Hot Topics Regarding Hydraulic Fracturing

    A panel of knowledgeable Locke Lord attorneys will address issues related to hydraulic fracturing of shale formations, with a focus on state and federal existing and proposed laws as well as recent litigation and regulatory proceedings on the topic. This program will examine requirements and potential pitfalls that may pose operational and financial challenges to oil and gas companies which conduct hydraulic fracturing operations in the Barnett Shale and other shale plays across the country.

    Program Highlights

    • State-by-state review of laws impacting hydraulic fracturing
    • Overview of how Capitol Hill is getting involved in the action
    • Discussion of various environmental issues implicated by hydraulic fracturing
    • Recent litigation stemming from hydraulic fracturing activities

    Rob Beatty (Dallas, Partner): Rob has over 30 years of experience in commercial dispute resolution, primarily in the energy and oil and gas industries. His activities span litigation, arbitration, and mediation, and include False Claims Act qui tam royalty claims, crude oil and natural gas contract disputes, price re-determinations, energy taxation, lease and title disputes, and surface damages claims.

    Ben Cowan (Houston, Partner): Ben’s environmental practice is focused heavily on the energy sector, with extensive experience in energy project development and mergers and acquisition of midstream and E&P companies. He regularly counsels energy companies engaged in hydraulic fracturing on environmental compliance, risk management, and strategic planning.

    James E. Goddard (Dallas, Counsel): James has advised energy companies on business transactions, regulatory compliance, and risk management issues for more than 15 years.

    Jim Leahy (Houston, Partner): Jim, recognized nationally for his work in litigation, concentrates his practice in general civil litigation proceedings in federal and state courts. He has substantial experience in all facets of the oil and gas industry.

    Elizabeth Mack (Dallas, Partner): Elizabeth’s practice is exclusively devoted to environmental matters, with emphasis on environmental issues affecting the energy sector, environmental litigation, environmental transactional work, brownfields, and environmental compliance.

    Walt Smith (Washington D.C., Locke Lord Strategies): Walt is a senior policy advisor at Locke Lord Strategies with more than 12 years experience. He has a great deal of experience representing various clients to Congress, the Administration, and state and local governments while monitoring issues of importance.

    Who Should Attend
    In-house counsel, government affairs professionals, and other persons interested in this technology and its role in helping the United States gain more energy independence.

    CLE credit is available for this program and information specific to your state will be provided after you register.

    RSVP for Live Program or Webinar Participation
    To RSVP for the live program, please contact Emily Brinkman at ebrinkman@lockelord.com or 214-740-8821.

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