Oil & Gas Law Update
Whitney Kerns, Bowles Rice + WVU Law Coal, Oil, and Gas Adjunct Professor
This presentation will survey recent developments in oil and gas law, including legislative updates, a discussion of West Virginia’s expedited environmental permitting program, and an examination of the recent Pennsylvania Briggs decision.
Don't Forget What Your Lease Says: Shut In Provisions and Temporary Cessation of Operations
Allison Farrell, Jenkins Fenstermaker
Interruptions in operations can happen. Although changed plans can feel hectic, you’ve already prepared for this with the shut-in provision in the lease. Allison Farrell of Jenkins Fenstermaker will discuss considerations for shut-in provisions and how to decide which terms are appropriate for your client. She will then discuss ways to optimize results when temporary cessation of operations occurs.
Andrew Cutright, Cutright Law
Roger Cutright, Cutright Law
Over ten years of negotiating oil and gas leases in the midst of the Marcellus shale boom have provided lessons learned beyond the four corners of the documents. This presentation will address numerous aspects of the planning, development and production of the Marcellus shale that will allow a mineral owner to be a more informed negotiator.
Friday, November 6th – 12:30-4:30 PM
Navigating the Record Room During COVID-19
, Old Republic Title
Even before social distancing and masks, record rooms were already hectic overcrowded spaces. Brian Gartley of Old Republic Title will discuss practical ways and real strategies for you to increase efficiency and serve your clients while maintaining necessary pandemic level precautions.
Pandemic Look at Employee Issues
, Jackson Kelly PLLC
Justin Harrison, Jackson Kelly PLLC
Update on the quickly evolving employment issues that employers must navigate when managing their workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and other long-standing state and federal employment laws.
Pipeline Cases at the U.S. Supreme Court
, Babst Calland
Casey J. Snyder, Babst Calland
This presentation will address the June 15, 2020 opinion of the United States Supreme Court in Cowpasture River Preservation Association involving the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and other interstate gas pipeline projects that have been the subject of petitions seeking high court review or stays of various lower court decisions. In addition to a brief summary of the procedural history of the cases, the presentation will touch upon the variety of issues that have been raised by challenges to the pipeline projects and where the law seems to stand currently with respect to those substantive claims.
Ethics and Office Management during COVID-19
Travis Brannon, KL Gates
Michael Komo, KL Gates
The past year presented a multitude of challenges, including the increased necessity of practicing law in a remote work environment. Notwithstanding these changing dynamics and associated pitfalls, attorneys remain bound by their ethical and professional obligations in the new “office.” This presentation will examine some of the ethical questions and authorities most applicable to the remote workplace and how attorneys can best protect against missteps in their practice.