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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In 2013 California proposed a new “right to know” data access bill that “that would require companies to reveal to individuals the “personal information” they store—in other words, a digital copy of every location trace and sighting of their IP address” as reported in an article entitled “The Data Made Me Do It” published in the MIT Technology Review. The MIT article also reported that ‘99.5% of newly created digital data is never analyzed’ but:
Although California Assembly Bill No. 1291 has stalled and not become law proposed legislation of this sort portends future attempts to create laws to allow our “Right to Know.”
Under the California bill every website would have to provide the following categories of personal information within 30 days of request:
(A) Identity information including, but not limited to, real name, alias, nickname, and user name.
(B) Address information, including, but not limited to, postal address or e-mail.
(C) Telephone number.
(D) Account name.
(E) Social security number or other government-issued identification number, including, but not limited to, social security number, driver’s license number, identification card number, and passport number.
(F) Birthdate or age.
(G) Physical characteristic information, including, but not limited to, height and weight.
(H) Sexual information, including, but not limited to, sexual orientation, sex, gender status, gender identity, and gender expression.
(I) Race or ethnicity.
(J) Religious affiliation or activity.
(K) Political affiliation or activity.
(L) Professional or employment-related information.
(M) Educational information.
(N) Medical information, including, but not limited to, medical conditions or drugs, therapies, mental health, or medical products or equipment used.
(O) Financial information, including, but not limited to, credit, debit, or account numbers, account balances, payment history, or information related to assets, liabilities, or general creditworthiness.
(P) Commercial information, including, but not limited to, records of property, products or services provided, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.
(Q) Location information.
(R) Internet or mobile activity information, including, but not limited to, Internet Protocol addresses or information concerning the access or use of any Internet or mobile-based site or service.
(S) Content, including text, photographs, audio or video recordings, or other material generated by or provided by the customer.
(T) Any of the above categories of information as they pertain to the children of the customer.
While it is interesting to follow uses of “Big Data” it will also be interesting to follow “right to know” legislation.
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