Vinson & Elkins stands at the forefront of legal developments affecting our clients’ businesses, including the myriad of issues encountered in recovering oil and gas from unconventional resource plays across the United States. With decades of experience as lead counsel in virtually all types of energy-related disputes, V&E trial lawyers are intimately familiar with the technical aspects of shale and hydraulic fracturing, and our clients’ business operations in these areas.
Scope of Practice
Our litigators have a deep understanding of the unique regulatory, environmental, and contractual issues that often give rise to disputes in connection with unconventional resource development. We have assisted clients in a wide variety of disputes involving all aspects of the
exploration and production process, and have handled litigation and arbitration for a broad range of clients, including producers, pipelines, and oilfield service companies.
Pre-Litigation Advice & Training
V&E’s legal representation in cases involving unconventional oil and gas operations includes proactive advice and counseling to help clients avoid litigation and strategically position themselves in the event of litigation. Our clients receive pre-litigation counsel on issues relating to joint operating agreements,
local and state regulation, contamination claims, surface owner disputes, and title issues. By involving us early in the process, our clients are often able to avoid costly litigation.