Vinson & Elkins LLP

Thomas H Wilson

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Practice Areas

Assists multinational companies in managing global workforces. Advises corporations on the social aspects of ESG, international human rights, labor relations, government contractor matters, business transactions, OSHA inspections/litigation and crisis management.

Professional Memberships

Immediate past Chair - State Bar of Texas International Law Section, Founder of Texas Bar’s International Human Rights Committee; International Bar Association Human Rights Committee, officer; Practical Law Company’s Advisory Board; Media Law Resource Center, Immediate Employment Committee Co-chair; Author American Bar Association International Labor Law Treatise Chapters on Norway and Nigeria; Co-Chair, V&E Disaster Response Team.


•“Best Practices for Transferring U.S. Employees Overseas,” Practical Law The Journal, February 12, 2010 (author)

•“Expert Q&A: Executive Actions Affecting Federal Contractors,” Practical Law, May 20, 2014 (co-author)

•“Modern Slavery Act 2015 – The Impact on Multinational Businesses,” PLC Magazine, April 2016 (co-author)

•“International Human Rights and Ethical Obligations For Texas Lawyers,” Texas Bar Journal, July 2017 (author)

•“ESG Matters – Texas-size Challenges in Managing Supply Chains,” Texas Bar Journal, December 2019 (co-author)

•A chapter on Norwegian labor and employment law for the ABA’s International Labor Law Treatise (co-author)

•A chapter on Nigerian labor and employment law for the ABA’s International Labor Law Treatise (co-author)


Drake University, BA, 1982; University of Tennessee, JD, 1985.