Young Litigator Oil & Gas Conference

in Spring (Houston Metro Area), Texas, USA

Houston CityPlace Marriott at Springwoods Village
1200 Lake Plaza Drive
Spring (Houston Metro Area), Texas 77389

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Credits:MCLE Credit will be available

Overview

A conference designed for newer (0-10 year) attorneys and those looking to begin representing clients in energy litigation matters, in particular oil and gas matters. This program complements the 18th Annual Energy Litigation Conference the next day, which focuses on issues geared to all attorneys, but especially for very experienced energy litigators.

Conference Co-Chairs

Katherine Smith Baker
Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea LLC
Shreveport, Louisiana

Brittany B. Salup
Counsel
Chevron Upstream
Covington, Louisiana

Tuition

  • $260 - Regular Registration Fee
  • $195 - IEL Advisory Board Member
  • $195 - IEL YEP Member
  • $195 - IEL Supporting or Sustaining Member Employee
  • $195 - CAIL Member or Member Employee
  • $195 - In-House Counsel
  • $150 - Government Employee
  • $75 - Law Professor
  • $75 - Full-time Student

Register for the 18th Annual Energy Litigation Conference November 14 at the same time for only an additional $275.

Schedule and Faculty

7:45 am


Registration

8:20 am


Welcome, Overview and Introductions

8:30 am


What an Energy Litigator Needs to Know About the Science and Technology of the Industry

This session will provide an overview of the technical and operational aspects of oil and gas production that are helpful to understand as an energy litigator.

  • John A. Connor, P.E., P.G., BCEE, President, GSI Environmental Inc., Houston, Texas
  • Danielle “Danny” Kingham, P.G., Senior Hydrogeologist, GSI Environmental Inc., Houston, Texas
  • Lisa J. Molofsky, P.G., Geologist, GSI Environmental Inc., Houston, Texas
  • Kenneth L. Walker, Jr. P.E., Environmental Engineer, GSI Environmental Inc., Houston, Texas

9:30 am


From Acquisition to Production: A Litigator's Role

An overview of the common agreements governing the oil and gas business—leases, division orders, surface use agreements, production sharing contracts, JOAs, gathering agreements, transaction structures—and how they give rise to litigation.

Moderator: Brittany Salup, Counsel - Litigation Management, Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Covington, Louisiana

Panelists:

  • Stephen Pesce, Senior Counsel, Chevron North America Exploration & Production Company, Houston, Texas
  • Jana L. Grauberger, Liskow & Lewis, Houston, Texas
  • Shannan E. Goss, Counsel - Litigation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Spring, Texas

10:15 am


Break

10:30 am


Oil and Gas Litigation Dockets: An Overview and Update (Part One)

An overview and discussion of recent trends in a variety of traditional energy dockets.

  • Royalty Litigation: Robert D. Woods, Yetter Coleman LLP, Houston, Texas
  • Lease Disputes: Christopher Hogan, Reynolds Frizell LLP, Houston, Texas

11:30 am


Oil and Gas Litigation Dockets: An Overview and Update (Part Two)

An overview and discussion of recent trends in a variety of traditional energy dockets.

  • JOA/JV/MSA Disputes: Harold J. Flanagan, Flanagan Partners LLP, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Fracking Litigation (Environmental): Elizabeth Robertson Taber, King & Spalding LLP, Houston, Texas

12:30 pm


Lunch

1:45 pm


Practical Tips on Managing Energy Litigation: Advice from In-House and Law Firm Litigators and Litigation Managers

Using a case study, this session will provide advice and practical tips on managing energy litigation from inception to trial.

Moderator: Katherine “Katie” S. Baker, Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea LLC, Shreveport, Louisiana

Panelists:

  • Joseph L. “Larry” Shea, Jr., Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea LLC, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Thomas Neal Nobles, Senior Counsel, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Spring, Texas
  • Shelbi McKee, Land Team Lead, ExxonMobil Upstream Business Development Company, Spring, Texas

3:00 pm


Litigating in the Age of Social Media

This presentation will cover issues to consider when litigating in the age of social media.

