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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More than 500 attendees with a flair for fashion and philanthropy recently descended on the Westin Galleria for "A Night Out," sponsored by Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP. The event, held on Nov. 16, raised nearly $152,000 to enable Dress for Success® Houston to purchase 500 suits to outfit economically disadvantaged women as they transition into the workforce. Funds generated also will support valuable career programs and scholarships for 4,000 women.
For the seventh consecutive year, Gardere served as presenting sponsor for the annual benefit. Rachel Powitzky Steely, a labor and employment partner in Gardere's Houston office, presided as chair for the event that hosted a full crowd, including community leaders and senior-level female professionals from Houston-area companies. Fashion and philanthropy were celebrated with boutique shopping, a fashion show and a presentation by image consultant Cathy Fitzpatrick Cleary, who shared timeless fashion tips for a professional wardrobe.
Each year, "A Night Out" maintains its role as an essential fundraiser for DFS and is brought to fruition through the combined efforts of DFS and the Gardere Women's Council, a business networking and professional development organization established by the Firm to support its female attorneys and clients. Members of the Gardere Women's Council are leaders within the Firm and legal community and are also active contributors to other civic and community initiatives.
""A Night Out' is an event Gardere Women's Council looks forward to each year, as we know it will leave a lasting impact in the community and provide much-needed support both financially and professionally to women transitioning into the workforce," Ms. Steely says. "Dress for Success Houston provides meaningful support in the form of educational programs and services, and Gardere is proud to support the organization's efforts to help women gain a greater level of independence."
"We are pleased to once again partner with Gardere to support women in the Houston community striving to advance professionally," said Nancy Levicki, DFS Houston president and co-founder. "With one suit, we are able to outfit a woman with so much more than something to wear; we give her the confidence to nail a job interview and change her life for the better. The money generated at 'A Night Out' will allow us to purchase 500 suits and fund professional development programs that will enable women within the Houston area to take steps toward self-sufficiency."
In addition to its support of "A Night Out," Gardere assists DFS with mentoring programs through its Corporate Guild as well as other networking and special events.
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