VINSON & ELKINS L.L.P. Plugged Into Tech. Plugged Into Texas.

Technology wasn’t invented in a California garage. Fact is, Texas is the birthplace of the microchip, the home to leading computer and software manufacturers, and the incubator for some of technology’s greatest advances. And one Texas-based international law firm has been riding with tech-savvy pioneers since early in the last century: Vinson & Elkins.

Vinson & Elkins, one of the world’s largest law firms, is a global legal leader in technology and e-commerce. With nearly 700 lawyers in offices from Dallas to Beijing, V&E is both a worldwide powerhouse and the law firm of choice for Texas’ tech trailblazers.

New Economy Leader.

That’s why American Lawyer recognized Vinson & Elkins as Texas’ leading “New Economy” law firm, ranking V&E among the top law firms nationwide in categories vital to technology and e-commerce companies, from IPOs and raising capital to mergers and acquisitions. And Texas Lawyer listed V&E as the Firm named most often as outside counsel to Texas-based Fortune 500 companies.

From forming the company to bet-the-company litigation.

It lakes more than lech savvy to succeed in technology law. You have to know your way around a Texas courthouse. Success in technology trials depends on communicating the human stories behind the dot corns and databases, not just a science lesson. The verdict? Last year Euromoney’s Commercial Litigation magazine ranked V&E among a handful of the world’s top trial firms.

Deep in the heart of technology.

On the wide-open technology frontier, there are leaders, and there are followers-and it’s easy to tell the difference. “We’re ahead of the curve in technology,” says Dallas V&E partner Jeff Chapman. “Our technology groups include lawyers with substantial experience in raising money, mergers and acquisitions, protecting intellectual property, and trying technology disputes. We have the business and litigation skills and experience necessary to protect high-tech capital in today’s global market.”

To learn more about Vinson & Elkins’ technology solutions, visit, or contact Jeff Chapman at (transactions) or George Kryder at (litigation).

Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

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