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.
Gardere attorneys, based in Texas and Mexico, have years of experience helping both public and private entities of all types and sizes with their international legal needs. We represent a wide range of clients, from U.S.-based startups to global Fortune 100s, and frequently handle in-bound and out-bound transactions, financing, regulatory, compliance and commercial matters. Many of our international clients are individuals and middle-market companies with sales of $50 million to $500 million, who rely on us to be their outside general counsel for day-to-day legal advice.
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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Randy Gordon focuses his practice on complex litigation, with an international reputation as a counselor to private and public companies in the areas of antitrust, RICO, securities and intellectual property law. Randy has served in a variety of leadership roles, in and out of the courtroom, including as lead counsel in numerous class actions and other high-stakes matters and civil law cases. These have ranged from lead class counsel to chair of a joint defense committee to membership on the Gardere team in a substantial judgment for client Longview Energy Company.
Randy is particularly an asset when a case has layers of complexity that aren’t typical in commercial litigation, and when the matter is infused with economic issues. He frequently works with academic experts from leading institutions – Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, for example. He also advises businesses on distribution plans and provides legal and economic analysis of proposed transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, and for antitrust issues, especially in the energy sector.
From 2006 to 2012, Randy was general counsel of a global trade association in the semiconductor industry, and he has recently counseled clients in over two dozen other industries on a wide range of corporate issues, including Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission investigations and current trends in antitrust, RICO and class action law.
Randy publishes and speaks widely on RICO and antitrust issues and trends. His academic work is routinely cited as an authority in leading law reviews (e.g., Yale, Columbia, NYU) and in litigation (e.g., European Community v. RJR Nabisco Inc., 2011 WL 843957 (E.D. N.Y.)), including briefing to the Supreme Court of the United States (e.g., Bank of China, Bridge, Anza). As an elected member of the American Law Institute and the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet, Randy participates in a number of projects involving economics, competition law and complex litigation.
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