  • Dan Jacks, Ph.D., EDGE Litigation Consulting LLC, Kingwood, Texas

3:45 pm


Break

4:00 pm


In the Courtroom: Making the Presentation to Win

This session will feature a discussion on winning in the courtroom – knowing your audience, persuading your audience, and motivating them to side with your clients. Learn from our distinguished panelists, who have decades of experience trying and presiding over cases at the trial and appellate levels. We will also discuss mistakes that every litigator should avoid in the courtroom.

Moderator: Louis “Louie” Layrisson, Baker Botts L.L.P., Houston, Texas

Panelists:

  • Jane N. Bland, Former Justice of the Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas, Vinson & Elkins, LLP, Houston, Texas
  • Rebeca A. Huddle, Former Justice on the Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas, Baker Botts L.L.P., Houston, Texas
  • Kathy D. Patrick, Gibbs & Bruns LLP, Houston, Texas

5:15 pm


Adjourn

5:15-6:15 pm


Reception

CLE Credit

This program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for a total of 7.0 hours, no ethics. Course ID Number: 174060473. Credit hours for other states will vary and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

For this conference, IEL will directly apply (if requested) for course accreditation in the following states: California, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Some of these states may not approve a program for credit hours before the program occurs. Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through reciprocity or attorney self-submission in other states. Attorneys filing by self-submission in certain states may be required to pay an additional fee. IEL conferences are typically accredited by all mandatory CLE states.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Lanyard Sponsor (Exclusive) - $4,000 - SOLD
For Energy Litigation Conference and Young Litigator Oil & Gas Conference

  • Sponsor name on lanyard for Energy Litigation Conference and Young Litigator Oil & Gas Conference
  • Recognition in the 18th Annual Energy Litigation Conference brochure, which will be mailed and/or emailed to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders and will reach many thousands more through email and web announcements
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure and final program
  • Recognition on the Conference website
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the Energy Litigation Conference and Young Litigator Oil & Gas Conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the event or at the conferences

Breakfast Sponsor (Only 1 Allowed) - $2,500 - SOLD

  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure and final program
  • Recognition on the Conference website
  • Recognition at the breakfast
  • 3 complimentary registrants at the Conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the event or at the conference

Break Sponsor (Only 1 Allowed) - $2,500

  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure and final program
  • Recognition on the Conference website
  • Recognition at the breaks, including from podium immediately before break
  • 3 complimentary registrants at the Conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the event or at the conference.

Gold Conference Sponsor - $2,000 each
($1,500 for Sponsors of the 18th Annual Energy Litigation Conference)

  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure and final program
  • Recognition on the Conference website
  • Recognition from the podium
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the Conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the event or at the conference

Silver Conference Sponsor - $1,500 each
($1,000 for Sponsors of the 18th Annual Energy Litigation Conference)

  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure and final program
  • Recognition on the Conference website
  • Recognition from the podium
  • 1 complimentary registrant at the Conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the event or at the conference.

Exhibitor (Non-law Firms only) - $1,250 each
($750 for exhibitors at the 18th Annual Energy Litigation Conference)

  • Space to display company/firm materials at the conference
  • Name/logo on Conference website with link to company page

Hotel Information

The cost of housing is not included in tuition. However, rooms (in limited number) have been reserved at the Houston CityPlace Marriott at Springwoods Village, 1200 Lake Plaza Dr, Spring, TX 77389. Registrants should call 1 (800) 228-9290 or (281) 350-4000. If asked, the code for the block is IEL. So long as rooms remain available in the block, the reduced room rate of $189, plus taxes and fees, will be available.  The last day to obtain this special rate is October 21, 2019.

Dates available: Nov. 12 and Nov. 13, 2019, other nights may be available depending on hotel availability

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Visa Information

If you require a letter of invitation to obtain a visa for this conference, payment of the registration fee must first be made.  If you apply and do not receive a visa, please send us a copy of the rejection letter from the consulate, and we will cancel your registration and issue a refund. Please email iel@cailaw.org for more details.

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