Sarah E. Stogner

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Sarah Stogner splits her time between New Orleans and West Texas, primarily advising companies working in the upstream and midstream sectors on negotiating contracts and litigating indemnity and insurance recovery issues.

Since 2008, Sarah has been instrumental in helping clients recover under multiple types of insurance policies, including general liability, excess/umbrella, well control, property, stand-alone pollution, and other policies.

Sarah has been recognized by her peers as an A/V Preeminent rated advocate. She is a frequent presenter on issues affecting the energy industry, hosting the Oil & Gas Global Network’s Legal & Risk Management podcast and frequently speaking at industry events. She currently serves on the board for the Association of Energy Service Companies and the Permian Basin chapter of the Women’s Energy Network. She graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2008 and earned a B.S. in International Trade & Finance from LSU summa cum laude in 2005.

Professional Experience

Recent Presentations

    • Indemnity & Insurance Implications in Mineral Lease Purchase & Sale Agreements, Permian Association of Lease & Title Analysts, Midland, TX March 2019
    • Electronic Discovery in Texas & Louisiana, LADC Conference, Steamboat Springs, CO Jan. 2019
    • Risk Management Issues for Louisiana Energy Operations, LOGA Conference, Lafayette, LA September 2018
    • Important Insurance Coverage & Indemnification Issues Impacting the Energy Sector, American Association of Drilling Engineers, Midland, TX August 2018
    • Issues with Insuring Pollution in Energy Operations, Society of Environmental Insurance Professionals, San Francisco, CA June 2018
    • Cyber Insurance Coverage for Energy & Industrial Sectors, Insurance Law Section, State Bar of Texas, Advanced Insurance Law Seminar, San Antonio, TX June 2018
    • Managing Risk – from MSAs to Policies, Permian Basin Gas Processing Association, Midland, TX August 2017
    • Insuring Oil & Gas Operations, Insurance Law Section, State Bar of Texas, Advanced Insurance Law Seminar, San Antonio, TX June 2017
    • Recent Insurance Cases in Louisiana Law, LADC Conference, Telluride, CO Jan. 2016 & Jan. 2017
    • Insurance & Indemnity Issues in Exploration and Production: SPE Conference, Banff Canada May 2015
    • Insurance Coverage Issues for Bioremediation Contractors, ABRA Conference, New Orleans, LA July 2015
    • Insurance & Indemnity Issues in Oil & Gas Agreements: Professional Landman Association of New Orleans, March 2013
    • Using Excel in Complex Insurance Claims: ABA Webinar, Sept. 2013

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Louisiana and Texas State Bar Associations
  • Member, New Orleans, Midland, and Fifth Circuit Bar Associations
  • Board Member, Association of Energy Service Companies
  • Board Member, Permian Basin Chapter of Women’s Energy Network
  • Council member for the Insurance Law Section of the Texas State Bar
  • Member, American Association of Drilling Engineers
  • Committee Member for Society of Petroleum Engineers-Gulf Coast Innovation and Entrepreneurship Symposium

News & Recognition

  • Rising Star, Louisiana Super Lawyers ® (2014-present)
  • AV® Preeminent TM Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell (2013-present)
  • Elected council member for the Insurance Law Section of the Texas State Bar
  • Bat. P. Sullivan Jr. Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyer Division Chair’s Award (2013)
  • Top 50 Attorney, New Orleans City Business Leadership in Law 2013


  • Louisiana (2008)
  • Texas (2014)
  • U. S. District Court, Eastern, Middle, & Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas


Paul M. Hebert Law School, Louisiana State University (J.D./B.C.L. 2008)

  • Order of the Coif
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Environmental Moot Court
  • Semi-Finalist Flory Opening Statement Competition

E.J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University (B.S. International Trade & Finance, 2005)

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