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.
*Not admitted to practice law.
Jake May helps companies protect their inventions by prosecuting and obtaining patents around the world. He is equally effective in obtaining patents covering emerging technologies as he is in protecting incremental improvements to technologies that have been around for decades. Patents obtained by Jake protect advancements that are critical to his clients maintaining their competitive advantages.
Jake is skilled at identifying patentable distinctions and is forward-looking with regard to obtaining enforceable claims that aren’t easily designed around. Jake has worked extensively with inventions used in oil and gas exploration and downhole products, such as drillbits – although his prosecution, counseling and litigation experience spans a variety of technical fields, including, software, electronics and the mechanical arts.
Prior to law school, Jake was an engineer at Abbott Laboratories, where he learned to view engineering and technology advancements from a business perspective. Upon graduation, he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable John McBryde of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
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