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A Client's Right To Privacy And A Lawyer's Duty To Keep It That Way
Brown Bag Webinar Series
November 17, 2010 - The "right to privacy" is a mysterious and often misunderstood legal concept. Most Americans believe that the right to privacy is as sacrosanct as the right of free speech and the freedom of religion...
Products Liability in the Offshore Oil Patch
19th Annual Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference, Houston, Texas
November 10, 2010
Evaluating the Risks of Corporate Entry into the Social Media World
Law Seminars International Workshop
October 28, 2010 - Travis Crabtree will be speaking at Law Seminars International's Workshop on Social Media Law on October 28, 2010. This conference provides an intensive look at social media's evolution with busines...
Dealing with Adverse Content and Activity on Other People's Sites: Tips for Protecting Your Company's Image and Reputation
Law Seminars International Workshop
October 28, 2010 - Joel Thompson will be speaking at Law Seminars International's Workshop on Social Media Law on October 28, 2010 This conference provides an intensive look at social media's evolution with business r...
Select Bankruptcy Issues in Oil & Gas
Texas Wesleyan School of Law Energy Symposium
Fall 2010
Law Governing the Construction and Operation of Offshore Wind Energy Facilities
Texas Offshore Wind Energy Conference (TOWER) and Offshore Wind Law (OWL) Conference, Houston, Texas
October 22, 2010
The Public Policy of Mobile Health: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
Mobile Health Expo
October 19, 2010 - Andy Meyercord will be speaking on the topic of "The Public Policy of Mobile Health: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You" at the Mobile Health Expo in Las Vegas on October 19th. Date : Tuesday, Octo...
Recent Iranian Sanctions and its Effect on the Petroleum Industry and Your Company
Gray Reed Brown Bag Webinar Series
October 15, 2010 - In late June 2010, the United States passed stringent sanctions against Iran that further restrict investment in Iran's energy sector and cracks down on federal contractors that do business with Iran...
Products Liability in Marine and Offshore Markets
Eighth Annual Hot Topics Seminar for the Bermuda Insurance Market, Hamilton, Bermuda
October 13, 2010
Liability and Coverage Exposures from Property Damage Catastrophe Claims
Client Presentation, London, England
October 6, 2010
Judicial Legal Writing - Fall 2010 Seminar
Federal Bar Association
Sept. 2010
Consumers Right to a Jury Trial
Texas Law Center in Austin, TX
August 17, 2010 - On August 17, 2010, Preston Kamin will be presenting a webcast on his article titled, "Consumers Right to a Jury Trial" at the Texas Law Center in Austin, TX Upon graduation from law school, Preston...
Social Media and Your Company
Brown Bag Webinar Series
August 4, 2010 - Looking Out and Looking In Looking Out : What happens when your company is being trashed online? What legal actions can I take and should I consider the other options? Looking In : What is...
Credibility with the Court - Grand Prairie
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Annual CLE Program
June 11, 2010
Incentive Trusts - Control from the Grave
May 14, 2010 - On May 14, 2010, Norm Lofgren will be presenting to the Estate Planning Council of North Texas on Incentive Trusts - Control From the Grave. Norm's practice focuses on taxation, estate planning and ...
Duties of Ad Litem Attorneys in Guardianship and Heirship Determinations
DVAP Ad Litem Certification Course
May 2010
Paul Yale Speaks on Title Opinion Requirements
East Texas Association of Petroleum Landmen
April 17, 2010 - Paul Yale will be speaking at the East Texas Association of Petroleum Landmen workshop April 17, 2010 on the topic of title opinion requirements. Mr. Yale is board certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral ...
Thoughts on Tax and Estate Planning in the New Age
American Airlines Grey Eagles
April 14, 2010 - On April 14, 2010, Norm Lofgren presented "-W0X0F- Thoughts on Tax and Estate Planning in the New Age" to the American Airlines Grey Eagles. Norm's practice focuses on taxation, estate planning and ...
