Leadership Class

The Institute for Energy Law (IEL) is pleased to announce the 5th Leadership Class. Forty-one accomplished professionals were selected to take part in the 2022-2023 class. The class consists of attorneys from ten states, Canada, and Mexico. Their experience in the field ranges from three to thirteen years. While many of the class members work in oil and gas litigation and transactions, several members also have experience in areas such as environmental, regulatory, construction, commercial, ESG, leasing, royalty, renewables, LNG, CCUS, finance, and much more.

Class members are dedicated to the communities in which they live, and their pro bono efforts. The class includes several avid travelers, athletes (soccer, gymnastics, sporting clays, swimming, running, hockey, and more), cooks, musicians, and a SCUBA diver.

Sessions for the class will begin online in July and the class will attend a retreat in October. The class will continue through spring 2023 with webinars, networking events, and other programming geared specifically towards young energy professionals.

The 2022-2023 IEL Leadership Class consists of the following individuals:

  • Megan Anderson, ConocoPhillips Company
  • Brian Annes, Sentinel Peak Resources
  • Andrew William Bell, Michelman & Robinson, LLP
  • Henry D. Benton, Locke Lord LLP
  • Lindsay Lombard Buchanan, Baker Botts LLP
  • Lindsay McNeil Contreras, Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • Tiffany Dupree, Jones Walker LLP
  • Jude Andrew Dworaczyk, Valero Energy Corporation
  • Matthew Charles Eagan, Sentinel Midstream
  • Francisco J. Escobar-Calderon, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • Abigail (Abbie) Farmer, Shell USA, Inc.
  • Bonnie Cantwell Fraase, Yetter Coleman LLP
  • Thomas J. Galligan, Reed Smith LLP
  • Andrew F. Gann, Jr., McGuireWoods LLP
  • Benjamin Gonsoulin, Baker Botts L.L.P.
  • Mary Hunter Gramling, State of Alaska, Department of Law
  • Rhianna Hoover, Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP
  • Gina Kantos, Reed Smith LLP
  • M. Imad Khan, Winston & Strawn
  • Alexandria D. Lay, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
  • Jennifer Lee, First Solar, Inc.
  • Ming Lei, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • Marilu Lopez Peralta, Shell
  • Caleb Joseph Madere, Liskow & Lewis
  • Jonathon McCartney, Double Eagle Energy Holdings
  • Megan Morgan, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
  • Jared Elijah-Akeem Nelson, Liskow & Lewis
  • Gabriella "Gabe" Oxford, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw and Pittman LLP
  • Julia Peebles, Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • Priya Giyarpuram Prasad, Department of Commerce
  • Marcos Rosales, Beck Redden LLP
  • Adam Jonathan Russ, Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan, LLC  
  • Daniel Stanton, Kean Miller LLP
  • Tiffany Sumrall, Shell USA, Inc.
  • Samantha Leigh Thompson, Hogan Thompson LLP
  • Amy Elizabeth Tomlinson, Liskow & Lewis
  • Claudia Trevino, Repsol USA
  • Michael Ventocilla, White & Case LLP
  • Courtney Rose Wade, Jackson Walker
  • Adam Whitehouse, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Lara Yeung, Shell Canada Limited

Program

Most of the program will be conducted online, but an in-person class retreat will be held on October 4, 2022, in New Orleans, Louisiana, proceeding the 6th National Young Energy Professionals’ Law Conference. Attendance is expected at the retreat absent pre-approval during the application process for extenuating circumstances.

The program will begin with online programming and networking events in August 2022 and will feature online programming approximately every two weeks for the first few months and additional online education and social events for the remainder of the class.

Class members will be allowed to attend the 6th National Young Energy Professionals Law Conference October 5-6, 2022, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the 74th Annual Energy Law Conference, in Houston, Texas on February 16-17, 2023, for free.

Questions

If you have questions regarding the Leadership Class, please contact:

Vickie Adams
IEL Deputy Director
972.244.3421
vadams@cailaw.org