B.S., University of Illinois; J.D., Order of the Coif, University of Texas. A partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP, Professor Huffman’s practice focuses on domestic and international tax planning, tax transactions and litigation, with an emphasis on partnerships, financial products and natural resources. For more than 30 years, he has advised major multinational corporations, including some of the world’s largest banks, as well as oil and gas exploration and production companies, on inbound and outbound cross-border transactions. He has a depth of experience in handling the tax aspects of structuring and raising capital for master limited partnerships (MLPs.) Professor Huffman also has led major corporate acquisitions, dispositions, and spin-off transactions, and has structured countless strategic alliances and joint ventures around the globe. He is a co-author of the leading treatise on partnership taxation, Federal Taxation of Partnerships and Partners (4th ed., 2007).