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The Legal 500 U.S. 2020 (Legalease, Ltd.) Recognizes V&E in 41 Practice Categories, With 181 Individual Lawyer Recommendations

The Legal 500 U.S. recommended Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 41 categories and named six lawyers as “Leading Lawyers” in its 2020 guide. In total, 114 attorneys are recognized in the 2020 U.S. edition, some in more than one category.

John B. Connally IV, who co-heads the firm’s Energy Transactions/Projects group and Keith Fullenweider, who co-heads the firm’s Corporate department, have both 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; John Decker has been named a “Leading Lawyer” in Energy Regulatory: Conventional Power. Additionally, Jim Thompson has been named to the Hall of Fame in Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas.

V&E is ranked as a Tier 1 firm nationally in Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas; Energy Regulation: Oil and Gas and Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas this year.

On the corporate side, a client told The Legal 500This is a group that punches above its weight and regularly counsels clients on large, complex transactions across from the traditional New York firms.” On the litigation side, clients said ‘Importantly, the Vinson & Elkins-led team included 1) former federal prosecutors with both broad and deep experience, 2) technology sector experience and 3) in-house compliance experience which drove a “best practices” remediation program that all combined to gain the company a fair and favorable outcome.

The Legal 500 Series has been one of the largest legal referral guides for more than 30 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:

Antitrust – Cartel
Antitrust – Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense
Antitrust – Merger Control
Dispute Resolution – Appellate – Appellate – Courts of Appeal
Dispute Resolution – Corporate Investigations & White-Collar Criminal Defense
Dispute Resolution – Corporate Investigations & White-Collar Criminal Defense – Advice to Individuals
Dispute Resolution – General Commercial Disputes
Dispute Resolution – International Arbitration
Dispute Resolution – M&A Litigation: Defense
Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation – Defense
Finance – Capital Markets – Debt 
Finance – Capital Markets – Debt Offerings – Advice to Underwriters
Finance – Capital Markets – Equity Offerings 
Finance – Capital Markets – Equity Offerings – Advice to Managers
Finance – Capital Markets – High-Yield Debt Offerings 
Finance – Capital Markets – High-Yield Debt Offerings – Advice to Underwriters
Finance – Commercial Lending – Advice to Borrowers
Finance – Commercial Lending – Advice to Lenders
Finance – Project Finance 
Finance – Project Finance – Advice to Sponsor
Finance – Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy): Corporate
Government – Government Contracts
Industry Focus – Energy – Renewable/Alternative Power
Industry Focus – Energy – Transactions – Conventional Power
Industry Focus – Energy – Transactions – Oil & Gas
Industry Focus – Energy Litigation: Oil & Gas
Industry Focus – Energy Regulation – Oil & Gas
Industry Focus – Energy Regulation: Conventional Power
Industry Focus – Environment – Litigation
Industry Focus – Environment – Regulatory
Industry Focus – Environment – Transactional
Labor & Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation & Retirement Plans: Transactional
M&A/Corporate & Commercial – M&A – Large Deals ($1bn+)
M&A/Corporate & Commercial – Private Equity Buyouts
M&A/Corporate & Commercial – Shareholder Activism – Advise to Boards
Real Estate – Construction
Real Estate – Real Estate
Real Estate – Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Tax – International Tax
Tax – US Taxes – Contentious
Tax – US Taxes – Non-Contentious

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

Antitrust – Cartel
Matthew Jacobs
Craig Seebald
Darren Tucker
Lindsey Vaala
Hill Wellford

Antitrust – Civil Litigation/Class Actions – Defense
Alden Atkins
Jason Powers
Craig Seebald
Darren Tucker
Stacey Vu
Hill Wellford

Antitrust – Merger Control
David Smith
Darren Tucker
Hill Wellford

Dispute Resolution – Appellate
Michael Heidler
Josh Johnson
Thomas Leatherbury
Jeremy Marwell
Marie Yeates

Dispute Resolution – Corporate Investigations & White-Collar Criminal Defense
Palmina Fava
Jessica Heim
Matthew Jacobs
Jeff Johnston

Dispute Resolution – General Commercial Disputes
Michael Holmes
Pat Mizell
Jason Powers
Harry Reasoner
Craig Seebald
Jim Thompson
John Wander
Craig Zieminski

