Sheila Slocum Hollis
Partner

Duane Morris LLP
505 9th Street, N.W., Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004-2166
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Phone: +1 202 776 7810
Fax: +1 202 379 9837
Email: SSHollis@duanemorris.com

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Sheila Slocum Hollis is chair of the Washington, D.C. office and serves on the firm's Executive Committee and Partners Board. Ms. Hollis practices in the areas of energy transactional and regulatory law and international and administrative law before government agencies, Congress and other entities. She focuses on domestic and international energy, water and environmental matters, representing governmental bodies and the power and natural gas industries. With a long career in issues relating to infrastructure, natural gas development transportation and distribution, energy reliability, enforcement and compliance, and international energy policy, Ms. Hollis successfully represented the District of Columbia in a key electric reliability case and represents the towns of Plymouth, Massachusetts and Scriba, New York, and Oswego County in tax and related infrastructure safety, environmental protection and security negotiation matters. She served as lead investigator of a grid operator's market monitoring practices, and as lead investigator for an electric grid in a Congressional investigation of a major blackout. She also has represented numerous clients in investigations related to natural gas and oil development, trading, transportation and other energy and environmental activities.

Ms. Hollis has served twice in Federal service. She was the first director of the Office of Enforcement of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, establishing the office and its policies and procedures, serving from 1977 to 1980. Those policies and procedures remain in place today. She began her energy law career as a trial lawyer at the Federal Power Commission from 1974 to 1975, serving as lead counsel on the Pennzoil-United spinoff case. Over the course of her career, she has played a key role in the formation and implementation of energy law and policy. As a Professorial Lecturer in the Law at George Washington University School of Law, she has taught energy law for 20 years to over 600 students in the Environmental and Energy Law Program.

In 2014, Ms. Hollis was named one of Washington, D.C.'s Top 50 Women by Super Lawyers, and is the first energy lawyer to be named to this list. Ms. Hollis was named one of the 50 Key Women in Energy Worldwide and received the 2011 Lifetime Achievement in Energy in Platt's Global Energy Awards. She is the first attorney in private practice to receive the Platt's Award. In late 2012, Ms. Hollis was elected to membership in the American College of Environmental Lawyers. In April 2012 she was awarded the Outstanding International Law Alumni Award by the Nanda Center for International Law and Policy of the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver Law School and delivered a major address on international energy law at the award event. Ms. Hollis served as a delegate of the American Bar Association to the United Nations Rio+20 Conference in June. In 2009 Ms. Hollis delivered the "Dean of the Oil and Gas Bar" address at The Energy Law Institute of the Center for American and International Law in Houston, Texas. In 2010, Ms. Hollis received the Paul Nordstrom Service Award for her contributions to the legal profession and the community from the Energy Bar Association and the Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association.

Ms. Hollis is chair of the Standing Committee on Gavel Awards of the ABA from 2009-2012. She serves in the House of Delegates of the ABA as senior delegate from the Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, and also on the Nominating Committee of the ABA and the Steering Committee of the Nominating Committee. She also serves on the Standing Committee of the Law Library of Congress and on the ABA?s Standing Committee on Governmental Affairs. Ms. Hollis served as the Chair of the Board of Editors of the American Bar Association's Journal from 2007-2010, and as a member of the Board from 2001-2007. She chaired the ABA's Council of the Fund for Justice and Education from 2006-2009. She is the past chair (2001-2002) of the Section of Environment, Energy and Resources of the American Bar Association, representing 11,000 ABA members. She served a three-year term as the Federal Circuit representative on the Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary and in that capacity was one of the two primary investigators in the nomination of Justice John Roberts. In addition, she served as chair of the Standing Committee on Environmental Law from 1997 to 2000 and served two terms as chair of the ABA's Coordinating Group on Energy Law. A member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the ABA, Ms. Hollis was the first woman to serve as president of the Energy Bar Association (1991 to 1992). She served as president of the Women's Council on Energy and the Environment (1997-2002). She is the only person to serve as both president of the Federal Energy Bar Association and chair of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. She is treasurer and a board member of the United States Energy Association and chaired its nominating committee. She is chair of the Federal Bar Association's Section of Energy, Environment and Resources. She also is a member of the Advisory Committee of the North American Energy Standards Board. Ms. Hollis served as a professorial lecturer in the law on the subject of energy law at The George Washington University Law School from 1979 to 1999 and was recently recognized by the school for her 20-year teaching contribution. She serves on the Board of the American Friends of the Royal Society, which is one of the oldest scientific bodies in the world. She is also on the National Sustainability Advisory Committee of KB Homes. Ms. Hollis was awarded the Cheryl Blackwell Bryson Leadership Award in 2012 from the Duane Morris Women's Initiative during the firm's Annual Retreat in Boca Raton, Florida. Ms. Hollis served on the Host Committee of the D.C. Legal Community City Year held in Washington, D.C. on November 8, 2012. The initiative of this group is to assist with high vulnerability students to stay in school and graduate from high school.

Admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Colorado, she is a member of the American Law Institute and served for decades on the Board of Trustees of the Center for American and International Law and was vice chair of its Institute for Energy Law. She was also a trustee of the Eastern Mineral Law Foundation and served on the board of the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia. With an extensive background in international energy law, Ms. Hollis is admitted as an honorary, international member of the Commercial Bar of England and Wales. Ms. Hollis is widely published in energy law and policy matters, having co-authored two energy law texts and numerous articles on energy policy, energy enforcement, natural gas, independent power and cogeneration, hydroelectric energy regulation and related environmental topics. She was ranked by The National Law Journal as one of the United States' top 20 energy lawyers and is listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2008-present), AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for 25+ years, Who's Who in America (1990-present), Who's Who in the World (1990-present) and other biographical directories, including The World's Leading Oil and Gas Lawyers and The World's Leading Project Finance Lawyers. In 2011, Ms. Hollis was selected for inclusion in Who's Who Legal Directory for Oil and Gas. (The attorneys included in this publication were selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and oil and gas lawyers in private practice worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.)

A Colorado native, she is a 1973 graduate of the University of Denver College of Law and a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, cum laude in general studies, honors in journalism.

Representative Matters

  • Provided federal energy regulatory advice and Texas specific corporate and real estate advice with respect to a $1.3 billion equity funding for proposed natural gas liquefaction and a LNG loading facility.
  • Worked extensively with a major IPP developer on projects for major conversions to natural gas fired generation in Mexico, Northern Ireland, England.
  • Pursuant to World Bank project, developed the oil and gas code and accompanying model contracts in a three year project for the government of Ethiopia.
  • Represented the town of Plymouth, Mass. in negotiating a 3-year, $29 million Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreement with Entergy Nuclear Generation Co., owner of the Pilgrim Nuclear Generating Station.
  • Significant FERC enforcement/compliance investigations and related negotiations and ultimate resolutions by settlement.
  • Ongoing series of negotiations regarding host states and communities in environmental, emergency planning, tax, community relations and public policy relating to extremely large electric generating facilities, with a particular focus on nuclear facilities.
  • Series of major internal investigations for public utility or other regulated energy entities.
  • Representation of energy clients regarding siting, funding and financial structuring of generating facilities.
  • Arbitrator in major energy tax dispute.
  • Represent clients in development of trading platforms for renewable energy credits.
  • Representation of clients in large corporate restructurings and acquisitions in FERC regulatory matters.
  • Representation of clients in hydroelectric licensing issues.
  • Advice to clients on electric reliability related matters involving NERC/FERC requirements.
  • Representation of clients on large LNG developments domestically and internationally.
  • Represent smart-grid component high-tech developers at FERC and in NIST issues.
  • Represent regional transmission organization on market monitoring and internal investigations.
  • Represent regional transmission organization in major Congressional investigations.
  • Represent a variety of clients in natural gas pipeline certificate matters.
  • Represent a state in a variety of energy policy issues.
  • Advise sureties in complex multiyear, billion-dollar lawsuit.
  • Advise on numerous energy development issues.
  • Advise large electric cooperative on certain gas and electric matters.

