D. Ferguson McNiel > Vinson & Elkins LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Vinson & Elkins LLP
SUITE 2500
HOUSTON, TX 77002-6760
United States
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Commercial & Business Litigation




Ferguson McNiel is an accomplished litigator with forty years’ experience representing clients in commercial, construction, toxic tort and energy cases, including many that resulted in jury trials and arbitrations.

Ferguson’s clients include Fortune 150 corporations and other major companies in a variety of industries, such as consumer products, oil & gas, chemical, pipeline, and professional services. He has also handled a wide variety of architects and engineers in construction-related claims, and significant experience representing general negligence, contract and statutory claims.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation)

Vinson & Elkins LLP has a standout construction practice for energy projects, acting for owners, developers and investors on the range of matters. It also handles public infrastructure projects as well as a range of other developments, both public and private, representing clients in EPC, design build and other engineering and construction arrangements. The team has a cross-country and global reach, coordinating with its London office in particular. Accomplished litigator D. Ferguson McNiel co-leads the group with energy and infrastructure projects specialist Kaam Sahely. They work closely with the head of the firm’s international dispute resolution practice, Jim Loftis, and energy transactions experts Mark Brasher and Alan Alexander to provide comprehensive advice on the range of construction matters. Senior associate Stephanie Coco is a rising star in the market with experience in multiple sectors of the energy industry, including pipelines, LNG, power generation and chemicals. All named lawyers are based in Houston