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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A proposed law in Germany will restrict employers from using Facebook, and other truly social Social Media sites, when recruiting. However the law would allow employers to search business Social Media sites
such as LinkedIn. Since there are no current guidelines in Germany about employer’s use of Social Media content these new laws will help establish guidelines. Of course there are no specific guidelines in the US where about 30% of the estimated 500 million Facebook users reside. Currently most employers review Social Media postings to make hiring decisions and until judicial reviews and statutes are enacted this will continue. However what people post of Facebook, and other Social Media sites, is often quite amazing which is why Eric Schmidt (Google CEO) recently opined that “people will one day change their name and reinvent themselves in order to escape their digital past.”
Most People Don’t Want to be Located
Facebook’s new location based Places has sparked new privacy issues about disclosing one’s whereabouts from the GPS cell devices that we carry. However according to Forrester Research only about 4% of Americans have adopted these location based services notwithstanding a recent report indicated that venture “capitalists have poured $115 million into location start-ups since last year, ... and companies like Starbucks and Gap have offered special deals to users of such services who visited their stores... Shopkick, which became available this month, offers coupons to people when they walk into stores like Best Buy and Macy’s.” Nonetheless many people feel that their privacy is compromised by disclosing their location, so location based Social Media will be an interesting social evolution to watch.
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