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names Six V&E Attorneys to the 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers List 09-11-2019

Super Lawyers has named three Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. Additionally, three lawyers have been selected for the New York Metro Rising Stars list.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 55 V&E Attorneys to the 2019 Texas Super Lawyers List 09-11-2019

Super Lawyers has selected 55 Vinson & Elkins lawyers to the Texas Super Lawyers list in its 2019 guide.

Law360 Names V&E a 2019 Texas Powerhouse 09-10-2019

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

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.

V&E Recognized In BTI Consulting Group’s 2019 Most Recommended Law Firms Report 08-29-2019

Vinson & Elkins has been recognized in the 2019 edition of BTI Consulting Group’s Most Recommended Law Firms report. V&E is among a select group of U.S. law firms that are “highly recommended” among corporate counsel for their commitment to client service, according to BTI.

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. 

Chambers Latin America 2020 Recognizes V&E as Leading Firm, Ranks 3 Individual Attorneys 08-16-2019

The 2020 edition of Chambers Latin America recognizes Vinson & Elkins as a leading firm for Energy and Natural Resources work.

The Best Lawyers In America (Woodward/White, Inc.) 2020 Lists 88 V&E Lawyers, 8 “Lawyers of the Year” 08-15-2019

The Best Lawyers in America 2020 has named 88 Vinson & Elkins lawyers in its 2020 edition. Some are listed in more than one practice area, giving the firm a total of 175 lawyer listings.

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. 

Hartree Cardinal Gas Acquires Natural Gas Storage Assets From Martin Midstream for $215M 06-11-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Hartree Cardinal Gas, LLC, a subsidiary of Hartree Bulk Storage, LLC, in its entry into an agreement to purchase Arcadia Gas Storage, LLC, Cadeville Gas Storage LLC, Monroe Gas Storage, LLC and Perryville Gas Storage LLC (the “Natural Gas Storage Assets”) from Martin Midstream Partners L.P., for $215,000,000. The Natural Gas Storage Assets consist of approximately 50 billion cubic feet of working capacity located in northern Louisiana and Mississippi.

Phillips 66 and Plains All American Announce Strategic JV and Sanctioning of Red Oak Pipeline System 06-11-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Plains All American Pipeline in connection with the formation of Red Oak Pipeline LLC, a 50/50 joint venture with Phillips 66 to develop and operate the Red Oak Pipeline system. 

Comstock Resources to Become Haynesville Basin Leader With Acquisition of Covey Park Energy For $2.2 Billion 06-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Covey Park Energy LLC, a privately held natural gas company with operations in the core of the Haynesville shale basin, in its acquisition by Comstock Resources, Inc. for approximately $2.2 billion. The cash and stock transaction includes the assumption of Covey Park's outstanding debt and the retirement of Covey Park's existing preferred units which in the aggregate total approximately $1.1 billion. 

The Dallas Morning News Wins Defamation Case at Texas Supreme Court 06-06-2019

In a complete victory for The Dallas Morning News, the Texas Supreme Court has rejected a defamation lawsuit brought by the owners of a compounding-pharmacy business.

Frontier Tubular Solutions Acquires Permian Enterprises 05-31-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised SCF Partners and its portfolio company, Frontier Tubular Solutions (Frontier), in connection with Frontier’s acquisition of Permian Enterprises, an Odessa, Texas-based tubular goods service provider offering internal plastic coatings, cement and fiberglass linings, external coatings and linings and non-destructive inspection services to the oil and gas industry throughout Texas and New Mexico.

Cloud Peak Energy Voluntarily Files for Chapter 11 05-16-2019

Vinson & Elkins is advising Cloud Peak Energy Inc., the only pure-play Powder River Basin coal company, in the filing of voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Atlantic Power Acquires Ownership Interests in Two Biomass Plants from AltaGas 05-15-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised AltaGas Power Holdings (U.S.) Inc. (AltaGas) in the execution of an agreement whereby Atlantic Power Corporation will acquire the equity ownership interests held by AltaGas in two contracted biomass plants in North Carolina and Michigan. 

KKR and Spur Energy Form Partnership to Pursue Oil and Gas Opportunities 05-14-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Spur Energy Partners LLC in connection with the formation of a partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, to acquire large, high-margin oil and gas production development assets across the Lower 48.

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.  

Buckeye Partners Agrees to $10.3B Acquisition by IFM Investors 05-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins served as tax counsel to Buckeye Partners, L.P. in the acquisition of Buckeye by IFM Investors for $41.50 per common unit. 

