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Vinson & Elkins Ranks Top in Two Categories in Vault’s 2022 Law Firm Associate Survey

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Vinson & Elkins secured two top spots in Vault’s 2022 Law Firm Rankings, an annual assessment of the nation’s most prestigious firms as voted upon by associates from across law firms in the U.S. The firm was rated the most prestigious firm in Texas for the fifth year in a row, as well as for having the nation’s strongest practice for Energy, Oil, & Gas for the eighth consecutive year.

In addition, the firm ranked among the nation’s Top 5 for the second year in a row in the Clean Tech/Renewable Energy category. Three other practices were recognized as well, including Project Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, and General Corporate Practice. The firm was also ranked among the top 50 in a number of Quality of Life and  Summer Associate program categories with overall improvement in these areas.

“V&E’s lean-team model means great training for associates, with hands-on experience, strong partner mentorship, and opportunities to tackle new challenges,” said Vault in its editorial commentary. “Overall, associates agree that V&E offers a great culture, great compensation, and great work.”

“[V&E] is a firm where the people come first,” said one Vinson & Elkins associate. “Yes, we work on large deals with often urgent deadlines, but everyone seems to remember that we are a team (from partners to associates to staff) that must work together to serve the needs of our clients.”

This year, more than 20,000 associates from across big law returned anonymous surveys to Vault to determine the various rankings. Vault’s region-based rankings are determined by associates who are asked to rate the local prestige of firms in their region, but are not permitted to rate their own firm. For practice area rankings, attorneys are asked to vote for up to three firms they consider strongest in their own practice area, but are not permitted to vote for their own firm. Vault’s Quality of Life and Summer Associate Program rankings are derived by V&E associates asked to rate their experiences.

More information can be found here on the firm’s Vault profile.

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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