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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Law360 interviewed Appellate Attorney Stacy R. Obenhaus of Gardere's Dallas office. Among Law360's most well-received content, Law360 Q&As offer practice leaders at top law firms the opportunity to share their experience and insight. An excerpt may be viewed below.
Q&A with Gardere's Stacy Obenhaus
Q: What is the most challenging case you have worked on and what made it challenging?
A: I drafted the jury charge – and argued the objections at the charge conference – in a multiplaintiff strict products liability lawsuit several years ago in Marin County, California. There were two challenges: the potential applicability of several other states' laws to the liability and damages issues for several plaintiffs (who resided in other states at the time of injury), and my own unfamiliarity with the protocols for the jury charge in the California state courts.
At the end of the day, we jettisoned the rather unwieldy pattern jury charge forms of that jurisdiction and decided to just do it the way we do it here in Texas – because we do everything better in Texas, right? We got the charge we wanted – simple broad-form special interrogatories strictly under California law – and my Firm's trial lawyers got a "no liability" verdict. Nothing like having great trial lawyers to back you up.
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