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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The use and evolution of the Internet has changed social behavior in a number of ways. It is unlikely that anyone could have foreseen the explosive growth and development of Google since it launched in 1998 and is now worth more than $200 billion. So when Google purchased YouTube there was a rumble about Google figuring out a way to commercialize and monetize YouTube in ways not contemplated. At the same time the copyright laws have been in turmoil over the Internet and it’s not clear who the real winner has been. The demise of Napster and song sharing in 2000 led the Apple’s unbelievable success with the iPod. Another unforeseen evolution of the Internet.
Recently a federal judge ordered Google to hand over 12 terabytes of YouTube data including IP addresses, and many privacy groups are fretting over which they should be. When YouTube visitors watch videos on YouTube they do not expect to be identified, and even though Viacom is suing Google for a $1 billion in copyright infringement that does not justify personal information to be disclosed. So the federal judge order the YouTube data to be subject to a protective order so that the data may not be used except for limited purposes. Since we are all aware of inadvertant mistakes and leaks of private information, any violation by Viacom, whether intentional or inadvertant, would put millions of individuals at risk. Watching these event unfold may lead to some changes in federal laws to protect individuals.
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