Join industry executives, in-house counsel, and our Reed Smith team as we explore legal risks and regulatory changes facing domestic U.S. and global energy and commodities players, focusing particularly on energy transition, litigation risk, regulatory enforcement, and ethics.
We look forward to welcoming back our energy and commodities community and sharing briefings that will enlighten and prepare market participants for the future.
To view the key takeaways from our March 2022 conference, please visit our ENR Outlook.
Registration and breakfast | 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Opening remarks | 9:00 - 9:10 a.m.
Keynote: Geopolitics and energy in 2023: a year of continuing volatility | 9:10 – 9:55 a.m.
The program will look at the key geopolitical factors that will impact the global energy sector over the coming year, including the risks posed by escalating sanctions on Russia and the wider implications for energy flows and investment.
- Raad Alkadiri, Managing Director, Energy, Climate & Resources, Eurasia Group
- Leigh T. Hansson, Partner, Reed Smith
Break | 9:55 - 10:05 a.m.
FERC and CFTC regulatory developments | 10:05 – 11:05 a.m.
In this session, a panel of in-house counsel and Reed Smith regulatory lawyers will analyze the impact of FERC and CFTC developments on the energy and commodities sector. This will be followed by an interactive discussion on what lies ahead. Topics that will be covered include:
- FERC and CFTC leadership updates
- Recent policy pronouncements at FERC
- Agency action to combat climate change
- Potential legislation to address regulatory gaps in the crypto markets
- FERC and CFTC enforcement updates
- Jon T. Ammons, Partner, Reed Smith
- Colette D. Honorable, Partner, Reed Smith
- Jennifer Minnis, Managing Counsel, Gas and Power Trading Americas, BP America Inc.
Break | 11:05 - 11:20 a.m.
Upstream companies and the energy transition: CCUS and other opportunities | 11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
The panel discussion will offer valuable insights for lawyers or other professionals interested in opportunities arising from the energy transition in the upstream space, with a particular emphasis on the carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) industry. The program will provide both legal and commercial perspectives on issues unique to CCUS projects and other projects that have synergies with the activities of upstream companies.
- Luke L. Burns, Partner, Reed Smith
- Ryan A. Haddad, Partner, Reed Smith
- Charles Fridge, Chairman and CEO of Verde CO2 LLC
Networking Lunch | 12:20 - 1:20 p.m.
Mitigating risks during the energy transition | 1:20 – 2:20 p.m.
This program will focus on strategies for avoiding and mitigating dispute risks arising out of energy transition efforts, such as corporate ESG goals, renewables project siting and estate coordination issues, contracting issues, and perceived increases in trials.
- Mike H. Bernick, Partner, Reed Smith
- Megan S. Haines, Partner, Reed Smith
Break | 2:20 - 2:30 p.m.
Round-up of ethics and privilege issues for in-house counsel | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Peter Kennedy, Reed Smith’s Chief Litigation Counsel, will discuss a number of ethics and attorney-client privilege issues relevant to in-house counsel, including fundamentals, some recent developments, and a few lessons learned.
- Peter J. Kennedy, Partner, Reed Smith
Closing remarks by Casey Ryan, Reed Smith's Global Managing Partner | 3:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Rooftop social hour | 3:45 - 5:00 p.m.