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 four of the Firm's attorneys have earned selection to D Magazine's "Best Women Lawyers in Dallas." The list of the city's 126 most accomplished women attorneys is included in the May 2010 edition of D Magazine.
The Gardere attorneys who made the list are:
Deirdre Ruckman leads Gardere's bankruptcy and business reorganization group and is a prior member of the Firm's compensation and management committees. She has more than 35 years of experience in the financial services sector, and she specializes in representation of both debtors and creditors in business reorganizations involving private and/or public debt.
Holland O'Neil is a partner in Garderes bankruptcy and business reorganization group and has more than 20 years' experience representing clients in all aspects of turnarounds and restructurings. She likewise represents clients in the energy sector. She has served on the Firm's Management Committee for the past four years and is a frequent speaker on bankruptcy and business issues.
Beverly Godbey's trial practice over the past 28 years has emphasized commercial litigation, including insurance coverage, bad faith, ERISA, deceptive trade practices, non-subscriber and products liability. She also performs insurance coverage reviews, comparisons and negotiations for a wide variety of corporate clients. A past president of the Dallas Bar Association, Ms. Godbey currently serves on the Texas Equal Access to Justice Commission and the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors.
Lisa Christensen's tax practice includes a broad range of employee benefit matters, including tax-qualified plans, non-qualified deferred compensation programs, and health and welfare arrangements. She serves on the Firm's Professional Development Committee, and is a member of the Firm's HIPAA Team and Women's Council.
"We couldn't be prouder of these attorneys," says Gardere Managing Partner Steve Good. "They truly are among the best this city has to offer, and we're glad that they call Gardere home. They are a credit to our firm and to the legal profession as a whole."
To compile the list, D Magazine sought recommendations from other attorneys based on their personal experience with the lawyer they were nominating. Attorneys were only allowed to cast votes for attorneys in their practice area. Finally, each voter could nominate only one attorney from within their own firm and two outside their Firm.
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