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

Vinson & Elkins LLP
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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)

The construction practice at Vinson & Elkins LLP has a notable expertise in the energy sector, where it handles transactional matters and disputes relating to major developments in the US and abroad. Jointly led in the US by Houston-based commercial litigator Ferguson McNiel and power and infrastructure specialist Kaam Sahely in Austin, the practice group also has broader strengths in public infrastructure projects, generally. Another contact in the team is Mark Brasher, who led on some of the firm’s most prominent recent matters, including the negotiation of construction and operating agreements for Texas Central’s Dallas to Houston high-speed rail project, and the negotiation of a $15.2bn EPC contract for Tellurian in relation to an LNG terminal. Stephanie Coco is a standout senior associate in the Houston office. Nicholas Henchie leads the wider international construction group from the firm’s London office.