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Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes 79 V&E Attorneys in 38 Practice Areas

The 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 38 practice areas and selects 79 V&E attorneys as leading individuals.

V&E is listed as a Band 1 firm in eight categories in 2018 – Nationwide Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional); Nationwide Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory/Litigation); Nationwide Projects: Oil & Gas; Texas Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Texas Capital Markets: Debt & Equity; Texas Corporate/M&A; Texas Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity); and Texas Tax.

V&E is once again the only firm to hold national Band 1 rankings in both Oil & Gas categories – Transactional and Regulatory/Litigation. Chambers lauds V&E as a firm with “a deep bench of talent and best-in-class client service.” Chambers also cites clients who refer to V&E’s corporate department as possessing a “depth of knowledge across all legal aspects.”

The firm’s litigation group is recognized by Chambers as a “well-resourced national firm with a great depth of experience in handling litigation across the full gamut of commercial areas.” One V&E client described the firm’s litigation group as “simply superb,” while another cited the group as servicing clients in a manner that is “excellent overall.”

Following is the full list of Chambers honors for V&E’s practice areas and attorneys:


Antitrust: Cartel
Craig Seebald

Appellate Law


Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
Mark Kelly
David Oelman

Climate Change
Margaret Peloso

Corporate/M&A: The Elite

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
John Decker

Energy: Electricity (Transactional)

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)
John Decker
Jay Seegers
Anita Wilson

Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
Douglas Bland
David Cohen
John B. Connally
Keith Fullenweider


First Amendment Litigation*
Thomas Leatherbury


Government: Government Contracts
Daniel Graham
David Johnson

International Arbitration
James Loftis

International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
David Johnson


Projects: Oil & Gas

Projects: Power

Christopher Green
Daniel LeBey

Tax: Controversy*
George Gerachis

Tax: Corporate & Finance


Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations*
Matthew Jacobs

Litigation: Securities*
Michael Charlson


Craig Seebald
Hill Wellford

Kevin Gaynor
Benjamin Lippard
Margaret Peloso
Michael Wigmore

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Gary Huffman


Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded

Intellectual Property: Patent*
Hilary Preston

Litigation: Securities*
Clifford Thau


Harry Reasoner

Banking & Finance
Cris Dewar
Guy Gribov
Brian Moss
Erec Winandy

Paul Heath
James Lee
Harry Perrin
William Wallander

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
Alan Beck
Mark Kelly
Ramey Layne
Douglas McWilliams
David Oelman
James Prince
Michael Telle

Alan Bogdanow
Jeffery Floyd
Keith Fullenweider
Steve Gill
Mark Kelly
Robert Kimball
Michael Saslaw
Lande Spottswood
Matthew Strock
Scott Wulfe

Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity)
Jo Ann Biggs
Jaren Taylor
Michael Tomsu

Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Oil & Gas)

Eric Groten
Larry Nettles
George Wilkinson

Intellectual Property
Steve Borgman
Devika Kornbacher
Peter Mims

Labor & Employment
Christopher Bacon
Sean Becker
Vanessa Griffith
Carl Jordan
Thomas Wilson

Latin American Investment
Boyd Carano

Litigation: Appellate*
Thomas Leatherbury
Marie Yeates

Litigation: Energy & Natural Resources*
Phillip Dye
Guy Lipe
Harry Reasoner
Jim Thompson

Litigation: General Commercial
Ferguson McNiel
Harry Reasoner

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations*
Jeff Johnston
John Wander

Litigation: Securities*
Michael Holmes
John Wander

Real Estate
Randy Jurgensmeyer
Paul Martin

Ryan Carney
John Lynch
David Peck

Tax: Litigation*
George Gerachis

Technology: Corporate & Commercial
Wesley Jones
Paul Tobias

* V&E receives individual rankings only

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