Energy Law

73rd Annual Energy Law Conference

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Hybrid Conference

Registration Open

MCLE Credit will be available

In-Person Attendance held at
Hilton Houston North

12400 Greenspoint Drive
Houston, TX 77060

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Registrar: +1.972.244.3403
IEL: +1.972.244.3421
Fax: +1.972.244.3401
E-Mail: iel@cailaw.org

Overview

IEL’s 73rd Annual Energy Law Conference will be held in-person in Houston, while also being available as a livestreamed event to online registrants.  Individuals must choose to attend the conference either in-person or online.

As the world’s long running energy law conference, the 73rd Annual Energy Law Conference will bring together legal leaders and other professionals in the energy industry for two days of excellent educational programming covering the oil, gas, and renewables sectors of the energy industry. Attended by in-house leaders, experienced energy attorneys in private practice, government attorneys, landmen, non-legal energy professionals, and young energy professionals, this conference also provides opportunities for social and professional networking with distinguished and diverse attendees.

The conference is free for all IEL Advisory Board Members.

Airport

Although Houston has two major airports, the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is much closer to the conference hotel and will not require sitting in traffic (8 miles compared to the 29 miles to Houston Hobby which is on the other side of Downtown Houston).

Conference Co-Chairs

Sharon O. Flanery
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Charleston, West Virginia

Elizabeth Matthews
TotalEnergies (US)
Houston, Texas

John Rogers Award Recipient

Linda Z. Cook
Chief Executive Officer
Harbour Energy plc

Linda Z. Cook was named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Harbour Energy plc on 1 April 2021. Prior to this, Linda was Chairman of the Board of Chrysaor Holdings Ltd, and a member of the Investment and Executive Committees of EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG), positions she held since 2014. She retired from Royal Dutch Shell plc in 2010, at which time she was a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. During her 29 years with Shell, she held positions including CEO of Shell Gas and Power (London); CEO of Shell Canada Limited (Calgary); Executive Vice President Strategy and Finance for Global Exploration and Production (The Hague); and various US exploration and production management, operational and engineering roles. She remains an advisor to EIG and is currently a Trustee for the University of Kansas Endowment Association, a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and a Non-Executive Director on the Board of BNY Melon. She received a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1980.

COVID Warning and Protocols

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and individuals with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By attending the 73rd Annual Energy Law Conference, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 while at the Conference.

All attendees are encouraged to be fully vaccinated prior to attending the conference.  You will be required to certify to IEL that you are fully vaccinated prior to the conference or provide a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the start of the conference.

Masks are strongly encouraged while attending the conference. Although masks are not currently required to be worn while attending the conference, this policy may change based upon changes in federal, state, or local government decrees, venue requirements, or due to changes in COVID-19 infection and hospitalization ratios.

Special IEL Advisory Board Member Events

Wednesday, February 16

All IEL Associate Members and Advisory Board Representatives of Sustaining, Supporting and Sponsoring Members are invited to attend the following special events. In most cases becoming an Advisory Board Member, which allows free attendance of the Annual Conference, is less expensive than tuition for the conference. Join now to attend these special events.

3:00 pm
Annual IEL Advisory Board Meeting – Online

Advisory Board Members are invited to join us for the Annual Meeting of the IEL Advisory Board. Reports will be provided by leadership and committees, awards will be presented, and new IEL Leadership will address plans for the upcoming year. 

Schedule and Faculty

Thursday, February 17

8:25 a.m.


Welcome and Overview

8:45 a.m.


Energy Transition Soft Landings

  • Michelle Michot Foss, Ph.D., Fellow in Energy, Minerals and Materials, Center for Energy Studies, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, Houston, Texas

9:15 a.m.


US Energy Policy under the Biden Administration

Biden Administration climate policy seeks to re-shape our domestic energy sector.  This session will examine the Biden Administration’s climate change policies and implications for the fossil and renewable energy sectors.  Ms. Schneider is the former Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management in the Obama Administration, and she will provide insights into the policy shifts and priorities currently being undertaken at the federal level.

  • Janice M. Schneider, Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, D.C.

10:00 a.m.


BREAK

10:30 a.m.


