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.
Kay Schwartz is a trademark lawyer who leads an experienced team of Gardere lawyers in representing emerging, growing and established companies in their trademark clearance, protection and registration around the world. On top of the latest issues businesses face, from branding, typosquatting, cybersquatting and theft, to international security issues, Kay and her team help clients develop sound intellectual property and business strategies, take advantage of opportunities, and address issues in spite of the laws and jurisdictions not keeping pace.
Her practice also involves all phases of intellectual property litigation, including representing clients in administrative proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Her expertise extends to IP business transactions, such as acquiring, transferring and licensing of intellectual property assets, including patents, copyrights and domain names.
Kay collaborates with a network of foreign associates in locations as far-reaching as Macedonia, Serbia, United Arab Emirates, the European Union, Israel, Paraguay, Jamaica and Bermuda. Clients admire her passion and devotion to this work, and they appreciate that they can reach her around the clock and from any time-zone. Kay and her team offer clients 24/7 access to their intellectual property portfolios – an Internet portal where they can check on the status of their filings and get real-time answers to their questions, day or night.
Kay represents clients across a wide range of industries, including academia, alarm and security, building products, computer software, electronics, eyewear, hotel, medical devices/health care, oil and gas, powersport, restaurants, retail, technology and telecommunications.
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