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​Ninth Annual Energy Law Symposium

Texas Energy Today and Tomorrow:
Its Impact in the U.S., Mexico and Beyond

March 1-2, 2018
Texas A&M School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas
7.5 CLE credit hours available

Energy Symposium 2018

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Keynote Presentations

  • Enrique Hidalgo, President, ExxonMobil Exploración y Producción México S.R.L. de C.V.
  • Allen Gilmer, co-founder and CEO of DrillingInfo and former Chairman of TIPRO


  • Sherry Bernhoft, Senior Program Manager, Strategic Programs, Electric Power Research Institute
  • James Coleman, Assistant Professor of Law, SMU School of Law
  • Joel Eisen, Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law
  • Nick Fulford, Global Head of Gas and LNG, Gaffney Cline & Associates
  • Sergio Pimentel, Commissioner, Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons Commission
  • Nick Hofmann, Senior Attorney, Atmos Energy​
  • Charles Maguire, Director, Radioactive Materials Division, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • John G. Mauel, Head of Energy Transactions, United States, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Lourdes Melgar, Affiliated Researcher, MIT Center for International Studies, and former Deputy Secretary of Energy for Hydrocarbons, Mexico
  • Jason Mills, Managing Partner, Freeman Mills PC (invited)
  • Jeff Rees, Vice President Domestic Law, Pioneer Natural Resources
  • Mathew Rooney, Director, Economic Growth, George W. Bush Institute​
  • Mark R. Shaffer, Director, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Region IV
  • Christopher Smith, Senior Vice President, Cheniere Energy; Energy Studies Fellow, Baker Institute; former Assistant Secretary of Energy in the Obama Administration
  • Guillermo Zuñiga, Commissioner, National Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico

Symposium Committee


Presented by the Texas A&M
Program in Natural Resources Systems
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Organized with the support of
XTO Energy

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