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World Expo 2020 10-20-2020

Dubai will host the World Expo 2020 from October 20th 2020. Running for 173 days, the Expo will provide a global destination for millions of people to share ideas, showcase innovation, encourage collaboration and celebrate human ingenuity.

Nareit REITwise: 2020 Law, Accounting & Finance Conference 04-01-2020

V&E is a silver sponsor of REITwise, Nareit’s 2020 Law, Accounting & Finance Conference taking place in Washington, DC from April 1 through April 3.

Joint Operating Agreements – High Court Finds Express Contractual Right to Remove Operator At Will Is ‘Absolute’ 02-17-2020

In a recent decision, TAQA Bratani Limited & Ors v RockRose UKCS8 LLC [2020] EWHC 58 (Comm), the English High Court held that an express contractual right in a joint operating agreement for non-operators to remove the operator at will was “absolute” and that the exercise of such a right by the non-operators was “not subject to any implied constraint”, including any implied duty of the non-operators to act in good faith.

New CFIUS Rules Take Effect Today 02-13-2020

V&E CFIUS Update, February 13, 2020

New rules governing the review of transactions by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) take effect today.

Securities Fraud in the #MeToo Era 02-13-2020

Managing the Modern Workplace

An recent article published by Vinson & Elkins’ white collar practice group details a decision out of the Southern District of New York that highlights an alternative form of liability for companies and their executives when they get caught up in the #MeToo movement.

Securities Fraud in the #MeToo Era: An Additional Source of Liability 02-13-2020

A recent decision out of the Southern District of New York highlights a potential source of liability for companies and their directors in the #MeToo era. In addition to criminal liability and sunken profits, corporations and their executives and directors now face possible action under federal securities laws when they find themselves embroiled in a #MeToo scandal.

MPB v LGK – English High Court Dismisses Jurisdictional Challenge to Arbitral Award: Beware Standard Terms and Conditions 02-13-2020

V&E International Dispute Resolution Update, February 13, 2020

In the case of MPB v LGK [2020] EWHC 90 (TCC), the High Court dismissed an application to set aside an arbitration award on jurisdictionon the grounds that there was no arbitration agreement between the parties, and the Tribunal therefore lacked substantive jurisdiction over the dispute.

The Nigerian Immigration Ban and its Potential Impact on Houston Employers 02-12-2020

Managing the Modern Workplace

President Trump’s recent decision to add Nigeria to the restricted travel list not only surprised the Nigerian government, but also many Houston businesses that provide services for the Nigerian oil and gas industry. 

California AG Updates Implementing Regulations for Consumer Privacy Act 02-12-2020

V&E Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update, February 12, 2020

On February 7, 2020 (with an update to correct an error on February 10), the California Attorney General modified its proposed regulations (the “Modified Regulations”) related to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to address comments received from the public regarding the proposed regulations published on October 11, 2019 (the “October Regulations”), and clarify and conform the regulations to the CCPA and amendments to the CCPA.

REITs: IRS Ruling Opens Door for Midstream Assets 02-12-2020

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideWith almost half of U.S. midstream assets housed in MLP structures and significant continuing challenges in accessing the equity capital markets, this program will discuss the midstream REIT alternative.

Reporters Committee For Freedom of the Press - Open Courts Compendium - Texas Chapter 02-11-2020

First published by Reporters Committee For Freedom of the Press, January 30, 2020

V&E partner Tom Leatherbury and associate Pete Thomas recently authored the Texas chapter of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press’s (RCFP) Open Court Compendium, which summarizes Texas state law regarding court access rights and related issues.

CFIUS Reform Regulations Go Into Effect on February 13: What You Need to Know About the New CFIUS 02-11-2020

Please join the Chairs of V&E's National Security and International Trade Practice, Damara Chambers and Dave Johnson, as they provide an in-depth review of the final regulations, changes from the proposed regulations, implications, and what global companies need to know.

