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.
*Not admitted to practice law.
Nan Beaird is an experienced government affairs attorney who assists local, national and international clients with their regulatory needs. Her practice centers on the vector between the regulatory and business worlds. She frequently assists clients who need representation in the areas of insurance, insurance taxation, the prescription drug business, traditional and innovative health care businesses, and payment issues such as government payment audits and payment delays.
Nan has developed significant and positive relationships with the Texas Department of Insurance during the tenures of multiple Commissioners of Insurance, and she has represented both insurers (including captives) and those who have created entities and arrangements that raise questions about whether the “business of insurance” is involved. Nan also represents clients with significant issues before the Division of Workers’ Compensation. Important to her focus on insurance is a corresponding representation of clients with insurance tax issues before the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
In the health care arena, Nan represents national drug store chains, specialty pharmacies, and pharmacy benefit managers, pharmacists, nurses and home health care companies. She advises businesses that must comply with federal Stark Law, state and federal Anti-Kickback Statutes and related laws, and she provides assistance her clients in investigations.
Because the payment disputes that arise between providers and government payors can be of great significance to the viability and profitability of those providers, Nan represents her clients in payment audits before the Texas Health and Human Services Commission – Office of Inspector General, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
As a registered lobbyist, Nan also assists her clients when they have interests affected either by legislation pending at the Texas Legislature or before an agency engaging in rulemaking.
Nan can advise clients on both the uses of and responses to inquiries under the Texas Public Information Act.
Nan’s experience representing clients before agencies, boards and commissions includes:
By effectively communicating with agencies and their program personnel, Nan helps clients comply with the complex interplay of laws that affect regulated business and represents those clients as they resolve disputes that often arise from unsettled areas of the law. She is typically hired by businesses and law firms around the U.S. that need her experience in the subjects described above.
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