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.
*Not admitted to practice law.
Edward (Eddie) Block has over 20 years of experience as an information security professional, primarily focused on the effects of new technology and emerging law on personal privacy at the state, federal and international level. Eddie holds both the Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Certified Information Privacy Professional/Government (CIPP/G) certifications.
Eddie has performed hundreds of penetration tests and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). He has managed technical teams performing all aspects of information security, including credentialing functions, firewall and IDS/IPS deployment and monitoring, as well as incident response.
Eddie, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), has also developed information security policies, standards and guidelines that balance protection of information assets with legal and functional requirements. In his role as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and cybersecurity coordinator for the state of Texas, Eddie modernized Texas’ information security rules (1 TAC § 202), developed statewide security controls and worked with the Texas legislature to implement strong information security standards in law.
As a former CISO for a large and diverse enterprise, Eddie understands the challenges that organizations face as they address emerging cybersecurity threats. Using a risk-based approach to security planning, Eddie is able to develop strong protections that provide defense-in-depth and are aligned with business needs.
As an attorney, Eddie uses his technical and practical security knowledge to ensure clients understand and are in compliance with state, federal and international regulations. He also counsels clients to ensure they are prepared in the event of a security breach and provides guidance on their cyber insurance needs.
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