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Energy Conference |  Institute for Energy Law |  Midstream |  Bankruptcy |  Energy Project Development |  Environmental |  Litigation |  Regulatory
Amanda Brock |  Sheldon Bueckert |  Marilyn Ceci |  Kevin Ewing |  Jewel (JR) Hand |  William J. Jackson |  Elizabeth Kohlhausen |  Steve Leamer |  Edward Clark Lewis |  John E. Mitchell |  Andrew Olmem |  Warren S. Payne |   4 more....
6.0 Hours
Original Program Date:
Jun 23, 2021
Access for 6 month(s) after purchase.

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This biennial conference features an outstanding mix of experienced midstream in-house and law firm practitioners addressing the legal issues affecting the midstream industry.


MCLE Credit has expired.

Although MCLE credit was previously obtained for this program in at least one jurisdiction (most likely Texas), such credit has expired and not been renewed by The Center for American and International Law. You may be able to obtain credit in certain jurisdictions (self-study credit), but the rules vary greatly by jurisdiction. Please review your jurisdiction’s MCLE rules and regulations before purchasing or viewing this program.


Amanda Brock's Profile

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President & Chief Operating Officer

Solaris Water

Amanda Brock is the President of Solaris Midstream Holdings and has spent her career focused on the global oil and gas, power, and water sectors. Amanda began her career as a lawyer at Vinson and Elkins and prior to joining Solaris, Amanda was CEO of Water Standard, a water treatment company focused on desalination, produced water treatment and recycling for both the upstream and downstream energy sectors. Previously, Amanda was President of the Americas for Azurix, responsible for developing water infrastructure and related services, and before that was President of Enron Joint Venture Management, managing Enron’s global power assets and partnerships.

Amanda serves on the boards of Cabot Oil & Gas, Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation, and is the incoming Chair of the Texas Business Hall of Fame. She previously served on the Board of Trustees of LSU Law School, the Texas Water Commission and Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico. She was named one of the top 10 women in energy by the Houston Chronicle and in 2016 was both recognized as one of the top 25 leaders in water globally and as a Texas Honoree for Woman in Energy. She also facilitated a White House delegation to Abu Dhabi as part of the Obama Administration’s Moonshot for Water Initiative. In 2017, Amanda was inducted into the Houston Woman’s Business Hall of Fame and in 2020 was named one of the 25 most influential women in energy by Harte Oil and Gas investor Magazine.

Amanda is regularly asked to participate at global events and conferences including the Business and Professional Women’s Leadership Summit sponsored by the US Senate and as the Water Innovation Speaker at the 2009 GASTECH Conference in Abu Dhabi. She was invited by Bloomberg to attend the 50 Thought Leaders in Water global conference, chaired “The Future of Water” panel at the GWI Global Water Summit in Paris and was asked by Ceres to participate in the roll out of their report on Hydraulic Fracturing and to speak at their annual conference in 2014.

She has also spoken at the US Mexico Border Energy Forum as a featured expert on the water energy nexus and participated with the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy in a plenary session at WEFTEC 2016 focusing on the Water, Energy, Food Nexus. She was previously a regular columnist writing on the Water Energy Nexus for Global Water Intelligence.

Amanda is originally from Mbabane, Swaziland, and grew up in Zimbabwe. She completed her undergraduate degree in South Africa and earned her law degree at Louisiana State University, where she was a member of the Law Review. She and her family founded a charity supporting art cooperatives in Zimbabwe, and she is dedicated to conservation and passionate about elephants and water and energy security.

Sheldon Bueckert's Profile

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Manager Treasury

Enbridge Inc.

