SPE PF&C is hosting our yearly ethics presentation in downtown Houston at the HESS Tower. Many in the oil and gas industry have been affected by the downturn and have found a new job or will find employment in the future. Not only will this presentation satisfy an ethics PDH, it will also be a great opportunity to learn of the many legal obligations employees need to be aware of during transition.
Please join us to learn about ethical considerations applicable to employees who are changing employers, including common employment contract terms, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, confidentiality issues, and common law obligations employees owe employers under Texas law.
Texas Engineers: Attending this event will fulfill your ethics PDH as required by The Texas Board of Professional Engineers. 22 TAC §137.17(d) (2012)
Speaker Tracy LeRoy: Tracy LeRoy is a partner with Sidley Austin LLP. She focuses on litigation and dispute resolution for energy industry participants. She has recently handled cases related to renewable fuel commodities, agricultural commodities, drilling rights, leasehold disputes, and disputes over agreements surrounding the exploration, production, and transportation of oil and gas.
Tracy also represents companies in the energy industry, and their officers and directors, in internal and independent investigations of corporate conduct, compliance, and reporting, including representing audit committees and special litigation committees in such matters.
Speaker Sarah M. Valenti: Sarah Valenti is a litigation associate in the Houston office of Sidley Austin. Prior to joining Sidley, Sarah served as a Trial Attorney for the United States Department of Justice’s Commercial Litigation Branch in Washington, D.C., where she represented the United States in lawsuits involving government contracts, constitutional claims, and fraud, and in appeals concerning federal employment and veterans benefits.Sarah earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Rutgers University School of Law where she was an editor of the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion. She earned her B.A., with high honors, from Pennsylvania State University. Sarah is actively involved in providing pro bono services to the local community and previously served as a guardian ad litem in two high-conflict child custody cases. She received the Department of Justice’s John W. Douglas Pro Bono Award for her efforts.