Peter S. Vogel

Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP
Dallas, TX


As a lawyer for the more than 30 years, Mr. Vogel combines his technical and business background with his legal expertise to help companies with IT and Internet litigation, dispute resolution and contract negotiation.

Mr. Vogel's clients often seek his advice about practical business issues relating to electronic technology and the Internet, which often include social media, ERP implementation projects, Internet security, website business management, outsourcing, software patents, copyrights and trade secret protection. Because he is a seasoned IT professional with an accounting and marketing background, Mr. Vogel also often advises clients about financial and marketing issues regarding IT and the Internet. His experience as an Adjunct Professor in the Law of eCommerce keeps him current on the fast moving evolution of the Internet and social media. As a result, Mr. Vogel is often quoted in the media about Internet issues and crises. His blog on Internet, IT and eDiscovery is widely recognized for timely topics and thought-provoking ideas:

Mr. Vogel is Chair of the Electronic Discovery Group and Chair of the Internet, eCommerce and Technology Industry Team at Gardere — where he helps clients maneuver business and technology issues through the legal mazes of electronic evidence, social media, intellectual property, contracts, government regulation and litigation. Mr. Vogel assists many clients with ESI (electronically stored information) issues and related creation, development and implementation of records retention policies.

In 1994, Mr. Vogel was president of the Dallas Bar Association and also served on the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas. He teaches courses on the Law of eCommerce as an Adjunct Professor at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, and is on the founding Board of Advisors of the SMU Computer Law Review and Technology Journal.

In June 2004, Mr. Vogel received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Promoting Technology in the Law from the Computer & Technology Section of the State Bar of Texas. In addition, Peter is regularly recognized as one of America's Leading Lawyers for Business by Chambers and Partners, a Best Lawyer in America and a Top Lawyer in Dallas, as well as in Texas Super Lawyers.