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Young Energy Professionals Workshop: The Midstream Sessions

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Cybersecurity |  Energy Industry Information (Non-Legal) |  ESG |  In-House Counsel |  Institute for Energy Law |  Midstream |  Regulatory
Ajey Chandra |  Emil Barth |  David J. Raphael |  Sabina D. Walia |  Suzanne Clevenger |  Christopher D. Porter |  David Ammons |  Marcia Greenblatt |  Marcella Burke |  Jennifer D. Sadenwater |  Benjamin J. Rajabi |  David Updegrove |   6 more....
5.75 Hours
Original Program Date:
Jan 11, 2023
Access for 6 month(s) after purchase.


This online conference, hosted by IEL’s Young Energy Professionals Committee, features sessions on the midstream sector of the industry. The conference is primarily designed for attorneys and professionals in their first ten years of practice but may also be of interest to individuals looking to learn more about the midstream sector.


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Conferences Other States Although MCLE credit has only been approved--at this point--in these jurisdictions, you may be able to personally request and obtain credit in other jurisdictions—either participatory or 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 if the purpose of your purchase is to obtain MCLE credit. Your jurisdiction may also limit the number of credit hours that may be obtained via OnDemand programs, including a number less than the total hours offered for this conference. In addition, you generally have 30 days to complete watching the sessions for which you desire to receive MCLE credit. If you do not intend to view all of the MCLE eligible sessions, you will be provided instructions for requesting that partial credit be reported or that you be provided a certificate of attendance for the portion of the conference you attended.


Ajey Chandra's Profile

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Executive Vice President

Baker & O’Brien, Inc.

Ajey Chandra’s expertise combines over 35 years of experience in the
energy industry, including market analysis, project development, litigation
assistance, independent engineering review, strategic planning, mergers
and acquisitions, and operational improvements around the world.

Prior to joining Baker & O’Brien, Ajey held leadership positions in multiple
companies, and included roles in business development, gas and liquids
pipelines, midstream operations, and gas processing plants. Additionally,
Ajey has over 15 years of consulting experience covering a wide variety of
projects worldwide.

Emil Barth's Profile

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Baker Botts L.L.P.

Emil Barth's law practice incorporates a broad range of regulatory, infrastructure development, litigation and transactional matters specific to the energy industry. The clients he represents include major electric, natural gas, oil, mining and renewable energy companies. Mr. Barth has represented clients in connection with energy and environmental matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps), U.S. Coast Guard (Coast Guard) and other federal and state regulatory agencies, as well as federal and state courts.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Barth worked as an assistant in the White House Office of the Chief of Staff and as an associate at a public relations firm.

David J. Raphael's Profile

David J. Raphael Related Seminars and Products

K&L Gates LLP

David Raphael is a partner in the environmental, land and natural resources practice of the firm's Harrisburg office. Prior to joining K&L Gates, David served as Chief Counsel of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) where he provided legal counsel to the Secretary and executive staff of the DEP. In this role, he oversaw a statewide team who  represented the department on a variety of environmental compliance,  litigation and transactional matters. His experience as an environmental practitioner – both in the public and private sectors – spans more than 25  years.

David represents clients in environmental litigation matters before the  Environmental Hearing Board, various state and federal courts, and  administrative boards. He also provides environmental counsel on complex  transactions and a wide range of environmental compliance issues,  including the implementation of environmental compliance and audit  policies.

David was selected by Chambers USA (2017-2022) as one of Pennsylvania's leading environmental lawyers.

Sabina D. Walia's Profile

Sabina D. Walia Related Seminars and Products

Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler PLLC

Sabina has over 15 years of experience in the federal and state regulation of natural gas and liquids pipelines. Sabina advises clients regarding  regulatory issues and compliance with FERC regulations, including  regulatory requirements for developing natural gas and liquids pipelines; negotiating service agreements on natural gas and liquids pipelines and  other midstream facilities, such as gas gathering and processing facilities;  obtaining authorizations for constructing new pipeline and storage facilities or abandoning existing facilities; rate regulation of natural gas pipelines  and storage companies; tariff filings and general regulatory compliance;  and creating regulatory compliance and internal audit programs for  regulated pipelines. Sabina also provides advice to clients regarding  pipelines subject to the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas  and intrastate natural gas pipelines offering Section 311 service. Sabina has  represented clients in appellate matters before both the D.C. Circuit and the  Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeals and is admitted to practice before the  Supreme Court of the United States.

