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City of Houston Honors V&E for 100th Anniversary

Published: 09-12-2017

In recognition of Vinson & Elkins’ 100th anniversary, the City of Houston declared September 12, 2017 to be “Vinson & Elkins Day.”

Chairman Mark Kelly and Managing Partner Scott Wulfe accepted the honor during a ceremony at Houston City Hall where they were presented with an official proclamation from Mayor Sylvester Turner and Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Cohen. Mayor Turner congratulated the firm on its longevity and success, and expressed gratitude for V&E’s “pro bono work, philanthropy in Houston and generosity towards Harvey victims.”

Established in Houston in 1917 by William A. Vinson and James A. Elkins, V&E’s time-tested role as trusted advisor has made it a go-to law firm for many of the world’s leading businesses. Born in the midst of the Texas oil boom a century ago, V&E is one of the oldest law firms in Houston and has 14 offices throughout the world. V&E’s lawyers handle some of the most high-profile transactions, investments, projects and disputes across the globe.

A core value at V&E is giving back. The firm is committed to empowering the Houston community through pro bono work for the underserved, devoting significant time and resources to those who cannot afford legal services. Annually, the firm also contributes to approximately 160 charitable organizations around the city of Houston. Lawyers in the Houston office serve on more than 100 charitable boards, including Texas Children's Hospital, the Houston Food Bank Endowment, Houston Grand Opera, Greater Houston Partnership, the Alley Theater, Trees for Houston, the Houston Symphony and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

In response to the widespread devastation to the Houston area caused by Hurricane Harvey, the firm established a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. This fund is housed at the Greater Houston Community Foundation and was created as a way for V&E lawyers and staff to contribute to organizations that provide flood relief, legal access and representation and other critical needs for affected residents. Meanwhile, V&E lawyers continue to work to provide pro bono legal services to those impacted by the storm, and are working to develop additional programs in anticipation of what the needs of Harvey survivors will be. 

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