In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon trial, oil spill liability and compensation issues are being re-examined throughout the world. Sutherland partners David Baay and Peter Rodgers will speak on a panel at the upcoming ACC Energy Practice Group luncheon on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. The title of their presentation is, “Oil Spill Liability in the U.S. and Abroad.” They will discuss such topics as:
For more information on the event, visit the ACC Houston Chapter website.
Houston attorney Rachel Clingman is set to discuss risk management, crisis management and financial stability at the Greater Houston Partnership’s upcoming meeting on Feb. 6, 2013. She will join a panel of Houston business leaders for the session, “Weathering the Storm: Crisis Management and Achieving Financial Stability.”
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Sutherland attorneys Rachel Giesber Clingman, Stephanie E. Kinzel-Tapper and R. Michael Sweeney Jr. are speaking on a panel at the ACC Houston Best Practices Luncheon on January 31, 2013. The panel, entitled “Navigating Uncharted Water: Anticipating The Cold Winds Of Dodd-Frank Enforcement” will also feature Jason Flemmons, Senior Managing Director of FTI Consulting and former Deputy Chief Accounting of the SEC’s Division. The panel will cover a variety of topics including:
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Sutherland Partner David A. Baay was the featured speaker at the Houston Bar Association Litigation Section’s December 18, 2012, meeting. His presentation, “Best Practices for Internal Investigations,” discussed information vital to Houston litigators involved in corporate and internal investigations.
Sutherland attorneys Susan G. Lafferty, Daniella Landers, and R. Michael Sweeney Jr. recently spoke on at the Nov. 8, 2012, ACC Houston Energy Practice Group luncheon. The panel discussion, entitled “Hot Topics in Energy Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement.” discussed emerging U.S. trends in energy litigation and regulatory enforcement while contemplating what might be on the horizon.
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On October 16, 2012, Sutherland Partner Steven L. Roberts moderated a panel discussion at the International Association of Drilling Contractors Contract & Risk Management Conference. Steve was joined by a panel of insurance and energy industry executives discussing how industry standards and changes in law have impacted business post-Macondo.
For more information on the 2012 IADC Contract & Risk Management Conference, click here.
At the Association of Corporate Counsel’s recent 2012 Annual Meeting, Rachel Giesber Clingman, partner-in-charge of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP’s Houston office, spoke on risk management issues facing in-house counsel at energy companies.
Rachel was among the presenters for the October 2, 2012, session, “May the Force Be With You: Best Practices in Risk Management for Energy Companies.” The panelists addressed the most significant risk management issues facing in-house lawyers involved in energy transportation, storage and trading, including discussion of best practices and potential pitfalls in identification of risk and risk control, contract negotiation and drafting, insurance and indemnity.
For more information on presentation and the 2012 ACC Annual Meeting, click here.
Sutherland attorney Jack Massey recently was quoted in a Houston Business Journal article addressing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to prevent fraud in its renewable fuel credit program.
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July 26, 2012, Houston, Texas – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP attorneys Daniel Johnson and Juan Garcia recently spoke at a Association of Corporate Council Houston Chapter luncheon. The presentation addressed best practices for auditing your contractual indemnity language and insurance agreements in accordance with developments in the industry and in the law.
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Rachel Giesber Clingman, partner-in-charge of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP’s Houston office, has been named among the country’s best women litigators by Benchmark Litigation.
The inaugural edition of the “Top 250 Women in Litigation” recognizes Ms. Clingman for complex litigation, crisis management and commercial disputes. Her recent representation includes the defense of an offshore drilling contractor in connection with the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill and defense of other clients in litigation, primarily in the areas of energy, aviation and insurance.
“Rachel is a go-to lawyer for litigation, especially for complex legal challenges that trigger media, government, investor or public scrutiny, and require business judgment in addition to legal excellence and strategy,” said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “We are very pleased with the recognition and proud of her leadership.”
In addition to trials and arbitrations, Ms. Clingman counsels clients on crisis and risk management, insurance and indemnity, and investigations. She has testified before a Congressional committee and has presented corporate witnesses for testimony before Congress, administrative agencies and commissions, and state and federal courts and arbitration panels.
Benchmark Litigation is an annual guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys. The results are the culmination of six months of research that included extensive interviews with litigators and clients.
ABOUT SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN LLP.
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a law firm with global reach known for solving challenging business problems and resolving sophisticated legal issues for many of the world’s largest companies. Founded in 1924, the firm handles matters throughout the United States and worldwide. Seven major practice areas—corporate, energy and environmental, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax—provide the framework for an extensive range of focus areas, allowing Sutherland attorneys to serve a diverse client base that ranges from small and medium-sized start-up businesses to a significant number of Fortune 100 companies.