Energy Law

4th National Young Energy Professionals’ Law Conference

August 20, 2020

Virtual Conference

Registration Open

MCLE Credit will be available

IEL: +1.972.244.3421
Fax: +1.972.244.3401
E-Mail: iel@cailaw.org

Overview

This online conference designed for young energy professionals is an abbreviated program of IEL’s highly successful National Young Energy Professionals’ Law Conference.  This live online program includes courses that were originally scheduled to be presented in-person at the 4th National YEP Conference in Austin, Texas, in March 2020, which was cancelled due to COVID-19. 

This conference is designed primarily for energy attorneys and other professionals under 40 years of age. The online conference features networking opportunities with other young energy professionals and IEL leadership, quality CLE with a focus on energy law, and professional development programming.

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

Conference Co-Chairs

Jonathan Ayre
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Houston, Texas
Juliana Davidson
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Spring, Texas
Lucas Liben
Reed Smith LLP
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bryan Rohm
Total
Houston, Texas

Tuition

  • $90 - Regular Registration Fee
  • $50 - IEL Advisory Board Member
  • $50 - IEL Young Energy Professional Member
  • $50 - IEL Supporting or Sustaining Member Employee
  • $50 - Full-time Law Professor
  • $50 - Full-time Law Student

Schedule and Faculty

8:30 am (Central)


Coffee with Laura, Joe and Jay

Join us for this interactive get together with leaders of the Institute for Energy Law. Learn how to get more involved with the Institute for Energy Law and its Young Energy Professionals Committee. Hear about IEL’s recent Diversity and Inclusion efforts. Ask difficult industry and substantive questions to stump Joe and Laura!

  • Joseph Ope, Coordinating Counsel – Global LNG Marketing, ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pvt Ltd & IEL Young Energy Professional Chair, Singapore
  • Jay E. Ray, Director, Institute for Energy Law, Plano, Texas
  • Laura Robertson, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation, Arbitration & IP, ConocoPhillips Company & IEL Chair of Advisory Board, Houston, Texas

9:20 am (Central)


BREAK

9:25 am (Central)


Welcome and Introductions

9:30 am (Central)


What’s the Deal with Carbon Capture and Storage?

Have you ever wondered what carbon capture and storage (“CCS”) transactions entail? This session will provide a general overview of CCS projects, including main phases of CCS, key legal considerations, and working around pitfalls and legal uncertainties.

  • Bradford Gathright, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Houston, Texas
  • Sherry Scott, Senior Counsel, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Spring, Texas

10:15 am (Central)


BREAK

10:20 am (Central)


An In-House Perspective: Challenges, Improvement and Success

This panel of in-house counsel will provide advice on improving your practice skills and effectiveness in representing corporate clients, including improving communications with clients and efficiency, and on how to be an effective in-house attorney. The panel will also discuss the legal issues they are currently experiencing and the issues they expect to arise in the near future. Finally, the panel will discuss practice challenges and successes during the current pandemic.

Moderator: Rachel M. Scarafia, Kean Miller LLP, New Orleans, Louisiana

Panelists:

  • Kevin Clark, Managing Counsel, Total Specialties USA, Inc., Houston, Texas
  • Kimberly Phillips, General Counsel, Global Litigation, Shell Oil Company, Houston, Texas
  • Natara Williams, General Counsel, Trace Midstream, Houston, Texas

11:20 am (Central)


BREAK

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. (Central)


Networking Authentically

Regardless of your personality type, you can find a way to engage both internally and externally in a way that fits you best. Growing your network enables you to become an effective leader and have a more fulfilling career.

  • Gindi Eckel Vincent, Senior Counsel, Major Transactions, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Spring, Texas

12:15 pm (Central)


BREAK

1:45 pm (Central)


Ethics - The Global Privilege Pipe Dream

Understanding and maintaining some form of privilege in a global world is complex—to say the least. We know that attorneys owe their clients a duty of confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege is an important component of the practice. But, how do we maintain confidentiality and privilege for international projects and the disputes that arise from them? There is no global privilege, and the jurisdictions we operate in take different approaches to the subject. This presentation explores how those approaches influence our advice and suggests some best practices to maintain our duty of confidentiality and protect the privilege of attorney-client communications.

