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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Since the advent of the iPhone, iPad, and Droid devices employees have demanded that they use whatever devices they like, (e.g. BYOD) which has led IT leaders to change the way they do business regarding emails and company data. Clearly BYOD has had an impact on all businesses and as a result eDiscovery, and ALM is hosting a free CLE on October 18, 2012 at 8am CDT as part of the Virtual Corporate Counsel Forum and I welcome you to attend.
The title of this ALM webcast speech is “The Risks of BYOD and What You Can Do About Them” and my co-presenter is Antoinette Duffy who is the Director of Information Management at Commvault, Canada. Here’s the description of the presentation:
BYOD or Bring Your Own Device, is an unstoppable force in today’s corporate environment, where recent statistics have suggested that the number of employees bringing their own devices to the workplace have reached 78% of the workforce. From an eDiscovery perspective is, who owns the data? Is it the corporation or the individual? Does discovery include everything from the device, the contacts, text messages, call logs, geo tagging, etc.? What data can be captured for an eDiscovery collection without infringing on the privacy rights of the individual? What data can be left behind without exposing a corporation to allegations of spoliation? Companies must be proactive in managing BYO devices in the workplace environment and ensuring data is preserved and collected in a defensible manner without compromising and organizations ability to be successful in litigation while maintaining a balance to preserve employee privacy rights.
Please let me know what you think about BYOD and how it impacts your life.
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