Sean Becker

Hiring Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

Sean Becker

Sean Becker

Hiring Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

Biography

Sean advises clients regarding all phases of the employment relationship, as his practice incorporates day-to-day advising, employment litigation, and transactional matters. He regularly provides counsel with respect to employee non-competition and non-solicitation matters, including the structuring of restrictive covenant regimes, and the defense and pursuit of non-competition and unfair competition-related claims.
Sean has litigated a range of complex matters in venues across the country, including disputes relating to employment contracts, class actions, ERISA, and wage-related claims. He has also managed the labor and employment aspects of hundreds of acquisitions, divestitures, and other transactions, and he regularly negotiates and drafts executive employment agreements, severance agreements, and other employment-related contracts. Sean is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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Sean Becker
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Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1998

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.

BA in Government, magna cum laude
Class of 1994

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Memberships
Member, Labor & Employment Section
Current

HBA Constitution, Article 1, Section 2: The object of the Association shall be to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the State of Texas by educating both attorneys and citizens of their legal, civic and ethical responsibilities; to promote the administration of justice by educating the public about the qualifications of judicial candidates; by providing alternative, cost effective means for citizens to resolve their disputes, and by providing access to legal services for all; to improve the law; to uphold the honor and dignity of the profession by providing charitable and legal services to all; to promote professional ethics among its members through education; to improve community relations through charitable service and education; and to promote fellowship among its members.

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Pro Bono College created in 1992 by the State Bar of Texas, the Pro Bono College recognizes attorneys who have far exceeded the State Bar's aspirational pro bono goal in their efforts to address the vast unmet legal needs of the poor. In recent years the State Bar of Texas introduced branches of the Pro Bono College to recognize paralegals and law school students.

Career History
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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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Atlantic Power Corp. purchases Grayling Generating Station LP from AltaGas Ltd.

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Atlantic Power Corp. purchases Craven County Wood Energy LP from AltaGas Ltd.

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Comstock Resources, Inc. purchases Covey Park Energy LLC from Denham Capital Management LP, Triangle Peak Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP

Awards & Honors
Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Board Certification in Tax law
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