50th Annual World Economic Forum Highlights Differences in Opinion on Key Global Risks 02-10-2020

The 50th annual World Economic Forum, hosted by the Swiss non-profit International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, was held between January 21 and 24, 2020 in Davos, Switzerland (the “Forum”). 

Women Corporate Directors’ Americas Institute 2020: ESG and Technology are Radically Changing Board Agendas 02-10-2020

V&E lawyers Margaret Peloso and Sarah Fortt are leading a roundtable discussion on "Transitioning Energy: Risks and Opportunities for Navigating the Changing Climate" at the Women Corporate Directors’ Americas Institute 2020 on Monday, February 10.

Watch It on Weight Issues in Washington 02-06-2020

Managing the Modern Workplace

I recently had occasion to write about cities and states revisiting their laws related to obesity as a protected characteristic and the potential for liability for disability discrimination on the basis of perceived obesity.

Alert! Health-Tech Under the Microscope 02-06-2020

When the DOJ announced that its Antitrust Division would focus attention on regulating “market-leading online platforms,” you may not have guessed it would zero in on non-competition related violations by healthcare platforms seeking to unify doctors, patients, and e-prescribing pharmacies as opposed to Big Tech.1

The SPAC Conference 2020 02-06-2020

V&E is a Silver Sponsor of The SPAC Conference 2020 taking place in New York on February 6. The conference is the premier event for networking and discussion of special purpose acquisition companies and alternative IPO techniques.

Flying High: Airbus Settles Bribery Charges with Record-High Global Penalty 02-05-2020

On Friday, January 31, courts in the U.S., U.K., and France approved a multinational deferred prosecution agreement (DPA)1 with Airbus SE to settle bribery and corruption charges in connection with the company’s use of third-party consultants to secure aircraft sales.2

The New ILPA Model LPA: What GPs Need to Know 02-04-2020

First published by Privcap, January 30, 2020

Robert Seber discusses a new model limited partnership agreement from the Institutional Limited Partner Association and why general partners need to be aware that a suggested “prudent person” standard has a very specific history and understanding in the investment management industry.

Dealing with the Coronavirus in the Workplace 02-04-2020

Managing the Modern Workplace

The general duty clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act requires employers to provide a workplace which is “free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employee.” 

World Expo 2020 10-20-2020

Dubai will host the World Expo 2020 from October 20th 2020. Running for 173 days, the Expo will provide a global destination for millions of people to share ideas, showcase innovation, encourage collaboration and celebrate human ingenuity.

Nareit REITwise: 2020 Law, Accounting & Finance Conference 04-01-2020

V&E is a silver sponsor of REITwise, Nareit’s 2020 Law, Accounting & Finance Conference taking place in Washington, DC from April 1 through April 3.

REITs: IRS Ruling Opens Door for Midstream Assets 02-12-2020

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideWith almost half of U.S. midstream assets housed in MLP structures and significant continuing challenges in accessing the equity capital markets, this program will discuss the midstream REIT alternative.

CFIUS Reform Regulations Go Into Effect on February 13: What You Need to Know About the New CFIUS 02-11-2020

Please join the Chairs of V&E's National Security and International Trade Practice, Damara Chambers and Dave Johnson, as they provide an in-depth review of the final regulations, changes from the proposed regulations, implications, and what global companies need to know.

Women Corporate Directors’ Americas Institute 2020: ESG and Technology are Radically Changing Board Agendas 02-10-2020

V&E lawyers Margaret Peloso and Sarah Fortt are leading a roundtable discussion on "Transitioning Energy: Risks and Opportunities for Navigating the Changing Climate" at the Women Corporate Directors’ Americas Institute 2020 on Monday, February 10.

The SPAC Conference 2020 02-06-2020

V&E is a Silver Sponsor of The SPAC Conference 2020 taking place in New York on February 6. The conference is the premier event for networking and discussion of special purpose acquisition companies and alternative IPO techniques.

