Vinson & Elkins
The walls of Harry Reasoner’s office in downtown Houston are covered with certificates, awards, and photos, all accumulated over his 45-year career as a litigator at Vinson & Elkins. It’s the only job he’s ever had, part-time college jobs aside. Reasoner joined the firm in 1964, when it had one office and a little more than 100 lawyers, and as its managing partner in the nineties, he helped build it into a national presence with 13 offices and more than 700 attorneys. But what he enjoys about the job has never changed: the thrill of the courtroom, and the friends he’s made along the way.