Shale pioneer Chesapeake Energy files for bankruptcy


By David French and Rama Venkat

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Chesapeake Energy Corp <CHK.N> filed for Chapter 11 on Sunday, becoming the largest U.S. oil and gas producer to seek bankruptcy protection in recent years as it bowed to heavy debts and the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on energy markets.

The filing marks an end of an era for the Oklahoma City-based shale pioneer, and comes after months of negotiations with creditors. Reuters first reported in March the company had retained debt advisers.

Chesapeake was co-founded by Aubrey McClendon, an early and high profile advocate of shale drilling who died in 2016 in a fiery one-car crash in Oklahoma while facing a federal probe into bid rigging. Over more than two decades, McClendon built Chesapeake from a small wildcatter to a top U.S. producer of natural gas. It remains the sixth-largest producer by volume.

Current CEO Doug Lawler, who

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A designer’s guide to creating effective dashboards


Sprint: Did you know we have an online conference about product design coming up? SPRINT will cover how designers and product owners can stay ahead of the curve in these unprecedented times.

Dashboards are a unique and powerful way to present data-based intelligence using data visualization techniques that display relevant, actionable data as well as track stats and key performance indicators (KPIs). Dashboards should present this data in a quick, easy-to-scan format with the most relevant information understandable at a glance.

The term was born from the traditional automobile dashboard, and they have evolved to serve the same function in the digital world. In his book, Stephen Few put it best:

A dashboard is a visual display of the most important information needed to achieve one or more objectives; consolidated and arranged on a single screen so the information can be monitored at a glance.

Mobile dashboard design by <a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mason Yarnell" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mason Yarnell</a> for Mixpanel
Mobile dashboard design by
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Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of June 29, 2020



Ursula Brandon has been promoted to vice president of personal lines at JAG Insurance Group, a full-service commercial insurance agency. Brandon, who was account manager, is based in JAG’s Coral Gables office. Before joining the agency 12 years ago, Brandon held administrative positions at State Farm and Hub International.


Daniella G. Silberstein joins Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder in the firm’s Miami corporate practice group. She was at Jones Walker in Louisiana, where she was co-chair of the mergers & acquisitions and private equity team, a member of the firm’s board of directors, and a partner in the corporate practice group. Silberstein focuses her practice on U.S. and cross-border transactions across industries such as healthcare, biotechnology, oil and gas, and retail, on both the buy-side and sell-side. She has a bachelor’s in biology and economics from Columbia and a J.D. from Harvard.


At NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises:

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Edited Transcript of BDN earnings conference call or presentation 30-Jan-20 2:00pm GMT


RADNOR Jun 3, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Brandywine Realty Trust earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 2:00:00pm GMT

* George D. Johnstone

* Gerard H. Sweeney

* Thomas E. Wirth

KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division – Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst

BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division – Director and Senior US Office and Industrial REIT Analyst

Mizuho Securities USA LLC, Research Division – MD & Senior Equity Research Analyst

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Brandywine Realty Trust Fourth Quarter 2019 Earnings Call. (Operator Instructions) Please be advised that today’s conference is being recorded. (Operator Instructions)

I would now like to hand the conference over to your speaker today, Mr. Jerry Sweeney, President and CEO.

Sir, you may begin.

Gerard H. Sweeney, Brandywine Realty Trust – President, CEO & Trustee [2]

Crystal, thank you, and … Read More