PSC Foundation Presents: Procurement Collusion Strike Force Seminar 01-22-2020

Join us for a program discussing the new Strike Force and its mission, including remarks by G. Zachary Terwilliger, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Negotiation Ethics: Winning Without Selling Your Soul 01-22-2020

Lawyers negotiate every day and negotiating ethically and maintaining their reputations as ethical and professional is critical to the successful practice of law. 

2019 Antitrust Developments in the Energy and Chemical Industries 01-16-2020

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideThe energy and chemicals industries play a central role in our economy and regularly capture the attention of antitrust authorities and practitioners. Join us for a discussion of recent antitrust developments in these industries — including merger enforcement, cartel investigations, and private litigation — and what lies ahead for companies.

Houston Bar Association Taxation Section January Luncheon 01-13-2020

On, January 15, V&E partner Jason McIntosh will speak on “Tax Issues in the Lifecycle of a Private Equity Investment” at the Houston Bar Association Taxation Section's January Luncheon.

Hot Topics in the Current Restructuring Space 12-11-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideThe restructuring market is experiencing an uptick in activity, including the energy industry. In this presentation, V&E restructuring professionals will provide an overview of the trending topics and recent business and legal developments in the restructuring space.

International Human Rights Legal Issues: Impact on Texas Lawyers and Their Clients 12-10-2019

The State Bar of Texas International Law Section & International Human Rights Committee Present "International Human Rights Legal Issues: Impact on Texas Lawyers and Their Clients" on December 10, 2019.

Tax and Accounting Year-End Update 12-05-2019

BDO USA, LLP and Vinson & Elkins LLP invite you and your colleagues to a complimentary CPE and CLE program. This event highlights timely technical and legal updates and provides key takeaways on tax and accounting issues, relevant to both public and private companies.

International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 12-04-2019

V&E partners Palmina FavaMatt Jacobs and Ephraim “Fry” Wernick will speak at the 36th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act hosted by the American Conference Institute.

The Future of Shareholder Activism: Navigating the Increasingly Complex Landscape Webcast 12-03-2019

V&E partner Jeff Floyd will participate in a live CLE Webinar with The Knowledge Group entitled “The Future of Shareholder Activism: Navigating the Increasingly Complex Landscape,” which will focus on recent developments and discuss strategic practices in the current shareholder activism landscape.”

Privcap Energy Game Change 2019 12-03-2019

V&E partner Brittany Sakowitz will participate on a panel discussion titled "Deal Terms: What's the Market?" with executives from EnCap Investments and Kayne Anderson at the 2019 Energy Game Change Conference in Houston.

3rd Annual Private Equity and Secondaries Investor Summit 12-03-2019

The 3rd Annual Private Equity and Secondaries Investor Summit will take place on December 3-4 in New York. On Wednesday, December 4, V&E partner Caroline Blitzer Phillips will interview Byron Wien, Vice Chairman of Blackstone.

UT Law Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference 11-21-2019

V&E partner George Gerachis will serve as a panelist, speaking on “Changes and Developments in IRS Examinations and Appeals" on Friday, November 22nd at UT Law's Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference.

EPA Enforcement Trends and New Limits on Agencies’ Use of Non-regulatory Guidance 11-21-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WidePatrick Traylor, partner in the Environmental & Natural Resources Group, will present a CLE drawing from his experience as Deputy Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA). He will address this Administration’s national compliance initiatives, its policy on coordination between the federal government and states, and the challenges and opportunities facing the energy industry.

International Chamber of Commerce Chilean Arbitration Day 11-15-2019

V&E counsel Jose Sanchez will speak on a panel at the International Chamber of Commerce Chilean Arbitration Day being held in Santiago, Chile on Friday, November 15th.

Renewable M&A - What Makes it Different? 01-08-2020

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideIn this program, V&E lawyers discussed the key differences between renewable and more traditional M&A transactions.