Recent Developments in Energy Law

This session will feature a review of important cases and other developments in energy law over the last year.

  • Monika U. Ehrman, Associate Professor of Law, UNT Dallas College of Law, Dallas, Texas

11:15 a.m.


Legal Ethics in the Age of Flexible Work

This program will examine the age of flexible work through the lens of legal ethics. Attendees will gain understanding of the ethical considerations that arise in an era of evolving communication platforms and practices and greater movement of remote employees. Panelists will also examine how organizations can avoid ethical pitfalls and adopt best practices to successfully adapt and mitigate risk in this new world.

  • Allison S. Miller, Beck Redden LLP, Houston, Texas
  • Seepan V. Parseghian, Beck Redden LLP, Houston, Texas

12:15 p.m.


Networking Luncheon

Thursday Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

US Litigation & Dispute Resolution Module

  • Chauntelle R. Wood, Baker Botts L.L.P., Houston, Texas
  • Lauren Woodard, Senior Legal Counsel, Shell Oil Company, Houston, Texas

1:30 p.m.


Is your Company at Risk for Being Swept Under by Tidal Wave of Greenwashing Lawsuits?

As Climate Change litigation continues to evolve, “Greenwashing” claims have accelerated in the volume in just the past few months. Public disclosures, including advertisements, frequently include exaggerated environmental credentials and are often the first targets of Greenwashing lawsuits and regulatory inquiry. As companies race to burnish their ESG credentials, they must resist the siren call to overstate or misrepresent their ESG scorecard.

  • David A. Baay, Eversheds Sutherland, Houston, Texas

2:15 p.m.


The Biden Administration’s PFAS Plan and Implications for Strategic Planning, Risk Management and Litigation

This session will discuss the new Biden Administration’s Roadmap for addressing PFAS and consider what it means for current and future litigation. The session will address technical, legal, and regulatory aspects of PFAS or “forever chemicals” and consider the ramifications of the Roadmap on managing environmental risks and litigation regarding PFAS.

  • Ann L. Al-Bahish, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Houston, Texas
  • Tiffany Thomas, Ph.D., Senior Project Manager/Technical Expert, Haley & Aldrich, San Jose, California

3:00 p.m.


BREAK

3:15 p.m.


Aftermath of the McGirt Decision – What You Need to Know

In July 2020, the United States Supreme Court decided that an Indian reservation in Oklahoma was not disestablished at the time of statehood. Shortly thereafter, Oklahoma Courts expanded that decision to include the reservations of five other tribes. The result? Nearly 43% of Oklahoma’s land mass is now considered Indian Country. In this presentation, GableGotwals’s Trent Shores, a former United States Attorney, and Dean Luthey, chair of the Firm’s Native American Law section and a senior trial lawyer, will discuss the impact of the Supreme Court’s McGirt decision on criminal and civil jurisdiction in Eastern Oklahoma. From unique considerations for the energy industry to working with tribal governments, the McGirt decision presents both opportunities and questions for oil and gas entities.

  • Graydon D. Luthey, Jr., GableGotwals, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Trent Shore, GableGotwals, Tulsa, Oklahoma

4:00 p.m.


Hook, Line & Sinker – Litigation Nightmares Arising When My Vessel’s Anchor Ruptures Your Subsea Pipeline

As the number of vessels anchored off US ports grows exponentially and in light of the recent California pipeline spill, the risk of a vessel dragging her anchor and striking a subsea pipeline has come into focus once again. This session will explore key considerations that arise in such litigation, including identifying and obtaining jurisdiction over the offending vessel and her owners, determining the appropriate venue and applicable law, applicability of presumptions of fault in such cases and strategies to overcome such presumptions, damage issues, and other related considerations.

Moderator: Utsav Mathur, Norton Rose Fulbright, Houston, Texas

Panelists:

  • Rebekah R. Bennett, General Counsel, ExxonMobil Pipeline Company, Spring, Texas
  • Jana Byron, Vice President and Account Executive, Lockton, Houston, Texas
  • Jeremy A. Herschaft, Blank Rome LLP, Houston, Texas
  • Jody Schisel-Meslin, Liskow & Lewis, Houston, Texas

4:45 p.m.


