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.
Teresa Lechner-Fish has a unique technical background that makes her the ideal choice for filing and maintaining patent and trademark applications around the world. She has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of chemical, chemical engineering, business process and other patents during her career. In addition, she is frequently a part of the patent litigation team, learning the complex technologies, establishing the strategy and arguments, and working with technical experts. Growing companies rely on Teresa more comprehensively as their intellectual property general counsel, handling licensing and due diligence, helping them determine where internationally they should file applications, and offering strategy and advice about their competitors.
Her experience is deep in chemistry and includes:
Her expertise also includes analytical instrumentation and digital orthophotography, as well as experience in the energy industry, such as chemicals and refining, coal gasification, coal liquefaction, natural gas pipelines and nuclear waste management.
Teresa often represents inventors and entrepreneurs, and within a single year, has gotten more than a dozen complex patents to issue. Clients are drawn to Teresa for her ability to fast track the prosecution process – she is frequently brought in to correct problems and complete previously neglected items.
Having served as a senior chemical engineer and intellectual property coordinator/chair of the IP Review Committee for a major corporation, Teresa always keeps business development considerations, such as return-on-investment for patents and trademarks, in mind. A patent holder herself, she has invented or co-invented the following:
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