Petroleum Marketing Attorneys' Meeting

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Thursday Afternoon

Registration - Westin Memorial City

  1. LISA FREEMAN

    Senior Litigation Counsel BP America Inc., Houston, TX

In-House Counsel Roundtable & Networking

A roundtable specifically for in-house counsel to network and discuss issues facing them, including but not limited to billing arrangements, image/brand standards, and loyalty/reward programs with third party vendors.

Hosted Reception for Registrants, Speakers & Guests

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Friday Morning

Registration and Continental Breakfast

  1. ALEX RITCHIE

    Executive Director Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Westminster, CO
  2. ABBY RISNER

    Officer Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., St. Louis, MO
  3. MICHAEL KORENBLAT

    Director of Legal Affairs Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Inc., Denver, CO
  4. LISA FREEMAN

    Senior Litigation Counsel BP America Inc., Houston, TX

Introduction and Opening Remarks

  1. LAYNE KRUSE

    Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Houston, TX

Antitrust: What are the hot issues this year that may impact petroleum marketing?

What is hot? First, are employment restrictions and the sharing of employee information antitrust problems? And why are “no poaching” agreements a hot topic? Second, is price discrimination still an issue and what if there are open price terms? Third, what is the status of the credit card antitrust MDL and why did the Supreme Court let American Express off the hook? Fourth, do refinery outages mean there is a conspiracy? Fifth, do mergers of E&P companies matter in petroleum marketing?

Hosted Refreshment Break

  1. ANJALI P. GILLETTE

    Senior Counsel Kean Miller LLP, Houston, TX

The Lawyers' Ethical Role in Accident Investigations and Emergency Preparedness

This informative presentation will discuss the ethical issues that arise in responding to accidents, investigations, and reporting obligations.  Topics addressed include civil litigation risks, emergency preparedness, and accident response and investigation in the aftermath of a major accident.

  1. ERICA DRESSLER

    Associate Pepper Hamilton LLP, Philadelphia, PA
  2. EDWARD MAURER

    Senior Director – New Product Development Sunoco Inc., Dallas, TX
  3. LISA PITTMAN

    Partner Thomas Pittman P.C., Austin, TX
  4. HANNAH ZUNKER

    Strategic Planning Specialist Valero Energy Corporation, San Antonio, TX

Trending Topics in Petroleum Marketing & C-Store Retailing

A panel discussion covering a broad range of topics that affect refiners, wholesalers, and retailers including: electric vehicle charging, car sharing, fuel delivery, CBD oil, and non-fuel revenue sources.

Hosted Luncheon

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Friday Afternoon

Trending Topics in Petroleum Marketing & C-Store Retailing: A Panel Discussion (Continued)

  1. DAVID J. SIMMONS

    Officer Greensfelder, St. Louis, MO and Chicago, IL

Commerical Litigation Annual Update

An annual review of 2018-2019 court decisions and ongoing litigation that impacts petroleum marketing businesses.

Hosted Refreshment Break

  1. SUSAN LAFFERTY

    Partner Eversheds Sutherland, Washington, DC
  2. ANDREW TORRANT

    Counsel Exxon Mobil Corporation, Houston, TX

Hot Environmental and Regulatory Downstream Topics

This panel will discuss current environmental and regulatory issues affecting the downstream sector and their implications, including the recent E15 1.0 psi RVP waiver rule, Renewable Fuels Standards (RFS) developments, and EPA's proposed withdrawal of the California CAA waiver in the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule.

Course Adjournment