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Vinson & Elkins LLP

2801 VIA FORTUNA, SUITE 100, AUSTIN, TX 78746-7568, USA
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Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston and 10 more

Michael Heidler

Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Mike’s principal areas of practice are civil appellate law and litigation. He has experience arguing cases and drafting briefs in appellate courts; arguing motions, drafting motions, and drafting jury charges in trial courts; and counseling clients on litigation strategy.

United States: Dispute resolution


Within: Appellate

Covering a wide variety of matters, Vinson & Elkins LLP’s practice is jointly chaired by Dallas-based Thomas Leatherbury and Houston-based Marie Yeats, and has strong expertise in the energy sector, environmental affairs, regulatory issues, mass torts, and intellectual property. Leatherbury led the team on securing a victory for Herring Bancorp in a dispute before the Texas Supreme Court over the redemption of preferred shares held by the opposing party as part of the bank’s conversion into a 'Subchapter S Corporation'. Yeats and Michael Heidler (Austin) successfully represented Anadarko Petroleum in a $100m insurance coverage appeal against Lloyd's of London before the Texas Supreme Court; the Court reversed a judgment of the Ninth District Court of Appeals in Beaumont and confirmed that Anadarko may recover its defense costs arising out of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico. At the US Supreme Court, Washington DC-based duo John Elwood and Jeremy Marwell successfully served as co-counsel to the petitioner in White v United States concerning the interpretation of the Speedy Trial Act; the Court sided with White in rejecting the government’s position and remanded the case to the Sixth Circuit. Sandra Rodriguez departed to accept an in-house position.

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