Houston Chapter

2018 Program Materials

ACC Houston November chapter Meeting CLE

Coping with International Trade and Regulatory Risk in the Trump Administration
November 13, 2018 - Galleria Presentation

Speakers: Gregory Husisian, Foley Lardner LLP

Sponsor: Foley Gardere (Foley & Lardner LLP)


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ACC Houston October chapter Meeting CLE

Treacherous Terms: Drafting Contracts to Avoid Litigation
October 9, 2018 - Galleria Presentation
October 16, 2018 - Woodlands Presentation

Speakers: Larry Wilson and Stacy Russell, BoyarMiller

Sponsor: BoyarMiller

Boyar Miller




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ACC Houston September Chapter Meeting CLE

50 Shades of Energy Arbitration
September 11, 2018

Speaker: Scott Marrs, Regional Managing Partner, Texas, Akerman

Sponsor: Akerman







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2018 Back to School symposium
and School Supply Drive

August 30, 2018
The Houstonian Hotel

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Session 1:
9:00 – 9:50 am


Patent Litigation Strikes Back
Includes 0.25h ethics

Michael Hawes, Partner
Ali Dhanani,
Robinson Vu,

Manish Vyas,
IP Legal Director, Goodman Global Group, Inc.

Session 2:
10:00 – 10:50 am


Cybersecurity: Building a Comprehensive Incident Response

Matt Caligur, Partner
Will Daugherty,

Eric Smithmier, Houston Cyber Task Force, FBI Supervisory Special Agent
Thomas Arnold
, Manager, Security Consulting Services, Mandiant

Session 3:
11:00 – 11:50 am

Porter Hedges

Commodity Trading and Hedging Transactions

Randy King, Partner

  Session 4:
2:40 – 3:30 pm



The Ever-Changing Leave Landscape

Ruthie White, Principal

Natalie Scott, Corporate Counsel, Parker Drilling
Charisse Coleman, Associate General Counsel, American Bureau of Shipping


Session 5:
3:40 – 4:30 pm

Katten Muchin Rosenman

Under the Microscope:
Internal Investigations in the #MeToo Era

Emily Rochy, Associate

Micah S. Heilbrun, Senior Counsel, Labor & Employment, Phillips 66
Alexandra Willhite, Regional Head of Business Integrity, Americas, Shell Oil Company


Session 6:
4:40 – 5:30 pm




What Every In-House Counsel Should Know About Rep and Warranty Insurance

Scarlet McNellie, Partner
Todd Schroeder, Partner    

Matthew B. Wiener, Senior Vice President, Aon Risk Solutions | M&A Transaction Solutions 

Lunch Time Presentation by Incognito, Michael Fosberg

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ACC Houston Best Practices CLE

Project Due Diligence

August 21, 2018

Allison Thomison, In-House Counsel, Marathon Oil Corporation
Tom Warren, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Jim Silliman, Associate, Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Event Sponsor: Eversheds Sutherland

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ACC Houston August Chapter Meeting CLE

Lessons Learned from Harvey: Compassionate Compliance in Disaster Response

August 14, 2018 - Galleria
August 22, 2018 - Woodlands

Jackie Ford, Partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Jennifer Sipes, Counsel - IST Legal, BP (Galleria Location Speaker)
Kendra Paul, Senior Attorney, Noble Energy, Inc. (Woodlands Location Speaker)

Event Sponsors: Vorys


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ACC houston Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group

Public Company M&A Communications and SEC Rules

July 25, 2018

Sponsored by: Baker Botts




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ACC Houston July Chapter Meeting CLE

Immigration Compliance and the Trump Administration - What Employers Need to Know

Patrick Shen, Partner, Fragomen Wolrdwide
Andrea Penedo, Associate, Fragomen Worldwide

Event Sponsors: Fragomen Worldwide

July 10, 2018 - Galleria




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ACC Houston June Chapter Meeting CLE

Recent Changes to the Patent Litigation Landscape and Predictions for the Future

Rob Reckers, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Fiona Bell, Associate, Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Event Sponsor: Shook, Hardy & Bacon

June 12, 2018 - Galleria

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ACC Houston Labor & Employment Practice Group CLE:

The Aftermath of Harvey...
and We're Not Talking About the Hurricane

Event Sponsor: Baker McKenzie

May 30, 2018

BakerMcKenzie NEW

ACC Houston May Chapter Meeting CLE

Conducting an Investigation

May 8, 2018 - Galleria
May 23, 2018 - Woodlands

Brigham Cannon, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Nicolas Thompson Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Event Sponsor: Kirkland & Ellis LLP



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ACC Houston April Chapter Meeting CLE

Ethical Hazards that Confront Corporate Counsel

April 10, 2018 - Galleria
April 17, 2018 - Woodlands

Sean Gorman, Partner, Bracewell
Sarah Menendez, Senior Counsel, BMC Software, INC.

Event Sponsor: Bracewell




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acc Houston March chapter Meeting CLE

Litigating Attorney Fee Claims - Practical and Legal Issues

March 20, 2018 - Galleria
March 27, 2018 - Woodlands

David Bender, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Odean Volker, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Event Sponsor: Haynes and Boone LLP





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ACC Houston 19th Annual Ethics Seminar CLE

#Unplugged? Legal and Ethical Challenges for Employers in an Online World

February 27, 2018

Chris Hanslik, Chairman, BoyarMiller
Chris James, Senior Associate, BoyarMiller
Kasi Chadwick, Associate, BoyarMiller

Special Thank You to our Marquee Event Sponsor - BoyarMiller

Boyar Miller




ACC Houston February Chapter Meeting CLE

The Trump Effect:
How President Trump's Federal Appointments and De-Regulation Will Transform the Workplace

February 13, 2018 - Galleria
February 15, 2018 - Woodlands

Laura Alaniz, Partner, Thompson Coe
Mark Clark, Partner, Thompson Coe
David Comeaux, Legal Counsel - Employment, McKesson Corporation

Event Sponsor: Thompson Coe

Thompson Coe



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ACC Houston Diversity CLE

Workplace Civility, Off-Duty Conduct and the First Amendment: Where should employers draw the line?

January 23, 2018

Taneka Downing, Counsel, BP America
Monica Oathout, Partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP

Diversity Champion Sponsor: Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP


January Chapter Meeting CLE

The Ten Commandments: Drafting and Enforcing Indemnity Clauses and Additional Insured Provisions

January 9, 2018 - Galleria
January 25, 2018 - Woodlands

Thomas Taylor, Litigation Partner, Andrews Kurth Kenyon
Georgia Lucier, Litigation Partner, Andrews Kurth Kenyon
Marsha Montgomery, Managing Counsel - Litigation, BP America

Event Sponsor: Andrews Kurth Kenyon

Andrews Kurth

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