Vinson & Elkins Announces 2024 Class of New Partners and Counsel
Vinson & Elkins today announced that it elected seven lawyers to its partnership and promoted 15 lawyers to counsel, effective January 1, 2024.
The new partners and counsel represent a cross-section of practices and offices across the firm.
The following is a list of the firm’s new partners:
International Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Houston
Peter’s principal area of practice is complex commercial litigation, with a focus on international disputes. His experience includes work as an advocate in both international commercial and investor-state arbitrations.
Commercial & Business Litigation, Houston
James is a trial lawyer who has represented clients in a wide array of business disputes. His most significant matters often involve the complex contractual relationships created between parties to large, long-term projects or M&A transactions. James also represents clients in antitrust matters and in governmental and internal investigations.
Complex Commercial Litigation, Dallas
Meredith’s practice focuses on representing companies, partnerships, and officers and directors in M&A litigation, securities litigation, and general commercial disputes at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts.
Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets, Dallas
Alex advises public and private companies, private equity firms and family offices on a broad range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and capital-raising transactions.
Environmental & Natural Resources, Houston
Brandon’s practice focuses on environmental and natural resources law, with an emphasis on project development, enforcement defense, and environmental litigation.
Finance, New York
Caitlin advises private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, other public and private borrowers, agents, lenders and underwriters in complex acquisition and leveraged financings as well as on commercial lending, direct lending and other financial transactions.
Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity, New York
Patrick advises private and public companies, private equity funds, family offices and management teams with respect to corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, and other financing transactions.
The following is a list of the firm’s new counsel:
Real Estate, Dallas
Ken’s practice focuses on real estate, including the acquisition, financing, leasing and disposition of commercial real estate.
Zach advises public and private borrowers, agents, lenders and underwriters in a broad range of complex financing transactions.
Appellate, Washington, D.C.
James handles critical motions and appeals in a wide range of disputes in state and federal appellate courts, trial courts, and private arbitrations.
Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity, Houston
Yong advises public and private companies and private equity firms in connection with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, strategic investments and joint ventures, along with general corporate matters.
Complex Commercial Litigation, New York
Dora’s practice focuses on securities and commercial litigation in federal and state court, as well as internal and government investigations.
Complex Commercial Litigation, New York
John provides strategic advice in complex commercial trials and appeals, arbitrations, government investigations, and pre-litigation disputes.
Energy Transactions & Projects, Houston
Caroline’s principal areas of practice are joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions in the energy industry.
Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions, Dallas
Lucy’s principal area of practice is corporate finance and securities law, including IPOs, public and private debt and equity offerings, and restructuring and strategic transactions, and general corporate representation, including periodic reporting compliance, ESG and corporate governance matters.
Energy Regulation, Houston
Michael’s practice focuses on assisting energy industry clients in a wide range of regulatory, litigation, and transactional matters.
Restructuring & Reorganization, Dallas
Matt’s principal areas of practice include the representation of companies, creditors, and investors in various aspects of complex corporate restructurings, including chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings, and distressed acquisitions and investments.
Intellectual Property, Austin
Erik’s practice focuses on intellectual property issues with a primary emphasis on patent litigation and trade secret litigation. He has handled cases in numerous U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Government Investigations & White Collar Criminal Defense, Washington, D.C.
Dan’s practice focuses on conducting internal investigations and defending companies and individuals against government investigations into a broad range of conduct.
Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity, Austin
Austin advises private companies, private equity funds, and management teams on corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, divestitures, and joint ventures.
Antitrust, Washington, D.C.
Ryan focuses his antitrust practice on merger control, agency investigations, and civil litigation.
Energy Litigation, Houston
Lawrence’s practice focuses on energy, engineering, and construction disputes in state and federal courts, and before domestic and international arbitration tribunals.
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