Chairman, Vinson & Elkins LLP


 

Keith Fullenweider became Chair of Vinson & Elkins in 2022, after serving as Co-Head of the firm's corporate department. He also led the firm's private equity and M&A practice, during which time V&E became the country's No. 1 private equity energy practice.

Keith also serves on V&E's Diversity & Inclusion Executive Committee, which guides its efforts in this space. Those efforts include participation in the Mansfield Rule, affinity groups, and a variety of diversity scholarships and fellowships. The firm is also a charter member of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance. Vinson & Elkins was named LCLD Top Performer in 2014, 2015, and 2020. 

Joined LCLD 2009


Highlights of LCLD Participation  




Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2022: Conrad Bolston; 2021: Patrick Gadson; 2020: Damara Chambers; 2019: Quentin Smith; 2018: Grace Ho; 2016: Mingda Zhao; 2015: Devika Kornbacher; 2014: Manuel G. Berrelez; 2013: Michael T. Murphy; 2012: Maritza Okata; 2011: Dionne Lomax

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2022: Yong Eoh, Desi Baca; 2021: Aurra Fellows, Victoria Galvez Godfrey; 2020: Michelle Arishita, Rafael Alvarado; 2019: Simone King, Robert Landicho; 2018: Alex Kamel, Julia Tong; 2017: R. Kent PiacentiCarla Jordan-Detamore; 2015: Christine Roushdy

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2022: Adrian Hernandez, Ankush Joshi, Anushka Rijal, Cara Day, Chandni Jaggi, Esmeralda Suarez, Isabella Parlette, Lewis Ntolla, Madison Torrez, Nia Prince, Sergio Tellez Noguez, Syed Rizvi, Tiffani Banks, Tobenna Okeiche; 2021: Amanda Hernandez, Tayler Daniels, Sarah Smati, Magd Lhroob, Jas Sethi, Liviya James, Barbara Tsao, Camryn McGinnis, Yusuf Bavi, Courtney Cater, Konadu Amoakuh, Drew Gehman;2020: Andreina Escobar, Insiya Aziz, Shubhankar Chandrasekaran, Tatiana Hyman, Silvia Moreno, Thuy Nguyen, Kenneth Brown, Vinita Davey, Ho Jung Kim, Jalee Blackwell, Cassandra Zarate; 2019: Ilana Gomez, Angie Garcia, Daniel Oyolu, Shirley Foo, Karla Maradiaga; 2018: Emiliano Delgado, Michael Denton, Matthew Green, Kathy Phan, Donovan Stone, Ryan Sun; 2017: Stephanie Agu, Christopher Garza, Isabella Uria, Helen Xiang; 2016: Dmetri Culkar, Emily Fawcett, Daryne Foote, Daniel Han, Eric Hernandez, Justin Lim, Ben Perry, Kendall Wells; 2015: Kayla M. DeLeon, Meredith S. Simons; 2014: Adam Abulawi, Asasia Carter, Akhil Gola, Daniela Gutierrez, James Haecker, Alisha Mehta; 2013: Kyrie Ruiz, Joe Tobias, Jasmine Woodard; 2012: Matthew Cox, Victoria Galvez, Kathleen S. Park 

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Attendance
Annual Meeting (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)


 

Member: Keith Fullenweider

Diversity Professionals: Allie McWilliamsDavid Dixon, Julie Tran, Evelyn Molina