University of Texas School of Law
18th Annual
Gas and Power Institute
Houston Sep 26-27, 2019 The Whitehall Hotel
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PRESENTED BY
The University of Texas School of Law
The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (OGERL)


Event Sponsors:
Husch Blackwell LLP

Sponsors:
Balch & Bingham LLP
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Jackson Walker LLP
Locke Lord LLP
Priority Power Management, LLC
Reed Smith LLP
Thompson & Knight LLP

Supporting Organizations:
Energy Bar Association
Gulf Coast Power Association
 

UT Law CLE

2019 Gas and Power Institute

Program Features
The 18th Annual Gas and Power Institute features timely topics relevant to the gas and power industry in light of the changing landscape of rules, regulation, legislation, and environmental requirements. The Institute also provides essential information and resources on the latest industry and market climate.

2019 Institute highlights:
  • Commissioner Richard Glick, of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, will deliver the Thursday Luncheon Keynote Presentation.
  • Texas Legislative and Regulatory Update provides highlights from the 86th Texas Legislative Session and updates on recent judicial and administrative decisions affecting the Texas gas and electric industries.
  • Dodd Frank Update-Why Are We Still Talking About This?
  • Review strategies and best practices for effectively managing the diverse array of responsibilities thrust upon in-house counsel in the wake of a major incident.
  • The Electric Industry: What’s Next?
  • Hear about the newly created NAEMA and IECA Power and Gas Master Agreement and how it removes hurdles that have historically impeded energy transactions. 
  • U.S. LNG Production, Logistics, Congestion, Infrastructure, Exports, and Pricing
  • Texas Natural Gas Pipeline Development and Regulation
  • Mike Moran, the COO and Chief Commercial Officer of Midcoast Energy, LLC, will deliver the Friday Morning Keynote Presentation.
  • Earn up to 2.50 hours of ethics credit.
Attendees also receive additional on-demand programming after the conference to ensure they have the opportunity to meet their full 15.00/3.00 hours of required Texas MCLE.

UT Law CLE

2019 Gas and Power Institute

12/12/19
Schedule

Thursday Morning, Sep. 26, 2019

Presiding Officer:
Monica Hwang, King & Spalding - Houston, TX

7:30 am
Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:20 am
Welcoming Remarks

Legislative and Regulatory

8:30 am

0.75 hr

Federal Energy Policy and Regulation Update

Hear the latest on rulings by the US Department of Energy and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C. on matters involving electricity, natural gas and crude oil and other liquids; plus, an update on energy legislation developments.

Caileen Kateri Gamache, Norton Rose Fulbright - Washington, DC
Thomas Edward Hirsch, Norton Rose Fulbright - Washington, DC

9:15 am

0.75 hr

Texas Legislative and Regulatory Update

Highlights of the 86th Legislative Session and recent judicial and administrative decisions affecting the Texas gas and electric industries.     

Jennifer Littlefield, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Austin, TX
Jessica L. Morgan, Husch Blackwell LLP - Austin, TX

10:00 am

0.50 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Dodd Frank Update-Why Are We Still Talking About This?

Enacted in July 2010 following the 2008-2009 financial crisis, all the Dodd-Frank regulations are still not yet in effect! Discuss the efforts by the CFTC, SEC and Bank Regulators to pragmatize their initial Dodd-Frank regulations by moving away from punishing swap market participants to instead making markets safe, competitive, accessible, and less systemically risky. Also review the CFTC’s recent Position Limits proposal, plus the US Bank Regulators’ rules for Qualified Financial Contracts (QFCs) which are defined in Dodd-Frank, modifications to SA-CCR rules for calculating risk-weighted capital to be held by banks for uncleared and unmargined derivative contracts, and other Dodd-Frank developments including cross-border impacts.

