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The National Law Journal Selects Vinson & Elkins Among Nation’s Top Appellate Firms in 2023

The National Law Journal has named Vinson & Elkins to its 2023 “Appellate Hot List.”

“The law firms and attorneys being recognized this year stood out for their work guiding clients through high-stakes litigation,” the publication said.

Vinson & Elkins’ recent appellate highlights include:

  • (U.S.) – Represented client defending an Eleventh Circuit ruling that two United Mine Workers of America funds could not recover Coal Act liabilities because they had been discharged in a prior bankruptcy. The adversary’s petition before the U.S. Supreme Court was denied.
  • (D.C. Cir.) – Successfully defended FERC authorizations for greenfield natural gas pipeline in case presenting important questions regarding FERC’s calculation of initial pipeline recourse rates and FERC’s obligations under the National Environmental Policy Act to analyze and consider mitigation for potential environmental effects of pipeline construction, including sedimentation.
  • (Tex.) – Obtained a ruling that plaintiffs failed to plead a viable negligent-undertaking claim against private equity investors in a suit arising out of explosions on a portfolio company’s premises.

Vinson & Elkins’ Appellate practice is led by partners Marie Yeates and Jeremy Marwell. The team includes former clerks for the United States Supreme Court and various U.S. Courts of Appeals. In state and federal courts across the United States, Vinson & Elkins’ appellate lawyers have an enviable track record of success representing appellants and appellees, plaintiffs and defendants, amici, and intervenors in high-stakes litigation.

Winners will be honored at an award ceremony in Washington, D.C. on October 26, 2023.

The full list of winners and finalists can be found here.

About Vinson & Elkins
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