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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National Tier 2, Technology Law
Metropolitan Tier 1, Houston
Metropolitan Tier 3, Dallas/Fort Worth
Information Technology Law
Gardere’s Internet, eCommerce and Technology team has been at the forefront of the industry for over 20 years, delivering tech-savvy legal assistance to businesses in regional, national and global markets. Regardless of a client's need, we have professionals with the right skill set, backgrounds and experience in various technical disciplines – along with easy access to the strengths of a first-tier, full-service firm, from tax, finance, cyber insurance, litigation and intellectual property to insurance and more. The result? Highly efficient, cost-effective and comprehensive solutions.
Our clients include tech and non-tech companies throughout North America and elsewhere. These include web developers, owners, lenders, investors, franchisors, operators, internet hosts, software development companies and manufacturers of computer chips, communications technology, hospitals, physicians, biotechnology, medical devices, and state and local governments.
Helping Collin County, Texas get its $1 Million Back
Where we started: The government of Collin County, Texas, just north of Dallas, wanted its $1 million back for software it bought from German-based SAP SE and Siemens, for failed implementation.
Our roadmap: After concluding a detailed technical analysis of the problems with the software implementation, we put together a team of litigation lawyers who were well-equipped to understand the legal and technical issues for Collin County.
And finally: Our litigation team helped block a move of the case to federal court before mediating a full settlement. A year later, we got a call from a global steel manufacturer referred to us by SAP (remember, they were on the other side!), asking us to help with an important tech dispute.
Helping the State of Texas Collect +$30 Million a Year
Where we started: The state of Texas needed a new e-government portal for all state agencies as the old vendor’s contract ended and the vendor declared bankruptcy.
Our roadmap: We were part of the state team to prepare a request for offer, evaluate vendor proposals, and negotiate a new seven-year e-government portal agreement with NIC called “Texas.gov.”
And finally: Our team helped the state with concerns related to complex issues, including intellectual property (copyrights and trademarks), bankruptcy matters, legislative issues, social media and eCommerce business planning. Since the Texas.gov contract was signed, the state has consistently received more than $30 million each year.
We help internet, software, outsourcing and other providers of services, as well as companies dealing with their use of the internet and related technology issues, such as:
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