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 80 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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DALLAS - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that firm partner Peter S. Vogel has co-founded the American College of e-Neutrals with Allison O. Skinner, Of Counsel at Sirote & Permutt, PC, in Birmingham, Ala.
The American College of e-Neutrals (ACESIN) is providing judges and attorneys with a free directory of qualified "e-Neutrals" - third-party referees who resolve disputes involving electronically stored information (ESI). The need for a complete list of qualified e-Neutrals, such as Special Masters and e-Mediators, has continued to grow with more courts demanding parties cooperate in ESI e-Discovery.
Designed to help courts and parties identify the best e-Neutral for the unique needs of each case, ACESIN's directory is the first of its kind. Mr. Vogel has handled ESI disputes for more than 30 years, and mediated hundreds of technology lawsuits. Prior to entering law school, he was a computer programmer and earned a Masters in Computer Science. In his legal practice at Gardere, he represents buyers and sellers of computer technology and Internet services exclusively.
Mr. Vogel has served as a Special Master in computer technology and Internet services for more than two decades. Based on his experience and technical expertise, he frequently is called on to identify qualified Special Masters and e-Mediators, inspiring Mr. Vogel and Ms. Skinner to create the American College of e-Neutrals. To access the Directory of e-Neutrals, log on to http://www.acesin.com.
Mr. Vogel founded the Gardere e-Discovery Group in 2004 to assist clients and lawyers with e-Discovery. He frequently lectures around the United States on the issue of e-Discovery.
"I am honored to be a co-founder of ACESIN with Allison Skinner, who is the great innovator of e-Mediation. Allison's pioneering writing and teaching e-Discovery at the University of Alabama School of Law has led many of us to promote e-Mediation and use of Special Masters in e-Discovery disputes," says Mr. Vogel.
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