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.
Labor law attorney Kenny Broodo is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and represents management in diverse markets such as small business, energy, technology, manufacturing, insurance, retail, wholesale, service, sales and marketing, private schools and universities, medical, entertainment, automobile sales and food. He also represents executives in contract negotiations and disputes. Kenny is especially adept at helping small to mid-size businesses maximize the opportunity to achieve employee stability and productivity, while avoiding employment litigation through proactive consulting, auditing, policy updates, disciplinary documentation and contract drafting. But, he aggressively defends against employment lawsuits when they come.
Kenny frequently advises on, prepares and negotiates executive and employment contracts, as well as confidentiality and non-compete agreements. He also has a niche practice dealing with six- and seven-figure employee fraud and embezzlement matters, along with ample experience aiding employers in uncovering employee deception and obtaining the full panoply of legal remedies – both civil and criminal.
Employers often rely on Kenny to arbitrate or litigate their contract disputes and complex discrimination, retaliation and harassment cases; to litigate ERISA-related benefit issues such as COBRA, severance and disability; to handle OSHA compliance claims and investigations; and to serve as their wage and hour lawyer against class actions, as well as whistleblower and qui tam cases.
Clients describe Kenny as thoroughly and reliably focused on one thing: solving the problem – by deploying the necessary measures to outflank the current situation, and then helping the employer take steps to prevent it from coming their way again. His long-term clients rarely find themselves in court over employment issues, but when they do, they find that they have a record to stand on, and an able, stubborn advocate for their cause.
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