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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Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that it has awarded the Donald C. McCleary Gardere Leadership Scholarship to Rebekah Bailey, a second-year law student at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.
The scholarship is awarded annually to a second-year SMU law student who has demonstrated leadership qualities consistent with the values embraced by Mr. McCleary, a former Gardere managing partner.
Ms. Bailey is in the top 25 percent of her law school class and received the Dean's Scholarship for law school. She continues to be on the Dean's List, as she was throughout her undergraduate career at SMU. Among her many activities during her first year at law school, she was an intern at the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas and spent six months as an intern at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague.
Ms. Bailey has competed in and received many moot court and brief writing awards, including Best Advocate Award at the ABA Moot Court Competition in the spring of 2009. She also co-founded and co-led the Cornerstone Kids Weekend Ministry at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Fair Park. This program provides a safe and stable environment for children to play and expands their awareness of their community by taking them on various field trips throughout North Texas.
"Rebekah"s involvement in law school and the community is impressive," says Gardere Managing Partner Steve Good. "She embodies the spirit of leadership and community involvement that Don McCleary hoped to inspire. We feel that she is a fitting recipient of this honor."
Mr. McCleary, who passed away in 1996, served as Gardere's managing partner from 1991 through 1995. His vision for Gardere included participation in local, state and national public affairs, humanitarian activities and pro bono work. He established many of the community outreach programs that have become a hallmark of the firm, including GardereProud, which honors the military service of firm members and their families, and the Annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition, which will celebrate 19 years in 2011.
"He left us before he was ready to go," Mr. Good says. "But he would be proud of what he inspired in all of us."
Previous recipients of the McCleary scholarship were Amy Binks Sanderson in 2009 and Ausra Laurusaite-Kromelis in 2008.
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