2/17/15

UPCOMING EVENTS

Executive Board Applications due 5 PM TODAY!

TJOGEL Symposium Thursday & Friday: 

Meet and network with practicing oil and gas attorneys! The Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law (TJOGEL) would like to invite you to attend our 10th Annual Symposium on Thursday, February 19th at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.  
 
This year presentations will be given by partners from Vinson & Elkins, Bracewell & Giuliani, Kirkland & Ellis, Latham & Watkins, and Jones Day.  There will also be a regulatory update panel including the Chairman of the Railroad Commission as well as the Chairman of the Texas House Committee on Natural Resources. 
 
You can register to attend the event for free at: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eM42HqE2dikUHgV
UT Law Day Friday, March 13
This year Law Day will teach 80 middle school students from Fulmore Middle School and Webb Middle School about what law school and a legal career entails. It is our goal to expose and educate these kids to the legal profession through a lesson, mock trial, career panel and tour of the law school. Professors Morse and Jinks are teaching our lessons and we need law student volunteers to participate in the mock trial and to show the kids around the law school.
Please visit the google doc to sign up for a volunteer slot:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1h1EI9SkYP16fYzEm_OIqdFXLIMAZbWL8qH6D1riUn88/edit#gid=0
If you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact ashley.carlisle@live.com.
3/3 Public Finance Partner Presentation – presented by Tom Sage and Adrian Patterson of Andrews Kurth. This will be a round table luncheon and due to limited space will be open only to dues paying members. Additional information and RSVP instructions will be coming in the following week.

3/11 Crash Course in Private Equity – presented by Kirkland and Ellis. This will be a lunchtime presentation by attorneys from Kirkland and Ellis and will be followed by an early evening Happy Hour with K&E’s attorneys.  Additional information and RSVP instructions will be coming in the following week.

TBLS 2nd Annual M&A School, April 10 & 11 – Our biggest event of the year will take place Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Partners and associates from Norton Rose Fulbright will present and entire M&A deal from start to finish. There will also be a networking reception after the Friday session. More information to come!

TERM OF THE WEEK

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5 THINGS TO KNOW THIS WEEK

1. Hacking Conference Brings Together Corporate and Law Enforcement Heavyweights

Executives from Bloomberg, Citigroup, Deloitte, First Data, IAC/InterActiveCorp, IBM and Mohegan Sun joined officials from the F.B.I., the Secret Service and the Justice Department to discuss cooperation in fighting cybercrime.

2. Billionaire Pickens Energy Holdings Lose Half Their Value

Billionaire investor T. Boone Pickens’ energy holdings fell by almost half last quarter as he sold shares of battered oil producers including Goodrich Petroleum Corp. and EP Energy Corp.

The value of Pickens’ Dallas-based TBP Investments Managements fund fell by $50.7 million in the fourth quarter to $51.5 million, according to data compiled by Bloomberg from filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday. The fund sold out of eight companies, including 339,550 shares in Goodrich, which lost 70 percent of its value in the fourth quarter. EP Energy fell by 40 percent.

 3. 5 Things to Watch on the Economic Calendar

Next week’s roster of economic reports lack the market-moving punch of top-tier data like the payrolls release. That doesn’t mean the numbers won’t give us clues about where the economy—and monetary policy—may be headed. Here are five things to watch.

 4. S.E.C. Asks Alibaba About Dispute With Chinese Regulator

Alibaba disclosed on Friday that it has received a request from the S.E.C. for more information about the clash with China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce.

5. Law Students Leave Torts Behind (for a Bit) and Tackle Accounting

A group of 170 Brooklyn Law School students cut short their winter break and headed back to campus in January for an intensive three-day training session. But not in the law.

Instead, they spent the “boot camp” sessions learning about accounting principles, reading financial statements, valuing assets and other basics of the business world — subjects that not long ago were thought to have no place in classic law school education.

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