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.
Cristina Portela Solomon is a labor and employment law attorney who primarily provides business solutions to employers seeking to be proactive in effectively managing their workforce, while complying with the numerous and complex employment laws governing the employment relationship. She regularly counsels employers on workplace issues, with particular expertise in conducting workplace investigations involving sexual harassment, theft of trade secrets, and virtually any type of workplace misconduct.
She also drafts employment, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, employee handbooks and related documents in a manner geared towards protecting employers from employee claims. Most importantly, she is an effective counselor with respect to everyday issues employers face whether triggered by employment policies or agreements or by workplace conduct.
Cristina's 30-year legal career has been devoted exclusively to representing management in all phases of labor and employment law. Cristina's clients recognize the value of her practical legal advice that is geared toward avoiding the uncertainties of employment litigation and focuses on reaching an early resolution. For disputes that cannot be resolved, Cristina has an excellent track record of trial successes on behalf of employers, particularly in trade secret litigation and discrimination/retaliation claims of any nature.
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