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Session 1: COVID-19 Financial Risk Mitigation Tools - A primer on how companies can protect themselves from the financial consequences of COVID-19 through the strategic use of insurance and force majeure clauses.
Session 2: The Use of Data Analytics In Employment Decision-Making - Explore the growing role of data analytics in traditional employment decision-making, the use of wearable and implantable technology to capture employee data, and the legal risks associated with same. The effects of real-time performance metrics and hyper-transparency on employee feedback models will also be discussed.
Session 3: Handbooks / Employment Policies - Avoid common mistakes in policy drafting. Adopt provisions that support the company's good faith compliance efforts and help reduce potential liability in audits and litigation. Understand how recent NLRB decisions affect even non-unionized employer policies. more »
THIS MONTH: Ethics of Freelance Legal Services- Hiring and Being Hired as a Contract Attorney • School Safety from the School and Parent Point of View • Quality of Life Tools: Bloom Where You Are Planted • Outlook for Energy: A Perspective to 2040 • Opening Statements: How to Use A Proven Marketing Formula to Clarify Your Story to the Jury more »
Common law rules, the fields of tort and contract, as well as rules of professional ethics, govern a lawyer’s or landman’s negotiations on behalf of a client. By remaining mindful of these rules, including how the rules differ depending on whether you are negotiating with opposing counsel or a landowner, you can stay out of trouble and better serve your client. more »
Effective response to cybersecurity incidents is critical to managing and minimizing regulatory and litigation risks, while protecting your clients and your reputation. Explore developments in incident response, and hear practical guidance from multiple perspectives for managing risk while satisfying legal obligations when the inevitable breach occurs. more »
Explore the nature and extent of the implied easement to use the surface, and a framework for analyzing the accommodation doctrine. Also hear a survey of emerging and re-emerging issues involving conflicting uses of the surface estate, including saltwater disposal operations, hunting operations, and subsurface easements. more »
An overview of the rights and obligations of mineral cotenants with regard to one another where there is no agreement between them, with particular focus on how a developing cotenant must account to an unleased or uncommitted mineral cotenant who does not participate in the cost of operating. more »
An overview of how a lease is perpetuated during the secondary term under a variety of lease provisions, such as continuous operations, shut-in, dry-hole, reworking, pooling, continuous development, force majeure, paying quantities, and other common savings clauses. more »
Session 1: Arbitration Intersects With Employment Law - Experienced arbitrators discuss the advantages and pitfalls of arbitration as an alternative to litigation, trends in arbitrating employment cases, interpretation of arbitration clauses, and what both sides can do to reduce costs and make effective presentations.
Session 2: Texas Citizen’s Participation Act: Recent Statutory and Decisional Developments - How have recent amendments and decisions affected the scope and viability of the TCPA? What strategies are effective for TCPA movants and respondents?
Session 3: Appellate Judge's View of Employment Law Cases - A mid-level update of employment law opinions from our intermediate courts of appeal.
Session 4: Preparing Witnesses; Practical and Ethical Considerations - Witness preparation involves both practical and ethical challenges. How do you ensure your witnesses are well prepared and comfortable with the process? And how do you navigate between zealous advocacy and the duty of candor to the tribunal? Gain useful tips from both the plaintiff and defense perspective. more »
Explore midstream transactions and the contracts commonly utilized in the industry to gather, transport, and process oil and gas. Work through commercial and regulatory considerations and key issues when drafting midstream contracts. more »
Learn about the recent changes in the regulation of the oil and gas, and pipeline industries in Texas, with emphasis on issues regarding permitting of producing wells, the transfer of inactive wells, saltwater disposal well permitting, good faith claim to title disputes, natural gas flaring exceptions, and pipeline regulations. more »
The Outlook for Energy is ExxonMobil’s global view of energy demand and supply through 2040. It also highlights the dual challenge of providing affordable energy to support prosperity while reducing environmental impacts – including the risks of climate change. ExxonMobil uses the Outlook to help inform its long-term business strategies and investment plans.
Energy is fundamental to modern life, and as the world’s population approaches 9 billion people in 2040, we are challenged to improve living standards everywhere. Understanding the factors that drive the world’s energy needs – and likely choices to meet those needs – is the mission of the Outlook. By sharing the Outlook with the public, ExxonMobil hopes to broaden that understanding. Energy matters to everyone, and we all play a role in shaping its future. more »
With the ubiquity of custom oil and gas leases with complex royalty clauses, this presentation will discuss common post-production disputes that arise under these clauses and Texas courts’ recent attempts to resolve those disputes. more »
Discussion of the latest developments in M&A transactions in the oil and gas industry, including an analysis of the current market, deal term trends and transaction structures, cases studies on recent deals and shareholder activism in the M&A context. more »