Adjourn 1st Day

US Transactional Module

  • Britt A. Freund, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Southpointe, Pennsylvania
  • David D. Hanss, Managing Counsel – Lower 48, ConocoPhillips, Midland, Texas

1:30 p.m.


Use of Divisive Mergers in A&D Transactions

Few US jurisdictions have adopted divisive merger statutes. This presentation will discuss the Delaware statute, the Texas statute, and relevant case law for this rarely-used alternative to asset assignments. It will also discuss practical applications of a divisive merger and key advantages it provides compared to a traditional assignment of assets.

  • Joseph Adams, Lead Counsel, ConocoPhillips, Houston, Texas
  • Jessica Rodriguez, Norton Rose Fulbright, Houston, Texas

2:15 p.m.


ORRIs, VPPs and other Structured Alternatives to Traditional Financing

This session will feature a discussion of the unique legal, real property, tax, and bankruptcy considerations related to sales of overriding royalty interests or volumetric production payments. It will also cover the advantages and disadvantages of royalty transactions versus other alternative financing structures for oil and gas assets (including asset-backed securitizations of wellbores), and common risk factors for producers and counterparties.

  • William C. Eiland II, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Dallas, Texas
  • Rahul D. Vashi, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Houston, Texas

3:00 p.m.


BREAK

3:15 p.m.


Key Considerations in E&P-Midstream Joint Ventures

Exploration and production, especially non-conventional, and midstream business models continue to evolve in an era of core competency focus and consolidation. This panel and the accompanying materials will focus on legal and business issues associated with E&P-Midstream Joint Ventures, including (i) core business protection from volume, areal and service perspectives, (ii) operational scale and peak rate management, (iii) marketing focus, (iv) asset value maximization, (v) successor benefit and burden, and (vi) future upside potential.

ModeratorTravis Counts, Bracewell LLP, Houston, Texas

Panelists:

  • John C. Bell, Senior Vice President, Commercial, Colgate Energy, LLC, Midland, Texas
  • Adrian O. Milton, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer & Corporate Secretary, Aris Water Solutions, Inc., Houston, Texas
  • Lucas L. Tanner, Bracewell LLP, Houston, Texas

4:00 p.m.


Opportunities and Issues in Cryptocurrency Mining Ventures

The session will provide a high level background of cryptocurrency and crypto mining, why that industry is focused on O&G operators, and typical deal structures, together with a review of the legal landscape, potential legal issues to consider, points of focus for negotiating, and areas of potential future legislation/regulation.

  • Ryan J. Morgan, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Charleston, West Virginia
  • Melissa A. Munson, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, The Woodlands, Texas

4:45 pm


Adjourn 1st Day

John Rogers Award Reception and Dinner

Houston Racquet Club
10709 Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas 77024

(Event Not Included with Online Attendance Registration)

6:15 p.m.


Reception

7:15 p.m.


Dinner Honoring Linda Z. Cook, Chief Executive Officer of Harbour Energy plc

Friday Morning Schedule and Faculty

Friday, February 18

ESG Module

  • Robin A. Schober, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Spring, Texas

9:00 a.m.


ESG Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

This session will feature a dynamic discussion between experienced current and former SEC officers on the important and rapidly evolving topic of Environmental, Social, and Governance from a regulatory and disclosure perspective.  They'll discuss the SEC's interest in ESG, its guidance to private and public companies, and disclosure considerations. 

  • Jessica B. Magee, Holland & Knight LLP, Dallas, Texas
  • Eric Werner, Associate Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Fort Worth, Texas

9:45 a.m.


Pathways to a Lower Carbon Future

A broad range of technologies will need to be deployed in order to reach a net-zero energy system. Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) and Hydrogen are two of the most talked about technologies in the race to net zero. Our panel will explore the role both technologies will play in the energy transition, the race to scale up and the steps necessary to support the deployment of and cost reductions of both technologies.

  • Anne Lapierre, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Paris, France
  • Laura Parkan, Vice President, Hydrogen Energy Americas, Air Liquide, Houston, Texas
  • Derek Willis, Vice President Legal – U.S. Resources and Carbon Management, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Houston, Texas

10:30 a.m.