Brazil: Exploration Results and How to Enter
March 30, 2010 - Aaron Ball and Paula Galhardo will be speaking in a webinar teaching about offshore exploration results and details concerning onshore oil and gas prospectivity. Aaron's practice is concentrated in ...
Getting to the Tipping Point
HBA Collaborative Law Section Meeting
March 16, 2010 - On March 16, 2010, Travis Crabtree will be speaking at HBA Collaborative Law Section Meeting. Travis will be presenting "Getting to the Tipping Point: Marketing Collaborative Practice Through Social ...
What Cancer Patients and Their Families Need to Have in Place Today for Tomorrow
Baylor Cvetko Center Multiple Myeloma Support Group
March 13, 2010 - On March 13, 2010, Norm Lofgren presented to the Baylor Cvetko Center Multiple Myeloma Support Group on What Cancer Patients and Their Families Need to Have in Place Today for Tomorrow. Norm's pract...
Enforcing Supervised Visitation Orders
Houston Bar Association Family Law Section
March 2010
SPEAKER - Agency and Distribution in Latin America
February 11, 2010 - On February 11, 2010, Aaron Ball and Paula Galhardo will be speaking on "Agency and Distribution in Latin America". Latin America has just experienced six years of the highest GDP growth it's had in ...
Adoption, Implementation, and Legal Issues Surrounding Electronic Health Records
Health Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association
January 20, 2010 - On January 20, 2010, Darrell Armer presented to the Health Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association. The presentation covered adoption and implementation of electronic health records as well as ince...
Revlon Duties and Empty Voting: Opportunities, Danger or Both?
27th Annual National CLE Conference, Law Education Institute, Vail, Colorado
January 4, 2010
Trial of a Benzene Case Conference
Harris Martin Benzene Litigation Conference, New York City
December 9, 2009 - A.M. "Andy" Landry , a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, was one of 25 lawyers and experts selected from across the country to present Harris Martins "Trial of a Benzene Case Conference" on Dec. 8-9 in ...
President-Elect Obama's Proposed Tax Plan: Are You Prepared
December 5, 2009 - Now that the election is over, are you ready for the new Administration? Curious about the Obama Administration's proposed tax plan? Didn't know about the retroactive tax increase or the higher...
Medical Records Law
Lorman Education Services
December 2, 2009 - On December 2, 2009, Darrell Armer will be speaking on "Medical Records Law". Darrell's practice focuses on commercial transactions, with an emphasis in the health care industry.  His practice ref...
SPEAKER - HR Sourcing Forensics: Digital Due Diligence in the Era of Social Media
December 2, 2009 - On December 2, 2009, Travis Crabtree will be presenting a webinar on "HR Sourcing Forensics: Digital Due Diligence in the Era of Social Media". The era of "social media" with such sites as Facebook o...
What Cancer Patients Need to Have in Place Today for Tomorrow
Baylor University Medical Center
November 7, 2009 - On November 7, 2009, Chris Harris and David Gair will be speaking on "What Cancer Patients Need to Have in Place Today for Tomorrow". Chris Harris' practice focuses on federal income and estate ta...
McConnico Speaks on Trying Property Cases in Family Law
Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar
October 16, 2009 - On October 16, 2009, Kate McConnico will be speaking to the Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar on "How to Assist Your Attorney in Effectively Trying a Property Case - Family Law". Ms. McConnico, a par...
SPEAKER - The Ethics of Lawyers on the Internet
South Texas College of Law
October 9, 2009 - On October 9, 2009, Travis Crabtree will be speaking on "The Ethics of Lawyers on the Internet". You've all heard it!  No lawyer or law firm in today's environment can be competitive without takin...
Offshore Energy Insurance ― Is Your Wording Keeping Pace with Technology?
Seventh Annual Hot Topics Seminar for the Bermuda Insurance Market, Hamilton, Bermuda
October 7, 2009
Gray Reed & McGraw Hosts a Seminar on International Agency & Distribution: Focus on Latin America
Association of Corporate Counsel - Houston Abogados Corporativos
September 30, 2009 - On September 30, 2009, Aaron Ball and Paula Galahardo presented a seminar on "International Agency & Distribution: Focus on Latin America" to the Association of Corporate Counsel - Houston Abogados C...
