University of Texas School of Law
14th Biennial Parker C. Fielder
Oil and Gas Tax Conference
Houston Nov 16-17, 2017 Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
$595 Individual  |  $645 after Nov 7
PRESENTED BY
The University of Texas School of Law
The Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service

RECEPTION SPONSORS*
Andersen Tax LLC
Andrews Kurth
Baker Botts L.L.P.
BakerHostetler
Bracewell LLP
Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry
Deloitte Tax LLP
Ernst & Young LLP
Eversheds Sutherland
KPMG LLP
Liskow & Lewis
Mayer Brown LLP
Miller & Chevalier Chartered
Norton Rose Fulbright
Porter Hedges LLP
PwC
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Thompson & Knight LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

*Note: The Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury are not sponsoring the reception and their participation in the reception is not intended as an endorsement of the reception or the sponsors

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2017 Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference

Program Features
Join leading members of the oil, gas and energy tax community—including senior government officials, IRS staff, corporate energy and tax counsel, and members of the energy tax bar—at the 14th Biennial Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference.

This nationally recognized event is a unique collaboration between The University of Texas School of Law and the Chief Counsel’s Office of the IRS, and provides an exchange of views and perspectives between the private sector and the Service. The 2017 program features a sophisticated array of presentations, panels, and discussions on current energy taxation issues, including:
  • An Opening Presentation on The Global Energy Challenge and How the U.S. Fits
  • Keynote Presentation by IRS LB&I Commissioner, Doug O’Donnell
  • In depth discussion on Capital Cost Recovery
  • An analysis of Oil and Gas Investment Vehicles, including price and profitability issues and tax reform issues
  • Select domestic tax issues: Partnership Allocation Issues, plus Tax Issues for Distressed Companies
  • International tax issues: Current Issues in International Tax for the General Practitioner; in-depth discussion of International Tax Planning Issues; and International Compliance
  • Hot Topics in Oil and Gas Tax
  • A discussion on the latest developments and impacts of LB&I’s campaign audit strategy on the energy sector
  • 1 hour Ethics on recent developments in the area of the regulation of tax practice and tax ethics
  • Multiple networking opportunities, including the Thursday Evening Attendee Reception
If your work involves energy taxation law or finance, don’t miss this exceptional educational and networking event.

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2017 Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Seth Abrams
Deloitte Tax LLP
Houston, TX
Roger D. Aksamit
Thompson & Knight LLP
Houston, TX
John D. Bates
BakerHostetler
Washington, DC
Jennifer Bernardini
Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service
Washington, DC
John T. Bradford
Liskow & Lewis
Houston, TX
J. Shayne Buchanan
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Tulsa, OK
William H. Caudill
Norton Rose Fulbright
Houston, TX
Maria T. Collman
PwC
Houston, TX
Stephen E. Comstock
American Petroleum Institute
Washington, DC
Heather B. Crowder
Phillips 66
Houston, TX
Mickey G. Culpepper
Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Houston, TX
Glenn Dance
Grant Thornton LLP
Arlington, VA
Anne Devereaux
Deputy Associate Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service
Washington, DC
Timothy J. Devetski
Ernst & Young LLP
Houston, TX
Scott K. Dinwiddie
Internal Revenue Service
Washington, DC
Kimberly A. Edwards
Internal Revenue Service
Oakland, CA
John F. Eiman
Internal Revenue Service
Houston, TX
Thomas L. Evans
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Chicago, IL
Linda Galler
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
James Ginty
PwC
Houston, TX
George Hani
Miller & Chevalier
Washington, DC
Melinda Harvey
Associate Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service
Washington, DC
Julie M. Holmes Chapel
Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service
Oklahoma City, OK
Richard A. Husseini
Baker Botts
Houston, TX
Robert A. Jacobson
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Houston, TX
Michael L Johnston
KKR
Houston, TX
Kevin L. Kenworthy
Miller & Chevalier
Washington, DC
Glenn Leishner
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
The Woodlands, TX
Peter A. Lowy
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry
Houston, TX
C. Ellen MacNeil
Andersen Tax
Washington, DC
Allison D. Mantor
Andrews Kurth
Houston, TX
Hollie Marx
Internal Revenue Service
Washington, DC
Ted McElroy
Deloitte Tax LLP
Houston, TX
Elizabeth McGinley
Bracewell LLP
New York, NY
Kenneth B. Medlock III
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
Houston, TX
Doug O'Donnell
Commissioner, Large Business & International, Internal Revenue Service
Washington, DC
Edward C. Osterberg Jr.
Mayer Brown LLP
Houston, TX
Kathryn F. Patterson
Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service
Houston, TX
Holly O. Paz
Large Business & International Division, Internal Revenue Service
Washington, DC
Abdon Rangel
Linn Energy, Inc.
Houston, TX
James D. Reardon
Porter Hedges LLP
Houston, TX
Christopher S. Rizek
Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
Washington, DC
Moshe Spinowitz
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Boston, MA
Carol P. Tello
Eversheds Sutherland
Washington, DC
Howard Tucker
Ernst & Young LLP
New York, NY
Clifford M. Warren
Internal Revenue Service
Washington, DC
P. Todd Way
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Dallas, TX
William H. Wilson Jr.
Internal Revenue Service
Farmers Branch, TX
Kenneth W. Wood
Internal Revenue Service
Washington, DC
Steven C. Wrappe
KPMG LLP
Washington, DC
Denney L. Wright
Professor of Practice, The University of Houston Law Center
Houston, TX

