Skylar RudinPresidentPartner, Kuchler Polk Weiner, LLCSkylar Rudin is a Partner with Kuchler Polk Weiner, LLC. She has experience in a wide variety of litigation matters, including environmental law, oil and gas litigation, hearing loss, commercial litigation, Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (“NORM”) litigation, and general civil litigation. Skylar received her Bachelors in Arts from Boston College in 2009. Skylar earned her Juris Doctorate Cum Laude from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2013, where she was on the Executive Board of Moot Court and a member of the Loyola Law Review.
Angela CocranVice PresidentShell Oil CompanyAngela is a Contracts Representative at Shell Exploration and Production Company. She has 10 years upstream experience at Shell through the GOM Land and Contracts organization. After studying finance at Louisiana State University, Angela joined Shell in New Orleans in 2010. She has worked various assets in the GOM and also did a short term assignment with Shell’s Pennsylvania office working onshore assets.
Linda CummingsSecretaryRisk/Remediation/Waste Program Manager, CK AssociatesLinda Cummings, D.V.M., Ph.D. is the Risk/Remediation/Waste Program Manager for CK Associates. Dr. Cummings is a toxicologist and veterinarian with over 27 years of experince in the areas of human health and ecological risk assessment and litigation support. Dr. Cummings has provided toxicological litigation support and expert witness services to clients in the chemical, petrochemical, and maritime shipping industries. In addition, she has provided toxicological consultation and peer review services to industrial, municipal, and environmental consulting firm clients for facility Corrective Measure Studies, Superfund sites, RECAP, VRP, and other risk-based projects. Dr. Cummings has been qualified as an expert in toxicology, risk assessment and project management.
Abigail BoydTreasurerErnst & Young (EY)Abby Boyd is a Senior consultant in the New Orleans, Louisiana office of Ernst & Young, LLP. Her practice focuses on fraud investigation and dispute services in the Energy sector. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. She earned her Masters in Business Administration from the Flores MBA Program at Louisiana State University in 2014. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, LSU Flores MBA Alumni Association and the Association of Corporate Growth.
Amber Brianne BarlowMarketing & Communications DirectorPartner, Deutsch Kerrigan, L.L.P.Amber B. Barlow is a partner at Deutsch Kerrigan, L.L.P. Amber represents, in both state and federal court, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and premise owners in complex litigation matters, including environmental litigation, toxic tort litigation, and premises and products liability. She has previously served WEN South Louisiana as its New Orleans Program & Dinner Auction Director and as its Sponsorship Director.
Laura BrownPublic & Industry Relations DirectorLiskow & LewisLaura Brown is a shareholder at Liskow & Lewis where she practices energy and environmental law. Laura defends oil and gas clients—from small midstream entities to the largest E&P companies in the world—in both state and federal court and in state regulatory proceedings. She has previously served WEN South Louisiana as its Community Initiatives Director.
Katie HollowellMembership DirectorKean Miller LLPKatie Hollowell is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2019, and practices with the energy/environmental litigation and labor, commercial litigation, construction and intellectual property practice groups. Katie earned her B.A from Louisiana State University in 2014. She earned her J.D./D.C.L., summa cum laude, from the LSU Law Center in 2017, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif, Production Editor of the Louisiana Law Review and an LSU Law Ambassador. During law school, Katie externed for Chief Judge Brian Jackson of the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana.
Aubrey Alexandra DentonNew Orleans Program & Dinner Auction DirectorLiskow & LewisAubrey Denton is an energy litigator practicing in the New Orleans office of Liskow & Lewis. She assists major oil and gas companies in environmental litigation, with a concentration on legacy lawsuits and coastal land loss issues. Prior to joining Liskow & Lewis, Aubrey served as a legal extern to the Honorable John deGravelles of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. She received her Juris Doctor and Diploma of Comparative Law, Cum Laude, from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University in 2018.