Issues Relating to Construction Scheduling and Delays
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
September 22, 2009 - On September 22, 2009, Vernon Howerton will be speaking to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on "legal issues related to construction scheduling and delays". Vernon helps businesses avoid a...
Which Ones Do You Want on the Jury? And Which Ones Do You Strike
The University of Houston Law Foundation
August 13, 2009 - On August 13, 2009, Jim McGraw will be speaking to the The University of Houston Law Foundation "The Jury Trial 2009" CLE on "Which Ones Do You Want on the Jury? And Which Ones Do You Strike". In ...
Travis Crabtree Speaks on Jury Selection
The University of Houston Law Foundation
August 6, 2009 - On August 6, 2009, Travis Crabtree will be speaking to the The University of Houston Law Foundation "The Jury Trial 2009" CLE on "Which Ones Do You Want on the Jury? And Which Ones Do You Strike". ...
Document Retention: The 800 lb. Gorilla
Dallas Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section
June 2, 2009 - On June 2, 2009, Michael Kelsheimer spoke to the Corporate Counsel Section of the Dallas Bar Association on "Document Retention: The 800 lb. Gorilla". Michael's practice focuses on commercial and ...
From Divorce to Second Marriage: Estate Planning and Marital Law Considerations
Dallas CPA Society
May 1, 2009 - On May 1, 2009, Norm Lofgren will be speaking to the Dallas CPA Society on "From Divorce to Second Marriage: Estate Planning and Marital Law Considerations". Norm's practice focuses on taxation, e...
Tricks, Traps and Ploys Used in Construction Scheduling in Texas
April 29, 2009 - Vernon Howerton , a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, will present at a one-day construction law seminar on "Tricks, Traps and Ploys Used in Construction Scheduling in Texas". The seminar will take plac...
Credibility with the Court - Rockwall
Rockwall County Bar Association, Bench-Bar Conference
Apr. 24, 2009
Jack Emmott Speaks on Contrasting Litigation and Collaborative Law
Texas Bar Association
March 29, 2009 - Jack Emmott , a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, will present at the Texas Bar Association's 2009 Collaborative Law Course on "Contrasting Litigation and Collaborative Law". The conference will take pl...
The Ethics of Lawyers on the Internet
Houston Bar Association
March 26, 2009 - Travis Crabtree , a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, is speaking on "The Ethics of Lawyers on the Internet" to the Houston Bar Association on March 26, 2009. To develop business in today’s world, ever...
LRM Attorneys Speak on Downsizing Work Force
Institute of Management Accountants
February 19, 2009 - Cleveland Clinton and Brent Dyer, both Members at Gray Reed & McGraw, will present on "Trimming the Fat without Becoming the 'Biggest Loser - Downsizing Your Work Force in a Down Economy" at the In...
Travis Crabtree Speaks on Search Engine Legal Issues
Search Marketing Expo
February 11, 2009 - Travis Crabtree, a Member of Gray Reed & McGraw, participated on a panel on "Legally Speaking: Recent Legal News About Search Engines" for the Search Marketing Expo. Travis Crabtree brings a unique ...
Jack Emmott Speaks on Representing Sports Professionals
Houston Bar Association, Entertainment & Sports Law Section
January 27, 2009 - Jack Emmott , a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, will present at the Entertainment & Sports Law Section of the Houston Bar Association on "Representing Sports Professionals in Family Law Matters". The ...
What Cancer Patients and Their Families Need to Have in Place Today and Tomorrow
Cvetko Patient Education Center
November 3, 2008 - Norm Lofgren, a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, will be speaking on “What Cancer Patients and Their Families Need to Have in Place TODAY and TOMORROW” at Cvetko Patient Education Center in Dallas on Mo...