Suzanne Clevenger's Profile

Suzanne Clevenger Related Seminars and Products

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Suzanne counsels clients with respect to regulated and unregulated midstream assets. Specifically, Suzanne focuses on FERC regulatory  requirements and compliance with FERC regulations, including creation of  regulatory compliance and internal audit programs, rate regulation of  natural gas pipelines and storage companies, and regulatory requirements at  FERC for developing liquids and natural gas pipelines. Suzanne also  works with clients on the negotiations of midstream agreements, including  for service on interstate gas and liquids pipelines, gathering pipelines,  processing facilities, storage terminal agreements, and agreements for the  purchase and sale of commodities.

Christopher D. Porter's Profile

Christopher D. Porter Related Seminars and Products

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Chris is Co-Managing Partner of Quinn Emanuel’s Houston office. Chris is an experienced trial lawyer focused on the key disputes businesses face – from  breach of contract and trade secret claims to business torts and antitrust  disputes. A natural in the courtroom, Chris brings substantive jury-trial  experience and commands the respect of judges and juries alike. His comfort  level with going to trial is a formidable competitive advantage for his clients –  both in and outside the courtroom.

Chris represents plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts  throughout Texas and elsewhere. A key to his approach (and success) is  developing a close working relationship with his clients and maintaining an  open, ongoing dialogue that ensures the best strategic decisions at every  stage of litigation. Whether his clients are looking to obtain a quick  settlement, or to see their matter through trial, he is prepared every step of  the way.

A distinctly business-oriented trial lawyer, Chris studied Business Administration with a concentration in Finance at The University of Texas  at El Paso, where he was also a student government senator, captain of the  football team, and a bowl game MVP. His demonstrated work ethic today  comes in large part from his early drive to succeed. After working in the  insurance industry for two years, Chris graduated with honors from the  University of Michigan Law School. He then completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Philip R. Martinez in the United States District Court  for the Western District of Texas.

In 2022, Chris was ranked by Chambers USA in General Commercial Litigation and most recently has been named Litigator of the Week by The  American Lawyer. He has also been repeatedly recognized as a “Texas  Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers, and he has been named  to the Texas Super Lawyers list from 2020-2022. Chris has also been  selected to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers guide  from 2020-2022. Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Houston Parks Board.

David Ammons's Profile

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Haynes and Boone, LLP

David Ammons is a commercial trial lawyer with extensive experience handling high-stakes litigation in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts nationwide. Clients value David’s skill at efficiently and effectively resolving their litigation challenges in a manner that squares with their long-term strategic objectives. David has been recognized in the 2020 Legal 500 U.S. directory (Legalease) for his “responsiveness, client attention and practical application of knowledge.” He was also recognized in Texas Super Lawyers, 2020 and 2021 (Thomson Reuters).

Plaintiffs and defendants seek David’s representation in complex commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract disputes, business torts, fiduciary and financial litigation, and environmental and toxic tort litigation. David has particular experience representing companies, hedge funds, and court-appointed trustees in bankruptcy litigation matters.

Board certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, David represents onshore and offshore oil and gas producers, gas marketing companies, gas pipeline companies, and natural gas liquids processing companies. He has successfully defended major integrated oil and gas companies and large independents in multidistrict and class action cases with multimillions of dollars at stake. He also has handled complex disputes concerning joint operating agreements, purchase and sale agreements, operational issues, and title to oil and gas assets.

Clients appreciate that David’s early-career secondment to the commercial litigation group of a major integrated oil and gas company has made him a more effective advocate and provided him with unique insight into the operational and business concerns of his clients.

David is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Energy Law and Vice Chair of its Litigation and Dispute Practice Committee, among other positions.

Board certified in Oil,

Marcia Greenblatt's Profile

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Phillips 66 Company

Marcia Greenblatt is an attorney with extensive experience in handling a wide range of energy commodity trading transactions.

Marcia began her career in commodities at Louis Dreyfus Corporation in the mid-1990s. After leaving Louis Dreyfus, she worked for nearly 15 years at Sempra Energy Trading and its successors, where she was the primary  attorney responsible for the daily energy commodity transactions, including physical purchases and sales and financial derivatives. In her role at Sempra, she both participated in the drafting of various industry initiatives,  including participating on the drafting committees for the NAESB master  agreements, and gained expertise on all industry standard master  agreements. Since joining Phillips 66 in 2012, Marcia has, among other  things, supported the company’s natural gas liquids and refined products  trading desks. She also overhauled and drafted the Phillips 66 General  Terms and Conditions used for trading of various commodities.