Planning Committee

John S. Dzienkowski—Co-Chair
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Robert J. Peroni—Co-Chair
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Jennifer Bernardini
Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service
Washington, DC
John T. Bradford
Liskow & Lewis
Houston, TX
Maria T. Collman
PwC
Houston, TX
Stephen E. Comstock
American Petroleum Institute
Washington, DC
R. Richard Coston
Norton Rose Fulbright
Houston, TX
Kristine A. Crabtree
Internal Revenue Service
Washington, DC
David B. Cubeta
Miller & Chevalier
Washington, DC
Timothy J. Devetski
Ernst & Young LLP
Houston, TX
Kimberly A. Edwards
Internal Revenue Service
Oakland, CA
John F. Eiman
Internal Revenue Service
Houston, TX
Thomas L. Evans
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Chicago, IL
Mary J. Greco
Internal Revenue Service
Seattle, WA
Richard A. Husseini
Baker Botts
Houston, TX
Robert A. Jacobson
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Houston, TX
Joanna Jefferson
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Eileen E. Johnson
Internal Revenue Service
Houston, TX
Todd Keator
Thompson & Knight LLP
Dallas, TX
Kevin L. Kenworthy
Miller & Chevalier
Washington, DC
Patrick Kirwan
Internal Revenue Service
Washington, DC
Andrius R. Kontrimas
Norton Rose Fulbright
Houston, TX
Kathleen Kruchten
Internal Revenue Service
Houston, TX
Glenn Leishner
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
The Woodlands, TX
Peter A. Lowy
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry
Houston, TX
Bobby Marandi
PwC
Houston, TX
Gregory M. Matlock
EY
Houston, TX
Edward C. Osterberg Jr.
Mayer Brown LLP
Houston, TX
Kathryn F. Patterson
Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service
Houston, TX
Tim C. Raymond
Exxon Mobil
Houston, TX
James D. Reardon
Porter Hedges LLP
Houston, TX
Paul M. Schmidt
BakerHostetler
Washington, DC
Rochelle S. Seade
Chevron Services Company
Houston, TX
Robert A. Swiech
KPMG LLP
Houston, TX
Carol P. Tello
Eversheds Sutherland
Washington, DC
C. Elizabeth Wagner
Internal Revenue Service
Washington, DC
P. Todd Way
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Dallas, TX
Kenneth W. Wood
Internal Revenue Service
Washington, DC
Steven C. Wrappe
KPMG LLP
Washington, DC
Denney L. Wright
Professor of Practice, The University of Houston Law Center
Houston, TX
Jeff Wright
Deloitte Tax LLP
Houston, TX

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2017 Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
11.50 hrs  |  1.00 hrs Ethics
Legal Specialization(s): Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, Tax Law
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
California
11.50 hrs  |  1.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
Louisiana – Expected
11.50 hrs  |  1.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Supreme Court of Louisiana Continuing Legal Education Committee within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
Oklahoma
14.00 hrs  |  1.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference.
Other States
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

Other Credit

IRS Enrolled Agent – Expected
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law is an IRS Approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider for Return Preparers and Enrolled Agents. Attendees claiming IRS CE credit must sign in with your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) to verify attendance. Attendance sign-in sheets will be available at the registration desk. A Certificate of Completion with the program number will be provided at the conclusion of the conference to keep for your records.

Reporting: UT Law will report credit to the IRS on your behalf. For programs that occur during the first nine months of the year, credit will be reported on a quarterly basis (by March 31, June 30, and September 30). For programs that occur during the fourth quarter (October 1 - December 31), credit will be reported within ten (10) days of the last day of the conference. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.
National Accounting CPE
14.00 hrs
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

Delivery Method: Group-Live

To comply with NASBA Standards, attendees claiming CPE credit must sign in to verify attendance for each segment. Attendance sign-in sheets will be available at the registration desk. You will need your CPA license number to sign in. A CPE Certificate of Completion will be provided at the conclusion of the conference.

Reporting: CPAs are responsible for reporting CPE credits earned to their state's accountancy board, and must retain appropriate documentation of their participation in learning activities. Visit your state’s reporting website for more information or www.nasba.org.
TX Accounting CPE
14.00 hrs
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live conferences are presumptively approved by The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Accounting CPE Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Texas Accounting Certificate of Completion at the conference for your records. Self-report your CPE credit directly to TSBPA. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  

UT Law CLE

2017 Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference

Key Dates

Houston

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Nov 7, 2017
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Oct 13, 2017
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Oct 16, 2017
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2017 Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference

Hotel / Venue

Houston

Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

2222 West Loop S
Houston, TX 77027-3502
713.627.7600
855.463.3091 (reservations)
Map

Accommodations

$179 room rate good through October 27, 2017 (subject to availability). 

Parking Information

$10 daily self-parking; $16 overnight self-parking; $16 valet daily parking; $25.60 valet overnight 

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2017 Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference

Sponsors