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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Law360 featured Gardere Austin Office Executive Partner Kimberly A. Yelkin in its Female Powerbrokers Q&A Series.
Ms. Yelkin answered questions about her experiences as a leading female attorney, including "What advice would you give an aspiring female attorney?" "Your goal is to create a successful law practice, first and foremost," Ms. Yelkin said. "It is my experience that to have a successful law practice you must not only produce the best quality work product, but also develop long-lasting relationships with your clients. It is also important to create a circle of mentors and contacts, both male and female. Always conduct yourself as a professional and show confidence in your abilities. Most of all maintain your sense of humor. Women who do not have a sense of humor and take themselves too seriously will struggle to gain credibility with their clients and their firms."
Ms. Yelkin is the chairwoman of the Firm's Government Affairs and Insurance Regulatory Practice Groups. Under her leadership, Gardere was named Texas' top law firm by Texas Lawyer in its 2013 Lobbying Scorecard in terms of number of clients and reported revenue for their work during the 83rd Texas legislative session, and the Government Affairs Group was named the second most powerful legal lobbying team by Capitol Inside in its 10th Texas Lobby Power Rankings.
The complete Q&A article can be found here.
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