Sheldon Bueckert is Director, Treasury at Enbridge and responsible for the capital raising activities across the Enbridge organization. Sheldon joined Enbridge in 2008 in the Liquids Pipelines Business Development group where he commercially secured a number of pipeline projects to expand the Enbridge system in addition to supporting M&A initiatives to grow the enterprise. Sheldon moved to the Enbridge Treasury group in 2014 where his responsibilities have included capital raising for the Enbridge group of companies in the bank, public and private markets in both Canada and the US. Prior to joining Enbridge Sheldon spent four years at Canadian Pacific Railway in the Fleet Management Strategy group. Sheldon holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Saskatchewan.

Marilyn Ceci's Profile

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Managing Director, Global Head of ESG Debt Capital Markets

J.P. Morgan

Marilyn Ceci is a Managing Director and Global Head of ESG Debt Capital Markets at J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank, where she has worked for over 35 years. Ms. Ceci co-authored the Green Bond Principles, which is the market standard process for issuing Green Bonds, and sat as the Vice Chair of the Executive Committee for the first five years since the creation of the Principles. She currently sits as a member of the Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the New Markets Taskforce, Co-Chair of the Advisory Council and Co-Chair of the Sustainability-Linked Bond Working Group, where she was involved in drafting the recently published Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles. Marilyn Ceci was awarded a top Personality of the Year for her leadership in ESG DCM by Environmental Finance for multiple years in a row. J.P. Morgan was awarded Environmental Finance 2020 Lead Manager of the Year, Sustainability Bonds – SSA, 2019 Lead Manager of the Year, Sustainability Bonds – US Muni and 2019 Global Capital Awards one of the Most Impressive Investment Banks for the Americas Green/SRI Capital Markets. In 2021 J.P. Morgan was named “ESG Financing House of the Year” by International Financing Review (IFR).

J.P. Morgan has led /structured over 592 sustainable transactions since 2012 including Alphabet’s Sustainability Bond, Apple’s Green Bonds, Amazon Sustainability Bonds and the first ever Sustainability-Linked Bonds from Enel, Suzano, Novartis, Klabin, Verbund and Simpar, as well as Ahold Delhaize’s Sustainability and Sustainability-Linked Bonds, among many others. Ms. Ceci joined J.P. Morgan in 1986 and holds a B.A. from Creighton University and an M.B.A from C.U.N.Y/ Baruch.

Kevin Ewing's Profile

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Bracewell LLP

Kevin Ewing is a Partner at Bracewell, LLP, resident in the Washington, D.C. office. He has almost thirty years of experience helping clients bring development projects online. Kevin advises chiefly energy and infrastructure companies pursuing development projects and related federal authorizations, and in avoiding and responding to litigation challenges seeking to block projects from coming to fruition. His clients are involved in offshore wind and O&G development, natural gas and liquids pipelines, LNG, power transmission, and urban park renewal.

Kevin will address changing expectations for energy infrastructure projects, including evolving legal challenges arising from environmental justice.

Jewel (JR) Hand's Profile

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Caldwell Boudreau Lefler PLLC

J.R.’s principal areas of practice are federal and state regulation of crude oil and refined petroleum products pipelines, with a focus on administrative litigation.  J.R. has experience in administrative litigation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), including complaint proceedings that challenge a pipeline’s existing rates, and protests to cost-of-service rate filings, new tariff provisions, and market-based rate filings. J.R. also has extensive experience in developing transportation services agreements and related open season documents to support greenfield and brownfield liquids pipeline projects. J.R. is also well versed in tariff-related matters, including drafting complex tariff provisions for liquids pipelines. 

Prior to joining Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler PLLC four years ago, J.R. was a captain in the United States Marine Corps and practiced complex commercial litigation at Gibbs & Bruns, LLP in Houston, TX.  J.R. attended Harvard Law School, where he graduated with honors, and earned a degree in finance from Illinois State University, where he also graduated with honors.

