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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A new report shows that customers are not that happy with Facebook and MySpace also showed that social media was ranked lower than property & casualty insurance. Also not a surprise that airlines were lower in customer satisfaction than social media. The 2010 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) was produced in partnership with ForeSee Results is described in the Annual E-Business Report. ACSI scores for Wikipedia topped the Social Media score with a 77, followed by YouTube (Google) 73, Facebook 64, and MySpace 63. IRS scored a 65. Not a surprise that the primary reasons for low rankings for Facebook were: “privacy and security concerns, the technology that controls the news feeds, advertising, the constant and unpredictable interface changes, spam, navigation troubles, annoying applications with constant notifications, and functionality, to name a few.” Interesting customer results at a time with Facebook announced that it had 500 million users and Mark Zuckerberg is sued over an ownership claim!
Facebook a Utility?
In a recent interview on National Public Radio (NPR) Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg described his company as a utility for its subscribers “....When I say utility, I mean we are trying to provide people with utility,…Our goal was never to build something cool. It was to build something useful." As part of this interview it was pointed out that Facebook has the largest private database of personal information in the world. When pressed about why Facebook wouldn’t disclose the contents of the database, Zuckberg responded that people would no longer trust Facebook if the database was disclosed. So if Facebook is a utility used by 500 million people, why is it not regulated?
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