Carlos Moreno is an associate in the firm's Houston office, where he practices in the areas of environmental law, maritime law, energy and natural resources law, and litigation related to the energy industry.
Mr. Moreno has more than 15 years of engineering and Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) experience in the energy and petrochemical industries. Prior to practicing law, he worked as a process engineer, and later as an environmental advisor, for a major integrated oil company. His experience covers a wide spectrum of the Oil and Gas sector, including upstream operations (onshore and offshore), refining operations, and petrochemical plants.
Mr. Moreno is able to draw upon his experience to better assist clients with regulatory compliance and permitting concerns in all areas of environmental law. He has experience dealing with federal and state regulations that encompass environmental and process safety aspects of the energy and petrochemical industries. Mr. Moreno has assisted clients with emergency response and claims handling. He has also been involved in resolving legal disputes through traditional litigation, as well as alternative dispute resolution.
Mr. Moreno received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center in 2009, where he was selected to Order of the Barons. He was also a member of the Energy and Environmental Law Society, and served as Comments Editor for the Houston Journal of International Law. Mr. Moreno received his Master of Science in Environmental Management from the University of Houston in 2001, and his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, magna cum laude, from the University of Puerto Rico in 1995. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas' Section of Environmental and Natural Resources, the Houston Bar Association's Section of Environmental Law, and the American Bar Association.
A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mr. Moreno is fluent in Spanish.
•Current Air Issues: Onshore Oil and Gas Production, Legal Issues in Oil and Gas Production, HalfMoon Seminars, Houston, Texas, April 2011
•Proposed Railroad Rules May Impact Crude Oil Producers: Proposed DOT/PHMSA Oil Tank Car Rules, Liskow & Lewis Energy Blog, August 4, 2014
•Air Permitting Update: D.C. Circuit Decision Helps E&P Facilities, Liskow & Lewis Energy Blog, June 9, 2014
• BSEE Creates Legal Uncertainty about BAST Determinations as it Rewrites Offshore Safety Regulations, Liskow & Lewis E-Newsletter, January 7, 2014
•TCEQ Updates Penalty Policy Document to Incorporate Legislative Enactments and Current Enforcement Practices, Liskow & Lewis Energy Blog, January 21, 2014
• Key 2012 Environmental Regulatory Developments Affecting the OCS, Liskow & Lewis E-Newsletter, January 2, 2013
• Changes May Be on the Way for the Region 6 OCS NPDES Discharge Permit, Liskow & Lewis E-Newsletter, December 2011
• A Significant Decision in the Marshall and Vaquillas Cases: Texas Supreme Court Rules in Single Opinion on Fraudulent Concealment and Limitations Title, Liskow & Lewis E-Newsletter
•Oil and Gas Exploration and Production in the Gulf of Guinea: Can the New Gulf be Green? 2 Houston Journal of International Law 31, 2009