Practice Committees

The Advisory Board and its committees meet for business and social activities each February in connection with the Annual Oil and Gas Law Conference.  Other committee activities occur throughout the year.  The current practice committees are:

Practice Committees Director

Lauren Woodard
Practice Committees Director, Institute for Energy Law

Environment, Social & Governance

Victoria Lazar
Chair, Environment, Social & Governance Practice Committee, Institute for Energy Law

Robin A. Schober
Vice Chair, Environment, Social & Governance Practice Committee, Institute for Energy Law

Energy Transactions

Energy Transactions provides engaging and high quality educational and networking opportunities for lawyers and other professionals with a focus on current transactional and compliance developments and other areas of interest. The committee will host educational and social networking opportunities throughout the year.

Matthew Rasmussen
Chair, Transactions & Compliance Practice Committee, Institute for Energy Law

Paige S. Goodwin
Vice Chair, Transactions & Compliance Practice Committee, Institute for Energy Law

International

International Practice Committee promotes the knowledge and discussion of topics of interest to international energy professionals in private practice, corporations, consulting companies, academia and law students. The committee will host educational and social events of interest to international energy professionals throughout the year.

Suzana Blades
Chair, International Practice Committee, Institute for Energy Law
Vera De Brito de Gyarfas
Vice Chair, International Practice Committee, Institute for Energy Law

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Litigation and Dispute Resolution arms practitioners with knowledge and techniques that improve their effectiveness in litigation and dispute resolution. We will emphasize skill transfers from older practitioners to younger (such as negotiating skill points) and from younger to older (such as technical tips and methods). The committee will host webinars throughout the year, as well as either virtual or in-person social events.

Matt Jones
Chair, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Committee, Institute for Energy Law
Kelly Herrera
Vice Chair, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Committee, Institute for Energy Law

Oilfield Services

The Oilfield Services Practice Committee is community of attorneys working in-house and in private practice on matters relating to oilfield services companies, including traditional service providers, manufacturers, drilling contractors and similar companies. The committee focuses on providing education and awareness of legal issues facing the oilfield services industry in a meaningful form while providing strong networking opportunities.

James Collura
Chair, Oilfield Services Practice Committee, Institute for Energy Law
Anita Kerin
Vice Chair, Oilfield Services Practice Committee, Institute for Energy Law

Renewables

Renewables Practice Committee provides a forum to identify, discuss, and provide resources and education to members on emerging legal issues that affect the alternative and renewable energy industry. Our membership brings together attorneys working in-house and in private practice to share ideas, address challenging legal issues, and build professional relationships across company and law firm lines. Our Practice Committee seeks to find areas of mutual interest with other Practice Committees where collaboration can add value to members of both committees and the industry segments they serve.

Archie Fallon
Chair, Renewables Practice Committee, Institute for Energy Law
George Fibbe
Vice Chair, Renewables Practice Committee, Institute for Energy Law

Young Energy Professionals

The Young Energy Professionals Committee’s (YEPs) goal is to be the premier organization for energy professionals under 40 by providing:

  • leadership opportunities;
  • a diverse community of next generation energy industry leaders;
  • a supportive platform to increase their professional profile; and
  • substantive learning opportunities that will enhance their professional development.
Tod Everage
Chair, Young Energy Professionals Practice Committee, Institute for Energy Law
Bianca Roberson
Vice Chair, Young Energy Professionals Practice Committee, Institute for Energy Law
Tina Q. Nguyen
Secretary, Young Energy Professionals Practice Committee, Institute for Energy Law
Joseph Ope
Immediate Past Chair, Young Energy Professionals Practice Committee, Institute for Energy Law