Vinson & Elkins LLP
• "Interesting, challenging work"
• "Low-key, friendly work environment"
• "Responsibility early in career"
• "Confusing compensation system"
• "Good old boy atmosphere"
ABOUT THIS COMPANY:
Founded in Houston in 1917, this Lone Star State institution rode the wildcatter era to build its name on (what else?!) oil and gas matters. Vinson & Elkins hasn’t looked back since, establishing itself as a household name in the global energy industry while growing its expertise in an array of other practice areas.
Just Two Good ol’ Boys
A North Carolina native who’d adopted the city of Houston as his own, attorney William Vinson teamed up with local James Elkins in 1917. Aside from owning law practices in Huntsville and Houston, Elkins had grown up next door to one James Baker—as in Baker Botts. Elkins must have kept business and neighborly relationships separate, however: the National Bank of Commerce ditched Baker Botts for the nascent V&E the same year the latter firm came into existence.Become a Gold Member or Log in to read the entire Scoop
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