2018 Energy Law and Policy Institute Conference
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 5.5 hours of substantive credit.
Join Pitt Law for the Energy Law and Policy Institute to be part of panel conversations surrounding prescient issues in Oil & Gas Law International Law, Environmental Law, and Renewable Energy and to learn from national and international experts about the current landscape of energy-related issues in Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world.
Keynote address will be delivered by Colette Honorable, former Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Founding Director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security, David Hickton, is the featured lunchtime speaker
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Networking
Welcoming remarks by William Carter, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Dean and Kevin Abbott- Director of the School of Law Energy Law and Policy Institute
9:15– 10:00 a.m.
Keynote Address- “FERC’s Role in the U.S. Energy Policy”
Colette Honorable- Former Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
“International Perspectives on Energy Policy” Moderated by Ronald Brand, Director, Center for International Legal Education
Katrina Kelly- University of Pittsburgh Center for Energy
Shanti Gamper-Rabindran – Associate Professor, Environment, Energy and Development Economics- University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
“Understanding Renewable Generation in an Era of Utility Deregulation” Moderated by Dr. Gregory Reed, Director, Center for Energy and the GRID Institute, Swanson School of Engineering
Bruce Eddleston- Vice President, Energy Policy Southern Company
Timothy Burdis- PJM Interconnection
12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Luncheon Speaker – “Cybersecurity and Energy”
David Hickton- Founding Director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
“In-house Counsel Roundtable: Issues facing shale gas producers in the second decade of the shale era in the Appalachian Basin” Moderated by Ryan Purpura, McGuire Woods
Erin McDowell- Division Counsel, Marcellus Shale, Range Resources
Jessica Brisendine- Assistant General Counsel, EQT Corporation
Benjamin Sullivan- General Counsel & Executive Vice Preseident, Greylock Energy
“Industry, Government and NGO Perspectives on the Envirobnmental Rights Amendment and other Current Environmental Issues” Moderated by Grant MacIntyre, Pitt Law Environmental Clinic
Jeremy Weber- Director, Shale Gas Governance Center, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Joseph Reinhart, Babst Calland
John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council