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Vinson & Elkins LLP.
Main Office: 1001 Fannin Street, Suite 2500 | Houston | TX | 77002
Phone: 713-758-2222 | Fax: 713-758-2346

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Vinson & Elkins LLP. Reviews view all

Reviewed on August 28, 2018
Intern Texas

V&E should be more open about their interview process and post more opportunities for law students at a variety of their offices.

V&E has a prominent name and they host the most welcoming receptions. I really enjoy meeting with all of their employees in lots of different locations.

It is very difficult to get an interview at V&E, even if your law school has a relationship with them. They should do something about this.

I have not had enough time to interact with the partners in order to be able to post a review about this, but I have enjoyed the ones that I have met briefly.

I love that V&E is known as a Texas firm but it also has offices all over, and it also has a relationship with schools in cities where it doesn't have offices, such as Tulane.

Former Employee

2017

Intern

Less than a year

Reviewed on December 16, 2017

There is no shortage of cases to work on, so be sure to do your homework and prepare for anything.

I shopped around a lot before taking this job and I know I made the right choice. They are wonderful and will treat you like family.

There is a lot of work to be done, but everyone is always willing to help out. Ask for help and you will get it.

Current Employee

Overview

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 law firm’s time-tested role as trusted advisor has become even more critical. The depth and breadth of V&E lawyers' experience, combined with the responsiveness and efficiencies of the firm's global reach, enables Vinson & Elkins to serve clients from start-up, to the negotiating table and boardroom, before legislative and regulatory bodies, in the courtroom, and beyond. Vinson & Elkins LLP began in Houston, Texas, as a two man partnership in 1917, when James A. Elkins and William A. Vinson joined professional forces with a studied eye to the future. Both men were ambitious to establish a law firm that would endure, and offer other lawyers the opportunity to prosper and achieve their goals. Vinson recalled the founding partners' fateful decision to merge in this way: "We chatted awhile, and a sudden thought struck me-Here is your man!" Vinson asked, "How would you like to come to Houston?" Elkins replied: "That is the ambition of my life, make me a proposition." The proposition was a partnership, and Elkins' response was unhesitating: "I accept." This was the beginning of Vinson & Elkins LLP In those days, the oil boom was already transforming Texas and the world, and Houston was home to much of the energy industry's activity. V&E "cut its teeth" on oil and gas matters, and remains one of the world's leading energy law firms. Today, the firm has expanded its practices to include Mergers and Acquisitions, Aviation, Environmental, Finance, and more. And as the marketplace has become global, Vinson & Elkins continues to expand globally, serving clients worldwide.


Practice Areas

Vinson & Elkins LLP. practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

Hiring Criteria

Vinson & Elkins LLP. follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

V&E considers academic achievement in law school and undergraduate school. It also considers school-related and extracurricular activities, work experience, foreign language proficiency, and the ability to communicate effectively.

It looks for individuals who encompass its mission and vision of academic excellence, teamwork, diversity and inclusion. The firm recruits through job fairs as well as through campus placements. It visited 27 schools for campus recruitment's in 2011 and attended two job fairs during the year.

Pro bono

The pro bono program at Vinson & Elkins involves lawyers at all stages of the profession, from senior partners to fresh associates.

Nearly 30,000 hours of free legal service is provided to those in need by V&E lawyers each year.

However, V&E does not require attorneys to do pro bono work, but up to 100 hours of pro bono work is considered for billable hours and bonus consideration. In 2010, 74% of associates performed 36 hours of pro bono work each.

The lawyers have undertaken pro bono representation in civil, criminal and transactional matters.

In September 2012, the firm was honored for its pro bono work with Dubai Cares at the charity's fifth anniversary celebration in July. V&E has supported Dubai Cares on pro bono legal matters since its establishment by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum in 2007.

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Vinson & Elkins LLP. Awards and Recognitions Write a review

Vinson & Elkins has been recognized by many energy sector publications for its contribution in the energy law. Also, the firm has received several awards for its performance in the law field.

It has been recognised as

Diversity Write a review

V&E's commitment to promoting and encouraging diversity is illustrated by its policies, initiatives, and programs established within the firm, such as firm-supported organic Affinity Groups. The firm believes that it has both an extraordinary opportunity and a special responsibility to maintain a culture that nurtures diverse interests, backgrounds, and perspectives - inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender/gender-identity, age, sexual orientation, religion, or physical handicap.

Summer associate program

Vinson & Elkins has summer programs in each of its domestic offices. The program ranges from six to 10 weeks. The work is assigned by an attorney coordinator, and the assignments range from

Working for the Vinson & Elkins LLP.
At V&E, associates receive work through a department-specific work assignment system. First- through third-year associates are evaluated twice a year, and more senior associates are evaluated annually. As associates become more senior, mentors provide career direction and focus on helping associates develop the skills and expertise necessary to advance their careers.

Third-year associates, and those more senior, can take part in the eight-part Associate Practice Business Development course taught by V&E partners.

Some of the positives about the firm is that it offers interesting and challenging work, low-key, friendly work environment and responsibility early in career to the associates.

V&E has a one-tier partnership, and attorneys are generally eligible for consideration after eight years.

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