Friday, June 4, 2010

Gerson Lehrman Group Hosts Webcast on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Gerson Lehrman Group Council Members from Chevron and a maritime law firm to offer petroleum engineering/marine expertise on the spill, its aftermath and implications for the future during June 10 free online session

New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB ) June 4, 2010 -- Gerson Lehrman Group, the global marketplace for independent expertise, is responding to the legal industry’s need for perspective on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with a free Webcast 11:00 a.m. June 10, 2010, featuring Chevron Deepwater Rig Engineer Jim Ritter and Attorneys Peter Hilbert and Leopold Sher from New Orleans-based specialty maritime law firm Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert.

“Every day, the oil spill and cleanup operation in the Gulf of Mexico triggers more questions about culpability, events leading to the disaster, drilling technology, regulation and safety,” said Richard Gardner, Esq., Director of Business Development for Gerson Lehrman Group. “The spill, the largest in U.S. history, will likely change the oil industry and its participants for years to come. Our Council Member panelists will offer insights based on front-line experience to help lawyers better represent their clients’ interests.”

Among other topics, the panel of GLG Council Members will discuss current and potential causes of action, likely parties involved, and the changes in the oil and gas industry likely to come from the spill from both business and legal perspectives.

Registration for the Webcast, “On the Frontline of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Understanding the Legal and Business Implications for Your Clients” is free. Registration deadline for the live event is June 9, 2010.

About Gerson Lehrman Group
Gerson Lehrman Group provides technology and services to support a marketplace for expertise. Since 1998, its platform for consultation and collaboration has helped the world's leading financial services firms, consultancies, corporations, and nonprofits find, engage, and manage experts in a broad range of industries and disciplines. In 2007, the company launched services to the legal sector.

Gerson Lehrman Group's unparalleled network of the world's leading expert consultants, known as the Gerson Lehrman Group Councils, includes more than 250,000 subject-matter experts who educate and provide insight to decision makers through a wide range of consulting methods, including telephone consultations, expert surveys, and seminars. For more information about Gerson Lehrman Group, please visit

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