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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The Washington Post reported that during a federal investigation regarding a landfill owner, apparently two federal prosecutors used aliases to posted anonymous comments. Fred Heebe (he landfill owner under investigation) filed a defamation lawsuit based on the anonymous postings and hired a former FBI agent to find the posters. The former FBI agent James R. Fitzgerald (who helped find the Unabomber in 1996) analyzed 598 anonymous postings. The trail of postings led to former US attorney Sal Perricone. The Washington Post went on to say:
Perricone admitted posting the derogatory information and making similar attacks on attorneys, defendants, police officials and judges. He resigned and remains under investigation by the Justice Department.
Heebe filed a second lawsuit against another prosecutor Jan Mann:
The suit accused her of anonymously posting disparaging comments about Heebe on the Times-Picayune Web site, in some cases coordinating her comments with Perricone’s.
As a result of these revelations, after 11 years as the chief prosecutor, Jim Letten resigned as the US attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans.
It’s hard to image that prosecutors would anonymously post critical comments of individuals under investigation, but given the facts we may now see revelations about other such anonymous postings by prosecutors in other jurisdictions.
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