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.


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


  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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