William J. Jackson's Profile

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Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Bill Jackson chairs Kelley Drye & Warren LLP’s national Environmental Practice Group and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.  For twenty-five years, Bill has represented states, attorneys general, port authorities, railroads, and energy-sector clients as plaintiffs in noteworthy contamination cases, including the State of Louisiana in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the State of New Jersey in the Passaic River litigation, and the State of New Mexico in the Gold King Mine litigation. Bill currently represents dozens of states, territories, water districts, and energy companies in sprawling litigation related to contamination and natural resource damages from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).  In that regard, he is on the Plaintiffs Executive Committee and chairs the States/Sovereign Committee of the Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) Products Liability Litigation MDL in the District of South Carolina. 

Elizabeth Kohlhausen's Profile

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Caldwell Boudreau Lefler PLLC

Elizabeth Kohlhausen’s principal area of practice is compliance with federal and state law governing the transportation of energy commodities by pipeline.  She specifically focuses on the economic regulation of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and refined petroleum products by pipeline. Elizabeth has represented clients in complex rate litigation proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and she also frequently provides advice to clients regarding liquids pipelines subject to the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas.

She is well-versed in the development of liquids pipeline projects and regularly counsels clients on regulatory matters affecting their development. Elizabeth has worked on pipeline projects for the transportation of liquids from every major production area in the United States, performing key contractual and regulatory roles related to billions of dollars of pipeline infrastructure development investments. She has extensive experience in preparing documentation related to these types of projects, including Transportation Services Agreements, tariffs, and prorationing policies.  Elizabeth has filed 16 Declaratory Orders with FERC in support of these types of projects and has received approval for all of them.

Elizabeth also advises clients on liquids marketing issues and on regulatory issues related to multimodal liquids transportation projects, including those involving oil exports by water, and she frequently counsels clients on operational issues and liquid pipeline tariff modifications.

Several of Elizabeth’s current clients include MPLX, LP, Plains Pipeline, Harvest Pipeline, Enterprise Products Partners, and Western Midstream.

Prior to helping to form Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler PLLC nearly eight years ago, Elizabeth was an attorney in Vinson & Elkins LLP liquids pipeline regulatory team for a number of years.  She received her juris doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center in 2006, where she graduated magna cum laude and was a part of the Houston Law Review.  Elizabeth received an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Louisiana Tech University, where she graduated summa cum laude.

Steve Leamer's Profile

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Executive Director - Debt Capital Markets

J.P. Morgan

Steve Leamer is an Executive Director in J.P. Morgan’s Investment Grade Finance group. Steve leads J.P. Morgan’s Debt Capital Markets coverage of the midstream sector, in addition to covering utilities and issuers in the broader energy sector.  Steve originates an array of debt products including senior bonds, loans, hybrids/preferreds, and ESG securities. 

Steve earned a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Chicago and is on the board of directors of Sunnyside Community Services, a non-profit organization in Queens, NY. 

Edward Clark Lewis's Profile

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Norton Rose Fulbright

Eddie Lewis, who joined in 1993, is a partner in the Houston office. He focuses his practice in the environmental law area, including the defense of major litigation and governmental enforcement actions that result from catastrophic industrial incidents. Eddie personally responds to the scene of industrial incidents, usually on the day of the event, where he assists clients in coordinating incident response activities, in managing interactions with the many governmental authorities (e.g., CSB, OSHA, ATF, EPA, fire marshals, state and local environmental agencies, police) that respond to and investigate industrial incidents, and working on matters such as public communications, evidence preservation, incident investigation and the defense of private party and government lawsuits. He takes a hands-on approach to work with clients to formulate overall legal strategy related to each incident. Previously, Eddie worked as a chemical engineer which contributes to his knowledge of environmental issues and industrial processes, as well as his ability to work effectively with facility engineers, operators and environmental and safety personnel. His practice frequently involves legal issues in which catastrophic incidents and/or complex technical issues are at the forefront.

John E. Mitchell's Profile

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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

John Mitchell has deep experience handling a wide array of commercial restructuring and reorganization matters. His clients trust him with complex bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts and sales, voluntary liquidations, asset sales and other insolvency-related litigation. John understands the unique needs of lenders, creditors and debtors and brings that perspective to every restructuring matter he is involved in.

