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Conference: Legal Issues in the Energy Industry

By Kevin Fayle on May 08, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019
This conference will be conducted by Corporate Counsel Magazine and feature a keynote luncheon address by Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX).

May 11 to 12, 2009 The St. Regis Houston - Houston, TX

The "House GOP's leading expert on energy policy" (Wall Street Journal, 10/02), Representative Joe Barton has led the House charge to pass comprehensive national energy policy legislation. In the past two congresses, he has shared authorship of the two most comprehensive energy policy packages to pass in the House since the 1930s. Barton has committed himself to passing legislation promoting an environment of high supply, low demand, consumer-friendly prices and environmental protection. A proponent of competition, Barton is additionally responsible for both the first electricity deregulation legislation to pass a House subcommittee, and for legislation which deregulated the natural gas industry.

Corporate Counsel Magazine's "Legal Issues in the Energy Industry" is designed for general counsel, senior legal in-house counsel and executives working in the Energy Industry. It will cover the latest regulatory, legal and business issues in this continuously evolving industry. This conference will cover both traditional and alternative energy industries.

Topics to Be Covered include:

  • Obama Administration Approach Towards Energy
  • Arbitration Issues in the Energy Industry - Domestic and International
  • Infrastructure and Alternative Energy
  • 2009 FERC Enforcement Issues
  • Legislative Initiatives at the State and Federal Level for Energy
  • Current Trends in Royalty Litigation:
    Private Actions
    State Actions
    Class Actions
  • Energy and Water Management Issues:
    Impact of Exploration/Production and Water Resources
  • Climate Change and Energy
  • Energy and the Environment:
    Prospects for Partnership?
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