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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Information technology is an essential component of every lawyer’s practice and every client is dependent upon IT. It should not be a surprise that more than 95 percent of information is electronic. Consequently, nearly every lawsuit today has, and in the future will involve electronically stored information (also referred to as ESI).
Special Masters in E-Discovery
Over the past 20 years, I have served as a “special master” about IT and ESI, and my personal experience has been that the lawsuits become less complicated for the parties and the judge. As well, often times the mystery of ESI becomes clearer sooner and cases can be resolved less expensively. So when there are complex e-discovery issues to resolve in litigation, you want to keep costs down, and the judge does not have the IT expertise, you might request a special master who understands the law, evidence and IT. There are a number of excellent lawyers with this experience who can assist most any judge with perplexing ESI issues.
Selecting an E-Discovery Consultant
Since there is no licensing or certification in this area, the selection process for an e-discovery consultant can be confusing and complicated. The consultant you interview today may have been a plumber last month, but if that person can talk the talk and walk the walk, how can you tell the difference?
Verify the qualifications of an e-discovery consultant by asking for references — as many references as possible. Call and/or visit as many as possible and ask probing questions about the successes (or failures) and as much else as you can learn.
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