Internet, eCommerce and Technology

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report
and Best Lawyers®

National Tier 3, Technology Law

Metropolitan Tier 3, Dallas/Fort Worth
Technology Law
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.

Additionally, the Internet, eCommerce and Technology team provides advice to clients regarding contracting and litigation issues, including:
  • Website Terms of Service (ToS), click agreements and privacy policies, including compliance with U.S. and international privacy reporting for cyber intrusions
  • Cloud services, including Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and public and private clouds 
  • IT collocation (colo)
  • Healthcare privacy, including HIPAA, HITECH and Texas HB 300 compliance, including business associate agreements (BAA) 
  • Electronic health records systems (EHR, including Epic, Allscripts, Athena and Cerner) for the management of patient health information (PHI)
  • Website development agreements
  • Purchase and sale of the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Management of drone data
  • eCommerce business to business (B2B), consumer to business (C2B), consumer to consumer (C2C), business to government (B2G), government to business (G2B), government to government (G2G), government to consumer (G2C) and vehicle to vehicle (V2V); 
  • Qualification and certification for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS);
  • Implementation of Enterprise Resource Programs (ERP, such as SAP and Oracle), including preparing the request for proposal (RFP), vendor selection interviews, agreement drafting and negotiating, and litigating failed ERP projects
In short, at Gardere, we know technology. We understand technology. And we represent today’s and tomorrow’s tech leaders.

Client Stories

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 “”

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 contract was signed, the state has consistently received more than $30 million each year.

Internet, eCommerce and Technology Practice Essentials

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:

  • eCommerce and information technology
  • Cyber intrusions and related insurance issues
  • PCI DSS compliance and PFI investigation
  • Patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets
  • Labor, employment and immigration
  • Legislative and regulatory issues
  • Cloud contracting and disaster recovery
  • Dark fiber licensing
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Social media
  • Terms of service and privacy policies
  • E-discovery, document retention and crisis response policies
  • Technology contracts and service delivery
  • Search engine optimization and pay-per-click agreements

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