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Emerging Ethics and Compliance Issues in the Oilfield: Coping with the Criminalization of Oil and Gas Operations

April 19, 2016
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


RDG + Bar Annie
Club & Oak Room
1800 Post Oak Boulevard
Houston, Texas


April 19, 2016
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Program
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Networking/Reception

From the Deepwater Horizon Task Force to the Black Elk indictment, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has increasingly sought to hold not just companies, but also individual employees, criminally liable following incidents involving environmental damage or personal injury. In some instances, operational issues that formerly may have exposed companies to incidents of non-compliance have formed the predicate for individual criminal indictments under obscure provisions of the Code of Federal Regulations. In other cases, individuals have been tried for unrelated post-incident conduct. Moreover, the recent Yates Memo confirms the DOJ will continue to emphasize pursuing individual convictions as a primary method of pursuing corporate wrongdoing.

In light of these recent developments, this Program will address:

  • Best practices for dealing with the Government in the aftermath of an incident
  • When to consider retaining individual employee counsel and related ethical considerations
  • The scope of potential corporate and individual liability in multi-party operations
  • Managing employee reluctance to support incident-response activities
  • Internal investigation considerations in the wake of the Yates Memo
  • Best practices for assessing and enhancing compliance issues prior to an incident

Continuing Education Credit:
This program is pending CLE credit approval in the state of Texas.

Program and reception are complimentary. Space is limited for this event.

Events Contact

Heather Stripling
T: 205.250.8332
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