International Choice of Law
University of Texas 17th Annual Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference, Houston, Texas (Co-authored with Monika Moore)
October 24, 2008
Energistics 3rd Annual Standards Summit & Reception
October 23, 2008 - Aaron Ball, a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, will be speaking at Energistics 3rd Annual Standards Summit & Reception at the Intercontinental Houston Hotel on Thursday, October 23, 2008. Corporate spon...
Credibility with the Court - Dallas 2008
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, Sixth Annual Forensics Seminar
Oct. 23, 2008
Dealing with the Ever Changing International Marketplace
Entrepreneurship Institute in Houston
October 21, 2008 - Donald Looper spoke on "Dealing with the Ever Changing International Marketplace" to the Entrepreneurship Institute in Houston on October 21, 2008. 107 Houston-area CEOs and business owners attended ...
Scoundrel, Scalawag, Interloper or Owner: Impacts of Trusts and Estates on Title
Dallas Bar Association, Energy Law Section
September 12, 2008
Lessons Learned from Recent M&A Transactions
5th Annual Association of Corporate Counsel Golf/Spa Event, Las Colinas, Texas
September 5, 2008
When the Form Manual is Silent
Houston Bar Association Family Law Section
September 3, 2008 - William Morris , a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, gave a speech entitled “When the Form Manual is Silent” to the Houston Bar Association Family Law Section.
Offshore Wind Facilities - What Law Will Apply?
American Wind Energy Association's Windpower 2008 Conference & Exhibition, Houston, Texas (Co-authored with Shannon Thorne)
June 2008
Credibility with the Court - Dallas 2007
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, Fifth Annual Forensics Seminar
Oct. 4, 2007
Credibility with the Court - Austin
University of Texas School of Law, 2007 Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference
Oct. 1, 2007
The Law Governing the Construction and Operation of Offshore Wind Energy Facilities
The University of Texas 16th Annual Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference (Presentation with Bradley A. Jackson) (co-authored with Shannon Thorne)
September 28, 2007
Credibility with the Court - Austin 2007
University of Texas School of Law’s 17th Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals
May 31, 2007
Credibility with the Court
Collin County Bar Association Appellate Section
Apr. 13, 2007
IRS Problems with Marriage and Divorce: getting to the Innocent Spouse Claim
State Bar of Texas, Section of Taxation
March 2, 2007
Anatomy of a Criminal Tax Case
State Bar of Texas, Section of Taxation
February 16, 2007
Practical Concerns for Seafarers and Homeland Security
The University of Texas 15th Annual Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference, Houston, Texas (Presentation with Frank Goyner, Robert T. Miller and Robert Ream III)
September 29, 2006
The Future of Legal Practice
Dallas Bar Association, 2006 Bench-Bar Conference
Sept. 29, 2006
Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure
Dallas Bar Association Criminal Law Section, Annual CLE Program
Aug. 18, 2006
Signs and Omens: Texas Appeals in the 21st Century - Dallas 2006
Dallas Bar Association Criminal Law Section, Annual CLE Program
Aug. 18, 2006
Legal Writing/Writing for DBA's Headnotes
Dallas Bar Association Minority Business Development Initiative
Aug. 4, 2006
Credibility with the Court - Dallas 2006
Dallas Bar Association Appellate Section
Apr. 20, 2006
Signs and Omens: Texas Appeals in the 21st Century - Houston
Houston Bar Association, Appellate Section
Feb. 22, 2006
Signs and Omens: Texas Appeals in the 21st Century
Tarrant County Bar Association Appellate Section
Nov. 18, 2005
The Case of the Mauvaise Chance - A Simulation of the Resolution of a Maritime Conflict:  How Technology and Neutral Experts Can Facilitate Resolution
Conference of the Americas - City of Knowledge, Panama City, Panama (Presentation with Charles R. Dunn and Daniel Pipitone)
October 19, 2005
Signs and Omens: Texas Appeals in the 21st Century
State Bar of Texas, 19th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course
Sept. 9, 2005
Legal Ethics
Moderator - Dallas Bar Association Law Student Professionalism Conference
May 26, 2005
Signs and Omens: Texas Appeals in the 21st Century - Dallas 2004
Dallas Bar Association Appellate Section
Dec. 16, 2004
Statesmen for the Constitution - Mesquite
Mesquite Bar Association
Nov. 17, 2004
The New Rules: Interlocutory Appeals & Stays, Conflict Jurisdiction, Appeal Bonds, & Interest Rates
Dallas Bar Association Appellate Section
Nov. 20, 2003
Has Comparative Fault Swallowed Ryan?  The Future of Implied Contract/Tort Indemnity in Maritime Law
The University of Texas 12th Annual Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference, Houston, Texas (co-authored with Diana M. Brockman)
September 26, 2003
Legal Writing/Writing for Headnotes
Dallas Bar Association Publications Committee
2003 - 2005
Statesmen for the Constitution - Rockwall
Rockwall County Bar Association, 2003 Annual Dinner
May 17, 2003
Indemnity on the Outer Continental Shelf
The University of Texas 10th Annual Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference, Houston, Texas (Co‑authored with Karen K. Milhollin)
October 18, 2002
Key Issues Involved in Effectively Settling a Marine Personal Injury Action
American Trial Lawyers Association 2002 Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia (co-authored with R. Dean Gresham)
July 20-24, 2002
The Microsoft Decision: What’s Next?