Phil Lookadoo, Haynes and Boone LLP - Washington, DC

 
10:30 am
Break

10:45 am

1.00 hr

Climate Change Developments—Municipalities and City Regulations

Cities have an increasingly integral role in addressing climate change and maintaining quality of life for their citizens. Many cities have developed, or are working to develop, climate action plans. Yet modern life would be impossible without the energy and products derived from fossil fuels. This moderated panel discussion explores the nexus of cities and climate change and potential ways for communities to build a carbon-free future while balancing environmental, economic, and security concerns.

Moderator:
Kathy Garcia, CPS Energy - San Antonio, TX
Panelists:
Richard Meyer, American Gas Association - Washington, DC
James McGuire, Environmental Quality & Sustainability, City of Dallas - Dallas, TX

11:45 am

0.75 hr
0.50 hr ethics

Crisis Response Strategies for In-House Counsel

Whether a major industrial accident, a crippling cyber attack, or any other major corporate crisis, in-house counsel play a critical role in managing their organization’s response. From ensuring appropriate evidence preservation, interviewing witnesses and managing the company’s response to government investigations, to anticipating potential litigation, responding to media inquiries and assessing strategic risk, perhaps no other situation asks more from in-house legal departments. Review strategies and best practices for effectively managing the diverse array of responsibilities thrust upon in-house counsel in the wake of a major incident.

Matthew Paulson, Bracewell LLP - Austin, TX

12:30 pm
Pick Up Lunch

Included in registration.

Thursday Afternoon, Sep. 26, 2019

Presiding Officer:
Chris Reeder, Husch Blackwell LLP - Austin, TX

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

Thank You to Our Luncheon Sponsor

12:50 pm

0.50 hr

Keynote Presentation: FERC Commissioner Richard Glick

Hon. Richard A. Glick, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Washington, DC

 
1:20 pm
Break

Markets

1:35 pm

0.50 hr

The Electric Industry: What’s Next?

As the electric industry shifts toward a future with more renewable energy, distributed generation will play a key role in building a more resilient grid and meeting demands from the ever changing market.

Timothy Wang, Filsinger Energy Partners - Denver, CO

2:05 pm

0.50 hr

ERCOT Power Market Update 

Review ERCOT market outcomes for Summer 2019 with preliminary thoughts about the need for market changes.

Beth Garza, Potomac Economics - Austin, TX

 

Trading Documents

2:35 pm

0.75 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Key Documents 101

Get a basic overview and comparison of the essential gas and power transaction documents commonly used in the industry – the EEI, ISDA, NAESB and WSPP.  Briefly discuss the background of these documents and when they are used, then delve into the important differences and similarities between them.

Craig R. Enochs, Reed Smith LLP - Houston, TX

3:20 pm

0.50 hr

The Market’s Recent Evolution to Simplifying Power and Gas Transactions

The North American Energy Markets Association (NAEMA) and the International Energy Credit Association (IECA) have launched a new Power and Gas Master Agreement that streamlines the transaction process and allows parties to transact on a faster, more cost effective basis. Hear an overview of the new agreement and how it removes hurdles that have historically impeded energy transactions.  

K.C. Hairston, Balch & Bingham LLP - Birmingham, AL

3:50 pm
Break

4:00 pm

0.50 hr

Retail Electric Supply Agreements: How Companies Meet Their Power Supply Needs in the Texas Market

Examine the commercial, regulatory, and legal considerations that shape the power supply arrangements of large customers. Focus on the nuts and bolts of retail supply agreements, common issues and pitfalls, and how customers are using them to meet corporate sustainability goals.

Meghan Elaine Griffiths, Jackson Walker LLP - Austin, TX

4:30 pm

0.50 hr

Heat Rate Call Options

An introduction to the use, risks, and key terms of heat rate call options, and a comparison with other hedge products for gas-fired generators.

Philip Carey, Merrill Lynch Commodities, Inc. - Houston, TX

 
5:00 pm

0.50 hr

Transaction Liability Insurance: A Strategic Approach to Managing Deal Risk

The use of transaction-focused insurance capital continues to be an important tool to facilitate cleaner exits for sellers, while providing buyers with robust and comprehensive protection for post-closing losses related to liabilities associated with a transaction. Discuss the latest market trends with respect to energy M&A, including recent developments in the gas and power industries.

