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A balloon shop. A photography studio. A bar. None of these fit the profile of a typical Vinson & Elkins client. But the firm is not only helping small businesses like these get up and running, it’s offering law students practical legal experience along the way. V&E has joined forces with the Walker Program, a…

January 25, 2022
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You might say Richard Sofield’s path to becoming a leading CFIUS lawyer started with a visit to the school library in second grade. That was when he checked out a biography of John F. Kennedy from the school library and discovered that he shared a birthday with the country’s 35th president. “Then and there I…

November 16, 2021
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The digital revolution has spurred significant investment in digital infrastructure in recent years, and the trend shows few signs of slowing down. In fact, the Covid-19 crisis accelerated demand for connectivity as remote work and e-commerce became the norm. As a result, investors are increasingly focused on the sector as they seek to capitalize on…

November 16, 2021
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Vinson & Elkins deeply values our lawyers and business professionals who have served our country, not only for the sacrifices they and their families have made, but also for the invaluable skills and contributions they give to our firm daily. Our military veterans and their families are a strategic part of our firm’s mission to…

November 9, 2021
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Returning to work after having a baby can be a difficult transition, particularly for attorneys. Lori Mihalich-Levin, a former V&E associate, knows this firsthand—and she wants to help others in their journey. In 2014, Mihalich-Levin founded Mindful Return, a four-week online program that helps shepherd parents through the transition back to work after parental leave….

October 18, 2021
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In the National Football League, some players are drafted onto teams with expectations that they will be stars. Others are drafted as “projects” that coaches expect may, or may not, make a final roster. Some show up as undrafted free agents, hoping for a chance. Conrad Bolston was the third. As an undrafted defensive lineman,…

June 29, 2021
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As one of the top former prosecutors in the country, Zachary Terwilliger has an intimate understanding of how to get clients out of the government’s crosshairs. He’ll counsel companies on how to avoid problems before they start; help clients identify existing problems and determine whether remediation is necessary; and zealously represent clients who are the…

February 9, 2021
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As a busy corporate associate in V&E’s New York office, Mike Garza doesn’t often have the chance to connect in person with Hispanic lawyers working in other V&E offices. But that changed this past March when Garza, who is Mexican-American, headed to Houston, where he attended the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Conference. “The biggest thing…

May 28, 2020
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For associates at Big Law firms, an email can come at any hour flagging a client matter that needs immediate attention. But lawyers in V&E’s Washington D.C. office make time for another critical assignment: mentoring high school students. For close to two decades, V&E has partnered with Thurgood Marshall Academy (TMA), a law-themed public charter…

April 16, 2020
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Thread is ready to grow. The Baltimore-based nonprofit helps connect at-risk students with a group of volunteers that serves as a powerful support network. Students partnering with Thread volunteers — more than 500 to date — are much more likely to graduate high school, and more than 8 in 10 Thread alumni go on to…

April 8, 2020
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Everyone could use a person to lean on — someone to seek advice from and confide in. But for too many, that human connection is hard to find. That’s especially true in areas with concentrated pockets of poverty, poor educational outcomes and crime. Since 2004, the Baltimore-based nonprofit organization Thread has been working to…

April 8, 2020
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Eric Groten, a partner in Environmental & Natural Resources at V&E, and his wife Maria will be honored later this year for their work with Austin’s ZACH Theatre at the theater’s annual Red, Hot & Soul gala. “Eric and Maria have been involved in every aspect of ZACH Theatre,” said ZACH Artistic Director Dave Steakley….

April 8, 2020