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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My March column for eCommerceTimes discusses how Social Media has become a gold mine for eDiscovery since the volume of ESI (Electronically Stored Information) in Social Media is staggering. Today every lawsuit has ESI which is obvious to everyone, but the unprecedented proliferation of Social Media has expanded the sources of ESI so that lawyers and judges are now being confronted with larger volumes of ESI.
American College of e-Neutrals (ACESIN)
I pleased to announce that in early 2011, Allison O. Skinner, my good friend (full time neutral in Birmingham, Alabama, and Adjunct Professor of eDiscovery at the University of Alabama School of Law), invited me to co-found the American College of e-Neutrals, an organization dedicated to the education, training, credentialing and use of e-Neutrals. E-Neutrals are third party referees — mediators, arbitrators, masters, judges, liaisons and magistrates — committed to resolving disputes arising from ESI. Just a reminder that Allison had the brilliant idea to use the mediation process to resolve eDiscovery disputes – which she calls eMediation.
Joining Allison and me on the founding Board of ACESIN are the following individuals:
Richard Best ADR Services, Inc. San Francisco, California
John DeGroote John DeGroote Services, LLC Dallas, Texas
Michael Geigerman United States Arbitration & Mediation St. Louis, Missouri
Richard Lettieri Lettieri Law Firm, LLC Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Timothy M. Opsitnick Senior Partner and General Counsel Jurinnov Ltd. Cleveland, Ohio
Jonathan Redgrave Redgrave LLP Washington, D.C.
Allison and I hope that ACESIN will help Judges and lawyers throughout the US better deal with ESI to help litigants.
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