Dispute Resolution – International Arbitration
Camilo Cardozo
James Loftis

Dispute Resolution – M&A Litigation – Defense
Michael Charlson
Michael Holmes
Craig Seebald
Jim Thompson
John Wander

Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation – Defense
Michael Charlson
Michael Holmes
Craig Seebald
Clifford Thau
Jim Thompson
John Wander

Finance – Capital Markets – Debt
Alan Beck
Mark Kelly
Ramey Layne
Dave Oelman
Matt Strock

Finance – Capital Markets – Equity Offerings
Mark Kelly
Ramey Layne
Dave Oelman
Matt Strock

Finance – Capital Markets – High-Yield Debt Offerings
Mark Kelly
Dave Oelman
Matt Strock

Finance – Commercial Lending
Cris Dewar
Brian Moss
Brett Santoli
David Wicklund
Erec Winandy

Finance – Project Finance
Alan Alexander
Mark Brasher
John B. Connally
Keith Fullenweider
Eamon Nolan
Kaam Sahely
Karen Smith
David Wicklund

Finance – Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy) – Corporate
Steven Abramowitz
David Meyer
William Wallander

Government – Government Contracts
Daniel Graham
David Johnson
Tyler Robinson
Ryan Stalnaker
Jamie Tabb

Industry Focus – Energy – Renewable/Alternative Power
Stephanie Coco
John B. Connally
Matthew Greenberg
Peter Marshall
Eamon Nolan
Danielle Patterson
Kaam Sahely

Industry Focus – Energy – Transactions – Conventional Power
Trina Chandler
Matthew Greenberg
Kaam Sahely

Industry Focus – Energy – Transactions – Oil & Gas
Douglas Bland
David Cohen
John B. Connally
Keith Fullenweider
John Grand
Bryan Loocke
Danielle Patterson
Kaam Sahely

Industry Focus – Energy Litigation – Oil & Gas
Guy Lipe
Nick Shum
Matt Stammel
Jim Thompson
Marie Yeates

Industry Focus – Energy Regulation – Conventional Power
Jo Ann Biggs
John Decker
Jay Seegers
Jaren Taylor
Mike Tomsu
Anita Wilson

Industry Focus – Energy Regulation – Oil & Gas
Andy Beach
Suzanne Clevenger
John Decker
Damien Lyster
Jay Seegers
Chris Terhune
Anita Wilson

Industry Focus – Environment – Litigation
Matthew Dobbins
Eric Groten
Larry Nettles
Margaret Peloso
Lewis Sutherland
Brandon Tuck

Industry Focus – Environment – Regulatory
Matthew Dobbins
Eric Groten
Larry Nettles
Margaret Peloso
Patrick Traylor
Brandon Tuck

Industry Focus – Environment – Transactional
Jennifer Cornejo
Matthew Dobbins
George “Casey” Hopkins
Larry Nettles

Labor & Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation & Retirement Plans – Transactional
Brian Bloom
David D’Alessandro
George Gerachis

M&A/Corporate & Commercial – M&A – Large Deals ($1bn+)
Jim Fox
Keith Fullenweider
Dave Oelman
Lande Spottswood
Matt Strock

M&A/Corporate & Commercial – Private Equity Buyouts
Jim Fox
Keith Fullenweider
Dave Oelman
Lande Spottswood
Matt Strock

M&A/Corporate & Commercial – Shareholder Activism – Advice to Boards
Lawrence Elbaum
Jeff Floyd
Patrick Gadson
Steve Gill

Real Estate
Adam Endick
Randy Jurgensmeyer
Paul Martin
Julia Sanabria
Wallace Schwartz

Real estate – Construction (Including Construction Litigation)
Alan Alexander
Mark Brasher
Stephanie Coco
Mark Early
Nick Henchie
Ferguson McNiel
Kaam Sahely

Real Estate – Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Gregory Cope
David Freed
Christopher Green
Daniel LeBey
Chris Mangin
Dave Oelman
Matt Strock

Tax – International Tax
Ryan Carney
George Gerachis
John Lynch
Chris Mangin
Jason McIntosh
David Peck

Tax – US Taxes – Contentious
David Cole
George Gerachis
Gary Huffman

Tax – US Taxes – Non-Contentious
Ryan Carney
George Gerachis
John Lynch
Chris Mangin
David Peck
Wendy Salinas
Todd Way

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