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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What a sad story that an email sent by Josh Evans (who did not exist) led to the suicide of Morgan Meier (a 13 year old). Actually Josh Evans’ emails were sent by Lori Drew, the mother of a former friend of Morgan, who “cyberbullied” Megan with a make-belief identity. How tragic for Morgan’s family and after a trial, a federal court jury found that Lori Drew committed a crime, but it will not end here. In December the federal judge will consider motions to set aside the verdict. Depending on what the federal judge does, this may continue in the appellate courts for some time to come.
Will Failure to Read the Terms of Service be a Defense?
Lori Drew’s attorney has filed motions to set aside the verdict because she did not read the MySpace Terms of Service which obligates users to provide “truthful and accurate” registration information. Prosecutors alleged that Drew’s phony profile was unauthorized access and a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986. That law was created to protect violations of federal and bank computers, and has been expanded to include most computers and the Internet.
How do Courts View Terms of Service?
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