The U.S. Energy Regulation and Litigation: Trends, Updates, and Critical Issues
Recording Available: Friday, October 02, 2020
The energy sector has been changing constantly over the years, with important regulatory developments and court decisions in the backdrop. While the legal landscape remains uncertain, businesses and their counsel must keep themselves updated with current and emerging developments in the regulatory paradigm. They must revisit their practices to avoid legal liabilities. Re-evaluating their existing litigation strategies is another way to better position themselves.
In a LIVE Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth discussion of the significant trends and developments in the U.S. energy regulation and litigation. Speakers will also analyze critical issues and offer practical tips and strategies in this evolving legal climate.
Key topics include:
- The U.S Energy Regulation: Trends and Updates
- Regulation and Litigation Developments
- Notable Cases and Court Decisions
- Critical Issues and Challenges
- Best Compliance Practices
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Clark Hill PLC
Fox Rothschild LLP
The Growth and Future of Solar. Solar Energy has soared in the last 10 years, with an average growth rate of 85% and contributing 2.5% of total US Energy generation today and employing nearly 250k Americans. With the costs of natural gas decreasing, and decreasing cost of solar installation, what does the future look like for Solar? My presentation will cover some of the future hurdles facing the solar industry:
- FERC’s 2020 changes to PURPA regulations- can solar stay competitive?
- What states still rely on PURPA?
- Is PURPA still relevant?
- Issues that need to be resolved for solar to move forward: decommissioning; curtailment
- How close are we to getting battery storage?
- Local land use – why some local governments don’t want any more solar
Stoel Rives LLP
Who Should Attend:
- Renewable Energy Lawyers
- Energy and Environmental Consultants
- Environmental Risk Managers
- Environmental Compliance Officers
- Top Level Executives from Energy Companies
Rabeha Kamaluddin has deep experience in a broad range of administrative, judicial, and transactional matters, primarily in the energy industry. She focuses her practice on energy regulation, compliance, and enforcement matters, regularly representing clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and various state public utility commissions.
Rabeha represents energy clients, including interstate oil and natural gas pipelines and storage providers, liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporters, refiners, jet fuel shippers, public utilities, transmission owners, independent power producers, and state power authorities, in virtually all stages of the regulatory process and government investigations. She assists clients in oil/natural gas pipeline and electric utility infrastructure development, helping clients to navigate open access policies and FERC compliance and enforcement rules and policies.
Rabeha regularly publishes on energy issues and is frequently interviewed, quoted, or featured in national and industry press such as Financial Times, Public Utilities Fortnightly, E&E, Petroleum Economist, Power Magazine, RTO Insider, and many other publications.
Rabeha Kamaluddin has deep experience in a broad range of administrative, judicial, and transactional matters, primarily in the energy industry. …
Steven Shparber is a Member of the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources group in Clark Hill’s Washington, DC office. Steven provides strategic counsel to new participants in wholesale power markets and advocates for new market opportunities on behalf of independent power producers and national renewable energy trade groups. Steven’s focus is on helping clients navigate cutting edge and emerging issues in the energy industry. Using creative thinking to provide clients with practical and commercially viable solutions to address their legal and business needs, Steven combines elements of regulatory, transactional and litigation in his practice. Steven has extensive experience counselling parties seeking to deploy and finance distributed energy resources, including microgrid developers, energy efficiency, demand response and EV charging providers, and governmental entities.
Steven Shparber is a Member of the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources group in Clark Hill’s Washington, DC office. Steven …
Hayes Jernigan Finley is an associate based in the Raleigh office of the national law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP. She focuses her practice on issues surrounding environmental, land use, energy and administrative law. She assists her clients in navigating complex regulatory and political matters before government agencies, permitting officials and state and federal courts. Hayes also represents developers and private businesses in environmental remediation and clean-up activities; negotiates resolutions of environmental enforcement actions; litigates agricultural exemptions to various environmental regulations; represents local governments and private citizens in water supply planning and surface water disputes; and obtains local land use and zoning approvals for a wide range of projects. Hayes was recently appointed by the North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper to the Board of Directors of Advanced Energy, which works to ensure that energy is clean, affordable, reliable, efficient and safe for all people.
Hayes Jernigan Finley is an associate based in the Raleigh office of the national law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP. …
Jessica Bayles is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Energy Development group, where she focuses her practice on energy regulatory controversies, compliance counseling, and regulatory support for renewable project development and transactions. She has significant experience in complex litigation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Jessica advises clients with respect to FERC disputes and litigation, enforcement investigations, and market-based rate authorizations. She also advises energy companies on federal and state regulatory issues associated with project development and transactions and represents large electric customers in state public utility commission proceedings.
Before joining Stoel Rives, Jessica was an associate (2013–2018) and summer associate (2012) at McDermott Will & Emery LLP. While in law school, she was a law clerk for the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division (2012), and for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (2011).
Jessica Bayles is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Energy Development group, where she focuses her practice on energy regulatory controversies, …
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General knowledge of energy laws
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Areas of Professional Practice
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About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig is a global law firm with approximately 2200 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in 41 commercial and government centers across the United States and in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Greenberg Traurig provides integrated, business-focused legal services for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to innovative start-ups. The firm’s multidisciplinary teams include senior lawyers who have served as chief legal officers at major multinational companies and have spent years solving real-world problems in the business, political, and legal arenas. For additional information, please visit www.gtlaw.com.
About Clark Hill PLC
Clark Hill is a multidisciplinary, international law firm that draws on attorneys’ comprehensive industry and policy knowledge and a global network of industry advisors and subject-matter experts to provide innovative legal solutions and client-service excellence worldwide.
One of the largest firms in the United States — with more than 650 attorneys and professionals in 25 offices, spanning the United States as well as Dublin and Mexico City, Clark Hill is a committed partner to a diverse range of leading brands, forward-thinking businesses, public entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals. Our significant presence in Washington, DC, and our deep government relations and public affairs experience at every level help ensure that our clients’ voices are heard in the development of federal and state regulatory policy and legislation.
About Fox Rothschild LLP
Fox Rothschild LLP is a national law firm with more than 950 attorneys in 27 office locations providing legal services in 70 practice areas. Firm clients include individuals and businesses, from public to private and nonprofit as well as startup, family-run and multinational organizations. Fox Rothschild attorneys help clients manage risk and make better operational decisions by offering practical advice and innovative problem solving. The firm’s Energy & Natural Resources Group is a multidisciplinary team of attorneys who represent companies throughout the United States, especially those in the renewable energy and energy generation sectors.
About Stoel Rives LLP
Stoel Rives is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, climate change and the environment, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, food and beverage, health care, life sciences and technology industries. With more than 375 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Stoel Rives is a leader in regulatory and compliance matters, and business, labor and employment, intellectual property, land use, and real estate development and construction law. For more information, follow us @stoelrives or visit www.stoel.com.