Since October 2020, a team of Vinson & Elkins Appellate attorneys have worked with students from the First Amendment Clinic at SMU’s Dedman School of Law in representing a recently-released federal prisoner in his Fifth Circuit appeal of constitutional claims against prison officials.
On December 22, 2019 the U.S. Fifth Circuit affirmed an $11.6 million judgment for Vinson & Elkins client Captain Jay Rivera. Captain Rivera, a harbor pilot, was badly injured when boarding a vessel owned by Kirby Offshore Marine, LLC (Kirby). District Court Judge George Hanks found Kirby liable under both theories offered by Captain Rivera and awarded damages for Captain Rivera’s lost future earnings as a harbor pilot.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas has issued a significant victory to V&E client Lydia Ann Channel Moorings LLC (LACM), tossing a lawsuit by a group of local residents alleging that LACM and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated Texas and federal law in connection with the permitting and operation of LACM’s barge mooring and fleeting facility in Lydia Ann Channel.
The National Law Journal has named Vinson & Elkins to its annual Appellate Hot List, in recognition of several key appellate victories the firm won over the past year. V&E is one of 25 law firms from…
Vinson & Elkins has been named by The American Lawyer as a Regional Litigation Department of the Year finalist.
Vinson & Elkins has once again been named a Texas Powerhouse by Law360 , in recognition of the firm’s successes over the past year.
Jennifer Freel, a trial and appellate lawyer who spent nearly a decade as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas, has rejoined Vinson & Elkins as a counsel in the firm’s Austin…