Overview

Connect online with your colleagues in December to hear the latest Hot Topics in Gas and Power.
 
Webcast highlights:

  • Federal and State regulatory updates.
  • Insights on the growing tension between bankruptcy courts, regulatory agencies and counter-parties over assumption and rejection of midstream contracts and power purchase agreements.
  • Environmental Challenges and Impacts on Energy Infrastructure.
  • Examine the current state of hydrogen production and how hydrogen transactions will fit within the current gas and power trading framework.
  • Ethics session on Bordering on the Edge: Multijurisdictional Practice Issues for Inside and Outside Counsel.
Watch live to ask questions of the speakers and live chat with faculty and other attendees. If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recorded eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast.

Stay tuned for details on the 2021 Gas and Power Institute in Houston.

Event Schedule

Program is subject to change.

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Friday Morning, Dec. 11, 2020
    Presiding Officer:
    Chris Reeder, Austin, TX
  • 9:00 am
    0.50 hr
    Federal Regulatory Update
    Updates on the latest rulings from The US. Department of Energy and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on matters involving electricity, natural gas, crude oil, and other liquids.

    Frederick G. Jauss IV, Husch Blackwell LLP - Washington DC

  • 9:30 am
    5-Minute Break

  • 9:35 am
    0.50 hr
    State Regulatory Update
    Hear the highlights of recent administrative and judicial decisions affecting the Texas gas and electric industries.

    Meghan Elaine Griffiths, Jackson Walker LLP - Austin, TX

  • 10:05 am
    5-Minute Break

  • 10:10 am
    0.50 hr
    I’ve got the Power! (Or do you?)
    The growing tension between bankruptcy courts, regulatory agencies and counter-parties over assumption and rejection of midstream contracts and power purchase agreements.
     

    Charles A. Beckham Jr., Haynes and Boone, LLP - Houston, TX
    Kelli S. Norfleet, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Houston, TX

  • 10:40 am
    5-Minute Break

  • 10:45 am
    0.75 hr
    Environmental Challenges and Impacts on Energy Infrastructure 
    Explore the impact of ESG on the development and operation of energy infrastructure and examine issues related to the electric generation industry and to natural gas flaring and pipeline development.
     

    Moderator:
    John K. Arnold, Locke Lord LLP - Houston, TX
    Panelists:
    Richard A Howell, Jackson Walker LLP - Houston, TX
    Michael J. Nasi, Jackson Walker LLP - Austin, TX

  • 11:30 am
    5-Minute Break

  • 11:35 am
    0.75 hr
    Hydrogen – How does it fit within current trading structures?
    Hydrogen is gaining increasing attention as a potential solution in the search for a carbon-free fuel.  Examine the current state of hydrogen production and how hydrogen transactions will fit within the current gas and power trading framework.

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

  • 12:20 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 12:25 pm
    0.75 hr ethics
    Bordering on the Edge: Multijurisdictional Practice Issues for Inside and Outside Counsel
    Although the focus of our gas and power practices may be in Texas, none of us has a practice that is confined to a single state. We’re all working on matters across the country all the time. The client needs our knowledge and experience, and there’s certainly nothing wrong in handling deals in other states where we’re not licensed as long as we have some involvement by a local lawyer, right? Wait! Are you really sure that this is the right “ethical” answer? Nationally-renowned speaker Mike Rubin, with his unique blend of scholarship and humor, and with one of the most unusual multimedia presentations you’ll ever see, will challenge your thinking, raise issues to ponder, and give you something to smile about.

    Michael H. Rubin, McGlinchey Stafford PLLC - Baton Rouge, LA

  • 1:10 pm
    Adjourn

Conference Faculty

John K. Arnold

Locke Lord LLP
Houston, TX

Charles A. Beckham Jr.

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Houston, TX

Craig R. Enochs

Reed Smith LLP
Houston, TX

Meghan Elaine Griffiths

Jackson Walker LLP
Austin, TX

Richard A Howell

Jackson Walker LLP
Houston, TX

Frederick G. Jauss IV

Husch Blackwell LLP
Washington DC

Michael J. Nasi

Jackson Walker LLP
Austin, TX

Kelli S. Norfleet

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Houston, TX

Michael H. Rubin

McGlinchey Stafford PLLC
Baton Rouge, LA

Planning Committee

John K. Arnold

Locke Lord LLP
Houston, TX

Paul W. Chung

Houston, TX

Craig R. Enochs

Reed Smith LLP
Houston, TX

Diana M. Liebmann

San Antonio, TX

Michael P. Pearson

Jackson Walker LLP
Houston, TX

Chris Reeder

Austin, TX

Credit Info

MCLE Credit
UT Law CLE will report credit to the State Bar of Texas on your behalf. If you are claiming credit in the last week of your birth month, self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. Print and keep the Certificate of Completion for your records. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
To claim Louisiana MCLE credit, Louisiana credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to LSBA within 30 days after the conference.
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 to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

To claim Other States MCLE credit, Other States credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion .

MCLE credit is presented based on a 60-minute credit hour.

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