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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Proposed laws to ease wiretaps on the Internet are now being considered by the US Senate Judiciary Committee, but with widespread pushback from privacy groups. Federal officials have long relied on the wiretap laws to monitor criminals and terrorists, however as we all know fewer and fewer individuals are using phones any more. Rather everyone uses emails, texts, and posting information on Social Media sites. Since 1994 phone and broadband services have provided intercept capabilities based on the Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act, and the New York Times reported about the proposed new laws:
Essentially, officials want Congress to require all services that enable communications — including encrypted e-mail transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software that allows direct “peer to peer” messaging like Skype — to be technically capable of complying if served with a wiretap order. The mandate would include being able to intercept and unscramble encrypted messages.
Since there are so many privacy issues at stake on these proposed laws there will be a great deal of debate in Congress, and in the meantime cyber security in the US and the world continues to be a major concern for all.
Cyber Attack: Malware Infects more than 45,000 computer Systems
A recent report in the Washington Post speculated that either a country, or well-funded private group was behind Stuxnet which is was “the first malicious computer code specifically created to take over systems that control the inner workings of industrial plants.” The consequences of such malware is potential catastrophic physical or property damage or loss. When we hear about these types of cyber attacks we have to consider how to protect the ourselves how to balance the personal privacy.
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