11th Annual Young Energy Professionals' General Counsel Forum

in Houston, Texas, USA

Magnolia Hotel
1100 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002

Registration is currently full.  If you would like to be put on the wait list, please contact Jay Ray.

Registration begins at 5:45 p.m. Space is limited.

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Overview

Every year, the IEL Young Energy Professionals Practice Committee hosts an evening forum at which top industry general counsel answer questions on legal and career topics from an audience of young lawyers working in-house and in private practice, before joining the young lawyers for dinner and conversation afterwards. Arranged so that there will be at least one general counsel at each dinner table, this popular event gives younger lawyers the opportunity to interact with very senior industry lawyers, and to understand better the requirements and concerns of general counsel of multi-national companies.

Co-Chairs

Devon E. Downs
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Houston, Texas
Adnan A. Sarwar
Assistant General Counsel & Vice President
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
New York, New York

Schedule

  • 5:45 - 6:30 pm - Registration and Cocktails
  • 6:30 - 6:40 pm - Introductions
  • 6:40 - 7:40 pm - General Counsel Program
  • 7:40 - 8:30 pm - Dinner with the Speakers

Panelists:

  • Gabriela (“Gabby”) B. Boersner, Vice President & General Counsel E&P, Hess Corporation, Houston, Texas
  • Clay Brett, Vice President & General Counsel, Millennial Energy Partners, Houston, Texas
  • Melissa M. Buhrig, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, CVR Energy, Inc., Sugar Land, Texas
  • Kristi McCarthy, General Counsel and Vice President Land, Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company, Houston, Texas
  • Dana C. O’Brien, SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, CenterPoint Energy, Houston, Texas
  • Andrew Ray, Associate General Counsel, Energy Transfer Partners, Houston, Texas
  • Thomas A. Smith, EVP and General Counsel, North America, Direct Energy, Houston, Texas

Tuition

  • $50 - IEL Advisory Board Member (under 40)
  • $50 - IEL Young Energy Professional Member
  • $50 - IEL Supporting or Sustaining Member Employee (under 40)
  • $50 - International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts and Negotiations Course Registrant (under 40)
  • $80 - Other Young Energy Professionals
  • $40 - Law Student

Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold Level - $5,000 each

  • Recognition in emails sent to thousands of interested counsel and business leaders
  • Recognition on the program website and via social media
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed on the program poster
  • Recognition at the program
  • 6 complimentary registrants at the program
  • Up to 10 guests at the reception
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the event or at the program.

Silver Level - $2,500 each

  • Recognition in emails sent to thousands of interested counsel and business leaders
  • Company/firm logo prominently displayed on the program poster
  • Recognition on the program website and via social media
  • Recognition at the program
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the program
  • Up to 5 guests at the reception

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