Matthew B. Wiener, Aon - Houston, TX

5:30 pm
Adjourn to Reception

Join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres with program faculty and attendees

Friday Morning, Sep. 27, 2019

Presiding Officer:
Philip K. Lau, Locke Lord LLP - Houston, TX

7:30 am
Conference Room Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:00 am

0.50 hr ethics

Pro Bono Collaborations with Outside Counsel: The New Networking

With both in-house counsel and outside firms wanting to give back to their communities and to develop their relationships with each other, pro bono truly is the new networking. Learn how in-house counsel and outside firms can collaborate, including best practices and overcoming fears of lack of subject-matter knowledge, on pro bono projects from legal advice clinics to direct representation, and how these collaborations help bridge the “justice gap.”

Michael Hofrichter, Houston Volunteer Lawyers - Houston, TX

Pipeline

8:30 am

0.50 hr

Keynote: Midstream Activity Overview

Cover significant and emerging activities in the midstream space, including LNG exports, Permian Basin buildout, and more.

Mike Moran, Midcoast Energy, LLC - Houston, TX

9:00 am

0.50 hr

Texas Natural Gas Pipeline Development and Regulation

Get a description of the development of new gas pipelines in Texas and the regulatory issues associated with the construction and operation of those pipelines. Discussion topics will include establishing NGPA Section 311 rates at the Railroad Commission of Texas, gas utility pipeline regulatory issues, and new challenges to obtaining right-of-way for natural gas pipelines.

John K. Arnold, Locke Lord LLP - Houston, TX

9:30 am

0.50 hr

A General Overview of Nominations, Scheduling and Imbalance Management on Natural Gas Pipelines

Hear a general overview of the policies and procedures for nominating and scheduling natural gas for transportation on inter and intrastate pipelines. Learn how imbalances are created, the tools pipelines use to maintain system integrity, and how imbalances are resolved.

Jim Cantwell, Independent Consultant - Expert Witness & Consulting Services - Sapphire, NC

10:00 am
Break

 
10:15 am

0.50 hr

U.S. LNG Production, Logistics, Congestion, Infrastructure, Exports, and Pricing

U.S. LNG export capacity is coming online and will be available to use 10 BCF/day of gas if the world LNG market can take that LNG at a U.S. export price. There are many daily issues for LNG exporters to manage including gas supply, contracting for firm pipeline transportation, and selling all their LNG everyday possible. How much U.S. natural gas actual will get exported?  

Brad Williams, Spitfire Energy Advisors - Houston

10:45 am

0.75 hr

Permian Infrastructure

John J. Bick, Priority Power Management - Arlington, TX
Peter Hays, King & Spalding - Houston, TX
Tom Nguyen, Navitas - Houston, TX

11:30 am

1.00 hr ethics

Protecting Client Information-Cyber Protection Duties as an Attorney

Hear and overview of the threat landscape and the risks to law firms and clients. Also discuss the best practices for securing client information, incident detection, and response.

William R. Daugherty, Baker & Hostetler LLP - Houston, TX
Andy Sawyer, Locke Lord LLP - Dallas, TX

