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About Us

Champions of Our Clients for a Century and Counting

Vinson & Elkins is a law firm of global distinction, working with leading companies on wide-ranging matters in key industries across the economy. Drawing on deep knowledge and experience, we engage closely with our clients, providing forward-thinking counsel that positions them to achieve their goals.

For a century and counting, we’ve built our firm on simple foundations: delivering excellent work and service, advising on complex matters, succeeding as a team, and caring for our clients, colleagues, and communities.

Our clients trust us to guide them through some of their most important opportunities and challenges. We make it our mission to return that trust with sound advice, thoughtful strategy, and innovative solutions.

  • V&E lawyer John Satira mentors high school students

    Connecting with our communities is an important aspect of our firm culture. Vinson & Elkins lawyers and business professionals across the globe volunteer at charitable organizations and contribute their time, finances, and personal efforts to make a positive impact on those in need.

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    With purposeful involvement from the top levels across our firm, Vinson & Elkins’ inclusion efforts are focused on meaningful solutions that allow us to attract and retain top quality talent.

  • Vinson & Elkins Pro Bono Legal Services
    Pro Bono

    At Vinson & Elkins, our lawyers are guided by the principle that pro bono clients — like all of our clients — should be fully and effectively represented.

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    Sustainability at V&E

    We understand Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) has no finish line. Our impact in our communities and the world is connected to our ability to deliver on ESG solutions for our clients and ourselves, and we look forward to continuing the work.

  • Women's Initiative

    Vinson & Elkins’ Women’s Initiative empowers our women lawyers to build path-breaking legal careers.

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    We are proud of our former lawyers and their varied and impressive accomplishments.

Our Firm

  • ~700
    Lawyers Around the Globe
  • 161
    Chambers Individual Lawyer Rankings in 2023
  • 500+
    Charitable and Arts Organizations Supported
  • 25K+
    Pro Bono Hours Annually Across Our Communities
  • A Century in the Making

    More than a century ago, William A. Vinson and James A. Elkins were brought together by a shared desire—to create an enduring partnership of outstanding professionals that clients could rely upon for their legal needs.

    See Our History