  • Joshua L. Fuchs, Jones Day, Houston, Texas

2:50 pm (Central)


The Beginning Implies The End

This session will feature a discussion of legacy liabilities in the oil patch from a litigation and transactional perspective.

  • Philip G. Eisenberg, Locke Lord LLP, Houston, Texas
  • Randy Wheeler, CEO, Marquis Resources, LLC, Lafayette, Louisiana

3:35 pm (Central)


BREAK

3:45 pm (Central)


Social With Young In-House Counsel

Join us in Zoom Breakout Sessions with Young In-House Counsel. Catch up with friends, make some new ones! Get advice, share advice, express hope, commiserate, etc.

  • Jane Campbell, Senior Counsel, Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company, Houston, Texas
  • Kerstie Clark, Legal Counsel – Onshore, Hess Corporation, Houston, Texas
  • Kelly Herrera, Senior Counsel, ConocoPhillips Company, Houston, Texas
  • Jennifer Schnell Kaiser, Senior Attorney, Continental Resources, Inc., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Brett Podkanowicz, Counsel – Land & Legal, EnCore Permian, Midland, Texas
  • Bianca Roberson, Legal Counsel – Global Litigation, Shell Oil Company, Houston, Texas
  • Bryan Rohm, Total, Houston, Texas
  • Lauren Woodard, Senior Legal Counsel, Shell Oil Company, Houston, Texas

5:00 pm (Central)


Adjourn

CLE Credit

This conference has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 3.5 credit hours, including 1.0 hour of ethics.  Texas Course Number 174076448. If requested, The Center for American and International Law (CAIL) will directly apply for course accreditation in the following states: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Some of these states may not approve a program for credit hours before the program occurs. Approved credit hours will vary by jurisdiction and are subject to each jurisdiction’s approval and credit rounding rules. 

Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through reciprocity or attorney self-submission in other states. IEL in-person conferences are typically accredited by all mandatory CLE jurisdictions. Certain programs, subjects, and formats may not receive credit in some jurisdictions and there may be specific rules regarding who may earn credit or the maximum number of credit hours that may be earned with specific formats. If credit is not available by self-submission or reciprocity in a U.S. jurisdiction, CAIL may, at its discretion, request credit in such jurisdiction. 

Some jurisdictions may limit the number of credit hours available via online programming. Attendees must make their own enquiries with their own regulatory organization as to the rules and restrictions of their jurisdiction.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Social Sponsor - $3,000 (Limited to One)

(end of day social with young in-house counsel)

  • One Individual (subject to approval by IEL) to coordinate planning and hosting of virtual social featuring in-house counsel.
  • Single page company/firm advertisement in online material.
  • Recognition in all marketing communications, which will be emailed to thousands.
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference final program.
  • Recognition on the Conference website.
  • Oral and visual recognition as sponsor during Conference.
  • 9 complimentary registrants at Conference in addition to individual selected to host virtual social.
  • Ability to make one pop-up offer during webinar (i.e., free access to firm publication or webinar for example). Offer is subject to approval by IEL. Timing selected by IEL.

Premier IEL Conference Supporter - $1,500 (Limited to Six) - SOLD

  • Single page company/firm advertisement in online material.
  • Recognition in all marketing communications, which will be emailed to thousands.
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference final program.
  • Recognition on the Conference website.
  • Oral and visual recognition as sponsor during Conference.
  • 5 complimentary registrants at Conference.
  • Ability to make one pop-up offer during webinar (i.e., free access to firm publication or webinar for example). Offer is subject to approval by IEL. Timing selected by IEL.

IEL Conference Supporter - $500

  • Recognition in all marketing communications, which will be emailed to several thousand interested counsel.
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference final program.
  • Recognition on the Conference website.
  • Oral and visual recognition as sponsor during conference.
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the Conference.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Licia Maria Hogarth, Sponsorship Coordinator, at 972.244.3424 or lhogarth@cailaw.org.

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