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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Jordan La Raia represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial disputes, including insurance coverage claims and oil and gas litigation. She is a member of the Firm's Policyholder Specialty Practice Group, frequently representing policyholders, brokers and agents, as well as certain insurers and reinsurers, in difficult, high-stakes cases.
While her clients are predominantly Texas-based entities, Jordan has handled both corporate and litigation assignments in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Her clients comprise several industries, especially oil and gas and chemical.
As insurance law continues to evolve in Texas, Jordan sees a rise in the need for companies to understand how the indemnity and defense provisions will work in their oil and gas service agreements and insurance policies. Her experience makes her especially qualified to advise and represent clients in the negotiations and litigation of these provisions, the goal being maximum protection and coverage for Firm clients. Clients value Jordan's perspective, combining her experience in litigation, insurance and transactional negotiations.
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