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2020 Annual Enforcers and Defenders Forum


March 18, 2020


Washington, DC (and webcast)

Presented by the Energy Bar Association of D.C. and Co-sponsored by ELI

The Compliance and Enforcement Committee of the Energy Bar Association presents the 2020 Enforcers and Defenders Forum at The George Washington University Law School. The Defenders panel will address the development and implementation of internal compliance and monitoring programs designed to ensure compliance with regulatory and company standards, with a focus on internal detection techniques and mechanisms, and will include representatives from Calpine, the Intercontinental Exchange, and Tenaska.  The Forum also will present its popular Enforcers Panel with key representatives from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, and ReliabilityFirst Corporation, addressing relevant enforcement and compliance issues for 2019 and other timely topics.

1:30 PM -  2:00 PM: Registration

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Panels 1 and 2

Defenders Panel (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM)

  • Donna Byrne, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Mike Spafford, Partner, Litigation Department, Paul Hastings
  • Sandra Rizzo, Partner, Arnold & Porter
  • Juliana Brint (Moderator), Associate, Energy Regulation and Litigation, Skadden

Enforcers Panel (3:15 – 4:30 PM)

  • Larry Parkinson, Director, FERC Enforcement
  • Paul Hayeck, Deputy Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • James Pates, Assistant Chief Counsel, Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • James McGrane, Senior Counsel, North American Electric Reliability Corporation
  • Karen Bruni (Moderator), Associate, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM:  Networking Reception