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About Us

A Legacy of Championing Our Clients' Success

At Vinson & Elkins, our people are our strongest asset. Collaborating seamlessly across 11 offices worldwide, we provide outstanding client service. Our lawyers are committed to excellence, offering clients experience in handling their transactions, investments, projects and disputes across the globe.

Established in Houston in 1917 by William A. Vinson and James A. Elkins, the firm’s time-tested role as trusted advisor has made V&E a go-to law firm for many of the world’s leading businesses, especially in the energy and finance industries. We bring competitive strength, insight and know-how to guide our clients through their most complex transactions and litigation.

We also believe in the value of giving back. At V&E, we are deeply committed to empowering our communities through pro bono work for the underserved, devoting significant time and resources to those who cannot afford legal services. We also support the communities in which we live and serve through hundreds of local charitable, educational and cultural organizations.

For 100 years, V&E’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit has helped attract the diverse talent necessary to shape the face of business across the globe. Our rich heritage and inclusive culture inspires us, and gives us an adept understanding of your most sophisticated legal issues.

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    Pro Bono

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

  • About Us Landing Page Community

    Connecting with our communities is an important aspect of our firm culture. V&E lawyers and staff 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 & Inclusion

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

  • Women's Initiative

    V&E’s 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
  • 159
    Chambers Individual Lawyer Rankings in 2019
  • 500+
    Charitable and Arts Organizations Supported
  • 32K+
    2019 Pro Bono Hours Across Our Communities
  • Our History

    A century ago, two ambitious men from small towns in Texas came together to create a partnership that would endure for a hundred years and counting.

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