Businesses of all types and sizes throughout the United States, Mexico and beyond bring their disputes to Gardere's litigation team and receive practical, responsive, boutique-style attention in return. Our clients have access to the firepower and value of a well-known and highly-regarded Firm's capabilities and interdisciplinary strengths.
Gardere has a national and international energy practice formed around our Energy Industry Team, which is a multidisciplinary group of approximately 60 attorneys with diverse backgrounds, experience and skills specific to the energy industry. Our team includes attorneys who have served as in-house counsel for major energy companies, providing a depth of insight into our clients' needs, issues and concerns. We understand and regularly practice in virtually every sector of the energy, and we represent a wide variety of industry participants from multinational corporations to individuals.
From our offices in the United States and Mexico, our International Practice helps clients operate in today’s global economy. We have more than 30 professionals operating as a boutique within an Am Law 200 law firm and are able to provide focused service with the resources of a large firm. We understand that clients who are engaged in the global marketplace need lawyers who can operate seamlessly across multiple jurisdictions. Our international experts are multi-lingual, are culturally fluent and intimately familiar with various legal systems across the world, especially those in Latin America. Whether you need help with commercial transactions, regulatory matters, customs and import regulations, immigration matters, M&A and joint ventures, international disputes, or international tax planning, Gardere’s international team is here to assist you.
We represent domestic and foreign private funds in all aspects of fund formation, fund operations, platform and add-on acquisitions, and portfolio company operations. Our team has a reputation for being the go-to-lawyers for private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds and family offices. We are known for our vast deal experience, the efficient way we staff and manage our work, and the way we maintain our relationships. We get deals done with sophisticated, strategic, and practical advice tailored to the needs of our clients.
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Every day there are headlines about cybersecurity breaches, making it not only necessary but critical that your business have the proper cyber insurance coverage.
For instance, Symantec on Nov. 24, 2014 reported the discovery of a new malware named Regin, which has a main purpose of "intelligence gathering" and "has been implicated in data collection operations against government organizations, infrastructure operators, businesses, academics and private individuals.” In its report entitled “Regin: Top-tier espionage tool enables stealthy surveillance,” Symantec described the malware as a “back door-type Trojan … a complex piece of malware whose structure displays a degree of technical competence rarely seen” which has “been used in systematic spying campaigns against a range of international targets since at least 2008.” The report identifies the following Regin infections by sector:
A September 2014 report from Ponemon Institute LLC entitled “Is Your Company Ready for a Big Data Breach?” showed a slight increase from 10 percent to 26 percent of companies with cyber insurance coverage between 2013 and 2014, and stated that most U.S. companies are deficient in “keeping the data breach response plan up-to-date, conducting risk assessments of areas vulnerable to a breach, continuous monitoring of information systems to detect unusual and anomalous traffic and investing in technologies that enable timely detections of a security breach.”
Gardere hosted a luncheon seminar on Nov. 4, 2014 entitled “Insulate Your Company from a Cyber Breach: Ethical Risks for General Counsel, Lawyers” with AIG, Jordan Lawrence and Informatica/SSG. During the program, Garin Pace, head of underwriting excellence-cyber liability for AIG, explained many details about AIG’s Cyber Insurance Coverage. The seminar included these tough questions for business executives:
Video from the Nov. 4 luncheon is available here. If you would like to know more about cyber insurance coverage issues, please contact Gardere Partner Peter S. Vogel (firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-999-4422).
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