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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 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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Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Intellectual Property Litigator Paul Storm as a partner in the Firm's Dallas office. He joins Gardere's prominent roster of trial lawyers, bringing his extensive experience and significant courtroom expertise in trying patent infringement cases as well as copyright, trade secret and trademark disputes.
"Paul will be a great addition to our established intellectual property litigation and litigation avoidance practice," says Steve Good, Gardere's managing partner. "He is an experienced and well-regarded lawyer who will be a great fit for our team."
Mr. Storm will continue his work representing clients in intellectual property disputes, litigation avoidance, IP procurement and related counseling. As a member of Gardere's Intellectual Property Practice Group, he will focus on patent infringement controversies and other IP disputes for clients in a variety of industries.
Mr. Storm established his own boutique IP firm in 2005 and has more than 22 years of experience representing clients before both state and federal courts, including U.S. district courts across the country, the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition to his law degree, Mr. Storm holds an engineering degree, uniquely positioning him to handle a wide range of patent disputes.
"I am honored and excited to be joining Gardere and its IP Practice Group," says Mr. Storm. "With more than 20 years in engineering and handling IP cases, I feel well-prepared to help the Firm continue its excellent track record on behalf of clients."
Mr. Storm earned selection in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 editions of Texas Super Lawyers and was recognized in D Magazine's 2012 listing of "The Best Lawyers in Dallas." He is rated AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest ranking offered by the esteemed guide to the nation's top lawyers.
Mr. Storm earned his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law and his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is licensed to practice before numerous federal district courts, appellate courts, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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