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Walter Stuart Returns to Vinson & Elkins as Partner in Houston Office

The law firm of Vinson & Elkins has announced that attorney Walter Stuart is returning to the firm as a partner in the Houston office, according to a press release from the firm.

Stuart work for Vinson & Elkins for 21 years before he joined Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York. He worked there for the last five years.

“We are delighted that Walter wanted to return to Texas and his roots here at the firm,” Mark Kelly, chairman of Vinson & Elkins, said. “Walter is a first class litigator who provides exceptional client service. He’s also a great colleague we enjoy having in our midst.”

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Stuart said, “It is a great honor to be back at V&E where I spent so many years practicing with some of the best lawyers in the country. It’s an exciting time to be in Houston, and I can’t imagine a firm that is better positioned than V&E to meet the needs of clients in this dynamic market with the highest quality legal services. I’m looking forward to being back home.”

The law firm made a name for itself in energy litigation and for its environmental practice. The firm is also known for its appellate practice, its experience with mergers & acquisitions, as well as white collar and antitrust litigation. Jim Thompson is the leader of the firm’s Global Litigation & Regulatory Department. Thompson  said, “We are excited to have Walter rejoin us. Walter’s work on director and officer liability cases, securities fraud cases and complex commercial cases is impressive and noteworthy given he has defended multiple companies in cases of first impression under state securities laws and represented Fortune 500 clients in litigation involving significant accounting issues. It’s fantastic to have him back.”

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