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Vinson & Elkins

Texas Tower
845 Texas Avenue, Suite 4700
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 758-2222

Firm Stats

Chair: Keith Fullenweider
Vice Chairs: Jim Fox, Michael Holmes, and Hilary Preston
Lead Partners: David Oelman (Talent); Manuel Berrelez (Recruiting); Lina Dimachkieh (Associate Compensation)
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
500 - 750
No. of Partners Named 2021:

Base Salary

Base Salary (2022) 1st year: $215,000 2nd year: $225,000 3rd year: $250,000 4th year: $295,000 5th year: $345,000 6th year: $370,000 7th year: $400,000 8th year: $415,000 Summer Associate: $4,135/week

Employment Contact

Gretchen Rollins
Senior Director of Attorney Recruitment
(214) 220-7907
Application information and links for entry-level and lateral positions are available here:

No. of U.S. Offices: 8

No. of International Offices: 4

Major Office Locations

Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Richmond, VA
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC | Dubai

Major Departments

Capital Markets
Complex Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG)
Employment, Labor and OSHA
Energy Transactions/Projects
Energy Regulatory
Government Contracts
Intellectual Property
M&A/Private Equity/Venture Capital
Project Finance
Real Estate
Restructuring & Reorganization
Shareholder Activism
Tax/Employment Benefits/Executive Compensation
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.