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The Legal 500 U.S. 2018 (Legalease, Ltd.) Recognizes V&E in 43 Practice Areas, 80 Lawyers

The Legal 500 U.S. recommends Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 43 categories and named five lawyers as “Leading Lawyers” in its 2018 guide. In total, 80 attorneys are recognized in the 2018 U.S. edition.

Jim Thompson, head of V&E’s Global Litigation Department, has been named a “Leading Lawyer” in Energy Litigation – Oil and Gas; John B. Connally IV, who co-heads the firm’s Energy Transactions/Projects group, has been named a “Leading Lawyer” in Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas; and Trina Chandler has been named a “Leading Lawyer” in Energy Transactions: Conventional Power. Jay Seegers and Anita Wilson are both listed as “Leading Lawyers” in Energy Regulatory: Oil and Gas.

V&E is once again a Tier 1 firm nationally in Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas and Energy Regulatory: Oil and Gas.

On the corporate side, Legal 500 notes that V&E “has the client base and extensive senior resources to handle multiple deals at any one time.” The firm’s litigation group is lauded for its “extraordinary service and sophisticated understanding of various industries.”

The Legal 500 Series has been one of the largest legal referral guides for more than 20 years for commercial and private companies, corporate counsel, CEOs and professional advisers. The publication interviews in-house counsel and lawyers globally to compile its annual guides.

Following is a full list of V&E’s practice area rankings and lawyers recommended in each area:

Antitrust – Cartel
Alden Atkins
Matthew Jacobs
Craig Seebald

Antitrust – Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense
Alden Atkins
Matthew Jacobs
Jason Powers
Craig Seebald
John Wander

Antitrust – Merger Control
Craig Seebald

Dispute Resolution – Appellate  Court of Appeals
Michael Heidler
Thomas Leatherbury
Marie Yeates

Dispute Resolution – Appellate – Supreme Court (Federal and State)
Michael Heidler
Thomas Leatherbury
Marie Yeates

Dispute Resolution – Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Corporates
Matthew Jacobs
Craig Seebald
Clifford Thau

Dispute Resolution – Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Individuals
Matthew Jacobs
Craig Seebald
Clifford Thau

Dispute Resolution – General Commercial Disputes
Phillip Dye
Matthew Moran
Jim Thompson

Dispute resolution – International Arbitration
Alden Atkins
James Loftis
Tim Tyler

Dispute Resolution – M&A  Litigation – Defense
Michael Holmes
John Wander
Craig Zieminski

Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation  Defense
Michael Holmes
Jennifer Poppe
Clifford Thau
John Wander

Finance – Capital Markets  Debt Offerings  Advice to Issuers
Mark Kelly
David Oelman
Lande Spottswood
Matthew Strock
Thomas Zentner

Finance – Capital Markets  Debt Offerings – Advice to Underwriters
Mark Kelly
David Oelman
Lande Spottswood
Matthew Strock
Thomas Zentner

Finance – Capital Markets – Equity Offerings – Advice to Issuers
Ramey Layne
Douglas McWilliams
David Oelman
Matthew Strock

Finance – Capital Markets – Equity Offerings – Advice to Managers
Ramey Layne
Douglas McWilliams
David Oelman
Matthew Strock

Finance – Capital Markets – High-Yield Debt Offerings – Advice to Issuers
David Oelman
Daniel Spelkin
David Stone

Finance – Capital Markets – High-Yield Debt Offerings – Advice to Underwriters
David Oelman
Daniel Spelkin
David Stone

Finance – Project Finance – Advice to Lender
Mark Brasher
John B. Connally IV
Keith Fullenweider
John Grand
Kaam Sahely
David Wicklund

Finance – Project Finance – Advice to Sponsor
Mark Brasher
John B. Connally IV
Keith Fullenweider
John Grand
Kaam Sahely
David Wicklund

Finance – Commercial Lending – Advice to Borrowers
Brian Moss
Erec Winandy

Finance – Commercial Lending – Advice to Lenders
Brian Moss
Erec Winandy

Finance – Restructuring (including Bankruptcy) – Corporate
Paul Heath
David Meyer
Harry Perrin
Bill Wallander

Government – Government Contracts
Daniel Graham
Dave Johnson
Jamie Tabb

Industry Focus – Energy – Renewable/Alternative
John B. Connally IV
Kaam Sahely

Industry Focus – Energy Litigation – Oil and Gas
Christopher Popov
Walter Stuart
Jim Thompson (Leading Lawyer)
John Wander
Marie Yeates

Industry Focus – Energy Regulatory – Conventional Power
John Decker

Industry Focus – Energy Regulatory – Oil and Gas
John Decker
Jay Seegers (Leading Lawyer)
Anita Wilson (Leading Lawyer)

Industry Focus – Energy Transactions – Conventional Power
Trina Chandler (Leading Lawyer)
Maritza Okata

Industry Focus – Energy Transactions – Oil and Gas
John B. Connally IV (Leading Lawyer)
Keith Fullenweider
Bryan Loocke
Creighton Smith

Industry Focus – Environment – Litigation
Kevin Gaynor
Larry Nettles
Lewis Sutherland
Jim Thompson

Industry Focus – Environment – Regulatory
Larry Nettles

Industry Focus – Environment – Transactional
Larry Nettles

Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans (Transactional)
Brian Bloom
David D’Alessandro
Vanessa Griffith
Shane Tucker

M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Large Deals ($1 Billion-Plus)
Jeff Floyd
James Fox
Keith Fullenweider
Stephen Gill
Lande Spottswood
Matthew Strock

M&A/Corporate and Commercial – Private Equity Buyouts
James Fox
Keith Fullenweider
Matthew Strock

M&A/Corporate and Commercial – Venture Capital and Emerging Companies
Mark Early
Wes Jones
Milam Newby
Paul Tobias

Media, Technology and Telecoms – Transactions
Milam Newby
Paul Tobias
Wesley Watts

Real Estate
Paul Martin
Russell Oshman

Real Estate – Construction (including Construction Litigation)
Doug Bland
Mark Brasher
Nick Henchie
Ferguson McNiel
Kaam Sahely

Real Estate – Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Gregory Cope
David Freed
Christopher Green
Daniel LeBey

Tax – International Tax
George Gerachis
John Lynch
David Peck

Tax – US Taxes – Contentious
David Cole
George Gerachis

Tax – US Taxes – Non-Contentious
George Gerachis
Gary Huffman
John Lynch
David Peck

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