Energy Law

Ten Tips for Dealing with Distressed Counterparties

Recorded Webinar

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MCLE Credit will be available

Duration: 60 minutes

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The double whammy of COVID-19 and the Russian-Saudi oil war has caused the legal industry to reexamine strategies for preserving value when dealing with distressed business partners. This webinar will examine value-maximining options for addressing counterparty insolvency. 

Duration: 60 minutes

You will receive an email with a link to the recorded webinar within one business day after your registration is confirmed.  Please contact Ryan Frome if you have any questions.

MCLE Credit is available for this webinar.


Omar J. Alaniz
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Dallas, Texas

Omar Alaniz has a national bankruptcy practice with recent cases in Texas, Delaware, New York, and California. He represents debtors and creditors in large, complex chapter 11 cases. He also has substantial experience in bankruptcy-related litigation and appeals, including prevailing in oral argument before the Texas Supreme Court in Noble Energy, Inc. v. ConocoPhillips Co., 532 S.W.3d 771, 772 (Tex. 2017).

In 2019, Omar was invited to join the National Bankruptcy Conference, whose primary purpose is to advise Congress on bankruptcy law. In 2017, the American Bankruptcy Institute included Omar in its inaugural list of the top "40 Under 40" insolvency professionals in the country.

Omar has been recognized in the 2015-2020 editions of Chambers USA. He is described as having "an excellent reputation for his intelligence and technical skills." A client remarked that Omar's strengths are “excellent client focus, deep understanding of materials, attention to detail and cost-conscious mindset.”

Omar was an adjunct faculty member at SMU Dedman School of Law for several years, where he taught bankruptcy law courses. He coached the SMU Duberstein moot court team to 5 national championships. He is also a frequent speaker and member of various planning committees for bankruptcy continuing legal education programs.

Kelli S. Norfleet
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Houston, Texas

Kelli S. Norfleet is a partner in the Restructuring Practice Group in the Houston office of Haynes and Boone. Kelli’s practice focuses on the areas of business bankruptcy and insolvency law and related litigation, financings, dispositions, and other restructuring transactions. She advises clients in both in-court and out-of-court restructurings across a wide array of industries, including oil and gas, oilfield services, engineering and construction, technology, and aviation. Kelli represents clients in a variety of bankruptcy and restructuring matters, including Chapter 11 debtors, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, and other parties in interest. Kelli was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2020.


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MCLE Information

Texas Course Number 174087003. 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 credit hour, of which no credit hours will apply to ethics/professional responsibility credit.

This online program has not been approved for MCLE credit in any other jurisdictions, but CAIL intends to seek MCLE approval, after the program, in California, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. MCLE credit will not be requested in any other jurisdiction. Although attendees may be able to request MCLE credit directly in some jurisdictions, the rules vary in each jurisdiction. 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. Please contact your jurisdiction’s MCLE regulatory entity for specific questions about its MCLE rules.

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