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Obama Administration Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

TransCanada said it plans to reapply to build the pipeline and is confident the pipeline would eventually be built.

Former BP Engineer Pleads Guilty in Deepwater Horizon Obstruction Case

Kurt Mix will serve six months' probation and pay no fine.

Texas and West Virginia Sue Obama Administration over New Clean Air Regulations

The regulations aim to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.

Articles »

The Impact of Crude Oil and Natural Gas Market Trends on Litigation

By Bob Broxson, Sonya Kwon, and Julie Carey

The environment of low crude oil prices and other dynamics in unconventional oil and gas plays have increased litigation in this industry.

Litigating Borrowing Base Redeterminations

By Scott Fletcher, Stephen Olson, Omar Samji, Tom Howley, and Will Taylor

The case law to date suggests that borrowers may have a difficult time finding success in the courtroom.

An Uptick in Recent Electric Utility-Gas Utility Mergers: Expect More

By Jim McMahon and Justin Fong

The recent surge in natural gas utility acquisitions by electrics is not simply a coincidence.

Sound Advice »

audio Advances in Technology to Help Navigate E-Discovery

By Julia Voss

Julia Voss, director of litigation support and e-discovery for Greensfelder, maps out the latest in technology to help lawyers find their way through the ever-changing landscape of e-discovery. (11:23 min)

audio Business Development: Mining Your Network

By Adam Severson

Adam Severson, chief marketing and business development officer at Baker Donelson, highlights the value of a DIRP analysis to help develop business contacts. (04:52 min)

audio What Do Lawyers Need to Know About Fracking?

By Erica Levine-Powers

Resource extraction for transitional fuels such as natural gas is controversial. Fracking expert Erica Levine-Powers discusses the process and its many ramifications. (8:54 min)

audio Control of Well Policies

By George Lugrin

Longtime litigator George Lugrin discusses control of well policies—also known as "blow out" insurance—and traces the history of this specialty line of insurance and how it applies today. (17:41 min)

Roundtables »

audio Rising Tide: The Litigation Wave from Low Oil Prices

A discussion of dispute trends arising from low crude oil prices. Topics include litigation trends related to royalty, lease, post-merger acquisition, construction, employment, and other types of disputes. (57:51)

audio Unconventional Oil and Gas Litigation: A Look Backwards and Forward

A summary of historical litigation trends and discussing future litigation trends. Topics include trends related to royalty, lease, construction, and other types of disputes. (1:04:07)

audio The Future of Hydraulic Fracturing

A unique group of lawyers and non-lawyers provides a fact-based peek into the future, including presentations and an interactive discussion among the panelists. (1:01:42)


March 18, 2014: Free Roundtable

Topics may include litigation trends related to royalty, lease, construction, and other types of disputes. Learn more.

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