EPA Enforcement Trends and New Limits on Agencies’ Use of Non-regulatory Guidance 11-21-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WidePatrick Traylor, partner in the Environmental & Natural Resources Group, addressed this Administration’s national compliance initiatives, its policy on coordination between the federal government and states, and the challenges and opportunities facing the energy industry. Conrad Bolston, senior associate in the Environmental & Natural Resources Group, presented on recent developments potentially limiting the use of guidance by agencies and increasing transparency and the implications for the energy industry.

Navigating a Government Investigation 11-13-2019

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In this session, V&E attorneys shared critical lessons to help boards, audit committees, general counsel and compliance officers through the thicket of a government investigation. 


SPACs: An Alternative to the Traditional IPO for REITs and Other Real Estate Companies 10-30-2019

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In this REIT Series presentation, V&E REIT professionals provided an overview of the SPAC IPO process and discuss certain considerations and potential transaction structures for SPAC business combinations involving REITs and other real estate companies.


Ninth Annual Hydraulic Fracturing Symposium 10-03-2019

On October 3, 2019, V&E hosted our annual seminar discussing timely topics surrounding unconventional oil and gas development.

Alternative Capital Transactions in the Energy Industry 08-22-2019

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In this presentation, V&E attorneys discussed alternatives to traditional forms of capital raising. 


Why Do Property REITs Have Operating Partnerships: REIT OP Units as a Tax-Advantaged Currency for Property Acquisitions 05-28-2019

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In this presentation, we reviewed the UPREIT structure with a particular focus on how REITs use OP Units to acquire properties.


High Yield Bonds in the Energy Industry 04-10-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideV&E partners provided an overview of high yield bonds in the energy industry, including a discussion of structuring issues, covenants and recent developments.

Public Company Consolidations: What You Need to Know 03-20-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideV&E partners discussed recent trends and hot topics relating to consolidation transactions involving public companies.

Qualified Opportunity Funds, Real Estate, and REITs 02-20-2019

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In the first REIT Series program of 2019, V&E REIT professionals discussed the benefits, challenges, and opportunities associated with using Qualified Opportunity Funds to invest in real estate, including the various roles that REITs can play. 


Pipeline Wars: The Battles Over Gas Infrastructure Development 02-06-2019

On February 6, 2019, V&E partners Robert Seber and Jeremy Marwell spoke on "Pipelines Wars: The Battles Over Gas Infrastructure Development" at NYU School of Law. 

Reserve-Based Lending: Market Trends and Recent Developments 02-06-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideV&E lawyers discussed market trends and recent business and legal developments in the reserve-based lending space.

ABA Forum on Communications Law 24th Annual Conference 01-31-2019

Thursday, January 31 - Saturday, February 2, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET | Miami, FL

V&E again sponsored ABA’s annual Forum on Communications Law Conference, which took place January 31 - February 2, 2019.

Building and Overseeing Effective Compliance and Corporate Governance 01-30-2019

V&E lawyers discussed key trends and developments in compliance and corporate governance and how to create and oversee a healthy and holistic compliance and corporate governance program. 

Recent Antitrust Enforcement in the Energy and Chemical Industries 01-17-2019

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideV&E lawyers discussed recent antitrust developments in the energy and chemical industries – including merger enforcement, cartel investigations, and private litigation – and explain how these developments will affect future enforcement efforts.

The New Governance: Navigating the Rising ESG Tide 12-12-2018

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideIn this program, V&E climate change, international human rights and governance professionals provided practical guidance for companies facing exponentially growing ESG demands and expectations.

Recent Trends in Renewable Energy Dealmaking 11-07-2018

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideThree attorneys from Vinson & Elkins who frequently represent financial sponsors in the renewables sector discussed the impact of additional capital deployment.

Cyber-Governance: Legal Considerations for Cyber Disclosure and Preparedness 11-01-2018

Today, companies face more complex and sophisticated cyberthreats and new and evolving cybersecurity regulations and standards around the world. This CLE breaks down recent developments, and helps listeners identify key areas of risk and liability, develop and implement a compliant information security program, prepare for any cyber-event, and communicate their risks and readiness with key stakeholders.

