140 Metro Rankings
Vinson & Elkins recognizes that its personnel represents its most valuable asset. Its 12 offices around the world collaborate to provide clients with unparalleled service. Attorneys at V&E are devoted to excellence and offering clients extensive experience in addressing transactions, investments, projects, and disputes across the globe. Founded in Houston in 1917 by William A. Vinson and James A. Elkins, the firm has built a reputation as a trusted advisor over the course of a century, making it a preferred choice for many of the world's leading businesses, particularly those in the energy and finance sectors. V&E brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to guide clients through their most complex transactions and legal matters.
The firm is also committed to giving back to its communities by empowering underserved populations through pro bono work and investing significant time and resources in those in need of legal services. Additionally, it actively supports local charitable, educational, and cultural organizations in the communities where it operates.
V&E's innovative and entrepreneurial spirit has, for 100 years, helped attract the diverse talent necessary to shape the future of business across the globe. Its rich heritage and inclusive culture inspire it and provide it with a thorough understanding of even the most sophisticated legal issues.
Houston is considered the energy capital of the world and is second only to New York in the number of Fortune 500 company headquarters. Born in the midst of the Texas oil boom a century ago, Vinson & Elkins is the largest law firm in Houston and one of the oldest. While known for its energy practice, V&E's Houston office is home to nearly 300 lawyers who handle some of the most high-profile transactions, investments, projects and disputes across the globe. V&E is committed to promoting a better Houston community. Annually, the firm contributes to approximately 160 charitable organizations around the city. Lawyers in our Houston office serve on over 100 charitable boards including Texas Children's Hospital, the Houston Food Bank Endowment, Houston Grand Opera, Greater Houston Partnership, Trees for Houston, and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. We are a proud sponsor of the Cristo Rey Jesuit Corporate Work-Study Program, which enables low-income students from Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School High School to earn more than 65 percent of their education costs through working at Houston-area companies. Pro bono work is an important part of V&E's, and we have many ongoing pro bono projects out of the Houston office. V&E pioneered the Virtual Legal Clinic, where lawyers at the Houston office provide counsel and advice to low-income clients at Houston Volunteer Lawyers' office, via the Internet using Skype, without leaving their offices. V&E has teamed up with Texas Children's Hospital to help low-income families obtain guardianships over their special needs children so that their parents can continue making healthcare decisions for them after they turn 18. V&E has partnered with Goldman Sachs to provide pro bono legal counsel to small business owners on critical business issues concerning corporate governance, intellectual property, and employment and labor issues. These projects and hundreds of other individual matters make up our thriving pro bono practice.
Total Offices: 17
Total Attorneys: 639
|Locations||No. of Attorneys|
|Los Angeles, CA||7|
|Practice Areas||No. of Attorneys|
|Energy and Oil & Gas||44|
|Environmental and Land Use||13|
|Labor & Employment||10|
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