Looking at LNG: Expanding the LNG Market to Meet Future U.S. Supply

Supporting organization: LNG Allies

Seminar | December.05.2017 | 12:30pm - 6:00pm (Central Standard Time)

Orrick Houston

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Please join Orrick and supporting organization LNG Allies at Orrick’s Houston office for a half day program focused on areas of vital interest to the LNG industry that have important implications for stakeholders across the entire natural gas industry. This substantive program will cover the following topics:

  • A brief review of LNG export capacity in the U.S.
  • Insights into current regulatory and legal developments affecting the development of additional U.S. liquefaction capacity
  • Discussions regarding future demand for LNG across the globe and case studies of innovations by LNG terminal developers to grow additional demand
  • How to structure LNG deals in newly developing markets
  • An update on executive and legislative branch activity related to LNG
  • An introduction to the U.S. Trade Development Agency’s “US Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative” being launched Nov. 17 and how it can help boost demand for U.S. LNG
  • An examination of the implications of changing U.S. trade policy for the LNG industry

Registration & Lunch: 12:30 p.m.
Program: 1:00 p.m.
Reception 5:15 p.m.


MCLE Credit Pending

CLE Credits Available: Y



  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance (ESG)
  • Strategic Advisory & Government Enforcement (SAGE)

Harry Clark 合伙人

Washington, D.C.

Harry is experienced in areas such as CFIUS/Exon-Florio examinations of foreign investment, military and “dual use” export control regulations (ITAR/EAR), economic sanctions administered by the U.S. Treasury Department (OFAC), customs regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-money laundering rules, anti-boycott requirements and defense industrial security requirements. He executes internal corporate investigations regarding trade and investment rules and advises on such rules in the context of corporate transactions.

Additionally, Harry has extensive experience with government contracting matters. His government contracting work has included, for example, design and implementation of U.S. Defense Department renewable energy projects. He also represents broad industry coalitions on major trade litigations and international negotiations. His experience in these areas includes a leading role in what is often considered the largest-ever international trade dispute: the controversy regarding unfair softwood lumber imports from Canada. It has involved myriad administrative proceedings before federal agencies, NAFTA panel appeals, WTO dispute proceedings, judicial proceedings and international settlement agreements.

Harry has represented a coalition of major U.S. oil companies in antidumping and countervailing duty litigation. As a related matter, he pursues policy issues with congressional and executive branch officials and advises on international trade rules (e.g., GATT, WTO agreements and NAFTA).

Chambers 2022 recognizes Harry as a leader in the field of export controls and economic sanctions (Chambers Global and Chambers USA), as well as CFIUS (Chambers USA). Previous editions have also recognized Harry’s achievements regarding his work related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Clients note that Harry provides “accurate, straightforward guidance incredibly efficiently” and “he has an ability to translate complex legal requirements and rules into business-friendly jargon.”



  • Energy & Infrastructure Sector
  • Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance (ESG)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Renewable Energy
  • 拉丁美洲
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Fintech
  • 汽车科技与移动出行

Giji John 合伙人

休斯敦; Singapore

He has extensive experience representing project sponsors through development (including through the negotiation and drafting of power purchase agreements and other long-term offtake agreements, physical and financial swaps, engineering, procurement and construction contracts, operation and maintenance agreements, management services agreements and site services agreements), acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and financings. His representation has included transactions involving LNG facilities, methanol facilities, petrochemical refineries, carbon capture and sequestration facilities, natural gas processing and storage facilities, natural gas and CO2 pipelines, wind energy, solar energy, natural gas-fired peaking and combined-cycle power plants, thermal and battery energy storage, transportation, aviation and ports.

His prior experiences include a two year secondment to International Finance Corporation’s Office of General Counsel where he worked on multi-currency corporate financings, project financings and equity investments in infrastructure projects in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Panama, the Philippines, Romania, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan and Turkey.

Giji is currently ranked as a Projects Leading Lawyer in Chambers Global and Chambers USA, and has been recognized for excellence by numerous leading industry and legal publications, including being named one of 34 "Groundbreaking lawyers" by Public Utilities Fortnightly.



  • Energy & Infrastructure Sector
  • Energy
  • 石油与天然气
  • Infrastructure

Lisa Tonery 合伙人

New York

At the forefront of her field, Lisa helped a client obtain the first authorization from the DOE to export domestic natural gas as LNG to all trading partners, and represented the first bi-directional LNG terminals proposed in the United States in proceedings before FERC.

Lisa has been recognized both nationally and globally as a leading practitioner by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and The Legal 500 for more than a decade.

“Lisa Tonery comes highly recommended for her considerable expertise in representing major clients in high-value LNG proceedings . . . Sources say: ‘She's an expert . . . she really understands the critical issues.’” (Chambers Global)

"Client-focused, business-minded and dogged in the pursuit of her clients' interests. Her depth of knowledge is best-in-class. She has extensive relationships with FERC at all levels and is very pleasant to work with." (Chambers USA)