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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Recognized, The Best Lawyers in America
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Jeff Davis is a recognized trial lawyer who represents energy sector companies with serious oilfield-related litigation, involving castastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, surface & downhole tool incidents, as well as royalty and mineral interest disputes. Jeff has developed an expertise in both the legal and technical issues of oil and gas exploration. For nearly 20 years, Jeff has been lead counsel in over 100 matters resulting from oilfield incidents having tried cases to verdict in state and federal courts across Texas and Oklahoma.
In addition to his oilfield experience, Jeff also represents clients in a variety of commercial litigation matters, including contractual disputes, business torts, products liability, real estate, and trade secret litigation.
Jeff also represents the Houston Astros in a variety of matters and also prevailed in a case for the Detroit Tigers that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Jeff is an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is a Fellow in the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society of the Litigation Counsel of America.
Jeff is also a member of his firm's Board of Directors and is the Co-leader of the Houston Trial Section.
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