Public Utility Law Institute
Presented by the Public Utility Law Committee of the NYSBA Business Law Section
October 17, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Registration and Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.
State Bar Center
One Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
6.0 MCLE Credits including 4.5 in Areas of Professional Practice and 1.5 in Ethics.
This program is not transitional and therefore it is not suitable for newly-admitted attorneys (admitted under 24 months).
Attend this special full-day institute for the most up-to-date information on today's issues in the public utility law arena. Hear from top practitioners in the field, and stay current on the critical issues that affect your practice.
We are pleased to be joined by Gregg Sayre, New York State Public Service Commission Commissioner, as our keynote luncheon speaker.
9:00 - 9:05 | Welcome and Introductory Remarks
9:05 - 10:20 | Reforming the Energy Vision - A Discussion of the Legal Issues on the PSC's Initiative For Reforming the Electric Industry in New York
Speakers: Stephen Wemple, Con Edison Solutions | David Hepinstall, Association for Energy Affordability Inc. | David Johnson, Read & Laniado | Paul Gioia, Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna | Saul Rigberg, Utility Intervention Unit, New York Department of State | Kevin Lang, Couch White (Moderator)
10:20 - 10:35 | Break
10:35 - 12:05 | Breakout Sessions (Choose One)
Session A | Electric-Gas Convergence Issues - Legal Considerations Associated with the Increasing Reliance on Natural Gas by Electric Generating Facilities
Perspectives shared by utilities, generators, gas suppliers and others.
Speakers: Wes Yeomans, New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) | Philip DeCicco, National Grid | James D'Andrea, TransCanada USA Services | David Reitz, National Fuel Gas Company (NFG) Suply | Michael Novak, NFG Distribution | Leonard Van Ryn, NYS Department of Public Service (Moderator
Session B | Telecommunications - Recent Developments Within the Industry
Speakers: Andrew Klein, Klein Law Group | Brian Ossias, NYS Department of Public Service | Gerald Norlander, Public Utility Law Project of NY Inc. | Robert Puckett, New York State Telecommunications Association | Joseph A. Post, Verizon New York Inc. | Graham Jesmer, NYS Department of Public Service (Moderator)
12:05 - 1:15 | Luncheon (included)
Keynote Luncheon Speaker: Gregg Sayre, Commissioner, NYS Public Service Commission
1:15 - 2:45 | Federal-State Jurisdiction - Where Is the Line Drawn?
Speakers: Abraham Silverman, NRG Energy | Alan Michaels, NYS Department of Public Service | William Derasmo, Troutman Sanders | Josh Konecni, Con Edison | Mary Krayeske, Con Edison (Moderator)
2:45 - 4:15 | Ethics - Recent Developments for Utility Practitioners
Speakers: Steven Blow, NYS Department of Public Service | Kate Burgess, NYS Department of Public Service
4:15 - 4:20 | Closing Remarks
General Registration $115*
Business law Section Members: $90
View details and register online or call the State Bar Service Center at 800-582-2452 during business hours and reference event code BU2200OC14.
*SPECIAL OFFER for current NYSBA members who are not members of the Business law Section: Receive a year of membership in the Business law Section FREE (a $25 value) with registration at the general registration rate. Your membership will be processed automatically following the program date. Membership will be valid through 12/31/2015, provided continuous NYSBA membership.
Questions? Contact BusinessLaw@nysba.org