12:30 pm
Adjourn

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Faculty

Conference Faculty

John K. Arnold
Locke Lord LLP
Houston, TX
John J. Bick
Priority Power Management
Arlington, TX
Jim Cantwell
Independent Consultant - Expert Witness & Consulting Services
Sapphire, NC
Philip Carey
Merrill Lynch Commodities, Inc.
Houston, TX
William R. Daugherty
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Houston, TX
Craig R. Enochs
Reed Smith LLP
Houston, TX
Caileen Kateri Gamache
Norton Rose Fulbright
Washington, DC
Kathy Garcia
CPS Energy
San Antonio, TX
Beth Garza
Potomac Economics
Austin, TX
Hon. Richard A. Glick
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC
Meghan Elaine Griffiths
Jackson Walker LLP
Austin, TX
K.C. Hairston
Balch & Bingham LLP
Birmingham, AL
Peter Hays
King & Spalding
Houston, TX
Thomas Edward Hirsch
Norton Rose Fulbright
Washington, DC
Michael Hofrichter
Houston Volunteer Lawyers
Houston, TX
Jennifer Littlefield
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Austin, TX
Phil Lookadoo
Haynes and Boone LLP
Washington, DC
James McGuire
Environmental Quality & Sustainability, City of Dallas
Dallas, TX
Richard Meyer
American Gas Association
Washington, DC
Mike Moran
Midcoast Energy, LLC
Houston, TX
Jessica L. Morgan
Husch Blackwell LLP
Austin, TX
Tom Nguyen
Navitas
Houston, TX
Matthew Paulson
Bracewell LLP
Austin, TX
Andy Sawyer
Locke Lord LLP
Dallas, TX
Timothy Wang
Filsinger Energy Partners
Denver, CO
Matthew B. Wiener
Aon
Houston, TX
Brad Williams
Spitfire Energy Advisors
Houston

Planning Committee

Chris Reeder—Chair
Husch Blackwell LLP
Austin, TX
April Rogers—Director
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
John K. Arnold
Locke Lord LLP
Houston, TX
Paul W. Chung
Targa Resources
Houston, TX
Merida De La Pena
Merrill Lynch Commodities, Inc.
Houston, TX
Robert D. Eickenroht
Thompson & Knight LLP
Houston, TX
Craig R. Enochs
Reed Smith LLP
Houston, TX
Meghan Elaine Griffiths
Jackson Walker LLP
Austin, TX
Ann A. Hawkins
Houston, TX
Elizabeth B. Hawkins
Targa Resources
Houston, TX
Monica Hwang
King & Spalding
Houston, TX
Norma Rosner Iacovo
Tenaska Power Services Co.
Arlington, TX
Michael D. Jones
Jones Gill Porter Crawford and Crawford LLP
Houston, TX
Todd F. Kimbrough
Holland & Knight
Austin, TX
Philip K. Lau
Locke Lord LLP
Houston, TX
Diana M. Liebmann
Haynes and Boone, LLP
San Antonio, TX
Jesse S. Lotay
Jackson Walker LLP
San Antonio, TX
Kathleen E. Magruder
BP Energy Company
Houston, TX
Michael P. Pearson
Jackson Walker LLP
Houston, TX
Carolyn E. Shellman
CPS Energy
San Antonio, TX

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Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
12.25 hrs  |  2.50 hrs Ethics
Legal Specialization(s): Administrative Law, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, Real Estate Law
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
California
12.25 hrs  |  2.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
Louisiana
12.25 hrs  |  2.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Supreme Court of Louisiana Continuing Legal Education Committee within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
Oklahoma
14.50 hrs  |  3.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference.
Other States
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

Other Credit

TX Accounting CPE
15.00 hrs
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live conferences are presumptively approved by The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Accounting CPE Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Texas Accounting Certificate of Completion at the conference for your records. Self-report your CPE credit directly to TSBPA. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  

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Key Dates

Houston

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Sep 18, 2019
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for In-House Counsel early registration: Sep 18, 2019
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Group (5-9 ppl) early registration: Sep 18, 2019
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Group (10 or more ppl) early registration: Sep 18, 2019
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Sep 20, 2019
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Sep 23, 2019
    $50 processing fee applied

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Hotel / Venue

Houston

The Whitehall Hotel

1700 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77002
713-739-8800
Map

Accommodations

$155 room rate good through September 5, 2019 (subject to availability). Please refer to the "2019 Gas and Power Institute" when you call the reservations department. 

Parking Information

Daily or Overnight Valet Parking: $10 (subject to availability) 

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