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About Us

A Legacy of Championing Our Clients' Success

We are a world leading firm, representing clients who lead the world.

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.

We make the business of our clients our business, and are recognized professionals in key industries driving our global economy forward. Our market-leading approach comes from our experience — experience gained from representing entrepreneurial innovators in their most important deals and disputes for over 100 years. Our commitment to excellence, coupled with our commercial approach to solving problems, allows us to collaborate with clients to achieve results.

  • 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