HOUSTON – May 17, 2016 – The Global Energy and Infrastructure Practice of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP recently hosted its fourth annual Energy State of the Union dinner in Houston. The program featured former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, who recently joined Greenberg Traurig as global chair of the firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Crisis Management Practice. Giuliani spoke on cybersecurity and investigations in the energy sector and shared his long-term view of the state of global energy. The event drew about 120 attendees, including chief executives and senior in-house counsel from global and regional energy companies.
Douglas C. Atnipp and Kenneth M. Minesinger, co-chairs of the firm’s Global Energy and Infrastructure Practice and shareholders in its Houston and Washington, D.C. offices respectively, gave the opening remarks.
“Greenberg Traurig has an Energy Practice of more than 50 attorneys working in locations across the United States, in Mexico, Africa, Europe, and around the globe. Plus, our attorneys in Houston, Austin, and Dallas, Texas have grown to 120 strong,” said Atnipp. Minesinger introduced the shareholders who have joined Greenberg Traurig’s growing Energy Practice over the past year, including Gregory K. Lawrence (electricity regulation and FERC enforcement), Iskender H. Catto (power industry projects and restructuring), Derek J. Anchondo (upstream oil and gas), and Allan D. Reiss (MLPs, corporate/securities and restructuring). Minesinger also introduced Giuliani and Marc L. Mukasey, who also recently joined Greenberg Traurig along with Giuliani and is the new co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice.
In his address, Giuliani shared insights on the vital need for preventative action for safeguarding data and thorough organizational training. He went on to describe the legal implications of cybersecurity for all members of an organization. Giuliani further discussed the economics of the energy industry and the need to prepare for its resurgence.
Giuliani serves as a senior advisor to Greenberg Traurig’s Executive Chairman and as the chair of the Cybersecurity, Privacy and Crisis Management Practice. Throughout his decades of public service, in the private sector as a practicing attorney and as a businessman, Giuliani has demonstrated many skills and talents.