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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.
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Lead Condemnation Attorney Kristina Silcocks has joined Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP's Austin Office. The addition of Ms. Silcocks further strengthens Gardere's condemnation team, as well as the Firm's Government Affairs Practice Group and litigation team. She will practice in the areas of condemnation and eminent domain, attorneys general and government contracts, among others.
"Kristina's experience at the Attorney General’s office will be a tremendous asset to the Firm," says Steve Good, Gardere's managing partner. "Her arrival adds key strengths to our Austin office and continues the strategic growth that we have experienced in Austin with several exciting lateral hires in recent months."
Previously, Ms. Silcocks served as chief of the Transportation Division at the Texas Attorney General's office. As chief, she supervised 70 attorneys and support staff and oversaw all litigation involving the Texas Department of Transportation. While serving in this management role, she continued to actively represent TxDOT in civil litigation matters, primarily in condemnation and inverse condemnation cases. As the State's lead condemnation lawyer, she advised and represented other state agencies and universities in condemnation matters. She also represented clients in negotiations for comprehensive development agreements for the construction, operation and maintenance of new highway projects.
About her move to Gardere, Ms. Silcocks says, "I was proud to have represented the State for 15 years and am thrilled to become part of such a reputable law firm. I look forward to using my experience to complement and expand Gardere's condemnation practice, as well as the excellent representation provided in other areas."
Ms. Silcocks will be a featured presenter at the 2011 International Right of Way Association Eminent Domain Seminar scheduled for Sept. 9 in San Marcos, Texas. Her presentation will cover current eminent domain issues.
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