Matthew Stammel > Vinson & Elkins LLP > Dallas, United States > Lawyer Profile

Vinson & Elkins LLP
DALLAS, TX 75201-2975
United States
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Work Department

Commercial & Business Litigation




Matt works with clients on their most complex and demanding problems. He enjoys working closely with clients to understand their businesses and to help develop strategies to achieve the best outcome possible.

In recent years, Matt has worked most closely with companies in the oil and gas industry and the real estate business. Matt frequently advises on complex contractual situations and has extensive experience with force majeure and extra-contractual defenses.

Matt is co-Managing Partner of the Dallas office and serves on the firm’s Management Committee.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Energy litigation: oil and gas

The litigation team at Vinson & Elkins LLP consists of litigators and appellate lawyers and includes former petroleum engineers, giving the team a unique perspective from which to advise on a broad array of oil and gas issues. The group has experience in disputes relating to shale and hydraulic fracking, as well as oil and gas recovery and transportation, including energy contract disputes and class actions. Practice co-head Jim Thompson has an extensive background in the energy industry; his fellow co-head Matthew Stammel is frequently instructed by oil and gas companies and private equity firms. Nicholas Shum is recommended for his expertise in contract disputes that involve upstream, midstream and oilfield services companies. Head of the firm’s appellate practice, Marie Yeates is also a name to note. At associate level, senior Stephanie Noble provides strong support to the team. All named lawyers are based in Houston apart from Stammel, who is based in Dallas.