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ANCESTRY ANTHOLOGY: TEXAS STATE HISTORY ASSOCIATION: TEXAS DAY BY DAY: SEPTEMBER 1: VINSON & ELKINS

        

Huge law firm founded in Houston

On this day in 1917, William Ashton Vinson

and James A. Elkins



founded what was to become one of the largest and most profitable law firms in the world. The firm began in Houston as a small partnership.




By 2001 it had grown to more than 780 lawyers, five domestic offices, and four foreign offices. Vinson and Elkins initially did business with the oil and gas industry, which continues to be the firm's mainstay.



Over the years the firm has expanded to include business, energy and environmental regulation, international law, real estate, securities, and taxation.



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