Energy Law

Contract by Email:

How to Avoid Costly Claims in Today’s Turbulent Market

Houston, Texas, USA

Past Event

1 hour MCLE credit available

Downtown Club
1100 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77002

11:30 am - 1:00 pm (Presentation begins at 12:00 pm)

Online registration is closed. You can still register at the door.

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As oil prices fluctuate would-be sellers and buyers in today’s market have experienced claims that they have entered into contracts based on emailed correspondence between company representatives and the counterparties they have been negotiating with.  This presentation explores the risks that these claims pose to industry participants under Texas and Oklahoma law and provides a panel discussion of best practices that in-house counsel and land professionals can use to avoid the cost and hassle that these claims create.


  • IEL Member - $0
  • Non-Members - $25


  • Mark D. Christiansen, Co-Leader of Energy Litigation at McAfee & Taft, a Professional Corporation, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Eric Hillerman, Deputy General Counsel at Newfield Exploration Company, The Woodlands, Texas
  • Austin T. Lee, Associate at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Houston, Texas
  • Tim S. McConn, Partner at Andrews Kurth LLP, Houston, Texas
  • Roger A. Soape, President of Roger A. Soape, Inc., Houston, Texas
  • Andrew W. Zeve, Partner at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Houston, Texas


  • Lunch: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • CLE Presentation: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CLE Credit

MCLE Credit

This program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for a total of 1 hour, no ethics. Course ID Number: 901337605

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