Vinson & Elkins has announced the promotion of associates Marc Rose of the Dallas office, Greg Dillard, Darin Schultz and Sarah K. Morgan of Houston, to partners, effective Jan. 1, 2013.
Rose (pictured) says he was a summer associate for V&E in 2002 and joined the firm in September 2003 following his graduation earlier that year from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. He says that while in law school, he was the editor of the Interdisciplinary Law Journal.
According to Rose, his practice focuses on corporate transactional work, with particular emphasis on energy transactions.
Dillard (pictured) says he is a 2002 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, where he worked on the Review of Litigation journal. Following graduation, he worked for Winstead Sechrest & Minick, now known as Winstead, before joining V&E on Feb. 1, 2007, Dillard says.
His practice is divided between representing clients in emergency response to industrial accidents, regulatory enforcement actions brought by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and employment litigation matters, Dillard says.
Schultz (pictured) says he is a 2004 cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where he was the executive editor of The Tax Lawyer. Schultz says that in 2002, he was a summer associate in V&E’s office in Washington, D.C., where he joined as an associate in September 2005. He says he moved to the Houston office in November 2010.
His practice focuses on secured lending transactions as well as on project and acquisition financing.
Morgan (pictured) says she is a 2004 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was the articles development editor for The Virginia Journal of Law and Politics. She says she joined V&E in the fall of 2004.
According to Morgan, her primary areas of practice involve representing clients on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and private equity and advising public and private companies on governance and general corporate and securities matters. Morgan says she most frequently works on initial public offerings of corporations and master limited partnerships.
-- Mary Alice Robbins
Robbins is an Austin-based freelance writer and a former Texas Lawyer senior reporter.