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Colorado
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Education

  • University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1973
  • University of Colorado, B.S., Journalism, cum laude and with honors in overall studies, 1971

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Member, Executive Committee and Partners Board
    - Chair, Washington Office
    - Member, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2005-present)
    - Partner, 1997-present
    - Founding Partner, Washington Office and of the Duane Morris Energy, Environment and Resources Practice Group (1999-2005)
  • Metzger, Hollis, Gordon & Alprin, Washington, D.C.
    - Senior Partner, 1992-1997
  • Vinson & Elkins L.L.P., Washington, D.C.
    - Partner, 1987-1992
    - Head of Washington office Energy Practice
  • Broadhurst, Brook, Mangham and Hardy, Washington, D.C.
    - Partner, 1984-1987
  • Butler & Binion, Washington, D.C.
    - Partner, 1980-1984
  • Office of Enforcement of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission,
    Washington, D.C.
    - First Director, 1977-1980
  • Charter Member, Senior Executive Service, U.S. Government, 1979-1980
  • Wilner & Scheiner, Washington, D.C.
    - Associate, 1975-1977
  • Federal Power Commission, Washington, D.C.
    -Trial Attorney, 1974-1975

Professional Activities

  • Delegate to the World Justice Project, which leads a global movement to strengthen the rule of law for the development of communities of opportunity and equity.
  • Professorial Lecturer in the Law, "Energy Law," The George Washington University School of Law, 1979-1999
  • Federal Energy Bar Association
    - Board Member, 2013
    - Chair, Energy, Environment and Natural Resources, 2013
    - President, 1991-1992
    - EBA Representative to the American Bar Association's House of Delegates, 1992-1995
  • American Bar Association
    - Member, Task Force on Sustainability, 2013
    - Member, Standing Committee on Governmental Affairs (2012-present)
    - Member, Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress (2011-present)
    - Standing Committee on Gavel Awards, Chair, 2009-2012
    - Chair, Council of the Fund for Justice and Education, 2006-2009
    - Member, Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, 2002-2005
    - Fellow, 1999-present
    - Nominating Committee, 1996-1998, 2003-2005, 2011-present, as representative of Section of Environment, Energy and Resources
    - Representative to the House of Delegates, 1995-present
    -- Chair, 2000-2001
    -- Chair, Standing Committee on Environmental Law, 1997-2000
    - Coordinating Group on Energy Law Chair, 1990s
  • ABA Journal Board of Editors
    - Chair, Board of Editors, 2007-2010
    - Member, 2001-2007
  • Federal Bar Association
    - Chair, Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Division, 2012-2013
  • Member, American Law Institute
  • Women's Council on Energy and Environment
    - President, 1997-2004
  • Member, International Women's Forum
  • Member, Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment
  • The District of Columbia Bar
    - Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section
    -- Steering Committee, 1991-1992
  • International Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association
    - Board of Trustees Member, 2007-2009
  • Eastern Mineral Law Foundation
    - Trustee, 2007-2009
  • International Oil and Gas Law Center
    - Vice President, 1995-2011
  • COMBAR (the Commercial Bar Association of the England and Wales)
    - Honorary Overseas Member
  • Advisory Board, Public Utilities Fortnightly
  • ALI CLE Environmental Law Advisory Panel, 2013-2015

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Top 50 Women, 2014
  • Recipient, Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • Listed in Guide to the World's Leading Banking Finance and Transactional Lawyers in the Project Finance section, 2013
  • Listed in Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, 2013
  • Listed in InterContinental Finance Magazine's Leading Lawyers 500, 2013
  • Selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Energy, Environmental, and Land Use Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2008-2014
  • Recipient, Cheryl Blackwell Bryson Leadership Award, Duane Morris Women's Initiative, October 2012
  • Recipient, Outstanding International Alumni, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, April 2012
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement in Energy Award, 13th Annual Platts Global Energy Awards, December 2011
  • Recipient of the Paul Nordstrom Service Award for her contributions to the legal profession and the community from the Energy Bar Association and the Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association, 2010
  • Recognized by the University of Denver College of Law in July 2007 as an outstanding graduate
  • Recognized for contribution to the George Washington University Law School alumni magazine, "Class Reunion," Spring 2007
  • Listed in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers 2012-2014
  • Listed in The International Who's Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers, 1995-present
  • Listed in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
  • Listed in The International Who's Who of Energy Lawyers
  • Named to Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Project Finance Lawyers
  • Listed in Who's Who in the World
  • Listed in Who's Who in America
  • Listed in Who's Who in American Law
  • Listed in Who's Who in American Women
  • Listed in Who's Who in Business and Finance
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal 2015 – Compendium Edition
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Energy 2014
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal Directory for Oil and Gas, 2011
  • Honored as one of the "Key Women in Energy-Americas" for 2003. This award identifies, recognizes and honors excellence in individual performance in the energy industry for North, South and Central America
  • Honored as one of the "50 Key Women in Energy in the World" for 2002. Ms. Hollis was named in the Legal Excellence category for her leadership on behalf of peers and clients in the energy community. Honorees were selected by a global panel of energy industry experts
  • Named "Woman of the Year" by the Women's Council on Energy and the Environment (WCEE) for 2003. Honorees are selected each year by the Board of Directors of WCEE in the energy and/or environment field and honored for their exemplary leadership and special contributions to the advancement of women
  • Ranked by The National Law Journal as one of the United States' top 20 energy lawyers
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Board Memberships

