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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Please join the webcast about Social Media Use with my good friends Michelle Cheng, Yvonne Gierczyk-Skasko, and me sponsor by the ALI-ABA (American Law Institute – American Bar Association) which be live on December 7, 2010 at 12:30pm CST. Michelle, Yvonne, and I will discuss our experiences with Facebook, LinkedIn, Yelp, and many other Social Media sites. We will discuss the Coca Cola Social Media Principles, a recommended Law Firm Social Media Policy, and this top ten list of the legal risks associated with employee use of Social Media:
1. Copyright Infringement – posting content without permission from the owner 2. Trademark Infringement – showing third party logos/TMs without permission 3. Right of Publicity/Privacy – showing a person’s image/likeness without permission 4. Defamation, Libel and Slander – making false claims about a person 5. False Advertising/Unfair Competition – making false claims about a product or service 6. FTC Guides on Endorsements & Testimonials in Advertising – truth in advertising principles apply in digital media and word of mouth marketing. Bloggers or Social Media influencers that are compensated to blog/post/tweet about the Company must disclose the fact that they were compensated. Employees should disclose the connection to their employer when blogging/tweeting/posting about the Company’s products or services in Social Media. 7. Disclosure of Proprietary/Confidential Information –disclosure of material information 8. Labor – FLSA issues – e.g. non-bargained for employees engaging in Social Media during off-hours. 9. Employee/HR issues – employee conduct on Social Media 10. Collection and Retention of Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
Please join us on December 7th AT 12:30pm CST and of course we welcome your comments and feedback.
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