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"For lateral recruitment, we have focused discussions with our external recruiters specifically to highlight the importance of recruiting diverse candidates; and we also are engaging recruiters who specialize in diverse recruitment such as Rosewood & Columbia. We keep in touch with our diverse alumni who may be interested in returning to the firm; and we proactively enlist the referral network of our current diverse lawyers to identify additional diverse candidates. Mansfield Rule pilot initiative. For the past two years, V&E firm..."

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Vinson & Elkins LLP

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 758-2222


Employer Type: Private
Chairman: T. Mark Kelly
Managing Partner: Scott Wulfe
Talent Management Chair: Tom Leatherbury
Total No. Attorneys 2018: 650

Base Salary

All U.S. offices
1st year: $190,000
2nd year: $200,000
3rd year: $220,000
4th year: $255,000
5th year: $280,000
6th year: $305,000
7th year: $325,000
8th year: $340,000
Summer associate: $3,654/week

Summer Associate Offers

72 out of 75 (2Ls) (2017)

Major Office Locations

Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
New York, NY
Palo Alto, CA
San Francisco, CA
Richmond, VA
Washington, DC
Hong Kong

Major Departments & Practices

Capital Markets
Complex Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Corporate Governance
Employment, Labor and OSHA
Energy Transactions/Projects
Energy Regulatory
Environmental and Natural Resources
Government Contracts
Intellectual Property/Technology
M&A/Private Equity/Venture Capital
Real Estate
Restructuring & Reorganization
Shareholder Activism
Tax/Employment Benefits/Executive Compensation