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Chambers USA 2022 Recognizes Vinson & Elkins’ Litigation & Regulatory Departments in 20 Practice Categories, 63 Individual Lawyer Rankings*

Chambers USA 2022 Recognizes Vinson & Elkins’ Litigation & Regulatory Departments in 20 Practice Categories, 63 Individual Lawyer Rankings* Background Image

Vinson & Elkins announced today that its Litigation and Regulatory departments collectively achieved three Band 1 rankings in Chambers USA 2022: Nationwide Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation); Texas Environment; and, Texas Real Estate: Land Use/Zoning. With nine new individual rankings, the firm’s Litigation and Regulatory rankings make up 83 of the firm’s total 199 rankings.

The firm’s litigation and regulatory attorneys received 63 individual rankings, including eight in Band 1.

“For more than a century, companies have turned to Vinson & Elkins to handle their most complex and impactful litigation matters, and these rankings are a reflection of the trust our clients have in us to successfully lead them through the issues and risks they face,” said Jim Thompson, Co-Head of the Global Litigation department.

“This year’s recognition highlights the depth and breadth of our practice areas, and demonstrates not only our leadership but the incredible group of colleagues with a ‘client-first’ mindset who deserve this recognition” said Craig Seebald, Co-Head of the Global Litigation department.

Vinson & Elkins has continued to expand and evolve its Litigation and Regulatory practice groups across the United States and abroad, most recently with the addition of two partners in the London office’s International Construction Disputes practice.

As the topic of energy transition continues to remain a nationwide concentration, Vinson & Elkins has made its focus on the industry apparent not only by the number of rankings, but by the caliber of work and thought leadership in the space. Clients have cited the firm as having “excellent attorneys that are well equipped to tackle difficult and complex legal issues.”

Regulatory clients told Chambers: “For complex deals or something that involves nuance they are the right firm to go to.”

*54 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

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

Nick Shum

Matt Stammel

Jim Thompson

AUSTIN

Litigation: General Commercial

Marisa Secco Giles

CALIFORNIA

Litigation: Securities

Michael Charlson

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Antitrust

Darren Tucker

Hill Wellford

Antitrust: Litigation Specialists

Craig Seebald

Environment

Kevin Gaynor

Margaret Peloso

Ron Tenpas

Patrick Traylor

Michael Wigmore

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Michael Dry

Ephraim (Fry) Wernick

NEW YORK

FCPA

Palmina Fava

Litigation: General Commercial

Christopher Duffy

Litigation: Securities

Clifford Thau

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Palmina Fava

HOUSTON

Litigation: General Commercial

Philip Dye

Ferg McNiel

Pat Mizell

Christopher Popov

Harry Reasoner

TEXAS

Antitrust

Jason Powers

Harry Reasoner

Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity)

Jo Ann Biggs

Jaren Taylor

Michael Tomsu

Environment

Eric Groten

Larry Nettles

George Wilkinson

Environment (Transactional)

Matthew Dobbins

Intellectual Property

Hilary Preston

Labor & Employment

Christopher Bacon

Sean Becker

Vanessa Griffith

Thomas Wilson

Litigation: Appellate

Michael Heidler

Thomas Leatherbury

Marie Yeates

Litigation: Securities

Michael Holmes

John Wander

Craig Zieminski

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Jeff Johnston

John Wander

Real Estate: Land Use/Zoning

George Murphy

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