Are You SLAPP Happy Yet? 10-30-2018

Since its enactment in 2011, the Texas Citizens Participation Act (TCPA) has become an increasingly important tool in a broad range of cases and other legal proceedings. This program covered the nuts and bolts of litigation under the TCPA.

REIT Internalization Transactions 10-30-2018

REITs_ThumbnailIn the fourth quarter REIT Series presentation, V&E attorneys discussed internalization structures and various considerations that REITs, their external managers and financial advisors should consider.

Joint Operating Agreements – High Court Finds Express Contractual Right to Remove Operator At Will Is ‘Absolute’ 02-17-2020

In a recent decision, TAQA Bratani Limited & Ors v RockRose UKCS8 LLC [2020] EWHC 58 (Comm), the English High Court held that an express contractual right in a joint operating agreement for non-operators to remove the operator at will was “absolute” and that the exercise of such a right by the non-operators was “not subject to any implied constraint”, including any implied duty of the non-operators to act in good faith.

New CFIUS Rules Take Effect Today 02-13-2020

V&E CFIUS Update, February 13, 2020

New rules governing the review of transactions by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) take effect today.

Securities Fraud in the #MeToo Era 02-13-2020

Managing the Modern Workplace

An recent article published by Vinson & Elkins’ white collar practice group details a decision out of the Southern District of New York that highlights an alternative form of liability for companies and their executives when they get caught up in the #MeToo movement.

Securities Fraud in the #MeToo Era: An Additional Source of Liability 02-13-2020

A recent decision out of the Southern District of New York highlights a potential source of liability for companies and their directors in the #MeToo era. In addition to criminal liability and sunken profits, corporations and their executives and directors now face possible action under federal securities laws when they find themselves embroiled in a #MeToo scandal.

MPB v LGK – English High Court Dismisses Jurisdictional Challenge to Arbitral Award: Beware Standard Terms and Conditions 02-13-2020

V&E International Dispute Resolution Update, February 13, 2020

In the case of MPB v LGK [2020] EWHC 90 (TCC), the High Court dismissed an application to set aside an arbitration award on jurisdictionon the grounds that there was no arbitration agreement between the parties, and the Tribunal therefore lacked substantive jurisdiction over the dispute.

The Nigerian Immigration Ban and its Potential Impact on Houston Employers 02-12-2020

Managing the Modern Workplace

President Trump’s recent decision to add Nigeria to the restricted travel list not only surprised the Nigerian government, but also many Houston businesses that provide services for the Nigerian oil and gas industry. 

California AG Updates Implementing Regulations for Consumer Privacy Act 02-12-2020

V&E Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update, February 12, 2020

On February 7, 2020 (with an update to correct an error on February 10), the California Attorney General modified its proposed regulations (the “Modified Regulations”) related to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to address comments received from the public regarding the proposed regulations published on October 11, 2019 (the “October Regulations”), and clarify and conform the regulations to the CCPA and amendments to the CCPA.

Reporters Committee For Freedom of the Press - Open Courts Compendium - Texas Chapter 02-11-2020

First published by Reporters Committee For Freedom of the Press, January 30, 2020

V&E partner Tom Leatherbury and associate Pete Thomas recently authored the Texas chapter of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press’s (RCFP) Open Court Compendium, which summarizes Texas state law regarding court access rights and related issues.

50th Annual World Economic Forum Highlights Differences in Opinion on Key Global Risks 02-10-2020

The 50th annual World Economic Forum, hosted by the Swiss non-profit International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, was held between January 21 and 24, 2020 in Davos, Switzerland (the “Forum”). 

Watch It on Weight Issues in Washington 02-06-2020

Managing the Modern Workplace

I recently had occasion to write about cities and states revisiting their laws related to obesity as a protected characteristic and the potential for liability for disability discrimination on the basis of perceived obesity.

