Vinson & Elkins has hired a new counsel at its office in Austin, Texas.

Corporate technology lawyer Andrew Smetana jones V&E from data center solutions start-up Vapor IO.

Smetana specialises in venture capital, M&A, finance, and corporate law for tech companies.

Before Vapor, Smetana was counsel for over 50 venture capital financings and over 25 M&A deals while with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.