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.
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Lisa Hemphill’s experience proves that she covers 360 degrees of trademark law. She is frequently clearing trademarks for use and registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, prosecuting applications, handling opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO, writing cease and desist letters to infringers, and conducting foreign prosecution of trademarks all around the world.
Representing startups to established companies with legal departments that outsource their intellectual property work, Lisa is also managing large trademark portfolios, conducting due diligence reviews of acquisition targets, preparing security agreements so that companies can leverage their intellectual property, and helping clients resolve disputes. Lisa has also counseled clients in the copyright area, particularly in their use of stock imagery.
Lisa is known for being highly personable and easy to work with. She goes above and beyond and handles issues and matters quickly with U.S. and foreign authorities and clients. Lisa makes a point of understanding each of her client’s business, growth plans and unique concerns – particularly today as they pursue global strategies to leverage and protect their IP assets.
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