Alert! Health-Tech Under the Microscope 02-06-2020

When the DOJ announced that its Antitrust Division would focus attention on regulating “market-leading online platforms,” you may not have guessed it would zero in on non-competition related violations by healthcare platforms seeking to unify doctors, patients, and e-prescribing pharmacies as opposed to Big Tech.1

Flying High: Airbus Settles Bribery Charges with Record-High Global Penalty 02-05-2020

On Friday, January 31, courts in the U.S., U.K., and France approved a multinational deferred prosecution agreement (DPA)1 with Airbus SE to settle bribery and corruption charges in connection with the company’s use of third-party consultants to secure aircraft sales.2

Dealing with the Coronavirus in the Workplace 02-04-2020

Managing the Modern Workplace

The general duty clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act requires employers to provide a workplace which is “free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employee.” 

New Jersey Warns Us to Watch for Mini-WARNs 01-30-2020

Managing the Modern Workplace

We are all familiar with the federal WARN Act, which requires that employers give defined notices to employees ahead of certain layoffs or plant closings, but it is more difficult for employers to keep abreast of the ever-changing landscape of “Mini-WARN Acts” (the aptly nicknamed state laws that imitate the notice requirements of the WARN Act at the state level). 

Little “New” in SFO’s New Guidance on Compliance Programs 01-29-2020

On January 17, 2020, the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) published new guidance regarding how the office assesses the compliance programs of organizations that are under investigation.

2020 Annual Updates to the United States Pre-Merger Notification (HSR) and Interlocking Directorates Thresholds 01-29-2020

V&E Antitrust Update, January 29, 2020

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has revised the thresholds that govern pre-merger notification requirements under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (HSR Act), as well as the thresholds for interlocking directorates under Section 8 of the Clayton Act.

Court Chooses Not to Follow Government Sentencing Recommendations for Opioid Executives: Prison Terms Range From 24 to 66 Months 01-29-2020

This past week, a court sentenced the last of seven Insys Therapeutics, Inc. executives for their roles in an opioid racketeering conspiracy. The court sentenced the company’s founder, John Kapoor, to a five-and-a-half-year prison term. 

Pointers for Working with Foreign Employment Counsel 01-28-2020

Managing the Modern Workplace

Working with foreign employment counsel on a challenging employment issue can sometimes be a frustrating experience, particularly if the advice you receive on a proposed course of action is simply “no, you can’t do that under our law.” 

VOC Emissions from Upstream Oil and Gas Operations: EPA Kicks Off 2020 Clean Air Enforcement with Two Significant Settlements 01-28-2020

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Last week, the EPA announced two significant settlements for violations of the Clean Air Act relating to emissions of volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”) from upstream oil and gas production facilities. These enforcement actions are a part of the EPA’s Creating Cleaner Air for Communities National Compliance Initiative, which focuses on excess emissions of VOCs and hazardous air pollutants.

Treasury Releases Final CFIUS Reform Regulations: Seven Changes To The Proposed Regulations You Need To Know 01-24-2020

V&E CFIUS Update, January 24, 2020

On January 13, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”), which chairs the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”), released final regulations implementing the 2018 CFIUS reform law, the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (“FIRRMA”).1

The New ILPA Model LPA: What GPs Need to Know 02-04-2020

First published by Privcap, January 30, 2020

Robert Seber discusses a new model limited partnership agreement from the Institutional Limited Partner Association and why general partners need to be aware that a suggested “prudent person” standard has a very specific history and understanding in the investment management industry.

Cyber-insurance 101: The Basics 09-30-2019

Increasingly, organizations are purchasing cyber-insurance or requiring their vendors to do so to mitigate risks related to cyber-attacks. In this video, partner Devika Kornbacher helps companies think through choosing the coverage that is best for them.

