Douglas E. McWilliams

Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

Douglas E. McWilliams

Douglas E. McWilliams

Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

Biography

Doug has an extensive corporate practice, advising on capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings and other equity and debt offerings, and merger and acquisition transactions.

Doug has been consistently ranked as one of the top 10 lawyers in the country in representing issuers in connection with their IPOs. As a result, Doug has developed a robust practice representing private equity backed companies seeking an exit either through the public markets or through complex sale transactions. Additionally, Doug has considerable expertise in assisting public companies in connection with capital markets and merger and acquisition transactions. He has particular experience with clients engaged in the energy industry, including oil and gas exploration and production, midstream, oilfield service, oilfield equipment manufacturing and supply and seismic companies.

Doug is head of V&E’s Equity Capital Markets Group.

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Education
JD, magna cum laude
Class of 1995

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

BBA in Finance with Highest Honors
Class of 1992

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students.

Career History
Partner
2004 - Current

Vinson & Elkins LLP provides legal services. The firm maintains civil practice, covering areas such as litigation, public policy, transaction, and energy law. The firm serves the clients including companies from the aviation, energy, financial services, health care, and technology industries. The company was founded in 1917 by James A. Elkins and William A. Vinson and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Transactions
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WPX Energy, Inc. purchases Felix Energy Holdings II LLC from EnCap Investments LP, EIG Global Energy Partners

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Brigham Minerals, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Antero Midstream Corp. issued USD Common Stock

Awards & Honors
2011
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law
2010
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law
2010
Super Lawyers - Texas Super Lawyers
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