Peter S. Vogel - Gardere

Peter S. Vogel

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Peter Vogel is renowned as both a trial and transactional lawyer who deeply understands technology, science and intellectual property – and the opportunities and problems they pose for clients. Governments and administrative agencies, major corporations and emerging businesses rely on Peter to get right to the heart of an information technology or e-discovery dispute – he knows what to expect and how it will play out in the courtroom. This eliminates unproductive rabbit trails and reduces the cost of litigation for all parties. When negotiating agreements for IT implementation projects for ERP or development projects for healthcare and other companies, his knowledge of technology enables his clients and their vendors to reach consensus faster.

CEOs and other C-suite executives consult with Peter on the confluence of technology, business and law. He advises on cyber security and identity protection, international privacy laws and global technology disputes, combining complex enterprise systems after a merger or acquisition, and counsels with clients when they are upgrading IT platforms. In every instance, his technical experience and background, and understanding of relationship dynamics streamline the pathway to the right answer and best approach or solution.

Peter is often appointed a Special Master representing the court in IT and eDiscovery disputes. In addition, he is a seasoned arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, a court-ordered mediator in eDiscovery and ESI, Internet, eCommerce, intellectual property and IT litigation, and has represented numerous states, counties and municipal governments inside Texas and throughout the U.S.

Additional Information

Other Court Admissions
  • Texas State Courts (1976)
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • Texas Fifth Court of Appeals (1978)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1980)
  • Experience
  • Served as a federal court-appointed receiver to operate and manage a portfolio of foreign and domestic companies with assets including approximately 150,000 Internet domain names
  • Defended one of Oklahoma's largest providers of workers compensation insurance in tech-related case; see CompSource Oklahoma v. Aon eSolutions Inc.
  • Represented a third-party defendant against claims of alleged infringement of copyrighted architectural drawings; See Shelby Shelton Inc. v. Franz Jeanes Lazo Cora and Assoc. Inc., 4:09-CV-437 (N.D. Texas)
  • Replacement of Legacy Computer Software ERP Software
  • Represented a software provider in a contract dispute with a financial services provider involving claims of breach of joint marketing and promotion agreement
  • Technology litigation in Texas
  • Represented an on-line advertising agency specializing in pay-for-performance search engine marketing involving claims for defamation, tortious interference and unfair competition
  • Successfully defended client in jury trial against breach of contract and conversion claims asserted by computer services company
  • Advised health care providers and group health plans in HIPAA compliance.
  • Represented international luxury hotel brand in cross-border disputes
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    The University of Texas at Austin BBA 1969American University MS 1972St. Mary's University School of Law J.D. 1976
    Texas Supreme Court Judicial Committee on Information Technology Dallas Bar AssociationDallas Bar FoundationAcademy of Court Appointed Masters

    Client Comments

    "Peter Vogel is clearly a leader in technology law due to his depth and breadth of knowledge and experience. Legal costs can be expensive, having top-notch legal representation will burn less cycles and in the long run save you much more money than it will cost you. Peter is extremely efficient with his service to our company and a trusted resource that provides not only excellent legal services, but respected guidance as well. I consider Peter a part of my executive team, and reply on his professional opinion and handling or overseeing of all our legal needs."

    -George Schwend
    President and CEO
    Health Language, Inc.

    Office Location

    2021 McKinney Avenue, Suite 1600
    Dallas, TX 75201
    United States


    Practice Areas

    Information Technology Law
    Technology Law