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For almost a century, Vinson & Elkins lawyers have provided innovative business solutions for clients whose needs are as diverse as the entities they represent. In today's challenging environment of global markets, volatile economies and complex human and environmental issues, our time-tested role as trusted advisor has become even more critical. The depth and breadth of our lawyers' experience, combined with the responsiveness and efficiencies of the firm's global reach, enable Vinson & Elkins to serve clients from start-up, to the negotiating table and boardroom, before legislative and regulatory bodies in the courtroom, and beyond.


V&E was established in 1917 by William A. Vinson and Judge James A. Elkins with the goal of becoming trusted advisors to Houston’s business and energy community. In our nearly 100-year history, the firm has grown to approximately 700 lawyers located in energy hubs, financial centers and political capitals around the world. Our lawyers provide legal services to some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated business enterprises addressing a multitude of challenging litigation, transactional and regulatory matters.

Global Footprint

As a limited liability partnership, V&E currently serves clients from 15 global offices — Abu Dhabi, Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Moscow, New York, Palo Alto, Riyadh, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. Our network of offices allows us to leverage experience from many markets, cultures, and perspectives and to bring our clients the most comprehensive solutions to all legal challenges.

Breadth of Service

Creativity in developing practical business solutions is one of the many reasons our clients turn to us for their legal matters. Our ability, experience, and resources allow V&E to provide comprehensive and innovative strategies to our clients across a multitude of legal disciplines.

Commitment to Excellence and Cost Efficient Service

We emphasize teaming or partnering with you and your other advisors or representatives. Our ultimate objective is to assemble the right team within V&E to handle any client matter — “right” in the type of knowledge required by the matter, and “right” in the balance of staffing that controls your costs. We solicit your advice in identifying the lawyer or lawyers within the firm who can best achieve your goals and form a seamless team to deliver the best, most cost effective result. Of course, this means working in close coordination with you on every matter.

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