Clint Vince

Chair of Dentons’ US Energy Practice and Co-Chair of Dentons’ Global Energy Sector

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Clint Vince is the chair of Dentons’ US Energy Practice and Co-Chair of Dentons’ Global Energy Sector.

Clint is rated as one of the leading energy lawyers in the US and has directed the expansion of the US Energy team into a premier practice that includes professionals spanning the continent coast-to-coast, offering a full range of services to energy industry clients.

He is widely recognized for his cutting-edge theories and solutions within the energy industry and has a top-tier litigation track record. Recently, Clint created the groundbreaking Dentons Smart Cities & Connected Communities Think Tank and he is one of the industry leaders on this subject.

Clint remains at the forefront of energy developments and continuously handles some of the highest profile cases in the industry. His experience involves major project development, legislative and regulatory advocacy on behalf of public and private clients, and litigation and appellate cases including US Supreme Court advocacy.

Clint has handled more than 650 regulatory and litigation proceedings and argued before trial and state appellate courts; numerous US District Courts; and the US Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, Tenth, Eleventh and District of Columbia Circuits; and the Supreme Court of the United States, in some instances multiple times. He also has handled too many complex energy transactions, negotiations and projects to count.

Dentons was named the “Energy Firm of the Year” by Who’s Who Legal Awards for five years, in 2015-2017 and 2021-2022. Clint and his team of energy professionals, also were awarded Energy Daily’s Leadership Award for “Most Dynamic Energy Practice” in the US. Clint was recently honored as one of the 2015 “Energy & Environment Trailblazers” in the National Law Journal’s inaugural supplemental issue. He also has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Chambers Global, Legal 500 US, Washington DC Super Lawyers and most recently the 2023 Lawdragon 500 Leading Energy Lawyers. 

Dentons was named as one of the “Awesome Opponents” by BTI Consulting in BTI Litigation Outlook 2023, an honor bestowed upon 12 elite law firms. Acritas has named Dentons in the Acritas Global Brand Elite Index 2021 in two categories including, the second best known law firm and the third most favored law firm. That value is the result of Dentons’ unstinting focus on quality, inclusion, breadth and depth of capability to bring together the best teams, and a polycentric approach which combines local knowledge and relationships with a global outlook.

Clint is a past editor-in-chief of the Energy Law Journal and has served as Co-Chair of the prestigious Keystone Policy Center, a think tank known for its work in the energy and environmental fields. Clint currently chairs the Board of the Alliance to Save Energy, a leading energy efficiency nonprofit. Clint is a co-founder and chair of the Energy Advisory Council of the World Resources Institute. 

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