PayLease Acquires Zego to Innovate Resident Living Experience 05-07-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised PayLease, a leading PropTech provider for the property management and Homeowner Association industry, in connection with its acquisition of Zego, the hub for smarter apartment living.

Pioneer Sells Eagle Ford Shale and Remaining South Texas Assets 05-06-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Pioneer Natural Resources Company in the sale of its Eagle Ford shale and remaining South Texas assets to Ensign Natural Resources.

PDC Energy Divests Midstream Assets to EagleClaw Midstream for $182M 05-01-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised EagleClaw Midstream in a transaction whereby PDC Energy, Inc. will divest its gas-related midstream assets, including long-term future gathering and processing rights, to EagleClaw for total proceeds of approximately $182 million.

Riverstone Energy Limited Announces European Power Commitment 04-26-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Riverstone Holdings LLC, the Manager of Riverstone Energy Limited, in connection with the formation of Onyx Strategic Investment Management I BV, a newly formed European independent power producer, and its signing of an agreement to acquire a fleet of coal- and biomass-fired power stations from affiliates of ENGIE S.A. 

Northern Oil and Gas Acquires Williston Basin Properties from VEN Bakken 04-22-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Flywheel Bakken, LLC in a definitive agreement whereby Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. will acquire the Williston Basin properties of VEN Bakken, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Flywheel Bakken, LLC (formerly Valorem Energy).

Brigham Minerals Prices Upsized Initial Public Offering 04-18-2019

Vinson & Elkins served as issuer’s counsel in Brigham Minerals, Inc.’s pricing of its upsized initial public offering of 14,500,000 shares of its Class A common stock at $18.00 per share.

Mastercard Acquires Point-of-Sale Technology Platform Vyze 04-16-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Vyze, a point-of-sale technology platform, in connection with its acquisition by Mastercard.

Chevron to Acquire Anadarko for $33 Billion 04-12-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in the agreement with Chevron Corporation for Chevron to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Anadarko in a stock and cash transaction valued at $33 billion, or $65 per share.

Crestwood Acquires Williams' 50% Interest in Powder River Basin JV 04-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Crestwood Equity Partners LP in the acquisition by Crestwood Niobrara LLC of a 50% interest in Jackalope Gas Gathering Services, L.L.C. from The Williams Companies, Inc. for approximately $485 million.

Goldman Sachs Renewable Power Fund Acquires Solar Portfolio from Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation Subsidiary 04-04-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Goldman Sachs Renewable Power Fund in connection with its acquisition of a 142 MW portfolio of solar power generation assets from a subsidiary of Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation.

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.

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 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.

V&E Named Among Latin Lawyer 250, 10 Lawyers Recognized 03-07-2018

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 2018 edition of Latin Lawyer 250: Latin America’s Leading Business Law Firms. The guide also recognizes 10 V&E lawyers as leading players.

Alerian Honors V&E with 2018 "Legal Counsel of the Year" Award 03-07-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been named “Legal Counsel of the Year” as part of Alerian’s 2018 Ammy Awards, recognizing excellence in the North American energy infrastructure industry.

V&E Leads Legal Advisors for Company Defense in Thomson Reuters' 2017 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard 03-06-2018

Vinson & Elkins claimed the top spot for legal advisors based on number of campaigns for defense of companies in Thomson Reuters’ Full Year 2017 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard. The firm was credited for advising on 35 campaigns.

V&E Ranked in Top Band in 5 Categories in Chambers Global 2018; 18 Lawyers Recognized 02-19-2018

Chambers Global 2018 ranked Vinson & Elkins in 19 practice areas, including top-tier rankings for five of the firm’s practice areas.

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.

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.

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 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.

Russell Oshman Named a D Magazine "Best Lawyer Under 40" 01-17-2018

D Magazine has named V&E partner Russell Oshman to its inaugural “Best Lawyers Under 40” list, honoring up-and-coming attorneys in Dallas.

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.

V&E Earns Perfect Score on 2018 Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index 11-09-2017

Vinson & Elkins has received a perfect score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index for the fourth consecutive year. Administered annually by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the Corporate Equality Index is a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBTQ employees.

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.).

Turnarounds & Workouts (Beard Group, Inc.) Recognizes V&E Among “Successful Restructurings” 01-26-2017

Turnarounds & Workouts has recognized Vinson & Elkins in its list of Successful Restructurings of 2016. V&E was recognized, as counsel to the debtor, for its work on behalf of Energy XXI, an independent oil and natural gas development and production company.

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