in Houston, Texas, USA
JW Marriott Houston Hotel
5150 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77056
Online registration is closed. Please bring your completed registration form to the door.
Credits:5.75 hours MCLE Credit available
Presented by the Institute for Energy Law (IEL) with the co-sponsorship of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER) and the Energy Litigation Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation.
Download the Brochure (pdf)For more details, download the online brochure.
Lifetime Achievement in Energy Litigaiton Award
Deputy General Counsel, Litigation & Arbitration
Mark D. Christiansen
McAfee & Taft
Oklahoma City, OK
Managing Counsel, Litigation
Chevron Upstream Law
- $435 / $495 - Regular registration fee
- $345 / $395 - IEL Advisory Board Member
- $345 / $395 - IEL Supporting or Sustaining Member Employee
- $345 / $395 - CAIL Member or Member Employee
- $345 / $395 - ABA-SEER Member
- $345 / $395 - ABA-SOL-ELC Member
- $345 / $395 - Government Employee
- $145 - Materials Only
Schedule and Faculty
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Introduction to the Conference
- Mark D. Christiansen, Co-Leader of Energy and Oil & Gas Industry Group, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Jack Lewis, Managing Counsel, Litigation, Chevron Upstream Law, Houston, Texas
Recent Developments in Class Action Litigation
This presentation will review recent key U.S. Supreme Court decisions and other rulings that have been changing the landscape for class action procedure in the U.S. After reviewing key recent developments, the speakers will discuss the extent to which these decisions appear to signal fundamental and long-term changes in the willingness of courts to certify classes.
- Don Barrett, Barrett Law Group, Lexington, Mississippi
- John H. Beisner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, Washington, D.C.
Energy Litigation Update – Covering Recent Oil and Gas Court Decisions and Litigation
Our speaker will review recent oil and gas decisions and litigation from around the nation.
Patton G. Lochridge, McGinnis, Lochridge, Kilgore, L.L.P., Austin, Texas
The huge ramp up in activity in the Marcellus and Utica shales in the northeast has resulted in a similar increase in legal activity and a dusting off of old precedent in the U.S.’s earliest oil states. This presentation will look at how oil and gas law is evolving in the region.
Nicolle Snyder Bagnell, Reed Smith, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Hot Issues in Arbitration
Arbitration has long featured in oil and gas contracts as a means of settling disputes, especially internationally. Our speaker will review current important issues in oil and gas arbitration both domestically and internationally.
R. Doak Bishop, King & Spalding, Houston, Texas
Lifetime Achievement in Energy Litigation Award
Clyde W. Lea, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation & Arbitration, ConocoPhillips
Ethics Presentation: Ripped From the Headlines: What the Headlines Can Teach Us About Lawyer Misconduct
This presentation will take a look at news stories from around the country involving lawyer misconduct and review the applicable Rules of the Professional Conduct and, in some cases, the Model Code of Judicial Conduct Canons that may apply.
Dana M. Douglas, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, Louisiana
The View from the Bench
A panel of judges from around the country will discuss different approaches to energy litigation especially between the “mature” oil and gas states and the “new” oil and gas states.
Mark D. Christiansen, Co-Leader of Energy and Oil & Gas Industry Group, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- The Hon. Scott A. Brister, Head of the Appellate Section, Andrews Kurth LLP, Austin, Texas (Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas)
- The Hon. Mark R. Hornak, United States District Judge, United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- The Hon. Brian A. Jackson, Chief Judge, U.S District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Justice James R. Winchester, District No. 5, The Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Investigating Major Incidents – What Every Litigator Should Know
Managing the response to a major accident requires a prompt, sure-footed response by counsel experienced in these matters. It is not uncommon for multiple federal and state agencies to respond within hours and begin comprehensive investigations and inspections that may last many months, if not years. This presentation discusses the legal challenges encountered in the immediate aftermath of an incident such as a fire, explosion or toxic release and provides practical advice for overcoming them.
Mark L. Farley, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Houston, Texas
This program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for 5.75 hours, including 1 hour of ethics. Course ID Number: 901273864. Sign-in sheets and/or certificates of attendance will be available for ALL states.
This program is approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for 5.75 hours in the following areas: Administrative Law, Oil, Gas & Mineral Law, Real Estate
The cost of housing is not included in tuition. However, rooms (in limited number) have been reserved at the JW Marriott Hotel, 5150 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77056. Registrants should call 1-800-228-9290 and advise them they are attending the "Energy Litigation Conference" to receive a reduced room rate of $189 + 17% occupancy tax. The last day to obtain this special rate is October 23, 2013.
All IEL conferences are held under the Chatham House Rule. Participants, including journalists, are free to use any information received, but comments may not be attributed to any speaker identiﬁ ed by name or affiliation.
The Center for American and International Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status in educational activities, scholarship programs or admissions.