Protecting Data in Unlikely Places 09-25-2019

Intellectual Property partner Devika Kornbacher discusses how to protect your company data in unlikely places.

V&E's Matt Jacobs Discusses Legal Implications from Indictments in Mueller Investigations 01-31-2019

Matt Jacobs appears on MSNBC to discuss the legal implications of Roger Stone’s indictment in the Mueller investigations.

V&E's Matt Jacobs Weighs in on Committee Investigation 01-14-2019

Matt Jacobs sits in on an MSNBC panel to discuss the subject of legal troubles facing the Trump family in light of allegations of the inaugural committee misusing and abusing funds.

V&E’s Matt Jacobs Weighs In on the Mueller Investigation 01-07-2019

V&E's Matt Jacobs, a former federal prosecuter, sits down with MSNBC during a panel discussing the Mueller investigation. 

REIT IPO Activity Could Pick Up in Late 2018 04-11-2018

First published by Nareit, April 3, 2018

Daniel LeBey, partner, capital markets and M&A at Vinson & Elkins LLP, participated in a video interview at REITwise 2018, Nareit’s Law, Accounting & Finance Conference in Hollywood, Florida.

Why Join V&E: Your Development as a Lawyer 01-02-2018

Hear from V&E Partner John B. Connally, Practice Group Leader, former Management Committee member, and LGBT affinity group member, on what he thinks are the two most important things when considering where to start your law career.

The International Reach of The Defend Trade Secrets Act 09-12-2017

V&E partner Craig Tyler outlines implications of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) for misappropriation taking place outside of the U.S. and looks specifically at the International Trade Commission as a venue for cracking down on misappropriating products imported into the U.S.

Testing the Waters: The First Few Months of The Defend Trade Secrets Act 09-12-2017

On May 11, 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) was signed into law, providing a federal civil remedy for trade secrets misappropriation. 

An Intro to The Defend Trade Secrets Act 05-11-2017

The new Defend Trade Secrets Act was signed into law by President Obama on May 11, 2016. V&E partner Steve Borgman explains what the new law is, how it differs from existing trade secrets law, and how the new law can be beneficial to parties involved in a trade secrets dispute.

Intellectual Property Rights in Complex Cross-Border Operations 05-11-2017

A common problem that arises in complex cross-border operations involving intellectual property is something referred to as the coordination problem. Rights under the law in one country may be exploited under the laws of another country. These problems can be addressed contractually if proper forethought is given.

A Profile of V&E’s Energy Appellate Practice 08-31-2016

Marie Yeates, co-chair of V&E's Appellate practice, and Appellate partner Michael Heidler have deep experience handling energy appeals, particularly in Texas and Louisiana.

A Closer Look at EPA's New Methane Rules for the Oil and Gas Industry 06-22-2016

On May 12, 2016, EPA issued a slate of final rules and an information request under the Clean Air Act directed at the oil and gas industry. This is the first time EPA is directly regulating methane as a greenhouse gas. These rules will have widespread application to the oil and gas industry, including production, processing, transmission, and storage. 

Employment Consideration in International Asset Transactions 06-03-2016

Martin Luff, counsel in V&E’s International Employment practice, highlights some of the differences between U.S. and international transactions with regards to the transfer of employment and employee benefits. Buyers and sellers must consider all potential issues that may arise in the different jurisdictions where business deals occur.

Global Reductions in Force 06-03-2016

Martin Luff, counsel in V&E’s International Employment practice, highlights the issues employers must consider when implementing global layoffs or reductions in force.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance: Do You Have the Coverage You Think You Do? 06-03-2016

There are several benefits to workers’ compensation insurance. For example, it provides benefits to an employee in the event of a workplace injury and provides an exclusive remedy protecting the employer from most types of negligence claims.

Changes to the Partnership Audit Tax Rules – What Partnerships Need to Consider Now 02-04-2016

Major changes to the rules for auditing the tax items of partnerships were made by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 and will come into effect in 2018.

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