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 pleased to announce that three of the Firm's partners have been nominated for the prestigious Chambers USA Women in Law Awards 2014.
Dallas-office Partners Holland N. O'Neil, Frances E. Phillips and Deirdre B. Ruckman were named to the 2014 shortlist of nominees and invited to the April 9 awards ceremony at the Harvard Club of New York, where the winners will be announced. The Chambers USA Women in Law Awards, presented in association with Debevoise & Plimpton, honor outstanding female in-house counsel and private practice lawyers who are committed to furthering the advancement of women in law.
Ms. O'Neil, who serves as chair of the Firm's Board of Directors and is a member of Gardere's Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization Practice Group, is nominated for her "Outstanding Contribution to Gender Diversity." Ms. O'Neil is also an active member of Gardere's Women's Council, supporting women's issues and related mentoring and business development efforts.
Ms. Phillips, an Environmental partner who was nominated by a client, earned selection to the shortlist for her "Outstanding Contribution to Pro Bono Work." Ms. Phillips assisted Mothers Organized to Stop Environmental Sins in its effort to shut down a toxic waste facility in Winona, Texas. In addition, she has devoted her time to many community organizations and initiatives including Keep Dallas Beautiful, where she helped bring "Pride in Your Neighborhood" to Texas and also helped organize the first city-wide graffiti wipeout initiative.
Ms. Ruckman, a partner in the Firm's Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization Practice Group was named to the "Private Practice Lawyer of the Year" shortlist for her pro bono work. In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Ruckman is heavily involved in the Firm's internal mentoring program and Gardere's Women's Council. Ms. Ruckman's civic involvement includes work with various organizations, including Texas Women's Ventures Fund LP, Swiss Avenue Historic District Association, North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Love Field Master Plan Advisory Board and Executive Women's Roundtable.
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