Marie Yeates > Vinson & Elkins LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Vinson & Elkins LLP
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Houston, Texas 77002
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Marie Yeates is one of the country’s leading appellate lawyers. She serves as co-head of V&E’s Appellate practice.

Over the course of a nearly four-decade-long career at V&E, Marie has presented more than 130 appellate oral arguments in federal and state appellate courts across the country. She has argued dozens of cases in the Texas Supreme Court. A graduate of Louisiana State University School of Law where Marie was first in her class, and admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1980, she has significant experience arguing appeals in Louisiana courts.

Marie represents clients in the oil and gas industry, as well as other sectors, and is widely recognized for her intelligence, tenacity, perfectionism and detailed preparation. Marie credits her collaborative approach and her ability to simplify complicated concepts as the keys to her successful outcomes.

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United States > Dispute resolution > Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal)

Standing as a popular choice to handle energy and infrastructure-related appeals, Vinson & Elkins LLP’s practice is further characterized by its robust skill sets in the IP, bankruptcy, tax, commercial and regulatory areas, among others. The national group benefits from significant platforms in Houston, Washington DC and Austin, while its geographical focus extends across the country, with notable recent activity before the Fifth and DC Circuits, as well as the Texas Supreme Court. From Houston, Marie Yeates fronts the appellate group and is recommended for her prominent record before the Texas Supreme Court. In Washington DC, deputy practice lead Jeremy Marwell is noted for his focus on constitutional and administrative law.