O'Hara has 25 years experience as an attorney focusing on energy law
since 1988. She gained the majority of her energy experience as senior
counsel for Aquila Energy Corporation in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1995,
O'Hara began her own law practice and currently practices natural
gas transactional law with an emphasis on over the counter derivative
In addition to her legal practice, O'Hara is a frequent lecturer on
energy risk management issues. She has presented seminars and workshops
throughout the United States and Canada on such topics as Commodity
Derivatives-the Basics, Derivatives Documentation from A to Z, Gas
Contracts from A to Z and her most recent-Financial Contracts:
Front, Middle and Back Office. In 2000, PennWell Publishing Company
published O'Hara's first book "A Practical Guide to Gas Contracting".
She is currently working on "Energy Derivatives Documentation
Made Easy", which will be available through this website
She is a 1981 graduate of the University Of Nebraska College Of Law,
and a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, the American Bar
Association, the Houston Energy Association, the International Energy
Credit Association and the National Petroleum Energy Credit Association.
O'Hara's law and consulting practice is in Lincoln, Nebraska.