Gardere Partner Richard Faulk Joins Hydraulic Fracturing Panel in Dallas

Gardere Wynne Sewell’s Richard O. Faulk will participate in the panel discussion at the 2011 Gas Drilling Operations Conference.

Online PR News – 09-December-2011 – – DALLAS – Partner Richard O. Faulk of the Houston office of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP has been selected among a roster of esteemed panelists for the 2011 Gas Drilling Operations Conference in Dallas.

Mr. Faulk is serving as a panel member for “Examining a Fracking Contamination Case or Injury,” which will focus on what a typical injury or contamination case looks like; legal theories, including alleged-negligence and nuisance; strategies for building a case or defense; case structures; and potential liability to working interest owners in mineral leases where fracking is being conducted.

The conference is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 13, and will take place at the Cityplace Conference and Event Center in Dallas. The panel discussion, scheduled to begin at 2:15 p.m., will be broadcast via webinar for individuals who are unable to attend.

To register for the program, please visit Additional information, including the full agenda and discount opportunities, is available at

Mr. Faulk is Chair of the Gardere Litigation Department and Environmental Practice and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Appellate Practice and Climate Change Task Force. He was the only environmental attorney included in the 2011 Texas Super Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers in Houston listing and has been recognized as a “Leading Lawyer in Environmental Law” by Chambers USA for his “expertise in all types of environmental litigation, and in particular for his experience in toxic tort litigation.”

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, an AmLaw 200 firm founded in 1909 and one of the Southwest’s largest full-service law firms, has offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and Mexico City. Gardere provides legal services to private and public companies and individuals in areas of corporate, litigation, energy, tax, real estate, financial services, government affairs, hospitality, intellectual property, labor and employment and environmental.