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Chambers USA 2024 Recognizes Vinson & Elkins in 61 Practice Categories, 163 Individual Lawyer Rankings

Vinson & Elkins announced today that it achieved 19 Band 1 rankings in Chambers USA 2024:

Nationwide: Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation); Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional); Energy Transition; Offshore Energy; Projects: Oil & Gas; Projects: Power & Renewables: Transactional

New York: Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Highly Regarded; Corporate M&A: Takeover Defense

Texas: Austin & Surrounds: Corporate/M&A; Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Dallas, Fort Worth & Surrounds: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation; Capital Markets: Debt & Equity; Corporate/M&A: The Elite; Environment: Mainly Transactional; Litigation: Securities; Real Estate; Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use; Tax; Technology: Corporate & Commercial

Of the firm’s 163 individual lawyer rankings, 22 were newly added in 2024. Some lawyers are ranked in more than one category.

When interviewed by Chambers’ research team, clients remarked: “Vinson & Elkins is outstanding at the development and execution of litigation strategy” and that the firm does “absolutely stellar appellate work.”

Another said: “I have always been impressed by Vinson & Elkins’ market-leading subject matter experts. The deep bench can cover a broad spectrum of complex transactions across a variety of industries.”

Following is the full list of Vinson & Elkins’ practice rankings:


Antitrust (Cartel)

Banking & Finance

Bankruptcy/Restructuring: The Elite

Capital Markets: Equity: Issuer Counsel

Capital Markets: Equity: Manager Counsel

Capital Markets: High-Yield Debt

Climate Change

Corporate/M&A: The Elite

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Energy Transition

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)

Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)


Environment: Mainly Transactional

Government: Government Contracts: The Elite

International Arbitration: The Elite

Offshore Energy

Oil & Gas Litigation

Private Equity: Buyouts: High-End Capability

Projects: LNG

Projects: Oil & Gas

Projects: Power & Renewables: Transactional

Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy


Tax: Controversy

Tax: Corporate & Finance

Transportation: Aviation: Finance


Banking & Finance

Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Highly Regarded

Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded

Corporate/M&A: Takeover Defense

Private Equity: Buyouts

Real Estate: Mainly Dirt



Banking & Finance


Capital Markets


Corporate/M&A: The Elite

Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity)


Environment: Mainly Transactional

Intellectual Property

Labor & Employment

Litigation: Appellate

Litigation: Securities

Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Private Equity: Buyouts

Real Estate

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use


Technology: Corporate & Commercial



Litigation: General Commercial


Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation



Environment: Mainly Transactional

Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Litigation: General Commercial


Following is the full list of Vinson & Elkins’ individual lawyer rankings:


Alan Alexander

Paige Anderson

David Berkery

Doug Bland

Mark Brasher

Camilo Cardozo

Suzanne Clevenger

Lauren Collins

Greg Cope

John Decker

Palmina Fava

Keith Fullenweider

George Gerachis

John Grand

Christopher Green

Josh Heideman

Demi Hueth

Jeffrey Jakubiak

Niels Jensen

David Johnson

Randall Johnston

Michael Joyce

Mark Kelly

George Kryder

Shay Kuperman

Ramey Layne

Daniel LeBey

James Loftis

Bryan Loocke

Damien Lyster

Chris Mangin

Peter Marshall

Doug McWilliams

David Meyer

John Michael

Sean Moran

Sarah Morgan

Eamon Nolan

David Oelman

Jackson O’Maley

Kathleen Pakenham

Danielle Patterson

Aaron Prince

Kaam Sahely

Jose Sanchez

Craig Seebald

Jay Seegers

Nick Shum

Matt Stammel

David Stone

Zach Swartz

Jamie Tabb

Mike Telle

Jim Thompson

Monique Watson

Adriana Wirtz


Steve Abramowitz

Lawrence Elbaum

Adam Endick

Palmina Fava

Patrick Gadson

Dan Komarek

Christy Mazzola

Jim McGovern

David Meyer

Ron Nardini

Wally Schwartz


Alan Alexander

Chris Bacon

Becky Baker

Sean Becker

Jo Ann Biggs

Ryan Carney

Jeff Crough

Prentiss Cutshaw

Lina Dimachkieh

Matthew Dobbins

Rebecca Fike

Brad Foxman

Keith Fullenweider

George Gerachis

Steve Gill

Don Griffin

Eric Groten

Paul Heath

Mike Heidler

Mark Holmes

Michael Holmes

Robert Hughes

Jeff Johnston

Wes Jones

Mark Kelly

Robert Kimball

Ramey Layne

Jim Lee

John Lynch

Paul Martin

Jason McIntosh

Doug McWilliams

Sarah Morgan

George Murphy

David Oelman

Jackson O’Maley

Russell Oshman

David Peck

Harry Perrin

Jason Powers

Hilary Preston

Wendy Salinas

Winston Skinner

Lande Spottswood

David Stone

Matt Strock

Jaren Taylor

Mike Telle

Mike Tomsu

Brandon Tuck

David Wall

Bill Wallander

Todd Way

George Wilkinson

Marie Yeates

Craig Zieminski


Michael Charlson

Lauren Collins

Jorge Medina

Mike Scarborough


Michelle Arishita

Michael Gibson

Wes Jones

Milam Newby

Marisa Secco Giles


David D’Alessandro

Dario Mendoza

Matt Moran

Shane Tucker


Michael Dry

Craig Seebald

Ron Tenpas

Zach Terwilliger

Patrick Traylor

Darren Tucker

Dan Wallmuth

Hill Wellford

Fry Wernick

Mike Wigmore


Regina Ibarra

Pat Mizell

Stephanie Noble

Chris Popov

Quentin Smith

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