Mark D. Christiansen Presented the 2020 IEL Deans of Oil & Gas Practice Lecture

The 71st Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference was held on February 20-21 in Houston, Texas. Each year during the conference, the Institute for Energy Law hosts the Deans of Oil and Gas Lecture which is presented by a distinguished legal practitioner or academic who has excelled in their field. This year’s honoree, Mark Christiansen (Edinger, Leonard & Blakley PLLC), is widely known for his experience in handling complex energy lawsuits. As one of the region’s most experienced oil and gas lawyers, he has been a featured speaker at over 100 legal conferences and has authored numerous articles for regional and national journals. Throughout his legal career, Mr. Christiansen has distinguished himself as a trusted lawyer and advisor to energy and oil and gas companies and Fortune 500 corporations. Additionally, he is one of only nine members nationwide of the Editorial Advisory Board for Energy Law 360. Christiansen is also a long-time supporter of both The Center for American and International Law and the Institute for Energy Law, has served as Trustee and Member of Executive Committee for the Board of Trustees and is a member of our Executive Committee.