BREAK

Regulatory Module

  • Murray Greene, TotalEnergies (US), Houston, Texas

9:00 a.m.


Energy and Environmental Justice in 2022: Looking Ahead

The Biden Administration is pressing ahead with ambitious goals to incorporate environmental justice into all facets of its regulatory and policy apparatus (its “whole of government” approach). This presentation will discuss the impacts this focus is having on the energy industry from a regulatory and litigation perspective and explore meaningful ways to address environmental justice challenges.

  • Roy D. Prather, III, Beveridge & Diamond PC, Baltimore, Maryland

9:45 a.m.


Jones Act Compliance Amidst Developing Offshore Technologies and Transportation Support for Alternative-Energy Initiatives

As the search for alternative and cleaner-energy sources continues, new technologies abound in the arenas of energy production and advancements in the modes of transportation used to support novel forms of energy capture. With the development of offshore wind farms and other near-coastal energy installations, as well as larger and more complex exploration facilities in deeper waters, comes the ever-increasing complexities of servicing the energy-manufacturing market in compliance with existing and aging laws. The Jones Act provides a framework of regulations to govern the coastwise trade of the United States. This presentation will focus on the current relevance of the Act and examine the ways in which its verbiage and proper interpretation may just permit options for offshore-operational harmony between both domestic and foreign flag vessels as they work together to support an industry striving to achieve energy alternatives.

  • Stephen C. Hanemann, Kean Miller LLP, New Orleans, Louisiana

10:30 a.m.


BREAK

Renewables Module

  • George Fibbe, Baker Botts L.L.P., Houston, Texas

10:45 a.m.


Sustainability-Linked Finance: International and U.S. Perspectives

Sustainability-linked financing instruments will be critical to the increased investment needed for companies to deliver on their ESG goals, and renewable energy firms and projects stand to benefit from such financing. This session will focus on recent trends in sustainability linked financing in the energy sector both domestically and abroad, from the banker (and issuer) perspective, with particular focus on issues finance attorneys will encounter on such deals.

  • Kashif Malik, Managing Director - Debt Capital Market Solutions, Credit Suisse, Houston, Texas
  • Scott Roose, Global Head of ESG Financing, Credit Suisse, New York, New York

11:30 a.m.


Tax Law and the Energy Transition: Tax Credits, Tax Equity Financing, and Green Energy Projects

Federal income tax credits provide a substantial incentive for the construction and operation of green energy facilities, including wind, solar, and carbon capture facilities. Tax equity financing allows taxpayers who are unable to use the credits on their own tax returns to nevertheless benefit from the credits. This session will include a discussion of the most significant green energy tax credits, the most common tax equity financing structures, and the potential impact of proposed legislation.

  • Michael P. Bresson, Baker Botts L.L.P., Houston, Texas
  • Shine George, Senior Tax Counsel, Chevron, Houston, Texas

International Module

  • Liz Klingensmith, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Houston, Texas
  • Frédéric Gilles Sourgens, Senator Robert J. Dole Distinguished Professor of Law, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas

10:45 a.m.


Implementing Diversity, Equity and inclusion Policies Across Borders

This session will feature a moderated panel discussion regarding the challenges associated with effectively implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives and policies across borders from addressing differing perspectives on diversity and inclusion, facilitating buy-in in throughout an international organization and expanding the impact of the organization’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Moderator: Liz Klingensmith, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Houston, Texas

Panelists:

  • Marcela Berdion-Straub, Managing Counsel Litigation, TotalEnergies, Houston, Texas
  • Stacie D. Yee, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Los Angeles, California

11:30 a.m.


Human Rights Claims and Counterclaims in International Energy Arbitration

Recent high profile energy arbitrations raise the specter of significant human rights counterclaims in investment arbitrations. Such claims, however, need not be limited to investment arbitration. Claims or counterclaims sounding in human rights violations could conceivably be raised in commercial arbitration proceedings, particularly if the human rights claims are raised in the context of allegations of violation of environmental obligations of project sponsors. Similarly, energy companies may well rely upon human rights jurisprudence to make claims concerning alleged egregious governmental misconduct. This panel will address the opportunities and challenges of such claims and counterclaims and how these claims overlap with ongoing ESG efforts on the transactional side.

