Events

EVENTS

2011 Evolving Energy Industry Directions

This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board. CLE Credit will be granted to attorneys.

Agenda

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am
Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Jeffrey W. Meyers, Partner and Chair, Energy and Project Finance Practice, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

9:10 am
Keynote Address
Nora Mead Brownell, ESPY Energy Solutions, LLC
(Former Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission)

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Challenges in Power Sector Financing: Prospects and Approaches Over the Coming Years
Moderator: Armando X. Ramirez, Special Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Panelists:

  • Jonathan Cody, Whitehall & Co., LLC
  • Charles Costenbader, Tangent Energy Solutions, Inc.
  • Trevor d'Olier-Lees, Standard & Poor's
  • Frank Napolitano, RBC Capital Markets
  • Stephen Brownell, Gamesa Energy, Inc.

11:00 am - 11:15 am
Break

11:15 am - 12:15 pm
M&A Outlook for the Power Sector
Moderator: Richard G. Madris, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Panelists:
  • Bret Budenbender, Barclays Capital Inc.
  • Andrew Kim, JPMorgan Asset Management
  • Dennis T. Mahoney Jr., SteelRiver Infrastructure Partners
  • Raffiq Nathoo, The Blackstone Group, L.P.
  • John Rohde, IPR-GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc.

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Luncheon

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dodd-Frank—An Update: The Impact of the New and Proposed Rules
Moderator: Scott Le Bouef, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Panelists:
  • Steven M. Bunkin, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Herbert L. Thornhill Jr., NRG Energy, Inc.
  • Mark Lenczowski, JPMorgan

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Renewable Energy and the Smart Grid
Moderator: Jon R. Mostel, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Panelists:
  • Mark Brownstein, Environmental Defense Fund
  • David Manning, New York State Smart Grid Consortium
  • Michael Sachse, Opower
  • Scott Ungerer, EnerTech Capital

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Reception

If you have questions, please contact Eridilia Victoria at 212.806.5748 or [email protected].