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ACC Houston Energy Practice Group CLE Webinar: Let's Waive COVID Goodbye
ACC Houston Energy Practice Group CLE Webinar
Let's Waive COVID Goodbye: COVID Waivers, Lawsuits and Bankruptcies
October 27, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm | 1.00 Hours CLE (TX)

2020 has been one of the most unusual years in terms of litigation and bankruptcy filings. Find out the pros and cons of limiting liability with appropriate COVID and litigation waivers and the latest updates in the area of bankruptcy proceedings.

Oct 27, 2020 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Sharon M. Beausoleil
Senior Counsel @Foley & Lardner LLP
Sharon Beausoleil is a senior counsel in Foley & Lardner LLP's Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations Practice in Houston. She focuses her practice on complex bankruptcy matters and related bankruptcy litigation for clients in a wide range of industries, including aviation, chemical, energy, maritime and refining sectors. Her clients include secured and unsecured creditors, major contract parties, and parties interested in acquiring assets from distressed companies. Prior to joining the firm, Sharon served as senior legal counsel in the global supply chain group for an international exploration and production company, where she handled procurement, transportation, and shipping matters for operations in the North Sea, West Africa, the Middle East and the United States. Sharon also has prior law firm experience, where she was lead counsel for a major integrated energy company. She represented that company and its affiliates in various bankruptcy matters throughout the United States.
Rhonda R. Weiner
Partner @Foley & Lardner LLP
Commercial litigation attorney Rhonda Weiner represents both plaintiffs and defendants in high-dollar, complicated disputes, typically in the energy, banking and commercial industries. With a unique passion for and ability to handle complex subject matter and law, Rhonda excels in problematic cases that have no clear path on the front end. She has a knack for unscrambling and distilling even the most complicated and dense disputes in order to craft a straight-forward, comprehensible and compelling story for the judge, jury or arbitrator, as the case may be. Coming from a scientific and technical background (biology and genetics research), Rhonda is unintimidated by difficult subject matter. In fact, that’s her bread and butter. She is highly experienced in oil and gas and contract interpretation disputes, as well as business torts, class actions, property interest, maritime, tortious interference, products liability, fraud and fiduciary disputes, among others.
Rachel Powitzky Steely
Partner @Foley & Lardner LLP
Rachel Powitzky Steely is a leading female trial lawyer in Texas. Rachel has been recognized as one of the top 50 female lawyers in Texas, selected as a Houston elite 100 lawyer, and was named a top 20 female trial lawyer by Texas Lawyer Magazine, the only trade secret/employment attorney to receive the honor. Rachel’s trial experience includes employment, commercial, corporate and insurance matters. She has won multi-million dollar verdicts and defended companies against claims exceeding 100 million dollars. Rachel is regularly recognized by Best Lawyers and Chambers and has been a Texas Super Lawyer for almost twenty years. She was named as Houston Business Journal's Outstanding Business Leader in Professional Services and selected for Who's Who in Energy. She is a former student investigator for the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor and is Board Certified, Labor & Employment Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.