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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Only July 31, 2009 the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) signed a contract with NIC to manage TexasOnline 2.0 for 7 years. As outside counsel to DIR this contract this was a rewarding conclusion to a 17 month process to succeed the current TexasOnline contract which was signed in 2000. TexasOnline currently has more than 2.4 million visitors monthly and processed over $12 billion in transactions. “The new contract calls for maintaining these services and enhancing TexasOnline with new services and “next-generation” Web design and Web 2.0 tools to give citizens easier access to government services.”
Brian Rawson, executive director of DIR and Texas’ Chief Technology Officer said that we “... are pleased that Texas NICUSA will enhance the public-private partnership that is already providing a robust group of services to Texans. The exceptional track record of success, proven leadership and the legacy of innovation NIC brings to the project will strengthen the state’s ability to serve citizens, and set TexasOnline apart as the most successful state Web portal in the nation.”
Who is NIC?
NIC provides eGovernment portal solutions in 23 states and for more than 3,000 federal, state, and local agencies that serve 97 million people in the United States. NIC succeeds BearingPoint who operated TexasOnline since 2000, and many of the individuals who made TexasOnline a great success will work with NIC to develop TexasOnline 2.0.
eFiling in Texas Courts
As Chair of the Texas Supreme Court Judicial Committee on Information Technology (JCIT) from 1997 until July, 2009 one project that provided significant benefits to the Texas Courts was the implementation of eFiling in Texas trial courts. TexasOnline has been the Electronic Filing Manager for that project, and currently has more than 25,000 filings each month. Mike Griffith (Senior Manager for the eFiling Project at NIC) has done an outstanding job managing eFiling for TexasOnline for many years. Earlier this year Mike and I participated in webcasts for the State Bar of Texas entitled: “E-Filing in Texas Courts: How to Save Time and Money”
I am very honored and privileged to represent Brian Rawson and DIR and pleased that I was able to assist Texas in helping construct the RFO and negotiate the 7 year contract in support of the effort to build TexasOnline 2.0, and am certain that the citizens of Texas will be the beneficiaries.
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