Marcia received her B.A. from Oberlin College and her J.D. from Fordham  University School of Law, where she was a member of the Fordham Law  Review. Immediately after graduating from Fordham, she worked as an  associate at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in New York City. She is admitted  in the State of New York.

Marcella Burke's Profile

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Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Marcella is an environmental attorney specializing in crisis management, sustainability, and environmental law in the energy and infrastructure  sectors. She counsels clients in carbon capture, energy technology, chemicals, conventional oil and gas, hydraulic fracturing, renewables, permitting, citizen suit defense, criminal environmental enforcement, and  environmental investigations. She was Deputy General Counsel at the EPA, and Deputy Solicitor for Energy and Natural Resources at the Department  of Interior, where she managed the litigation docket and regulatory  portfolio of all energy and natural resource permitting and project  development on federal lands, including for the federal oil and gas,  renewables, and carbon capture programs. She was named by Women We  Admire as The Top 50 Women Leaders of Houston 2022, the Petroleum  Economist named her a global Top 100 Women of the Energy Transition  2021, she received the National Law Journal Energy/Environmental Law  Trailblazer Award 2021, and ranked among the Legal 500 United States top  environmental practices 2021. She is on the Executive Committee of  the Environment & Natural Resources Division of the State Bar of Texas,  the Institute for Energy Law Advisory Counsel, and is the Chair of the  Environment & Natural Resources Program Committee of the Foundation  for Natural Resources and Energy Law. She graduated from Texas A&M  University and the University of Houston Law Center.

Jennifer D. Sadenwater's Profile

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Senior Managing Director

ESG Lynk

Jennifer Sadenwater is Senior Managing Director of ESG Lynk. With nearly 20 years of professional experience, Jennifer has a simplified, yet  detailed-oriented approach to sustainability strategy and ESG reporting.  She serves clients in a variety of industries including asset management,  midstream and upstream oil & gas, transportation & logistics, renewable  energy, internet & media services, and electric utilities. Her prior  experience with SEC financial reporting contributes to her approach of  focusing on sustainability disclosure topics that are financially material and  relevant to stakeholders. Jennifer also has extensive experience in  developing and conducting training courses and is a subject matter expert  contributor for the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Exam  issued by the IFRS Foundation.

Benjamin J. Rajabi's Profile

Benjamin J. Rajabi Related Seminars and Products

Porter Hedges LLP

Ben Rajabi counsels a broad array of energy clients in transactional matters
with a particular focus on the midstream sector, including:

● Acquisitions and divestitures of pipelines, gathering systems, storage facilities and related midstream infrastructure facilities for crude oil, natural gas, produced water, and constituent products

● Joint ventures for midstream and downstream energy projects

● Natural gas purchase, sales and marketing agreements and NAESB agreements

● Gathering, processing, treating, supply, storage, and related midstream operational agreements for crude oil, natural gas, and produced water

● Engineering, procurement and construction agreements for midstream and downstream infrastructure projects, including pipelines, gathering  systems, LNG, and CNG terminals

● Operation and maintenance agreements for midstream and downstream  infrastructure projects

● Acquisitions, divestitures, construction, installation, and operations agreements for renewable energy projects

● Acquisitions and divestitures of portfolios of oil and natural gas purchase, sales and hedging agreements

● Power purchase agreements

● Hedging agreements

David Updegrove's Profile

David Updegrove Related Seminars and Products

Salt Creek Midstream

David Updegrove serves as Deputy General Counsel of Salt Creek Midstream and has been with Salt Creek Midstream for 18 months. David  has over 8 years of legal experience including 6 years in private practice at  the law firms of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Baker Botts LLP, where he served as a corporate and financial services associate. His practice  focused on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint  ventures and other corporate transactions and he represented a variety of  industrial, manufacturing, transportation and energy companies. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business-Economics and History from  University of California – Los Angeles and a Juris Doctorate from  University of California – Berkeley School of Law.

Jennifer Johnson's Profile

Jennifer Johnson Related Seminars and Products

Salt Creek Midstream

Jennifer Johnson serves as General Counsel of Salt Creek Midstream. She has over 10 years of legal experience in law firm and in-house settings.

