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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More than 500 business and community-minded attendees enjoyed an evening of fashion and philanthropy at the 12th Annual 'A Night Out,' sponsored by Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP. The event, held on Nov. 15 at the Westin Galleria, raised $137,580 to help Dress for Success® Houston purchase 500 suits to outfit economically disadvantaged women as they transition into the workforce. Funds generated will also support valuable career development programs and scholarships for 5,000 women in 2013.
For the eighth consecutive year, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP served as presenting platinum sponsor for the benefit. Rachel Powitzky Steely, a labor and employment partner in Gardere's Houston office, presided as chair for the event that hosted a full crowd, including community leaders and senior-level female professionals from Houston-area companies. The evening's festivities, emceed by KPRC Local 2 News Anchor Rachel McNeill, included boutique shopping, a fashion show and style presentation by image consultants Cathy Fitzpatrick Cleary and Holly Thompson, who shared timeless fashion tips and trends for a professional wardrobe.
Each year, 'A Night Out' maintains its role as an integral fundraiser for Dress for Success Houston, and is organized through the combined efforts of Dress for Success Houston and the Gardere Women's Council, a business networking and professional development organization established by the Firm to support its female attorneys and clients. Members of the Gardere Women's Council, which include this year's event chair, Rachel Powitzky Steely, are leaders within the Firm and legal community and are also active contributors to other civic and community initiatives.
"The Women's Council is proud to contribute to 'A Night Out' each year and elevate awareness of Dress for Success Houston's mission to provide life-changing services to women transitioning into employment," Ms. Steely said. "'A Night Out' is a wonderful celebration of the successes that women can achieve in their lives and in the workplace with the help of simple, yet much-needed resources such as business attire, education and emotional support, which collectively give them the confidence they need to conquer the working world."
In addition to its support of 'A Night Out,' Gardere assists Dress for Success Houston with mentoring programs through its Corporate Guild as well as other networking and special events.
"We are pleased to partner with Gardere once again for 'A Night Out' and to be aligned with a group of women within the Firm so dedicated to helping others find success in their own careers," said Nancy Levicki, Dress for Success Houston president and co-founder. "The funds from compassionate donors, like those who attended the well-planned event, start by shaping our clients into professionals through their wardrobe. However, these women are impacted far beyond this, gaining life-changing confidence that can help them secure a dream job, escape difficult life situations, and learn how to be self-sufficient."
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