Greensfelder attorneys play key roles in national Petroleum Marketing Attorneys’ Meeting

April 20, 2016

The American Bar Association’s annual Petroleum Marketing Attorneys’ Meeting took place on April 14 and 15, 2016. Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale attorneys Dan GarnerDavid HarrisDawn JohnsonJohn Petite and Abby Risner attended the program in Washington, D.C., where industry speakers presented programs on important topics and emerging trends in the petroleum marketing industry. Click here to see a copy of the conference brochure.

As program chair, John Petite presided over the two-day event. John has been named to serve as program chair for the 2017 Petroleum Marketing Attorneys’ Meeting as well. He has served on the PMA Planning Committee for the past three years and also for the past three years has authored the “Petroleum Marketing Committee Report Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review (YIR).”  The YIR is an annual summary of important developments in environmental, energy, and resources law and is published online by the American Bar Association. 

Abby Risner spoke at one of the program’s sessions, “Commercial Litigation and PMPA Update.” Her presentation discussed developments in Petroleum Marketing Practices Act cases, as well as others impacting petroleum marketing. Among other cases, Abby’s presentation included a discussion of a significant petroleum marketing case handled by the firm.  Hogan v. BP West Coast Products LLC was tried last summer, and a team of Greensfelder attorneys led by David Harris helped client BP beat claims of unfair pricing from gas station franchisees in a bellwether trial. The PMA presentation also addressed the recent developments in class action cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Click here to see the PowerPoint presentation.