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Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Phillip Dye

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Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Dye has extensive experience in all aspects of complex civil litigation with an emphasis on transnational litigation, and has developed deep knowledge about dealing with issues related to suits involving events that occur outside the United States. These include representation of foreign parties, jurisdiction, foreign sovereign immunity, forum non conveniens, conflicts of law, service of process, and discovery abroad. His practice includes disputes in a broad range of areas — including all aspects of the energy industry, commercial matters, maritime commerce, and product liability. Phillip also advises foreign entities on U.S. litigation risks.


*Member, International Bar Association; American Bar Association; Texas Bar Foundation; Maritime Law Association; Association of International Petroleum Negotiators; International Association of Defense Counsel; Defense Research Institute *Vice-Chair, Committee on Admiralty and Maritime Law, Tort and Insurance Practice, American Bar Association


*Louisiana State University Law Center, J.D. with honors, 1986 (Order of Coif; Phi Kappa Phi; Managing Editor, Louisiana Law Review) *Louisiana State University, B.S., 1982 *Admitted to practice: Louisiana, 1985; Texas, 1986; United States Supreme Court; U.S. Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas and the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana; District of Colorado; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; U.S. Court of Claims *Judicial Clerk to The Honorable Fred A. Blanche, Jr., Louisiana Supreme Court, 1985-1986

United States: Industry focus

Energy litigation: oil and gas

Within: Energy litigation: oil and gas

Contentious oil and gas matters are managed by the complex commercial litigation team at Vinson & Elkins LLP; this is jointly led by Jim Thompson (Houston), John Wander (Dallas), Craig Seebald (DC) and Guy Lipe (Houston). Notable clients of the practice include Anadarko Petroleum and Occidental Petroleum. Significant work included Houston-based Patrick Mizell and others obtaining a dismissal of $400m in alleged fraud claims brought against international energy trading company Vitol; this involved representation at courts of appeals and the Texas Supreme Court. Mizell also leads in representing Apache Corporation in several climate change lawsuits in the Northern District of California; the plaintiffs are Californian municipalities seeking $2bn in damages for a predicted future rise in sea level. Also recommended are Mark Rodriguez (Houston), Matthew Stammel (Dallas) and Phillip Dye (Houston). Austin-based commercial litigator Marisa Secco  was promoted to the partnership.

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