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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Beverly B. Godbey, a partner in the Dallas office of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, has been awarded a State Bar of Texas Presidential Citation in recognition of the "wisdom, skill and dedication" she demonstrated during her term as Chair of the State Bar of Texas' Board of Directors.
Ms. Godbey, a prominent Dallas litigator, began her one-year term as chair in June 2011, following a three-way race for the position.
"It was such an honor to serve as Chair of the Board of the State Bar," says Ms. Godbey. "I really enjoyed working with President Bob Black and cultivating friendships with the other directors from around the state."
In addition to her active litigation practice, Ms. Godbey is committed to enhancing the role of lawyers in society. She was the 2011 Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) Larry Schoenbrun Jurisprudence Award recipient. The Schoenbrun Award is presented annually to civic-minded legal professionals who promote fair and equal justice and demonstrate a devotion to the principles of the U.S. Constitution.
Ms. Godbey is a past president of the Dallas Bar Association and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. She is a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and the Dallas Bar Foundation and a member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel, and American Law Institute.
As a member of Gardere's Trial Practice Group, Ms. Godbey's practice focuses on insurance coverage and recovery, commercial litigation, ERISA, and non-subscriber matters, among other areas. She was recognized in the May 2012 edition of D Magazine as one of "The Best Lawyers in Dallas" and has earned repeat recognition on the Texas Super Lawyers listing. She is rated AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 by Martindale-Hubbell®.
Ms. Godbey graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Southern Methodist University and earned her J.D. from Tulane University Law School. She is married to the Hon. David Godbey of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
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