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Oil & Gas Law Conference 2019

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Both Days
Hilton Garden Inn - Southpointe
1000 Corporate Drive, Canonsburg PA, 15317
STARTWed., Aug. 07, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Aug. 08, 2019
12:30 PM
CLE 9 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $499.00
New Attorney: $250.00
Day One
Hilton Garden Inn - Southpointe
1000 Corporate Drive, Canonsburg PA, 15317
STARTWed., Aug. 07, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDWed., Aug. 07, 2019
4:45 PM
CLE 6 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00


In its 11th year, the Oil & Gas Law Conference brings together the legal leaders in the industry to learn, share, debate, analyze and invigorate! Known statewide for educational content that highlights the most significant and relevant developments in the energy field, this conference focuses on current trends, new technologies and innovative strategies designed to address today’s greatest legal challenges. Save the date, reserve your seat and join your colleagues for a career bolstering experience!

Check us out – new name, new time, same convenient location

You asked for it, you got it: PBI’s Oil & Gas Law Conference has moved to August. Join us in Canonsburg for a day and a half of topics chosen to support today’s O&G law practitioner in your busy, evolving practice. 

2019 Planning Team

New topics, new ideas, new formats - this year's planning team has designed a unique educational experience based upon your feedback. Meet the team.

Andrew T. Bockis, Esq., Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Robert J. Burnett, Esq., Houston Harbaugh, P.C.

Megan S. Haines, Esq., McGuireWoods LLP

Stephen W. Saunders, Esq., Saunders Law LLC

Carl F. Staiger, Esq., Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, P.C.

Why is this the conference for you?

  • We focus on Pennsylvania practice – your practice!
  • The course line-up was designed with you in mind – these are the topics you’ve been asking for all year
  • Take a look at our faculty – you know their names. We’ve landed some of the state’s leading O&G practitioners for this conference!
  • The materials compliment and expand upon the topics offered both days—you’ll refer to them day after day
  • Design a program perfectly suited to your professional needs – attend one or both days; go beginner, intermediate or advanced – or mix and match levels; go for updates or drill down into practice strategies. Your choice, your CLE!
  • Non-stop networking – in the classes, during the breaks, over lunch, and lots of it during our Happy Hour Reception on Wednesday!
  • 9 CLE Credits including ethics

Happy Hour Reception-Wednesday, Aug. 7
Don’t head for the door after the last session, head for our Happy Hour Reception! Enjoy great food, brews and conversation!

The Schedule

Wed., Aug. 7, 2019 
Maximum 6 of CLE Credits (Workshop choices will determine whether credits are in substantive or ethics.)

9:00 AM – 10:05 AM
Opening Plenary Session: Industry Update & Emerging Trends

10:05 AM – 10:15 AM

10:15 AM –11:15 AM
Plenary Session: Litigation Update 

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – choice of workshops

  • Federal Regulatory Landscape
  • Transactional Trends:  Spins, Consolidation and Divestiture

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM - choice of workshops

  • PA Department of Environmental Protection Update
  • Dotting the “i’s” and Crossing the Pipelines: Recent Developments and Common Considerations in Midstream Oil and Gas Agreement Drafting

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM - choice of workshops

  • Commercial Dispute Trends (Joint Operating Agreements, Gathering Agreements, Force Majeure Clauses)
  • Oil & Gas Insurance: Lessons Learned from the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM

3:45 PM –4:45 PM - choice of workshops

  • How Not to Go to Jail: Responding to a Criminal/Internal Investigation
  • Ethical Issues in Arbitration – Identifying and Avoiding Pitfalls

4:45 – 6:00 PM
Happy Hour Reception

Thurs., Aug. 8, 2019
Maximum 3 of Substantive CLE Credits

9:00 AM – 10:05 AM
Fundamentals of Pipeline Right of Way Negotiations

10:05 AM – 10:15 AM

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Law of Implied Covenants

11:15 AM  – 11:30 AM 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Planners’ Roundtable: Development Challenges

Course Materials
All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $60. Additional copies are available at full price. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Printed versions of the course book will not be distributed at the course; please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.

Hotel Accommodations
Make your overnight reservation today! Contact the Hilton directly at 724-743-5000 and mention the Oil & Gas Law Conference to secure the reduced rate of $122 (plus taxes). Rate guaranteed until July 23.

PBI is an approved provider for PA Continuing Judicial Education

PBI is pleased to cosponsor this program with the PBA Environmental and Energy Law Section and Shale Energy Law Committee .

Practice Areas


George A. Bibikos Esq. GA Bibikos LLC
Andrew T. Bockis Esq. Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP (Hbg)
Terry R. Bossert Esq. Post & Schell, P.C. (Hbg)
Michael A. Braymer Esq. Department of Environmental Protection
Robert J. Burnett Esq. Houston Harbaugh PC
Anthony J. Carna Esq. McGuireWoods LLP (Pitts)
Christopher D. Carusone Esq. Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC (Hbg)
Alexandra C. Chiaruttini Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Robert A. Creo Esq. Master Mediators
Justin C. Danilewitz Esq. Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP (Phila)
Megan S. Haines Esq. McGuireWoods LLP (Pitts)
Christina M. Lepore Hinton Esq. McGuireWoods LLP (Pitts)
Heather A. Hurst Esq. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC (Pgh)
David G. Mandelbaum Esq. Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Phila)
Sean B. McGinty Esq. Equitrans Midstream Corporation
Jeffrey J. Meagher Esq. K & L Gates (Pitts)
Brandon K. Meyer Esq.
Sean T. O'Neill Esq. Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP (Phila)
David R. Overstreet Esq. Overstreet & Nestor LLC
Stephen W. Saunders Esq. Saunders Law LLC
Carl F. Staiger Esq. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC (Pgh)
Justin H. Werner Esq. Reed Smith LLP (Downtown Pitts)
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.