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Chambers USA 2022 Recognizes Vinson & Elkins’ Corporate and Tax Departments in 30 Practice Categories, 87 Individual Lawyer Rankings*

Chambers USA 2022 Recognizes Vinson & Elkins’ Corporate and Tax Departments in 30 Practice Categories, 87 Individual Lawyer Rankings* Background Image

Vinson & Elkins announced today that its Corporate and Tax departments collectively achieved 12 Band 1 practice rankings in Chambers USA 2022: Nationwide Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional); Nationwide Projects: Oil & Gas; Nationwide Projects: Power & Renewables (Transactional); Texas Banking & Finance; Texas Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Texas Capital Markets: Debt & Equity; Texas Corporate/M&A: The Elite; Texas Tax; Texas Technology: Corporate & Commercial; Austin Corporate/M&A; and New York Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Highly Regarded; New York Corporate/M&A: Takeover Defense.

The firm’s Corporate and Tax departments received four new practice rankings and 13 new individual rankings. Sixteen individuals from these departments received Band 1 recognition, including two who were newly promoted to Band 1 this year. The Corporate and Tax departments achieved 117 combined practice and individual rankings, with the firm’s overall total standing at 199.

“Our work at Vinson & Elkins continues to focus on helping clients navigate some of the biggest structural shifts in our economies – from the energy transition to the digital transformation — and this recognition demonstrates that clients call on us because of our longstanding position as a trusted advisor on every aspect of their most complex transactions,” said Kaam Sahely, co-head of the firm’s Corporate department and member of the firm’s Management Committee.

“Whether it’s a board managing a shareholder activist campaign, a client seeking guidance on regulatory compliance or a complex acquisition or financing, our lawyers across finance, benefits, private equity, renewables, REITs, tax and technology continue to showcase the firm’s broad capabilities for corporate work,” said Matt Strock, co-head of the firm’s Corporate department and a Management Committee member.

Chambers cites corporate clients who say the firm’s lawyers “offer cutting-edge analyses and solutions. The lawyers are knowledgeable, sharp and prompt to respond. A culture of excellence pervades the firm.”

Tax clients told Chambers: “They have a deep bench, are extremely responsive and always provide the highest quality of service.”

“The client service provided by the firm is outstanding. The teams work together well and utilize their strengths to solve complex issues.”

*71 Corporate and Tax attorneys were recognized, with some ranked in more than one category.

Following is the full list of firm’s Corporate and Tax practice rankings:

NATIONWIDE

Bankruptcy/Restructuring: The Elite

Capital Markets: Equity: Issuer Counsel

Capital Markets: Equity: Manager Counsel

Capital Markets: High-Yield Products

Corporate/M&A: The Elite

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Energy: Electricity (Transactional)

Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)

Projects: LNG

Projects: Oil & Gas

Projects: Power & Renewables (Transactional)

Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy

REITs

SPACs

Tax: Corporate & Finance

AUSTIN

Corporate / M&A

DALLAS/FT. WORTH

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

NEW YORK

Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded

Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Highly Regarded

Corporate/M&A: Takeover Defense

Real Estate: Mainly Dirt

TEXAS

Banking & Finance

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

Construction

Corporate/M&A: The Elite

Intellectual Property

Real Estate

Tax

Technology: Corporate & Commercial

Following is the full list of Corporate and Tax individual rankings:

NATIONWIDE

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Central United States)

Alan Beck

Mark Kelly

Ramey Layne

Douglas McWilliams

Sarah Morgan

David Oelman

Mike Telle

Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)

Douglas Bland

David Cohen

John B. Connally

Keith Fullenweider

John Grand

Bryan Loocke

Danielle Patterson

Projects: LNG

Mark Brasher

Projects: Power & Renewables (Transactional)

Danielle Patterson

Peter Marshall

Eamon Nolan

Kaam Sahely

Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy

Lauren Collins

Michael Joyce

Sean Moran

Aaron Prince

REITs

Greg Cope

Christopher Green

Daniel LeBey

Zach Swartz

REITs: Tax

Paige Anderson

Christopher Mangin

SPACs

Ramey Layne

Tax: Controversy

George Gerachis

Juliana Hunter

AUSTIN

Corporate/M&A

Wes Jones

Milam Newby

DALLAS/FT. WORTH

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Brian Bloom

David D’Alessandro

Dario Mendoza

Shane Tucker

NEW YORK

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

David Meyer

Corporate/M&A: Takeover Defense

Lawrence Elbaum

Patrick Gadson

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Julia Petty

Private Equity: Buyouts

Dan Komarek

Real Estate: Mainly Dirt

Adam Endick

Julia Sanabria

Wallace Schwartz

Tax

Ron Nardini

TEXAS

Banking & Finance

Cris Dewar

Guy Gribov

James Longhofer

Brian Moss

Bailey Pham

Erec Winandy

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Paul Heath

James Lee

Harry Perrin

William Wallander

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

Alan Beck

Mark Kelly

Ramey Layne

Douglas McWilliams

Sarah Morgan

David Oelman

Mike Telle

Corporate/M&A

Alan Bogdanow

Keith Fullenweider

Steve Gill

Mark Kelly

Robert Kimball

Douglas McWilliams

Lande Spottswood

Matthew Strock

Scott Wulfe

Corporate/M&A: Private Equity

Keith Fullenweider

Matthew Strock

Intellectual Property

Devika Kornbacher

Real Estate

Randy Jurgensmeyer

Paul Martin

Tax

Ryan Carney

John Lynch

Jason McIntosh

David Peck

Wendy Salinas

Todd Way

Tax: Litigation

George Gerachis

Technology: Corporate & Commercial

Wesley Jones

Devika Kornbacher

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