About Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

One of the South's better known firms, Gardere's 270-strong attorney team represents Fortune 500 clients in Texas and south of the border. With over 40 practice areas, associates can take their pick of what type of law they will practice at the multiservice firm.

Foundations in the Great State of Texas

Founded in Dallas in 1909, Gardere has steadily built a regional presence based out of Texas. In 1993, the firm expanded to Houston and in 1995 it merged with Houston law firm Sewell & Riggs, adding admiralty and insurance coverage practices and expanding existing energy, litigation and business practices through the union. In 2002, Gardere launched its Austin practice, where it has an influential lobbying arm that provides legislative and regulatory services to firm clients.

Gardere is also a bona fide Tex-Mex outfit. The firm, which opened a small office in Mexico City in 1992, expanded its south-of-the-border presence when it formed a partnership with Mexican firm Arena, Robles, Yarza, S.C. in 1996. Through the partnership, the two firms represent cross-border business interests.

Gardere is also regionally respected for its pro bono and community work. The firm has been named pro bono law firm of the year several times by the Dallas Bar Association and also occupies a spot in the association's Pro Bono Hall of Fame. Beneficiaries of Gardere's pro bono work include the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, I Have a Dream Foundation and the Youth for Tomorrow Foundation. 

From Energy Boom to Bust

Gardere has earned a strong reputation in litigation, corporate law and tax. Not surprisingly for a top Texas firm, Gardere has a strong energy practice. Several partners of the firm have landed on "Who's Who in Energy" list compiled by business journals in several cities, including Dallas, Denver, Houston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and San Antonio. The firm also has a flourishing private equity practice underpinned by a strategically-focused interdisciplinary team of attorneys.

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Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

Thanksgiving Tower, Suite 3000
1601 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 999-3000
Fax: (214) 999-4667


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partner: Stephen D. Good
  • Total No. Attorneys 2012: 240

  • Base Salary
    Firm did not disclose salary information

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Administrative and Regulatory
    Advertising, Marketing and Promotions
    Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Antitrust and Trade Regulation
    Attorneys General
    Banking and Finance
    Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization
    Chemical and Refining
    Class Actions
    Climate Change Task Force
    Commercial Litigation
    Condemnation/Eminent Domain
    Economic Development
    EEOC and FEPA
    Electronic Discovery and Document Retention
    Employment Litigation
    Environmental Compliance and Natural Resources Regulation
    Environmental Litigation
    ERISA/Employee Benefits/ESOP
    Executive Compensation
    Family Law
    FOIA/Public Information Act
    Food and Beverage
    Franchising, Direct Selling and Distribution
    Global Semiconductor Industry
    Government Affairs
    Government Contracts
    Government Litigation and Litigation Avoidance
    Health Care
    Insurance Coverage
    Insurance Regulatory
    Intellectual Property
    International Arbitration
    International and Project Finance
    International Tax and Transfer Pricing
    Internet, eCommerce and Technology
    Immigration and Naturalization
    Labor and Employment
    Maritime and Aviation
    Medicaid Fraud
    Mergers and Acquisitions
    Mexico and Latin America
    Oil and Gas Litigation
    Private Equity
    Products Liability
    Professional Malpractice
    Public Policy Litigation
    Public Securities and Corporate Governance
    Real Estate
    Real Estate Litigation
    Securities Litigation
    Startups/Emerging Business
    Tax Controversies
    Trusts and Estates
    Water Law
    White Collar Criminal Defense

Major Office Locations

  • Austin, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Mexico City, Mexico