The Legal Framework for Digitization, Technological Innovation, and the Future of Resource and Energy Development
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | Starting at 8:30 am MDT and ending at 4:00 pm MDT
This innovative one-day Institute offering critical knowledge for energy and natural resource attorneys with up to 6.25 hours of CLE at a cost of only $18 per credit for members.
The energy and natural resources industries are often late adopters of technology, but those industries are rapidly catching up with the increased use of information. As a result, the way these industries manage their assets and their business is undergoing a radical transformation.
Lawyers advising have several roles in advising clients in the energy and natural resources industries during the digital revolution.
• First, the lawyer should have a basic understanding of these developments so they can advise clients on how best to incorporate changing technologies into operating agreements, internal governance, and regulatory compliance.
• Second, the lawyer needs the skills to develop a contractual and regulatory framework with sufficient flexibility to allow new technologies to be adopted seamlessly into the client’s business, including ownership and use of such technologies.
• Third, the lawyer should be able to advise on risks and risk allocation related to new technologies and how to manage innovation when the standard approach becomes obsolete.
• Finally, the lawyer should have a basic understanding of how new technologies create new risks and opportunities, including as it relates to cybersecurity.
This Institute reviews some of the key data-driven innovations recently adopted in the energy and natural resources industries, as well as innovations that are under development and imminent. The Institute does not simply present the innovations, but reviews legal issues related to these innovations, as well as legal strategies to promote their deployment. Most presentations have a technical expert and a lawyer involved to allow a cross-disciplinary discussion. In addition, the Institute provides the perspective of both in house lawyers and outside counsel.
Please see the program brochure below for a detailed presentation schedule.
Scot Anderson, Hogan Lovells, Denver, CO
Minou Rabiei, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
Krystal Scott, Jones Walker, Houston, TX
Don Smith, University of Denver, Denver, CO
Camila Tobon, Davis Graham & Stubbs, Denver, CO
6.25 in CLE credits