  • Center for American and International Law
    - Board of Trustees, 1990-present
  • Board of Directors and Treasurer, United States Energy Association
  • Today's General Counsel Magazine
    - Editorial Advisory board, 2004 - present
  • American Friends of the Royal Society

Selected Publications

  • Co-author, "D.C. Circuit Ruling Upholds New Ground Rules in Development of Electric Transmission Infrastructure," Duane Morris Alert, August 27, 2014
  • Co-author, "FERC Continues Its Enforcement of Hydropower Safety Regulations with Approval of Stipulation and Consent Agreement," Duane Morris Alert, February 20, 2014
  • Co-author, "The Merger Between Energy Law and Environmental Law: The View From the Micro-level," The Environmental Forum, September/October 2013
  • Co-author, "Manufacturers Beware: DOE's Program of Compliance with Energy and Water Conservation Standards Comes to Life!" Duane Morris Alert, April 30, 2013
  • Co-author, "FERC Improves Enforcement Program with Policy Statement on Penalty Guidelines," Duane Morris Alert, March 19, 2010
  • Co-author, "FERC Makes Enforcement Process More Transparent: May Impact Timing of SEC Disclosure," Duane Morris Alert, December 23, 2009
  • "Reflections on Energy Law, the Role of Women, and Compliance Issues," presented at The Center for American and International Law's 60th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference, Houston, TX, February 20, 2009
  • "Changes in electric transmission policies addresses reliability, markets, compliance, and enforcement: FERC and beyond," Trends (SEER newsletter from ABA), May/June 2008
  • "Liquefied Natural Gas: "The Big Picture" For Future Development In North America," Environmental & Energy Law Policy Journal, University of Houston Law Center, Summer 2007
  • "The Energy Infrastructure Challenge-The Collision Of Dreams And Realities In Law And Politics," Mineral Law Institute, September 2006
  • "The Energy Infrastructure Challenge: The Collision of Dreams and Realities in Law and Politics," Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute. (Vol. 52, p.7-1, 2006)
  • "Dude, Where's My Energy Policy," The Desk, December 2006
  • Co-author, "Life Along the Potomac: What Federal Regulators Should Do to Ensure Security, Reliability, and Cleaner Air in Our Nation's Capital," Public Utilities Fortnightly, September 2006
  • "Law as the Mirror Reflecting Energy Markets and Policy - International and Domestic Forces in the 21st Century," Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence, July 2004
  • Editor, Oil and Gas Reporter, 1990-2006
  • Revised and updated chapter titled "Federal Regulation of Energy Transactions," Energy Law and Transactions, May 2003
  • "The Future of the Regulatory Structure and What Areas of the Structure Could Be Enhanced and Improved in Light of the Challenges of a Rapidly Changing Market," New York Times supplement, December 11, 2001
  • "And It Was All Going So Seemingly Well...," Power Executive, online publication, 2001
  • "The Roving Advocate," column for the Petroleum Economist, 1990-1998
  • "Money, Power, Gas and The Law: The 'Big' Convergence," Oil and Gas Journal, 1998
  • "Regulators Move Cautiously in Natural Gas Restructuring," New Jersey Law Journal, 1998
  • "Pushing Gas Forward," Legal Times, 1998
  • "Independent Power Production," chapter of Energy Law and Transactions, 1993
  • "The Clash of Titans--California and Alberta's Standoff on Gas Imports," Natural Resources and Environment, 1992
  • "The Changing Framework of Natural Gas and Business Law," Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, 1989
  • Energy Law and Policy, textbook with Joseph P. Tomain and James E. Hickey, 1989
  • Co-author, Energy Law and Policy, Anderson Publishing Company, January 1989
  • "Notable Recent Developments in Federal Natural Gas Regulation," Institute on Oil and Gas Law and Taxation, 1983
  • Co-author, Energy Decision Making, Lexington Books, D.C. Health and Company, January 1983
  • Author, "The Energy Debate -- Where Do We Go From Here?," The Current, Women's Council on Energy and the Environment, May 3, 2011
  • "Squaring the Circle: Implementing the Agricultural Use Exemption from Incremental Pricing Under the Natural Gas Policy Act," Natural Resources Lawyer, 1982

