Lande Spottswood Receives 2018 Texas Lawyer "On the Rise" Award
Vinson & Elkins
partner Lande Spottswood has been selected by Texas Lawyer to receive a
2018 “On the Rise” award.
among 23 Texas attorneys named in the category, which honors the most promising
lawyers under the age of 40 in the state. “All of the honorees have had, and
continue to have, extraordinary careers,” said Texas Lawyer. “The bottom
line: They are all impact players in the Texas legal community.”
elected to the V&E partnership in 2017, at the time becoming the firm’s
youngest partner at the age of 32. She focuses on corporate finance and
securities law, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and
general corporate representation, and regularly advises clients on some of the
firm’s largest and most complicated transactions.
transactions, Spottswood advised Energy Transfer Partners in the $60 billion
merger with Energy Transfer Equity in a unit-for-unit exchange (pending), RSP
Permian in its $9.5 billion merger with Concho Resources and Sunoco in the $3.3
billion sale of a majority of its convenience stores to 7-Eleven.
In a profile in
the September edition of Texas Lawyer, Spottswood describes her proudest
career moments as those where she can help clients “solve tricky problems with
creative solutions that give everyone at the negotiating table what they need
to get a deal done.”
“I think lawyers
are constantly being called on to be more creative and proactive with clients,
as opposed to just being scriveners and negotiating the legal terms of a deal
within a specific narrow set of parameters,” she said when asked about current
trends in the profession. “And I think that’s great, because it is the part of
the practice I like best.”
Spottswood will be honored at a ceremony in
Dallas on September 19, 2018. Her complete profile can be viewed here.