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Energy Law Today

A Cautionary Tale for Operators

In this week's episode of our energy law podcast, find out about new guidance for calculating royalties on federal oil and gas leases, the BLM's termination of restrictive Obama-era fracking rules, and a cautionary tale for operators who might […]

Thomas G. Ciarlone Jr.

The FCPA: Energy Companies Doing Business Internationally Must Be Proactive

On July 27, 2017, Halliburton agreed to settle a cease and desist proceeding brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), charging it with violating the books and records and internal accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt […]

The Texas “Anti-Slapp” Law: A Gorilla in a Baby’s Pram?

This baby is called the Texas anti-SLAPP law,[i] or the Texas Citizens Participation Act (“TCPA”).[ii] The birth was attended to by then-Governor Perry who brought the swaddling law to eagerly-awaiting, yet diverse, “parents,” such as the Better […]

Andrea Johnson

Everything You Need to Know About Oil and Gas Law—2Q17 Edition

We began 2Q17 with a discussion of the intersection of the oil patch with class actions and the Fair Labor Standards Act; the federal government’s liability for the environmental cleanup of refinery waste; and a shortsighted discovery ruling that could […]

Thomas G. Ciarlone Jr.

Oil-and-Gas Law Update: July 11, 2017

Our energy law podcast is back from a brief hiatus for the Independence Day holiday with a quick look at the legal developments in oil-and-gas law that July has brought us so far.

Thomas G. Ciarlone Jr.