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The Legal 500 U.S. 2019 (Legalease, Ltd.) Recognizes V&E in 43 Practice Categories, With 187 Individual Lawyer Recommendations

Published: 05-30-2019

The Legal 500 U.S. recommended Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 43 categories and named five lawyers as “Leading Lawyers” in its 2019 guide. In total, 118 attorneys are recognized in the 2019 U.S. edition, some in more than one category.

John B. Connally IV, who co-heads the firm’s Energy Transactions/Projects group, has been named a “Leading Lawyer” in Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas; and Trina Chandler has been named a “Leading Lawyer” in Energy Transactions: Conventional Power. Jay Seegers and Anita Wilson are both listed as “Leading Lawyers” in Energy Regulatory: Oil and Gas; John Decker has been named a “Leading Lawyer” in Energy Regulatory: Conventional Power.

V&E is ranked as a Tier 1 firm nationally in Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas; Energy Regulation: Oil and Gas and Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas this year.

On the corporate side, The Legal 500 notes that V&E “impresses with its ‘first-hand experience of marquee transactions’ and its ‘broad relationship network’.” The guide also notes that the firm “has an active litigation and trials practice; from its multiple offices, its lawyers litigate high-stakes cases around the country.”

The Legal 500 Series has been one of the largest legal referral guides for more than 30 years for commercial and private companies, corporate counsel, CEOs and professional advisers. The publication interviews in-house counsel and lawyers globally to compile its annual guides.

 

Following is a full list of V&E’s practice area rankings:

Antitrust - Cartel
Antitrust - Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense
Antitrust - Merger Control
Dispute Resolution - Appellate - Appellate - Courts of Appeal
Dispute Resolution - Appellate - Appellate - Supreme Courts (States & Federal)
Dispute Resolution - Corporate Investigations & White-Collar Criminal Defense
Dispute Resolution - Corporate Investigations & White-Collar Criminal Defense - Advice to Individuals
Dispute Resolution - General Commercial Disputes
Dispute Resolution - International Arbitration
Dispute Resolution - M&A Litigation: Defense
Dispute Resolution - Securities Litigation - Defense
Finance - Capital Markets - Debt - Advice to Issuers
Finance - Capital Markets - Debt Offerings - Advice to Underwriters
Finance - Capital Markets - Equity Offerings - Advice to Issuers
Finance - Capital Markets - Equity Offerings - Advice to Managers
Finance - Capital Markets - High-Yield Debt Offerings - Advice to Issuers
Finance - Capital Markets - High-Yield Debt Offerings - Advice to Underwriters
Finance - Commercial Lending - Advice to Borrowers
Finance - Commercial Lending - Advice to Lenders
Finance - Project Finance - Advice to Lender
Finance - Project Finance - Advice to Sponsor
Finance - Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy): Corporate
Government - Government Contracts
Industry Focus - Energy - Renewable/Alternative Power
Industry Focus - Energy - Transactions - Conventional Power
Industry Focus - Energy - Transactions - Oil & Gas
Industry Focus - Energy Litigation: Oil & Gas
Industry Focus - Energy Regulation - Oil & Gas
Industry Focus - Energy Regulation: Conventional Power
Industry Focus - Environment - Litigation
Industry Focus - Environment - Regulatory
Industry Focus - Environment - Transactional
Labor & Employment - Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation & Retirement Plans: Transactional
M&A/Corporate & Commercial - M&A - Large Deals ($1bn+)
M&A/Corporate & Commercial - Private Equity Buyouts
M&A/Corporate & Commercial - Shareholder Activism - Advise to Boards
M&A/Corporate & Commercial - Venture Capital & Emerging Companies
Real Estate
Real Estate - Construction (Including Construction Litigation)
Real Estate - Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Tax - International Tax
Tax - US Taxes - Contentious
Tax - US Taxes - Non-Contentious

Following is a full list of V&E’s recommended lawyers in each area:

Antitrust - Cartel
Craig Seebald
Darren Tucker
Lindsey Vaala
Hill Wellford
Greg Wells

Antitrust - Civil Litigation/Class Actions - Defense
Alden Atkins
Darren Tucker
Hill Wellford
Greg Wells

Antitrust - Merger Control
David Smith
Darren Tucker
Lindsey Vaala
Hill Wellford
Greg Wells

Dispute Resolution - Appellate
Michael Heidler
Thomas Leatherbury
Jeremy Marwell
Marie Yeates

Dispute Resolution - Corporate Investigations & White-Collar Criminal Defense
Alden Atkins
Michael Charlson
Lawrence Elbaum
Jennifer Freel
Jessica Heim
Matthew Jacobs
William Lawler
Ron Tenpas
Clifford Thau

