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U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2021 Recognizes V&E with 21 Tier 1 National Rankings

Vinson & Elkins is recognized as a national tier 1 law firm in 21 practice areas, with a total of 34 national rankings, in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey.

In addition, V&E is recognized as a tier 1 law firm in 69 practice areas across the Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York, Richmond, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas, with a total of 77 metropolitan rankings.

The methodology for the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® rankings involved a range of different quantitative and qualitative criteria, including several different survey instruments to garner feedback from clients and lawyers. Practice area rankings were produced both nationally and within metropolitan areas across the United States.

V&E is recognized nationally in the following practices:

Tier 1

Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law – Management
Energy Law
Environmental Law
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Antitrust
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation – Securities
Natural Resources Law
Oil & Gas Law
Project Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tax Law
Venture Capital Law

Tier 2

Antitrust Law
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
International Arbitration – Governmental
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Tax
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Tier 3

International Arbitration – Commercial
International Trade and Finance Law
Litigation – First Amendment
Patent Law

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