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Small-to-Mid-Size Market Participants: Effectively Using Limited Resources While Complying with Constantly Evolving Regulations," American Conference Institute's 10th National Forum on Energy Trading Compliance & Regulation Enforcement, Washington D.C., November 21, 2014
  • Speaker, "Federal Energy Trends" and Chair, "Moving Forward with Co-Generation Projects," Fifth Annual Federal Energy Workshop and Defense Energy Partnership Forum, Washington, D.C., September 16, 2014
  • Panelist, "Energy Policy and Strategy," NAESB Board of Directors Meeting, Meeting of the Members & Strategic Session, Houston, September 11, 2014
  • Moderator, "Environment and War," Federal Bar Association's Annual Meeting and Convention, Providence, September 5, 2014
  • Panelist, "Ethical Considerations in Responding to FERC Investigations," Energy Bar Association, Houston, July 22, 2014
  • Speaker, "111(d) in Context: Broader Energy and Policy Implications," Environmental Law Institute's Workshop on EPA's Proposed Clean Power/CAA Section 111(d) Rules, Washington D.C., July 14, 2014
  • Speaker, "Law of Natural Gas and the Structure of US Energy Markets," Rutgers Law Webinar, November 12, 2013
  • Moderator, "CNG/LNG/Propane Transportation Infrastructure, Conversion and Financing Seminar," Philadelphia, November 7, 2013
  • Presenter, "Presidential Showcase," American Bar Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, August 11, 2013
  • Delegate, American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, "World Justice Forum IV," The Hague, Netherlands, July 8-11, 2013
  • Panelist, "U.S. Energy Debate Shifts, Part 1 and Part 2," Platts Energy Week, March 31, 2013
  • Presenter, Federal Bar Association's General Counsels' Lunch Series, Washington D.C., April 10, 2013
  • Speaker, "Ensuring Compliance with NERC Reliability Standards & Transparency Rules, " American Conference Institute's (ACI) 7th National Forum on Energy Trading Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement, Houston, June 7, 2013
  • Chair, "U.S. Regulatory Module," The Institute for Energy Law's 64th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference, Houston, February 21, 2013
  • Co-Presenter, American Hormone Symposium on Treatment of Endocrine Disorders with Compounded Drugs, Washington, D.C., November 3, 2012
  • Speaker, "The Future of Energy Law," Montreal, Canada, June 12, 2012
  • Speaker, "Oil and Gas and the Election Cycle," Belo Mansion, Dallas, May 10, 2012
  • Chair, "Future of U.S./Canada Energy Supply Relationship," Pepco Holdings, Washington, D.C., April 16, 2012
  • Honored Speaker, Sturm College of Law's International Law Anniversary Weekend, Denver, Colorado, April 13, 2012
  • Speaker, "Hydraulic Fracturing Issues Affecting Local Governments," Teleconference, April 4, 2012
  • Co-Presenter, Practising Law Institute's 2nd Annual Energy and Environmental Law Institute, Houston, Texas, March 8, 2012
  • Speaker, 9th Annual Canadian Oil Sands Summit, Telus Convention Centre, Calgary, Canada, February 2012
  • Guest Speaker, "Energy Policy 2012: It Was the Best of Times—It Was the Worst of Times," Women's Energy Network North Texas Chapter Meeting, Dallas, January 12, 2012
  • 20 plus years at Aspen Institute Energy Policy Forum as speaker and contributor; also, Renaissance Weekend in Charleston, SC as speaker and contributor – Energy and Environmental Policy
  • Moderator, "Ensuring Compliance with FERC Reliability Standards & Transparency Rules," American Conference Institute's Fifth National Forum on Energy Trading Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement, Washington, D.C., November 18, 2011
  • Speaker, "Shale Gas Development: An Update on Federal Law and Policy Developments," Online (audio only), November 8, 2011
  • Speaker, Duane Morris' Nuclear Webinar, "Nuclear Energy Past, Present and Future: An Update and Insights," October 2011
  • Speaker, "Hot Topics in Renewable Energy Law," Federal Bar Association Annual Meeting and Convention, Chicago, Illinois, September 8, 2011
