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25th Annual Houston Association of Petroleum Landmen Offshore Seminar

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT | Houston, TX

V&E partner Jason Levine will present “The Trouble with Emojis: Emerging Legal Issues and Proposed Business Responses” at this year’s 25th Annual Houston Association of Petroleum Landmen Offshore Seminar. Jason will speak to an audience of oil and gas professionals about emojis and why they pose a growing legal threat to businesses. As emojis multiply and increasingly appear in corporate communications, they create a surprising degree of liability exposure. Indeed, over 150 reported court decisions to date have involved the use and interpretation of emojis, in business contexts spanning breach of contract, discrimination, and harassment. The emoji trend shows no signs of slowing, and their legal complications for companies are likely to worsen unless common-sense safeguards are widely adopted.

The Houston Association of Petroleum Landmen is a non-profit, professional organization that was founded in 1946 for the purpose of promoting the Landman profession, arranging and coordinating educational and social events for members. The purpose of the Offshore Seminar is to promote the continuing education of land, legal and other exploration and production professionals with regard to laws, policies, regulations and contracting practices in the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. The Seminar will consist of four speakers followed by a reception.

Time: Seminar: 1:30 – 5:00 Reception: 5:00 – 7:00

To register, click here.  


Federal Reserve Bank of Houston
1801 Allen Parkway
Houston, TX 77019

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