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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BYOD has created new challenges for those employers who encourage their employees to buy their own cell phones, tablet devices, and/or computers. After a recent discussion about BYOD my good friend Galen Gruman (Executive Editor of InfoWorld for Features) posted an InfoWorld blog “Lost in BYOD’s uncharted legal waters” which includes many important legal and business issues.
Before posting the blog Galen wrote an excellent 29 page report called the “BYOD and Mobile Strategy Deep Dive” which has the following summary:
iPhones, iPads, Androids, and more are joining your business’s suite of technology tools, driven by user demand and need. Most companies have opened up their networks to such devices, but big questions remain on how to do so securely, how to manage the new breed of devices to ensure compliance and information security while not unduly burdening users.
A 2010 US Supreme Court 9-0 ruling declared that employees are not entitled to privacy if they use an employer’s issued device, so what level of privacy is there for BYODs? Will employees using BYODs be entitled to privacy if they are conducting business for their employers? Or will the employees using BYODs be entitled to privacy if the employer reimburses the employee for the cost(s) of the BYOD?
Interesting questions and in the future the Courts will let us know....so stay tuned.
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