  • Speaker, "Current Federal Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Hydraulic Fracturing," Center for American and International Law's 2nd Conference on the Law of Shale Plays, Fort Worth, Texas, September 7, 2011
  • Co-Presenter, 10th Annual Gas Shales Summit, Fort Worth, Texas, June 7, 2011
  • Presenter, Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment’s 2011 Annual Conference, Burlingame, California, May 19, 2011
  • Co-speaker, "Oil and Gas and the Election Cycle," Commercial Finance Association Southwest Chapter's Energy Summit, May 10, 2012
  • Speaker, "Major Energy Facilities: Tax and Other Elements and Considerations, Including Political Ramifications," International Municipal Lawyers Association 2011 Midyear Seminar, Washington, D.C., April 11, 2011
  • Moderator, ABA's 40th Annual Environmental Law Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 18, 2011
  • Speaker, "Pitfalls and Perils of Compliance and Enforcement for Natural Gas Producers, Marketers and Other Market Participants," Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation's Special Institute on Oil & Gas Agreements, Houston, Texas, February 23, 2011
  • Co-Chair and Speaker, "Clash and Confluence of Energy & Environment," Practising Law Institute's First Annual Energy and Environmental Law with the University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, February 3, 2011
  • Speaker, Law Seminars International TeleBriefing, TeleBriefing, October 28, 2010
  • Keynote Speaker, "Challenges Facing North American Electricity Industry," Eighth Annual Atlantic Canada and NE U.S. Power Summit, Saint John, New Brunswick, October 26, 2010
  • Speaker, "Water Energy and Power in D.C.," D.C. Water Issues Program (DCAWIP), October 14, 2010
  • Speaker, "Short Notice Demand Response (DR) and Energy Storage (ES): With Ubiquitous Intermittent Generation, Can DR and ES Capture 30%+ of the $17 Billion Ancillary Services Market?" SmartTalk Energy Industry Roundtable, September 1, 2010
  • Speaker, "Gulf Oil Spill - Impacts and Costs," Women's Council on Energy and the Environment Program, Washington, D.C., August 3, 2010
  • Panelist, "Open Standards for Smart Energy Grid," ConnectivityWeek, 2010 OASIS Blue Connect Conference, Santa Clara, CA, May 27, 2010
  • Speaker, "Energy Trade: Regulatory Compliance Across International and Provincial Borders," National Environment, Energy and Resources Law Summit: A New Environment—2010 and Beyond, Montréal, Canada, April 16, 2010
  • Moderator, "The New Grid: How to Build and Pay for It," ABA's 39th Annual Conference on Environmental Law, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 19, 2010
  • Speaker, "Environmental Regulatory Risk and Managing the CO2: State of Play and North American and International Implications," 7th Annual Canadian Oil Sands Summit, Calgary, Canada, February 2-3, 2010
  • Keynote Speaker, "The Smart Grid Gets Real: US Policies Take Shape: How Will They Impact Canada," GEA and the Smart Grid Development in Ontario Conference, Toronto, Canada, January 26, 2010
  • Speaker, U.S. Energy Association's Sixth Annual State of the Energy Industry, Washington, D.C., January 13, 2010
  • Speaker, "Climate Change Legislation," Global Change Foundation's Green Salon December 2009, New York City, December 9, 2009
  • Speaker, "A Look Forward—Policy Perspectives," 8th Annual Energy Litigation Conference, Houston, Texas, October 23, 2009
  • Speaker, "The State of Climate Action," Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment's First Annual Conference, San Diego, California, October 21, 2009
  • Speaker, "Examining the Latest Developments in Carbon Legislation in the U.S.," The Canadian Institute's Gearing Up for a Low Carbon Economy: Mitigating Risks and Maximizing Opportunities Conference, Calgary, Alberta, October 6, 2009
  • Speaker, "Self-Reporting: Making the Right Call to Mitigate Civil Penalties," American Conference Institute's 3rd National Forum on Energy Trading Compliance, Houston, Texas, September 22-23, 2009