Dispute Resolution - General Commercial Disputes
Michael Holmes
Craig Seebald
Jim Thompson
John Wander
Craig Zieminski

Dispute Resolution - International Arbitration
Alden Atkins
James Loftis
Tim Tyler

Dispute Resolution - M&A Litigation - Defense
Michael Holmes
John Wander

Dispute Resolution - Securities Litigation - Defense
Michael Charlson
Michael Holmes
Jennifer Poppe
Clifford Thau
John Wander

Finance - Capital Markets - Debt
Mark Kelly
Daniel LeBey
Douglas McWilliams
Dave Oelman
Matt Strock

Finance - Capital Markets - Equity Offerings
Wes Jones
Mark Kelly
Ramey Layne
Daniel LeBey
Brenda Lenahan
Dave Oelman
Matt Strock
Paul Tobias

Finance - Capital Markets - High-Yield Debt Offerings
Daniel Spelkin
David Stone

Finance - Commercial Lending
Chris Dewar
Brian Moss
Brett Santoli
David Wicklund
Erec Winandy

Finance - Project Finance
Mark Brasher
Trina Chandler
John B. Connally
Keith Fullenweider
Katy Gottsponer
John Grand
Simone King
Eamon Nolan
Maritza Okata
Kaam Sahely
Karen Smith
David Wicklund

Finance - Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy) - Corporate
David Meyer
William Wallander

Government - Government Contracts
Daniel Graham
David Johnson
Tyler Robinson
Jamie Tabb

Industry Focus - Energy - Renewable/Alternative Power
John B. Connally
Peter Marshall
Kaam Sahely

Industry Focus - Energy - Transactions - Conventional Power
Trina Chandler
Katy Gottsponer
Maritza Okata
Chris Rowley
Kaam Sahely

Industry Focus - Energy - Transactions - Oil & Gas
Douglas Bland
Mark Brasher 
John B. Connally
Keith Fullenweider
Bryan Loocke
Danielle Patterson
Kaam Sahely
Thomas Zentner

Industry Focus - Energy Litigation - Oil & Gas
Phillip Dye
Guy Lipe
Pat Mizell
Marisa Secco
Craig Seebald
Matt Stammel
Jim Thompson
John Wander

Industry Focus - Energy Regulation - Conventional Power
Jo Ann Biggs
John Decker
Craig Seebald
Jim Thompson
John Wander

Industry Focus - Energy Regulation - Oil & Gas
Suzanne Clevenger
John Decker
Damien Lyster
Jay Seegers
Anita Wilson

Industry Focus - Environment - Litigation
Matthew Dobbins
Larry Nettles
Margaret Peloso
Lewis Sutherland
Ron Tenpas
Jim Thompson

Industry Focus - Environment - Regulatory
Eric Groten
Larry Nettles
Margaret Peloso
Ron Tenpas

Industry Focus - Environment - Transactional
Matthew Dobbins
George “Casey” Hopkins
Larry Nettles
Larry Pechacek

Labor & Employment - Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation & Retirement Plans - Transactional
Brian Bloom
David D’Alessandro
Gina Hancock
Stephen Jacobson
Katherine Mull
Shane Tucker

M&A/Corporate & Commercial - M&A - Large Deals ($1bn+)
Jim Fox
Keith Fullenweider
Steve Gill
John Kupiec
Lande Spottswood
Matt Strock

M&A/Corporate & Commercial - Private Equity Buyouts
Jim Fox
Keith Fullenweider
Matt Strock

M&A/Corporate & Commercial - Shareholder Activism - Advice to Boards
Lawrence Elbaum
Steve Gill
Paul Tobias

M&A/Corporate & Commercial - Venture Capital & Emerging Companies
Wes Jones
Milam Newby
Paul Tobias

Real Estate
Prentiss Cutshaw
Adam Endick
Randy Jurgensmeyer
Paul Martin
Russell Oshman
Julia Sanabria
Wallace Schwartz
Carrie Winkler

Real estate - Construction (Including Construction Litigation)
Alan Alexander
Mark Brasher
Stephanie Coco
John Decker
Luke Edney
Katy Gottsponer
James Loftis
Ferguson McNiel
Kaam Sahely

Real Estate - Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Gregory Cope
David Freed
Christopher Green
Daniel LeBey
Christopher Mangin Jr
Dave Oelman
Matt Strock

Tax - International Tax
George Gerachis
Gary Huffman
Natan Leyva
John Lynch 
Jason McIntosh
David Peck

Tax - US Taxes - Contentious
David Cole
George Gerachis

Tax - US Taxes - Non-Contentious
Steve Gill
Douglas McWilliams
David Peck
Wendy Salinas
Todd Way


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