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U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2022 Recognizes Vinson & Elkins 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 35 national rankings, in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey.

In addition, the firm is recognized as a Tier 1 firm in 67 practice areas across the Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York, Richmond, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas, with a total of 83 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.

Vinson & Elkins 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

Litigation – Construction

Litigation – Tax

Mergers & Acquisitions Law


Tier 3

International Arbitration – Commercial

International Arbitration – Governmental

International Trade and Finance Law

Land Use & Zoning Law

Litigation – First Amendment

Litigation – Patent

Patent Law

About Vinson & Elkins
For more than a century, Vinson & Elkins has provided outstanding client service across important industries that drive the global economy. Built on a strong culture of collaboration across 11 offices worldwide, V&E lawyers are committed to excellence, offering clients decades of legal experience in handling transactions, investments, projects and disputes across the globe. Learn more by visiting or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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