Burleson Partner Bob Ballentine to Speak at July 8 Association of Corporate Counsel's Houston Chapter Meeting

Jul 07, 2014, 05:05 ET from Burleson LLP

HOUSTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Ballentine, an energy litigation partner at Burleson LLP in Houston and head of the firm's midstream oil and gas practice, will speak on Tuesday, July 8, at the Association of Corporate Counsel's Houston chapter meeting.

Mr. Ballentine's presentation, "The Arbitration Alternative: Commercial Arbitration Basics and Recent Developments for In-House Counsel," is intended to provide in-house counsel with an introduction or refresher course on arbitration, how it works, and when it may or may not be appropriate. He will cover all phases of the arbitration process, from drafting an agreement to arbitrate to the post-hearing practice. The scope and form of awards as well as some ethical guidelines will also be reviewed. 

"Most in-house counsel will be conversant with issues related to commercial arbitration," said Mr. Ballentine, who has 30 years of commercial litigation and arbitration experience. "Whether it is drafting an arbitration clause or submitting a dispute to binding arbitration, in-house business and litigation counsel should be familiar with at least the essential principles surrounding arbitration. This presentation is designed to cover those key points and assist in-house counsel with the basics needed to advise their clients."

Mr. Ballentine focuses his practice primarily on the energy sector, with an extensive background representing companies in a wide range of disputes over upstream and midstream energy contracts. His experience also includes representing clients in class action suits in both state and federal courts as well as in litigation over state, federal, and private mineral royalty claims. 

About Burleson LLP
Burleson LLP is a full-service law firm devoted primarily to the oil and gas industry. Burleson has a presence in every major North American producing region – with unique experience in shale plays – and serves clients in the upstream, downstream, and midstream sectors. Many of the firm's attorneys have worked in the energy industry, including backgrounds as corporate general counsel, enabling Burleson to bring extensive understanding, knowledge, and insight to the companies and individuals it serves. With deep roots in oil and gas, complemented by broad-based corporate capabilities and mid-market rates, Burleson LLP is truly the law firm where energy matters. For further information, visit www.burlesonllp.com.

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