Prior to joining Salt Creek, Ms. Johnson served as Vice President, General  Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Rosehill Resources, Inc., a publicly  traded upstream company with assets in the Permian Basin. She also  worked at Noble Energy Inc., where she served as Corporate Finance Counsel for both the upstream and midstream businesses. In addition, Ms.  Johnson worked as a corporate and financial services attorney at Willkie  Farr & Gallagher LLP and began her private practice career as a corporate  associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Immediately after  law school, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge David  McKeague of the Unites States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UT Health  Science Center – Houston and worked as a Registered Nurse at M.D.  Anderson Cancer Center prior to going to law school. She holds a Juris  Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law.

Harry Beaudry's Profile

Harry Beaudry Related Seminars and Products

EPIC Midstream LLC

Harry Beaudry joined EPIC Midstream in August 2019 as General Counsel and Secretary and was appointed to the EPIC’s Board of Directors in November 2020. As General Counsel, Mr. Beaudry is responsible for all legal functions of the company, including corporate governance, securities and finance, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, litigation and labor and employment matters.

Mr. Beaudry has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.  Before joining EPIC, Mr. Beaudry served as General Counsel and Secretary  of Noble Midstream Partners LP, a publicly traded master  limited partnership providing crude oil, natural gas, and water-related  midstream services in Texas and Colorado. He joined Noble Energy in  March 2017 as Associate General Counsel and managed legal support and  oversight of various functions, including mergers & acquisitions, securities,  finance, governance, litigation, regulatory and human resources.  Mr. Beaudry began his legal career in October 2000 with Thompson & Knight LLP, advising energy clients in mergers and  acquisitions and corporate and securities matters. He then joined the  international law firm of Mayer Brown LLP in January 2013 as a partner in  the firm’s corporate and securities practice group before joining Noble  in 2017.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University and a  law degree from the University of Texas.

Shannon Coleman's Profile

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Tallgrass Energy

Shannon has extensive experience counseling natural gas and liquid pipelines on regulatory compliance issues in connection with growth  initiatives and day to day operations, with a focus on drafting commercial  energy contracts and managing regulatory compliance and regulatory proceedings. Additionally, she has significant utility acquisition experience  both in obtaining regulatory approval as well as closing and transition  related matters. Recently, she has worked on decarbonization efforts around  carbon sequestration, hydrogen and ammonia.

Shannon is an Associate General Counsel and Chief FERC Compliance  Officer for Tallgrass. Previously, she worked at Colonial Pipeline  Company, an oil products pipeline company, and Liberty Utilities, a  Canadian based utility holding company that owns natural gas, electric,  water, and wastewater utilities throughout the United States. Shannon  began her career in Washington D.C. working briefly at the Federal Energy  Regulatory Commission and then as an associate at Husch Blackwell, LLP. 

Nadine Moustafa's Profile

Nadine Moustafa Related Seminars and Products

Third Coast Midstream

Nadine is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Third Coast. She joined Third Coast in 2016 after more than five years in  house with another company. Nadine has more than 20 years of experience as  an energy industry lawyer, starting her career in private practice with firms in  New York and Washington, DC. Nadine has a B.A. from New York University and a J.D. from Fordham Law School.

Matthew Baker's Profile

Matthew Baker Related Seminars and Products

Baker Botts L.L.P.

Matthew focuses his practice on cyber security and data privacy for a broad range of industries, with an emphasis on the energy, chemical, and  manufacturing sectors. He is well-versed in complex electronic discovery  and information governance issues, as well as domestic and international  data privacy and information security practices. His diverse experience at  the intersection of litigation, technology, and data management enable him  to provide clients with comprehensive counsel proactively and in real time.  Matthew is certified as an Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US,  CIPP/E, CIPM) and a Fellow in Privacy by the International Association of  Privacy Professionals.

Christopher T. Morrow's Profile

Christopher T. Morrow Related Seminars and Products

The Williams Companies, Inc.

Christopher Morrow is a Senior Attorney at The Williams Companies, Inc., a United States-based energy company focused on natural gas processing  and transportation. In his position at Williams, Christopher provides counsel on  cybersecurity- and privacy-related legal and regulatory obligations, leads  Williams’ cybersecurity program formalization initiatives, and serves as  counsel for Williams’ cybersecurity incident response team. Chris received his  J.D. from Oklahoma City University School of Law.