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 Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization Partner Deirdre B. Ruckman has been chosen by The American College of Bankruptcy to be inducted as a Fellow in the 25th Class of the College.
The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. The College sustains professional excellence and supports educational and pro bono efforts in local communities around the country. The fellowship includes commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, insolvency accountants, turnaround and workout specialists, law professors, judges, government officials and others involved in the bankruptcy and insolvency community.
Ms. Ruckman will be among 33 nominees from across the country honored and recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency. The induction is scheduled for March 14 in Washington, D.C., at the Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture.
Ms. Ruckman is a partner in Gardere's Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization Practice Group and served as chair of the section for 15 years. She has more than 35 years of experience representing numerous clients in workouts and bankruptcy cases in Texas and nationally. Ms. Ruckman has been recognized with various honors in the Bankruptcy section, including The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law and Texas Super Lawyers.
"Dee is among the top echelon of lawyers in the bankruptcy profession and a well-deserving addition to the fellowship of the American College of Bankruptcy," says Gardere Chair Holland N. O'Neil. "She has effortlessly maintained a long-term commitment to her legal practice, mentoring many of our lawyers and counseling numerous clients through difficult bankruptcy issues. On behalf of the Firm, we extend our congratulations to Dee for this national recognition."
Fellowship nominees undergo a rigorous nomination process and are extended an invitation to join based on a record of achievement reflecting the highest standards of professionalism. The College has 831 Fellows, each selected by a Board of Regents from among recommendations of the Circuit Admissions Council in each federal judicial circuit and specially appointed Committees for Judicial and Foreign Fellows.
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