Houston Partner Philip Eisenberg, a member of Locke Lord’s Energy and Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency practice groups, has been appointed to a two-year term as a member of the Institute for Energy Law (IEL) Programs Committee. Eisenberg is currently a long-serving member of the IEL Advisory Board and recently served as Co-chair of its Offshore Energy Law Conference. Eisenberg is also scheduled to participate on the Faculty for the IEL 4th National Young Energy Professionals Law Conference in March and has maintained a position on the IEL Energy Arbitrators List.
Eisenberg represents energy companies, institutions and creditors in connection with commercial, complex litigation and regulatory matters. Current and recent representations include as co-counsel to the Sanchez Energy Official Unsecured Creditors Committee; various creditors in the Alta Mesa and related bankruptcies; and the Official Unsecured Creditors Committee in the Vanguard Natural Resources bankruptcy in Houston, Texas.
As a retired oil company executive, Eisenberg draws on his years with Texaco and Chevron. Eisenberg has also served on the Board of the Dispute Resolution Center for Harris County and on the Houston Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee, acting as the chairperson for several arbitrations. A frequent speaker and publisher, recent articles and presentations, including “We Are Off and Running (With the Land) Again,” an analysis of the recent Alta Mesa opinion finding midstream contracts to be covenants that run with the land.