|Energy and Oil & GasMidstream and Transportation|
- Oklahoma, 2010
- J.D., with highest honors, University of Tulsa, 2010; Order of the Curule Chair; Editor-in-Chief, Tulsa Law Review; Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity
- M.A. (Classics), Texas Tech University, 2005
- B.A. (Classics), summa cum laude, Texas Tech University, 2003
- Oklahoma Bar Association
Jared M. Burden
Jared Burden’s practice encompasses both litigation and regulatory compliance, with particular emphasis on matters involving leases, rights of way, and easements, as well as general commercial litigation. His clients include oil and gas producers, midstream energy companies, manufacturers, transportation and logistics companies, healthcare providers, and companies in various other industries.
Jared has hands-on experience assisting clients in all phases of litigation. Although his litigation practice primarily focuses on complex commercial litigation and oil and gas disputes, he also has experience defending manufacturers in product liability suits.
As part of his regulatory practice, Jared has advised clients on diverse matters, including records management, health and safety, emergency management response, operational compliance, zoning and civil investigations. In addition, he has provided guidance on compliance issues under both federal and state regulations for pipelines, oil and gas producers, healthcare companies, and other clients.
Jared’s achievements have earned him inclusion in Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars,” which recognizes the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys.
Prior to entering law school, he worked as a volunteer coordinator and lab assistant at the Lubbock Lake Landmark, an extension of the Museum of Texas Tech University.
- Obtained enforcement of easement rights, including the right to clear vegetation and unauthorized structures from pipeline easements, through temporary and permanent injunction hearings.
- Obtained summary judgment upholding a pipeline company’s right to construct additional pipelines within a 60-year-old easement containing a multiple line rights clause.
- Successfully negotiated settlements with multiple counties on ad valorem assessments for drilling rigs.
- Contested landowner complaints before state agencies for small oil and gas operators.
- Assisted health care companies in conducting internal audits and responding to complaints by federal and state authorities.
- Assisted with land use planning issues, including re-zoning property and vacating easements.
- Provided guidance to transportation and logistics companies on Department of Transportation regulations and enforcement actions.
EEOC guidance may impact hiring practices of regulated industries
McAfee & Taft RegLINC - May 24, 2013
Farmers and commercial motor vehicle regulations
McAfee & Taft AgLINC Ag Industry Alert - November 2012
Two federal agencies issue draft rules on fracking
McAfee & Taft RegLINC - July 2012
Many commercial vehicles now regulated by the FMCSA
McAfee & Taft RegLINC - May 2012
Uncertainty for the future of fracking
McAfee & Taft RegLINC - January 2012
Comment deadline extended for new oil and gas air emission regulation
McAfee & Taft RegLINC - November 2011
EPA green lights E15 despite resistance from industry groups
McAfee & Taft RegLINC - September 2011
Significant new use rule for multi-walled carbon nanotube
McAfee & Taft RegLINC - July 2011
Senate committee reauthorizes pipeline safety programs
McAfee & Taft RegLINC - July 2011
Blowing bubbles: participations, derivatives and how sharing risk creates banking crises
45 Tulsa Law Review 551 - 2010
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Litigation and Regulatory Concerns Regarding Hydraulic Fracking
Environmental Federation of Oklahoma 20th Annual MeetingNorman, Oklahoma | October 14, 2011