Moderator: Prof. Frédéric Gilles Sourgens, Senator Robert J. Dole Distinguished Professor of Law, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas

Panelists:

  • M. Imad Khan, Winston & Strawn LLP, Houston, Texas
  • Abby Cohen Smutny, White & Case LLP, Washington, D.C.
  • Suzana M. Blades, Managing Counsel – Commercial Litigation and Arbitration, ConocoPhillips, Houston, Texas

Friday Afternoon Schedule and Faculty

12:15 p.m.


Deans of Oil and Gas Practice Lecture and Luncheon (Luncheon Not Included with Online Attendance Registration)

  • Randall Ebner, Retired General Counsel, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Irving, Texas

1:45 p.m.


A Look Inside the Energy Company Legal Department

This panel of senior industry lawyers will address the concerns of general counsel in operating legal departments in the energy industry and provide advice and guidance regarding new and reliable legal strategies and the professional challenges they face.

ModeratorKelly Ransom, Kelly Hart Pitre, New Orleans, Louisiana

Panelists:

  • James Cowan, Head of Legal US and Associate General Counsel Litigation US & Canada, Shell Oil Company, Houston, Texas
  • Regina Bynote Jones, Chief Legal Officer, Baker Hughes, Houston, Texas
  • Elizabeth Matthews, Deputy Managing Director, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, TotalEnergies (US), Houston, TX

2:45 p.m.


Emerging from a Pandemic: Tips and Strategies for Lawyer Well-being (Ethics/Professional Responsibility)

This session overviews the common mental health problems faced by lawyers and, in particular, those obstacles to lawyer wellness exacerbated by the pandemic. It looks at how to assess and treat the anxiety and depression that so often create difficulties for lawyers and examines evidence-based strategies for building or maintaining mental health while engaging in the very demanding practice of law.

  • Michelle Fontenot, JD, MEd, Attorney and Clinical Professional, Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program, Austin, Texas

3:45 p.m.


Adjourn

Hotel Information

Hilton Houston North
12400 Greenspoint Drive
Houston, Texas 77060

Room nights available: February 15 – February 18 for $129+ USD per night

Cutoff: January 26, 2022

Book Your Hotel

Phone reservations: 1-800-445-8667 refer to block name: IELC

CLE Credit

This program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for a total of 10.5 hours, including 2 hour of ethics. Course ID Number: 174145041. Credit hours may vary depending upon in-person or online viewing depending on the jurisdiction. Please review your jurisdiction’s rules and regulations before registering.

IEL will directly apply (if requested) for course accreditation in the following states: California, Colorado, Louisiana, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through reciprocity or attorney self-submission in other states, which may require you to pay an additional fee. IEL conferences are typically accredited by all mandatory CLE states, but more stringent requirements and restrictions may apply for those viewing the program online. Please review your jurisdiction’s MCLE regulations for more information on the ability to obtain credit for this program.

Sponsorship Opportunities

John Rogers Award Reception and Dinner Sponsor (11 Allowed) - $6,000 each
February 17, 2022

Honoring Linda Z. Cook, Chief Executive Officer, Harbour Energy plc

  • Recognition in all marketing, which will be sent to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure, final program and conference break slides
  • Company/firm logo on the Conference website, with link to company/firm website
  • Recognition at the reception and dinner
  • 3 complimentary registrants at the Conference
  • Up to 7 additional guests at the reception and dinner
  • One reserved table at the dinner, if desired
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the Conference

Canvas Bag Sponsor (Only 1 Allowed) - $8,000 (SOLD)

  • Name/Logo, along with IEL’s logo, on canvas bag distributed to all attendees containing conference material
  • Recognition in all marketing, which will be sent to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure, final program and conference break slides
  • 4 complimentary registrants at the conference, including the John Rogers Award Reception and Dinner
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the Conference

Conference Notepad Sponsor (Only 1 Allowed) - $6,000 (SOLD)

