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Vinson & Elkins partner Harry Reasoner and his wife Macey Reasoner. (Courtesy photo)

My chat with legal luminaries during the coronavirus continues.

Vivia ChenToday, I’m zipping to Texas to visit legendary litigator Harry Reasoner of Vinson & Elkins. As managing partner of Vinson from 1992 to 2001, Reasoner expanded the Houston institution into a national and international firm. A big proponent of pro bono, Reasoner has a track record of taking on causes that are unpopular in his home state, including fighting to preserve affirmative action admission policies at the University of Texas School of Law. Now 80, Reasoner still practices—and speaks with a heavy Texas twang.

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Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen is a senior columnist at The American Lawyer and the creator of The Careerist blog.

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