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Trial Ace: Vinson & Elkins' Harry Reasoner

Law360, New York (September 24, 2015, 10:17 PM EDT) -- While other boys played football or baseball, Harry Reasoner, a year younger than his classmates and no star athlete, fell in love with a different sport: debate. After five decades and 47 wins for Vinson & Elkins LLP, it's clear that trying lawsuits is one game he plays well.

Winning the state championship with his high-school debate team was what first nudged him toward a career in law, but it was only a start. Debate is a stylized form of argument, whereas trying cases in court...
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