  • Speaker, Michigan Bar Association Institute of Continuing Legal Education's Alternative Energy Forum, Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 16, 2009
  • Panel Chair, "What Went Wrong with Regulation? Underlying Causes and Lessons to Be Learned," Commercial Bar Association North American Meeting 2009, Chicago, Illinois, May 29, 2009
  • Moderator, "Women as Catalysts in Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency," South Asia Women in Energy (SAWIE) Executive Exchange, Washington, D.C., May 12, 2009
  • Speaker, 2009 Southern California Transportation & Logistics Summit, Ontario, California, April 9, 2009
  • Speaker, "Meeting Expectations for Reliability, Safety, Affordability and Sustainability: Pacific Canada and Beyond," 6th Annual B.C. Power Summit, Vancouver, Canada, March 10, 2009
  • Speaker, "Dean of the Oil and Gas Bar Lecture," 60th Annual Oil and Gas Law Conference, Houston, Texas, February 19, 2009
  • Speaker, "FERC, CFTC and FTC Priorities, Overlap and Coordination: What the Evolving Regulatory Framework Means for Your Compliance Program," American Conference Institute's 2nd National Forum on Energy Trading Compliance, Houston, Texas, January 29, 2009
  • Panelist, "Manipulation in the Energy Markets," KPMG Global Energy Institute program, October 7, 2008
  • Speaker, "Power Markets Restructuring: Atlantic Canada and Beyond," 6th Annual Atlantic Canada Power Summit, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, September 9, 2008
  • Moderator, "Developments in FERC's Enforcement Program, "Federal Bar Association's Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources (EENR) Section program, Washington, D.C., July 23, 2008
  • Speaker, "Future of the Alberta Oil Sands in the Global Climate Change Debate – Restrictions on Utilization in the United States," Annual Meeting of the Energy and Environmental Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, Ottawa, Canada, May 16, 2008
  • Host and speaker, "China's Energy and Environmental Challenges," Women's Council on Energy and the Environment (WCEE) luncheon, May 16, 2008
  • Contributor, National Academies Symposium on Critical Infrastructure, Washington, D.C., May 7-8, 2008
  • Co-Chair, "Low Carbon Technology and the Nation's Manufacturing Sector," U.S. Department of Commerce and the United States Energy Association meeting, Washington, D.C., February 5, 2008
  • Speaker, "Latest Legislative & Legal Developments in the Space," The Wall Street Green Trading Summit, New York, New York, April 16-17, 2007
  • Speaker, "Rule of Law in Environmental Issues," ABA/IBA International Rule of Law Symposium, New York, New York, April 16, 2007
  • Speaker, "Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Siting: The Role of FERC and Other Entities," Inaugural Facility Siting Conference, Denver, Colorado, September 10-11, 2007
  • Speaker, "Latest Legislative & Legal Developments in the Space," The Wall Street Green Trading Summit, New York City, April 16-17, 2007
  • Speaker, "Rule of Law in Environmental Issues," ABA/IBA International Rule of Law Symposium, New York City, April 16, 2007
  • Speaker, "Newest Developments in Restructuring Power Markets in the U.S.," 7th Alberta Power Summit, Calgary, Canada, November 28-29, 2006
  • Speaker, "Newest Developments in Restructuring Power Markets in the U.S.," 4th Annual Atlantic Canada Energy Summit, New Brunswick, Canada, October 30-31, 2006
  • Facilitator, "Californian and International Perspectives on Policy and Implementation," International Sustainable Energy Forum, San Francisco, October 11-12, 2006
  • Moderator, "Energy Policy Act of 2005: Goals, Progress, Implementation, and Impacts," ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources' 14th Fall Meeting, San Diego, October 4-7, 2006
  • Speaker, "Environmental Issues and the Rule of Law in a Global Village," International Bar Association/American Bar Association Symposium on the International Rule of Law, Chicago, September 16, 2006
