Welcome to the inaugural edition of Stroock's POSITIVE ENERGY, a periodical distributed to our clients and friends that is focused on recent developments and trends in the energy sector. 

This issue highlights the discussions at Stroock's recent Energy Seminar "Emerging Energy Industry Developments" with the keynote address by United States Senator Brian Schatz, a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.  Greg Zuckerman, an award winning columnist from the Wall Street Journal and the author of "The Frackers:  The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters" also spoke, sharing his thoughts about the personal history, visionary thinking, and lucky timing that went into the amazing success of people like George Mitchell, Mark Papa, and Harold Hamm.

In addition to giving those of you who were unable to join us at the Energy Seminar an insight into the thoughts of the eighteen speakers who participated, this edition includes an article by Stroock Special Counsel Christopher R. Brewster, which examines the recent U.S. District Court decision in Ralls Corporation v. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which underscores the importance of understanding the CFIUS process and the risks of not making a CFIUS filing.  We are also sharing a link to "Emerging Insurance Issues in the Debate over 'Fracking,'" an article written by Stroock partners Robert Lewin and Seema Misra, Special Counsel Gail Suchman, and associate Anna Cho.

We look forward to continuing to keeping you abreast of emerging energy industry developments in future issues.

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