Alerian Presents: Energy Titans

November 16, 2018

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with Latham & Watkins Houston Office Managing Partner Tim Fenn to discuss the importance of reputation in the energy industry, the arrival of national law firms in the Houston market, and the process of making conference presentations informative and entertaining. Links of Interest: Tim Fenn’s Latham & Watkins Profile…

November 15, 2018

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with Latham & Watkins Houston Office Managing Partner Tim Fenn to talk about how a year in tax accounting and two years in investment banking can raise the ceiling of a legal career. Links of Interest: Tim Fenn’s Latham & Watkins Profile Tim’s New York Home: Battery Park Tim’s…

November 8, 2018

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with PwC National MLP Tax Practice Leader Rob Baldwin to discuss how focusing on client experience requires a business to continuously seek creative solutions and evolve for the better. Links of Interest: Rob’s hometown: Tyler, Texas Rob’s Alma Mater: McNeese State University Rob’s involvement with MLPA: MLPA

November 1, 2018

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with Neuberger Berman Managing Director Yves Siegel to talk about how to evaluate the quality of a management team, a company, and a potential new hire. Links of Interest: Yves’ Hometown: Various cities in both the Empire and Garden States. Yves’ Alma Mater: New York University Yves’ Charity of…

October 26, 2018

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with Baker Botts Partner Mike Rosenwasser to discuss who deserves credit for Section 7704(d)(1)(E) of the Internal Revenue Code, how a young attorney should go about deciding on a practice area and work environment, and whether the legal profession is destined for the type of consolidation seen in accounting…

October 18, 2018

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with Next Wave Energy Partners Executive Chairman Pat Diamond to talk about the attractive space between midstream and petrochemicals, the decades of incremental steps that led to starting a business, and the intersection of skills and values outside of work. Links of Interest: Pat’s hometown: Sportsman’s Paradise Lake Charles,…

October 11, 2018

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with former Citi Vice Chairman of Global Banking Andy Safran to discuss his unconventional path to Wall Street, the iconic MLP IPO of the 1980s, and whether he was lucky or good in avoiding the energy trading scandal at the turn of the century. Links of Interest: Andy’s hometown:…

October 4, 2018

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with Plains All American Pipeline Non-Executive Chairman and former CEO Greg Armstrong to talk about doing the right thing, making personal and business relationships last, and planning for the future at founder-led businesses.

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