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Recently Victoria’s Secret captured headlines that had nothing to do with the retailer’s famous fashion show. Victoria Secret’s parent company, L Brands, and private equity firm Sycamore Partners (“Sycamore”) exchanged lawsuits after Sycamore sought to walk away from its pending acquisition of the lingerie company. Sycamore claimed that Victoria’s Secret had experienced a “material adverse…

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June 29, 2020
The V&E Report
The V&E Report

The SEC’s authority to seek disgorgement has been a spotlight issue for the last several years, and on June 22, 2020, the Supreme Court delivered a highly anticipated ruling that will have a mixed impact.

V&E Government Investigations Update

The V&E Report

June 25, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

The global coronavirus pandemic has brought confusion and uncertainty to just about every aspect of life, but one thing remains constant: following a dramatic drop in stock price, an issuer’s public statements will be scrutinized, and securities litigation may follow.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

The V&E Report

June 23, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

In early June, federal agencies brought some of the first enforcement actions against COVID-19 securities fraudsters, involving over $100 million in fraudulent claims and profits, making good on their promise to investigate and prosecute those seeking to fraudulently capitalize on the COVID-19 crisis.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

The V&E Report

June 18, 2020
Event Recap
Event Recap
Practising Law Institute and Vinson & Elkins are pleased to present a webinar on the potential corporate compliance risks resulting from COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

A board of directors’ vision and leadership becomes particularly vital during times of distress.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

June 12, 2020
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A former federal prosecutor, a veteran compliance officer, and a partner at an elite global law firm. It may sound like a dream team for defending companies facing government investigations, but in fact, it’s one man: Mike Ward. Ward, who joined V&E’s San Francisco office as a partner earlier this year, has an uncommonly varied…

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June 4, 2020
Event Recap
Event Recap

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Thursday, May 28, 2020
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Does five against two make for a fair fight? The respondents in a recent arbitration didn’t think so. Catic USA (“Catic”) is an aviation-focused California corporation owned by a Chinese parent company. After an arbitration panel handed an unfavorable opinion to Catic following a dispute with its investors, the corporation sought relief in court. The…

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April 23, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

In this period of significant market volatility and economic headwinds, risk allocation provisions in M&A agreements are likely to be the subject of heightened focus by parties to deals and, potentially, the courts.

A version of this insight was published in Bloomberg Law, April 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

April 3, 2020
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How do you win over a jury in a $100 million case centered on the world of natural gas pipelines? Just ask V&E partners Jim Thompson and Phillip Dye. Last summer, Thompson and Dye notched an impressive victory on behalf of longtime and significant V&E client Antero Resources in a contract dispute case against gas…

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April 3, 2020
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What looks like a courtroom and also happens to be one of the most popular arbitration venues in Houston? It can be found on the 24th floor of Vinson & Elkin’s headquarters: a 5,500-square-foot space complete with a mock courtroom, smaller breakout rooms, a food service area, and a reception area. The unique space, which…

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March 31, 2020