Vinson & Elkins has a long and successful history advocating before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Our lawyers appear regularly before the Court, representing clients in high-stakes, high-profile matters, and setting significant precedent in a wide range of substantive legal areas. Working fluidly with our trial groups, V&E’s Appellate team draws on extensive experience and practical knowledge to help clients develop the best strategy for achieving their goals. We implement that strategy diligently and efficiently with brief-writing and oral advocacy that is both clear and compelling.
Our Appellate lawyers capably handle a wide range of legal issues across nearly every industry sector, including issues involving securities fraud, federal procedure, and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. We have significant experience with Texas and Louisiana state law, and a number of our lawyers are
licensed in both states.
With an array of former Fifth Circuit clerks, and decades of experience arguing before the Court, V&E’s Appellate group has a unique understanding of the Court’s members, its local rules and procedures, and the most effective way to present arguments before it. Our solid reputation as elite Appellate
practitioners has also helped V&E to establish strong ties with top academics, commentators, and professionals in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. This combination provides exceptional value to our clients, and senior team members are frequently asked to speak at appellate seminars on
Fifth Circuit practice and jurisprudence.