Andrew Olmem's Profile

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Mayer Brown LLP

Andrew Olmem is a partner in Mayer Brown's Washington DC office and a member of the Public Policy, Regulatory & Political Law practice. Prior to joining Mayer Brown, he served as the Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Deputy Director of the US National Economic Council (NEC) where he oversaw the development and coordination of all domestic economic policies, including for energy, financial services, technology, and infrastructure. During his tenure in the White House, Andrew played a key role in the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, landmark legislation to address the economic downturn due to the coronavirus, and leading the administration’s regulatory reform initiatives.

He previously served as the Republican Chief Counsel and Deputy Staff Director for the US Senate Banking Committee under former Senate Banking Committee Chair and current Senate Appropriations Ranking Member Richard C. Shelby (R-AL).  Andrew began his legal career practicing corporate and securities law at Mayer Brown in its New York office. Before attending law school, he served as an assistant economist for monetary policy at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Warren S. Payne's Profile

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Mayer Brown LLP

Warren S. Payne is a senior advisor in Mayer Brown's Washington DC office and a member of the Tax, Public Policy, Regulatory & Political Law and International Trade practices. He joined Mayer Brown from the US House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, where he held a number of staff leadership roles from 2007 to 2015, including serving as policy director.

As the Committee's policy director Warren was responsible for developing policy in all areas within the Committee's jurisdiction. Major legislation that Warren worked to enact into law includes the Tax Increase Prevention Act, the ABLE Act, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, two highway and infrastructure funding bills in 2012 and 2014, and free trade agreements with Colombia, Peru, Panama and South Korea. In addition, Warren was responsible for the development and introduction of the first detailed legislation since 1986 to comprehensively reform the US Tax Code with the introduction of the Tax Reform Act of 2014. Other major pieces of legislation developed by the Committee during Warren's tenure as policy director include the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014 and the SGR Repeal and Provider Payment Modernization Act.

Warren served as a senior staffer to both the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. In his role as Policy Director, Warren was responsible for working with Subcommittee Staff Directors to develop and implement the Committee's priorities and coordinated those efforts with House of Representative Leadership-serving as a key liaison with the Administration, the Senate as well as House Leadership. Originally, Warren served as one of the Committee's primary economists focused on trade policy, where he crafted the economic analysis behind the recent trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, Peru and South Korea.

Before joining the Ways and Means Committee, Warren served as an economic advisor and international trade analyst at the US International Trade Commission. He also consulted on international trade and tax issues at Economic Consulting Services.

Omar Samji's Profile

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Shearman & Sterling LLP

Omar Samji is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice and Energy Industry Group.  His practice focuses on strategic transactions, private equity investments, joint ventures, and project development, with a particular emphasis on energy transition, low carbon energy, energy-related infrastructure, and midstream transactions. 

Clients describe Omar as a "very measured" lawyer who delivers "fantastic results” (Chambers USA). 

Jonathan Sherman's Profile

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Executive Director, Investment Banking

Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

Jonathan Sherman is a Managing Director in Infrastructure Investment Banking at TPH covering the midstream, power and utility sectors.  Mr. Sherman has approximately 15 years of investment banking experience. Mr. Sherman began his career as an analyst and associate with Berenson & Co.  Mr. Sherman holds an AB in Economics from Harvard College.

Scott Wexler's Profile

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Head of NAM Midstream

Citi Investment Banking

Scott Wexler is a Managing Director and head of North American Midstream in Citi’s Global Energy Investment Banking Group focusing on strategic advisory assignments and financings predominantly for companies in the midstream sector of the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Citi in 2018, Mr. Wexler worked at Deutsche Bank, serving in the Global Energy Group and, previously, the Debt Capital Markets division. Prior to Deutsche Bank, he worked in the Debt Capital Markets division at Credit Suisse.

Mr. Wexler earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Scott Wexler Science from Yale University.

Willie Wood's Profile

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman