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.
*Not admitted to practice law.
Recognized by U.S. News & World Report
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Metropolitan Tier 1, Houston
Criminal Defense - White Collar
Gardere’s White Collar Litigation and Government Investigations practice represents corporate and individual clients through every phase of white collar criminal analyses, investigations, and both state and federal court trials. From brief consultations through extensive internal investigations, our attorneys fervently defend companies and their executives and directors against criminal and civil charges.
When conducting internal investigations, our watchwords are "thorough but efficient." We work closely with in-house counsel and company personnel to make sure we do no more and no less than the investigative situation requires. Our white collar lawyers apply technical knowledge and in-depth experience to complex situations and cases involving antitrust, banking, customs, environmental, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA compliance), health care, public corruption, securities, tax, technology and trade secret protection / litigation. Our attorneys are also well-versed in the important areas of e-data and e-discovery. We work efficiently with company IT personnel and, if needed, outside vendors to ensure that relevant documents are properly gathered, organized and understood.
If the situation involves parallel proceedings, our attorneys have vast experience navigating these complex waters. We have handled numerous investigations involving various combinations of government agencies – with both criminal and civil investigative authority – and private plaintiffs.
When pitted adversely against the government, we provide aggressive yet discreet representation and seek “silent solutions” whenever possible, because our white collar litigation clients tend not to want publicity related to the government inquiry. For established businesses or their personnel, a quiet government declination to prosecute serves far better than a noisy acquittal after trial. Our attorneys work diligently to respond to and rebut government concerns in the pre-indictment phase. Backed by the capacities and resources of a major law firm, we routinely make use of the collective knowledge of Gardere’s attorneys, as well as one of the finest state and nationwide networks of defense attorneys. If necessary, however, our white collar criminal defense attorneys do not fear the courtroom – they relish it – and their success in that forum is in part responsible for their consistent ability to avoid that forum with outcomes favorable to their clients.
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