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Vinson & Elkins Named Among Law360’s 2022 Texas Powerhouses

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Vinson & Elkins has been named a Texas Powerhouse by Law360 in recognition of the firm’s successes during the past year.

On the litigation side, Law360 notes Vinson & Elkins’ role in securing a $94 million jury verdict for client Huntsman Corp. in connection with an action alleging its industrial gas supplier, Praxair Inc., failed to deliver agreed-upon volumes of carbon monoxide and hydrogen.

In an interview with Law360, Vinson & Elkins’ Vice Chair Michael Holmes said, “our strategy is just to handle high-profile litigation matters. We want to be a destination litigation practice, and we want people to seek us out by reputation. When you’re focused on high-profile trial work, you’re going to see work in a variety of different industries.”

Law360 also highlights Vinson & Elkins’ involvement in some of the year’s largest energy transactions, including Woodside Petroleum’s roughly $43 billion merger with BHP Group; the business combination between Independence Energy, LLC and Contango Oil & Gas Company; and the firm’s representation of Dallas-based payment company MoneyGram International, Inc. in its $1.8 billion acquisition by Madison Dearborn Partners.

“V&E has done a good job of keeping its eye on the ball, really focusing on maintaining a great clientele, a great roster of work, and being fair in its compensation system,” said Sarah Morgan, co-head of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets practice group. “It’s really all those things that have allowed us to maintain our dominance when there is undoubtedly a huge competitive threat. There’s a lot of people trying to enter the Texas market.”

This is the sixth time Law360 has selected Regional Powerhouses, and Vinson & Elkins has been named to the Texas list each time (previously in 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021).

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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