Moderator - The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies
July 30, 2001
Contractual Risk Transfer in the Maritime Industry
University of Texas 9th Annual Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference, Houston, Texas (co-authored with R. Dean Gresham)
September 2, 2000
Ethical Advice Attorneys Can Give Their Clients and Employees and Unethical Advice They Can’t (Shouldn't) Give
South Texas College of Law, Preventing and Responding to the Maritime Emergency, Houston, Texas (Co‑authored with Karen K. Milhollin)
July 21, 2000
Ethical Dilemmas in Marine Insurance Coverage – Four (or More) Repeat Offenders
Mariners Club Seminar, Houston, Texas (co‑authored with Karen K. Milhollin)
January 13, 2000
Women in Law Firm Leadership: Cooperative and Successful Client Development
Texas Women Lawyers, Houston, Texas
July 22, 1999
Marine Employers Liability
Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Houston, Texas
April 29, 1999
Recent Developments in Legislation and in Case Law in the U.S. Supreme Court and the Fifth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits and in Maritime Arbitration Cases
Tulane New Orleans Maritime Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana
January 20-21, 1999
Offshore Employers’ Liability: The Boundaries among LHWCA and Other Remedies (Jones Act, General Maritime Law and State Workers' Compensation Acts)
University of Texas Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference, Houston, Texas
September 18, 1998
Maritime Women
Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association International Conference, New York, New York
September 16-18, 1998
Legal Advice:  When to Ask, What to Expect
Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association International Conference, New York, New York
September 16-18, 1998
Competitiveness of U.S. Ports in the World Marketplace
WISTA USA, Inc. Annual Breakfast Panel Discussion, New York, New York
April 30, 1998
Tort Liability of Dual Capacity Employers Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Acts
University of Texas Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference, Houston, Texas
September 19, 1997
US LHWCA and Dual Capacity
Houston Institute of Marine Underwriters Risk Seminar, Houston, Texas
May 21, 1997
Maritime Toxic Torts - Developments Since Castorina v. Lykes Bros. S.S., Inc.,
State Bar of Texas Admiralty and Maritime Law Course, Houston, Texas
March 14-15, 1996
The Effect of an Insured’s Bankruptcy on Indemnity and Coverage: Can a Plaintiff Recover from a Defendant in Bankruptcy Who is Insured by an Indemnity Policy?
State Bar of Texas Admiralty and Maritime Law Course, Houston, Texas
April 7-8, 1994
Handling Longshore Claims
State Bar of Texas Admiralty and Maritime Law Course, Houston, Texas
October 17-18, 1991
Wages, Wage Loss and Alternative Employment
Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Seminar, Houston, Texas (co-authored with Steve L. Roberts)
September 21-22, 1989
Ethics: Best Practices for Lawyers Working with Landman
Proceedings of the 59th Annual Institute of Mineral Law, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University (2012)