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Chambers USA 2021 Recognizes Vinson & Elkins' Litigation & Regulatory Departments in 20 Practice Categories, 59 Individual Lawyer Rankings*

Chambers USA 2021 Recognizes Vinson & Elkins' Litigation & Regulatory Departments in 20 Practice Categories, 59 Individual Lawyer Rankings* Background Image

Vinson & Elkins’ Litigation and Regulatory departments collectively achieved four Band 1 rankings in Chambers USA 2021: Nationwide Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation); Nationwide Oil & Gas Litigation; Texas Environment and Texas Real Estate: Land Use/Zoning. With four new/regained practice rankings and ten new/regained individual rankings, the firm’s Litigation and Regulatory rankings make up 79 of the firm’s total 186 rankings.

Vinson & Elkins’ litigation and regulatory attorneys received 59 individual rankings, including eight in Band 1. In Texas, Vinson & Elkins received the most Band 1 rankings, per Chambers.

“These rankings reflect our track record in handling high-stakes litigation,” said Jim Thompson, Co-Head of the Global Litigation Department. “This year’s Chambers rankings highlight our continued prowess in areas such as securities litigation and white collar, where we achieved additional new rankings. We pride ourselves in our teamwork approach with our clients in order to achieve their goals.”

“We were also gratified to re-enter the Nationwide Climate Change table, while our Condemnation and Eminent Domain group debuted in Band 1 of the Texas Land Use table,” said John Wander, Co-Head of the Global Litigation Department. “All of these are the result of feedback from clients and peers combined with evidence of our successes in numerous high-profile matters in courtrooms and other forums worldwide. Our rankings once again reflect our client-driven mindset.”

Chambers cites clients who say the firm’s litigation lawyers are “One of our go-to firms for competition advice, V&E plays a key role in providing strategic counsel in tackling legal issues in various jurisdictions.”

Regulatory clients told Chambers “V&E is incredibly effective; if you want something done right, you go to them. They are really good at negotiating favorable terms in contracts, and keeping costs down while providing high-quality work.”

*51 Litigation and Regulatory attorneys were recognized, with some ranked in more than one category.

Following is the full list of the firm’s Litigation and Regulatory practice rankings:

NATIONWIDE

Antitrust: Cartel
Climate Change
Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)
Environment
Government: Government Contracts: The Elite
International Arbitration: The Elite
Oil & Gas Litigation

AUSTIN

Litigation: General Commercial

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Antitrust
Environment
Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations

HOUSTON

Litigation: General Commercial

TEXAS

Antitrust
Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity)
Environment
Intellectual Property
Labor & Employment
Litigation: Appellate
Litigation: Securities
Real Estate: Land Use/Zoning

Following is the full list of individual rankings:

NATIONWIDE

Antitrust: Cartel
Craig Seebald

Climate Change
Margaret Peloso

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
John Decker

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)
Suzanne Clevenger
John Decker
Damien Lyster
Jay Seegers
Anita Wilson

First Amendment Litigation
Thomas Leatherbury

Government: Government Contracts
Daniel Graham
David Johnson
Jamie Tabb

Government: Government Contracts: Bid Protests
David Johnson

International Arbitration
Camilo Cardozo
James Loftis
Jose Sanchez

International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
David Johnson

Oil & Gas Litigation
Matt Stammel
Jim Thompson

AUSTIN

Litigation: General Commercial
Marisa Secco

CALIFORNIA

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Matthew Jacobs

Litigation: Securities
Michael Charlson

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Antitrust
Darren Tucker
Hill Wellford

Antitrust: Litigation Specialists
Craig Seebald

Environment
Kevin Gaynor
Margaret Peloso
Ron Tenpas
Michael Wigmore

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Michael Dry

NEW YORK

Litigation: Securities
Clifford Thau

HOUSTON

Litigation: General Commercial
Philip Dye
Ferg McNiel
Pat Mizell
Harry Reasoner

TEXAS

Antitrust
Harry Reasoner

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

Environment
Eric Groten
Larry Nettles
George Wilkinson

Intellectual Property
Peter Mims
Hilary Preston

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

Litigation: Appellate
Michael Heidler
Thomas Leatherbury
Marie Yeates

Litigation: Securities
Michael Holmes
John Wander
Craig Zieminski

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

Real Estate: Land Use/Zoning
George Murphy

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