Susan Lafferty advises clients on an array of energy and environmental issues impacting the petroleum, biofuels and energy trading industries. Susan’s extensive practice covers regulatory, commercial and policy issues related to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), renewable identification number (RIN) trading, state low carbon fuel standards (LCFS), gasoline and ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) requirements, and shipping all types of commodities by rail, vessel or truck. She also advises clients on daily trading and commercial matters as well as significant enforcement actions.
Jenni Lajzerowicz counsels oil and gas companies, global resources companies, and energy and commodity traders on dispute resolution and transactional matters relating to the extraction and sale of oil and gas, metals and minerals, and natural resources, and their trading and transport.
Neil Lang represents public companies, their officers and directors, brokers, investment advisers and individuals in government and regulatory investigations, enforcement and litigation involving, among others, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice (DOJ), state regulatory agencies, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and private litigants. He advises public companies, broker-dealers, investment advisers and financial institutions on federal and state regulatory matters, disclosure issues and compliance matters.
Leveraging decades of experience in human resources matters, Paul Lang’s practice encompasses the breadth of issues involving the employment relationship, focusing heavily on employee benefits and executive compensation. Paul counsels human resource professionals, in-house counsel, trustees, compensation committees, third party administrators and life insurance professionals in the design, operation, compliance and best practices for all types of compensation and employee benefit plans.
Working for more than 40 years in litigation and arbitration, David Langlois helps clients—energy companies, international trading institutions and the companies that finance them—resolve complex commercial disputes in litigation and arbitration. Successfully guiding clients in this business sector since the early 1970s, David represents commodity trading concerns primarily in oil, oil products and energy.
Over the past 25 years, as Internet access, computer technology, electronic commerce and social media outlets have dramatically changed the field of intellectual property law, Libby Langworthy has been working with her clients to acquire and protect their intellectual property assets. Her experience in this specialized area spans a range of services, including advising on IP aspects of transactions as well as clearance, prosecution, protection, licensing and enforcement of trademarks, copyrights, domains and other forms of intellectual property.
A nationally known state tax lawyer with significant experience and insight into state tax policy, digital economy and communications tax issues, Todd Lard advises Fortune 500 companies on state and local tax. Todd provides clients with strategic tax planning and solutions to state tax controversy matters, and advocates at the state and federal levels regarding state tax policy and legislative issues.
Doug Leary counsels publicly traded and privately held companies in corporate and transactional matters, including stock and asset acquisitions, mergers, tender offers, consolidations, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital transactions, recapitalizations, debt and equity financings, and general corporate and contract matters. Doug also represents clients in structuring LLCs, partnerships, investment funds and other complex financial arrangements, including stable value “wrap” contracts for stable value providers and fund sponsors.
Tracey Ledbetter counsels clients in the insurance and financial services, automotive, and construction industries on a wide range of matters. Her experience includes defending class action lawsuits, handling complex business litigation and arbitration, advising on regulatory matters and compliance issues, and drafting construction agreements.
Carol Lee counsels clients on secured and unsecured commercial lending and structured finance. She advises on deals involving various industries, including telecommunications, agriculture and energy, and assists lenders and borrowers in negotiating and documenting syndicated and single lender credit facilities.
With more than 30 years of corporate counsel and private practice experience, including serving 18 years as in-house counsel for Shell Oil and ExxonMobil, Dan LeFort advises U.S. and foreign-based companies on the development, construction, procurement and sale of energy-related projects in the liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), petrochemical, oil and electric utility sectors.
Richard Leishman advises lenders, borrowers and investors in a variety of U.S. and international maritime and financing transactions, including negotiating and documenting syndicated and single lender credit facilities. He also helps provide general finance and corporate representation.
Robert Lemus is an experienced litigator with a focus on complex commercial disputes, government and internal investigations, and privacy and data security issues. He represents a broad spectrum of commercial clients, from upstream, midstream, and downstream energy companies to manufacturers and retailers. Robert has counseled clients in numerous federal and Texas courts.
Robert has defended several clients against breach of contract claims and deceptive trade practices claims, successfully settling the litigation to the client’s satisfaction before trial. He has experience in representing clients in response to government investigations, and in conducting internal investigations in response to various crises.
Robert recently served as lead counsel defending a retailer against a products defect claim. Despite several attempts to resolve the matter amicably, the plaintiff insisted on going to trial where the jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the defendant. He also served on the team that represented the drilling contractor in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill litigation.
Robert is a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Privacy and Data Security Group, and has been a co-presenter of several cybersecurity presentations.
Jerry Libin advises U.S. and foreign-based corporations on the full scope of domestic and international corporate taxation. Chair of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Tax Practice Group, Jerry focuses on issues of tax controversy; tax planning; corporate acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings; and financial transactions involving domestic and international tax considerations. Jerry has successfully litigated a number of important federal tax cases and constitutional challenges to state tax statutes, including representation before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Peter Ligh focuses on complex commercial litigation and arbitration of disputes. He represents clients in a range of matters, including antitrust, securities, intellectual property, class actions and internal investigations and his clients include media companies, pharmaceutical companies, computer technology companies, energy companies, investment and commercial banks, hedge funds and private equity firms, independent audit committees, members of Congress and the City of New York.
Jesse Lincoln, a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Litigation Practice Group, focuses his practice on the construction industry and commercial litigation. He represents construction industry clients at all levels, including general contractors, subcontractors, and owners, in litigation and in transactions.
With education reform dominating the nation’s headlines, Al Lindseth has built a national reputation representing state and local school authorities in disputes over school finance and educational adequacy obligations outlined in both state and federal constitutions. A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Litigation Practice Group, Al has worked closely with State Attorney General offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York and North Dakota to resolve education-based disputes through litigation, negotiation, legislative action or a combination of all three. As a result Al has a deep understanding of the wide range of legal, social science, economic and education issues arising in such cases.
Ling helps insurance and financial services companies strategically plan and negotiate their significant corporate transactions, especially mergers, acquisitions, reinsurance of life and annuity products, dispositions and strategic alliances. She also advises life insurers regarding regulatory compliance, capital requirements, excess reserve financings and corporate reorganizations.
Chuck Locke counsels insurers, reinsurers and distributors on state insurance regulatory issues. A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Financial Practices Group, Chuck has a thorough grounding in compliance, market conduct, formation and licensing of insurers and agencies, product development, corporate governance, reinsurance, investments and claim litigation.
Danielle Lowe advises clients on U.S. federal income tax matters, with an emphasis on international tax structuring and planning.
Christopher Lutz advises corporate taxpayers and multinational Fortune 500 companies in various capacities regarding their state and local tax (SALT) matters, including state and local tax litigation at the administrative, trial and appellate levels. He advises on technical SALT income, franchise, sales and use, and various excise tax issues.
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