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.
Utilizing 29 years of federal law enforcement experience, Troy Shaffer is a senior trade advisor who assists domestic and foreign corporations with U.S. export regulations, export compliance programs, audits, voluntary disclosures and corporate training seminars. Prior to his association with Gardere, Troy was a senior special agent for the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry & Security enforcing U.S. export laws. In 2015, he was named the Department's Special Agent of the Year for his role in a landmark conviction that resulted in the largest criminal fine to date in an International Emergency Economic Powers Act Investigation. He also investigated contract fraud with the U.S. Defense Department and import/export violations with the U.S. Customs Service (now known as Department of Homeland Security) during his distinguished career.
Troy’s background and extensive knowledge of the industry provides him with a unique perspective; one that allows him to employ a hands-on approach when helping client’s verify that all business activities are compliant with U.S. export regulations. Working with domestic and foreign corporations, Troy advises clients on international regulations governing export of dual-use commodities, defense articles, software and technology, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the U.S. Foreign Trade Regulations, and the various embargo and sanctions programs. As a seasoned industry expert, his adept insight provides clients with a strategic objective leading to speedy resolutions and avoiding potential administrative and criminal penalties. Troy maintains a TS-SCI Security Clearance.
Troy is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and utilizes his vast experience and skill in trend analysis to forecast areas of concern for corporate clients. He is often invited to train client employees in-house on various aspects of the International trade market.
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