  • Name/Logo on notepads distributed to all attendees
  • Recognition in all marketing, which will be sent to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure, final program and conference break slides
  • 3 complimentary registrants at the conference, including the John Rogers Award Reception and Dinner
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the Conference

Wi-Fi Sponsor (Only 1 Allowed) - $6,000 (SOLD)

  • Name/Logo reflected in Wi-Fi access code
  • Prominent recognition on the conference background slide
  • Recognition in all marketing, which will be sent to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure, final program and conference break slides
  • 3 complimentary registrants at the conference, including the John Rogers Award Reception and Dinner
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference.

Lanyard Sponsor (Only 1 Allowed) - $5,000 (SOLD)

  • Sponsor name contained on conference lanyard
  • Recognition in all marketing, which will be sent to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure, final program and conference break slides
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the conference, including the John Rogers Award Reception and Dinner
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference.

Charging Stations Sponsor (Only 1 Allowed) - $5,000

  • Sponsor name/logo displayed at charging stations
  • Recognition in all marketing, which will be sent to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure, final program and conference break slides
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the conference, including the John Rogers Award Reception and Dinner
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference.

Conference Materials Sponsor (Only 1 Allowed) - $5,000 (SOLD)

  • Single page company/firm advertisement showing through back of packet containing conference related material
  • Recognition in all marketing, which will be sent to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure, final program and conference break slides
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the conference, including the John Rogers Award Reception and Dinner
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference

1st Day Morning Breakfast Sponsor (Only 1 Allowed) - $5,000

  • Recognition in all marketing, which will be sent to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure, final program and conference break slides
  • Company/firm logo on the Conference website, with link to company/firm website
  • Recognition from podium at the start of the program
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the Conference.
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference

1st Day Morning Break Sponsor (Only 1 Allowed) - $4,000

  • Recognition in all marketing, which will be sent to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure, final program and conference break slides
  • Company/firm logo on the Conference website, with link to company/firm website
  • Recognition at the break, including from podium
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the Conference.
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference

1st Day Afternoon Break Sponsor (Only 1 Allowed) - $4,000

  • Recognition in all marketing, which will be sent to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure, final program and conference break slides
  • Company/firm logo on the Conference website, with link to company/firm website
  • Recognition at the break, including from podium
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the Conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference

2nd Day Morning Breakfast Sponsor (Only 1 Allowed) - $4,000

  • Recognition in all marketing, which will be sent to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure, final program and conference break slides
  • Company/firm logo on the Conference website, with link to company/firm website
  • Recognition from podium at the start of the program
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the Conference.
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference

2nd Day Morning Break Sponsor (Only 1 Allowed) - $4,000

  • Recognition in all marketing, which will be sent to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure, final program and conference break slides
  • Company/firm logo on the Conference website, with link to company/firm website
  • Recognition from podium immediately before or after the break
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the Conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference

Deans of Oil and Gas Practice Lecture Luncheon - $3,500 each
February 18, 2022

Lecture presented by Randall Ebner, Former Vice President and General Counsel of Exxon Mobil Corporation

  • Recognition in all marketing, which will be sent to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure, final program and conference break slides
  • Company/firm logo on the Conference website, with link to company/firm website
  • Recognition at the luncheon
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the Conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference

Networking Luncheon - $2,750 each
February 17, 2022

  • Recognition in all marketing, which will be sent to several thousand interested counsel and business leaders
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure, final program and conference break slides
  • Company/firm logo on the Conference website, with link to company/firm website
  • Recognition at the luncheon
  • 1 complimentary registrant at the Conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference

Exhibitor (Non-law Firms only) - $2,000 each
February 17-18, 2022

  • 1 complimentary registrant at the Conference, excluding the John Rogers Award Dinner
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed in the Conference brochure, final program and conference break slides
  • Name/logo on Conference website with link to company page
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference

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

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John Rogers Award Reception and Dinner Sponsors

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Deans of Oil and Gas Practice Lecture Luncheon Sponsors

Lanyard Sponsor

Networking Luncheon Sponsors