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Vinson & Elkins LLP

2801 VIA FORTUNA, SUITE 100, AUSTIN, TX 78746-7568, USA
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Jennifer Poppe

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Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Jennifer focuses her litigation practice on state and federal securities litigation, officer and director liability, internal investigations, and class actions. She has successfully defended public companies, investment banks, and executives in suits filed by shareholders. Her experience includes derivative suits, shareholder class actions, disputes between master limited partnerships and their limited partners, internal investigations, and individual shareholder claims in state and federal court and arbitration. Jennifer also has significant experience in defending shareholder and consumer class actions, both within Texas and across the country. Jennifer is a frequent speaker and author on issues relating to securities litigation and the attorney-client privilege. Jennifer has been named as a “Texas Rising Star” in business litigation in Texas Monthly in each of the last eight years. Jennifer currently serves as Hiring Partner for the Austin office.


  • Member: Austin Bar Association; Austin Young Lawyers Association; United Way Women’s Giving Network; Section of Litigation, American Bar Association; Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation; New York State Bar Association


Jennifer graduated from The University of Texas, B.A. in 1995, and J.D. in 1998 (Fraternity: Order of the Coif). Admitted to Texas Bar in 1998, Colorado Bar in 2011, and New York Bar in 2011; U.S. District Courts for the Western, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

United States: Dispute resolution

Securities litigation - defense

Within: Securities litigation - defense

Vinson & Elkins LLP frequently represents issuers, underwriters, accounting firms, financial institutions, and directors and officers in securities fraud class actions, and it climbs the ranking this year. John Wander, who is co-head of the firm's complex commercial litigation practice, and Michael Holmes in Dallas are the two key partners. Holmes and Austin-based Jennifer Poppe defended EZCORP in a 10b5 class action in New York that alleged false and misleading statements or omissions regarding, inter alia, regulatory compliance issues with Cash Genie, in which the company owns a controlling interest. The claim was settled favorably. Holmes and San Francisco-based Michael Charlson secured a significant victory for Plains All American Pipeline by securing the dismissal of a class action seeking $1.5bn in damages for stock losses allegedly caused by a pipeline leak in California. Clifford Thau in New York is also recommended.

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