Energy Law

From the Frying Pan into the Fire:

Collection Strategies for Service Providers, Outside and Inside Bankruptcy

July 14, 2020

Webinar begins at 10:30 am Central

Past Event

MCLE Credit will be available

Duration: 90 minutes

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This seminar will address effective collection strategies in the present volatile market. Due to declining commodity prices and COVID-19, collections will require best practices and diligence. The speakers will guide the participants through each step of a potential collection matter and give insight based on their experience with liens, collection lawsuits and bankruptcy.

Hosted by IEL’s Oilfield Services Practice Committee

Webinar begins at 10:30 am Central
Duration: 90 minutes

Details for connecting to the webinar will be sent after you register.


Jay Bender
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Birmingham, AL

Jay Bender represents debtors, banks, secured creditors, indenture trustees, and purchasers of distressed assets in complex Chapter 11 and Chapter 9 bankruptcy cases, in state and federal court receivership proceedings, and in out-of-court workouts, reorganizations, restructurings, and liquidations. He served as chair of Bradley’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Distressed Investing Practice Group from 2008 through 2017. Jay is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, and is recognized in Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America® for his bankruptcy and restructuring practice.

James A. Collura
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Houston, Texas

A member of Bradley’s Construction, Energy and Oil & Gas practice groups, Jim Collura has a nationwide energy and construction complex litigation practice. Jim has litigated to verdict or award hundreds of millions of dollars in claims and has served as lead counsel on hundreds of matters in state and federal courts across the country. His experience includes claims involving merger and acquisition disputes, commercial ownership disputes, fraud, covenant not to compete enforcement and defense, theft of trade secrets, commercial construction disputes, partnership claims, oil and gas matters, business torts, catastrophic torts, and indemnity claims. Jim also has extensive experience litigating in domestic and international arbitration, as well as regulatory matters.


  • $0 - IEL Member
  • $0 - IEL Supporting or Sustaining Member Employee
  • $50 - Non-Member

MCLE Information

Texas Course Number 174090939. This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.5 credit hours, of which no credit hours will apply to ethics/professional responsibility credit.

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