The University of Texas School of Law
The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (OGERL)
EVENT SPONSORS Baker & Hostetler LLP
Locke Lord LLP
SPONSORS Jackson Walker LLP
McElroy, Sullivan, Miller, Weber & Olmstead, L.L.P.
Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP
UT Law CLE
2018 Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute
The Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute continues to be the definitive course for attorneys, corporate lawyers, E&P operators and landmen. The Institute brings together a distinguished faculty of academics and practitioners for presentations on the latest oil and gas developments.
The roots of Locke Lord's extensive energy experience date back to the firm's founding in the early 1900s. Locke Lord provides full service capabilities to our clients in every discipline of the energy business, including mergers and acquisitions, asset acquisitions and dispositions, operations, contracts, joint ventures, private equity, capital markets, finance, regulatory, litigation and dispute resolution, project development, environmental, tax, real estate, labor and employment, intellectual property and bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency.
Whether our client's business involves exploration and production, gathering, storage and processing, refining, power generation, alternative and renewable energy, trading and marketing or providing services and equipment to the industry, our team brings its vast knowledge and experience to bear. We know the energy business inside and out. We serve as trusted advisors to our clients from the most complex of transactions and disputes to day-to-day operational needs.
One of the nation’s largest law firms, BakerHostetler helps clients around the world to address their most complex and critical business and regulatory issues. With five core national practice groups – business, employment, intellectual property, litigation and tax – the firm has more than 940 attorneys located in 14 offices coast to coast. Recognized nationally by Law360 as an “Energy Group of the Year” in 2015, the 80-member BakerHostetler Energy team helps international and domestic energy companies and service providers in the oil and gas, pipeline, electricity, utility and renewable sectors with highly specialized guidance on matters related to production, distribution, transmission, mergers and acquisitions, financing, project development, litigation, regulatory compliance, and bankruptcy. The team has extensive knowledge and experience in the full range of corporate, restructuring, litigation and regulatory issues impacting the energy business, from financing to land acquisitions, exploration to drilling, and production to distribution. For more information, please visit bakerlaw.com/energy.
Founded more than 125 years ago, Jackson Walker LLP is one of the oldest and largest Texas-based law firms. Today, the firm has more than 350 attorneys in seven Texas offices and represents Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, major financial institutions, insurance companies, and a wide range of public companies and private businesses. Jackson Walker has been a leader in energy law since the late 1800s. One of the firm's founding partners, A.W. Walker, Jr., was responsible for developing many of the fundamental concepts of modern oil and gas law. This experience has led energy companies worldwide to select Jackson Walker as their legal counsel. Today, Jackson Walker attorneys continue the tradition started by our founding partners as leaders and innovators in the energy industry. Jackson Walker began by providing legal services to the energy industry and we remain committed to continuing and expanding upon that tradition.
McElroy, Sullivan, Miller, Weber & Olmstead, LLP was founded over 35 years ago. We represent clients in a wide range of matters involving oil and gas, natural resources, water, and environmental law. Our attorneys practice in state and federal trial and appellate courts and before numerous state and federal agencies including the Railroad Commission of Texas, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Texas General Land Office and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Our attorneys bring a unique blend of courtroom and agency experience and technical knowledge to assist our clients in all aspects of their energy, environmental and water law matters. Our attorneys have handled civil trials and appeals helping to shape Texas oil and gas case law. All of our lawyers are driven to achieve the best result in the shortest time possible. We work hard to find creative, efficient and inexpensive solutions to our clients’ complex legal issues. The firm has developed one of the largest energy practices in the State of Texas providing our clients with years of knowledge and experience in regulatory proceedings, applications and contested cases. Several of our lawyers have worked at the agencies where we represent clients. Five of our lawyers also have engineering degrees which allows the firm to take on technically challenging cases. Our clients span from multi-national and Fortune 500 companies, to local governmental entities, environmental non-profits and landowners. Providing legal counsel across a wide spectrum of clientele allows our attorneys to evaluate cases from differing perspectives. We are dedicated to providing our clients with the best representation possible.
Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP is one of the top oil and gas, natural resources and energy litigation firms in the nation. For years, we have litigated issues involving the ownership, operation, exploration, production, regulation, processing, transportation and taxation of hydrocarbons and other natural resources. We represent royalty owners, producers, transporters, traders, refiners and governments.