  • Speaker, "Energy Infrastructure--The New Emphasis on Law and Policy," 52nd Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 20, 2006
  • Moderator, "Terrorism Considerations Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)," ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources-sponsored Teleconference, July 19, 2006
  • Moderator, "Sustaining America's Infrastructure in the Face of a Pandemic: What Environment, Energy & Resources Lawyers Need to Know," ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources-sponsored Teleconference, April 5, 2006
  • Moderator, "Recent Challenges to the Crossborder Energy Supply," Second Annual Environmental, Energy & Resources Law Summit: Canada-U.S. Cross-Border Issues, Toronto, Canada, April 27-29, 2006
  • Speaker, "Latest Market Developments and the Origin of Green Trading," Wall Street Green Trading Summit, New York City, April 4-5, 2006
  • Speaker, "Should We Site It Here? LNG, the Environment and Federalism," University of Houston Law Center Energy and Environmental Law Society conference, Houston, March 3, 2006
  • Speaker, "United States Energy Policies--The Role of Regulation and Market Functioning for Securing Supplies, Ensuring Deliveries, and Developing Infrastructure," U.S.-China Oil and Gas Industry Forum, New Orleans, June 28, 2005
  • "Forces of Change in the North American Energy Scene," Alberta Chamber of Commerce Energy Committee Meeting, June 21, 2005.
  • Speaker, "Liquefied Natural Gas--The Potential and the Peril," Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute's biennial Institute for the Professors and Practitioners in the Fields of Natural Resources and Energy Law, Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 5, 2005
  • Moderator, "Handling of a Large and Lengthy Commercial Trial," annual meeting of the North American honorary members of the Commercial Bar of England and Wales (COMBAR), San Francisco, April 1-3, 2005
  • Speaker, "Fired Up: Fuel Supply, Law, Choices and Changes Impacting the Natural Resource Lawyer," Energy & Mineral Law Foundation's 26th Annual Institute, Amelia Island, Florida, May 15-17, 2005
  • Speaker, "Tips on Successful Networking for Men and Women in the Energy and Environmental Fields," Women's Council on Energy and Environment, Washington, D.C., March 23, 2005
  • Moderator, "Strategies for Trade & Investment in Mexico," Atlas Legal Conference, New York City, March 21-22, 2005
  • Speaker, "A Short History of Energy Utility Regulation: How Have the Gas and Electric Industries Evolved Over Time? How Have Regulatory Policies Driven Industry Changes? Are Regulators Keeping Up with Market Dynamics?" Law Seminars International Program, A Comprehensive Introduction to Electricity and Natural Gas Regulation, March 17-18, 2005
  • Panelist, "Risk & Liability," Maritime & Port Security Summit, November 16-17, 2004
  • Speaker, "Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminals in the North American Context," ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Annual Fall Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, October 7, 2004
  • Speaker, "American Electric Industry Restructuring and Implications for the Maritimes," North Atlantic Electric Power Conference, St. John, New Brunswick, November 1, 2004
  • Speaker, "Life in Administrative and Energy Law and the Interaction of Bar Service in the Building of a Successful Career," Administrative Law Section of the ABA Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., October 22, 2004
  • Moderator, "The Energy Marketplace: 'Then and Now,' Perspectives from Former FERC Commissioners," 3rd North American Energy Standards Board Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, September 14-15, 2004
  • Speaker, "Onshore U.S. Terminals," Institute of Energy Law's "Law of LNG" conference, Houston, September 14, 2004
  • Speaker, "Energy Law--A Mirror to Evolving Energy Markets and Policies," LAWASIA Energy 2004 Conference, Seoul, South Korea, June 23, 2004
  • Speaker, "Response to Acts of God--A Primer for Energy Companies," New England Conference of Regulatory Commissioners, Brewster, