Jason Powers > 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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Work Department

Commercial & Business Litigation




Jason Powers is a commercial and business litigator who handles large-scale controversies between businesses, including disputes relating to joint ventures and the joint development of business opportunities. Energy related litigation, especially litigation concerning the financial side of the oil and gas industry, makes up a large part of his work. Jason also focuses on matters related to antitrust law and trade regulation, including class actions.

Jason’s practice often involves collaborating with economists and other experts to develop sophisticated market analyses or damages models on behalf of his clients. In addition to antitrust, he has extensive experience in securities disputes, business torts, and contracts cases spanning a variety of industries, such as energy, transportation, chemicals, retail, and technology.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense

The antitrust team at Vinson & Elkins LLP, praised for having ‘excellent skill and experience in defending antitrust civil litigations’, is regularly sought after by clients in the energy, technology, automotive, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. Darren Tucker spearheads the practice from Washington DC with extensive experience in both domestic and international competition matters including global dominance investigations. Jason Powers and Harry Reasoner are names to note in the firm’s Houston office, while head of the antitrust government investigations team Hill Wellford and cartel and price-fixing specialist Craig Seebald are based in DC.

United States > Antitrust > Cartel

Vinson & Elkins LLP represents clients in a broad range of industries, including tech, pharma, airline and chemicals, with notable strength in handling cross-border civil and criminal cartel proceedings, with standout international representations of Wanhua and Hitachi in FTC and DOJ cartel investigations. The firm offers significant agency expertise through a number of former DOJ and FTC officials, and has broad geographical reach with particular strength in Washington DC, Texas, and California. Alden Atkins has been particularly active in the airline space during 2021, representing Southwest Airlines in the ongoing DOJ investigation into airline capacity, and AirTran in a multi-district case relating to bag fees, cases that Houston-based Jason Powers is also playing a key role in. The team is led by Darren Tucker, a specialist in DOJ and FTC proceedings in the technology, energy and pharma sectors, while Hill Wellford takes the lead on governmental investigations within the US and internationally. Brian Schnapp is a specialist in representing multinational companies in cartel and price-fixing investigations, with Lindsey Vaala also a key name for global cartel defense. Lawyers are in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.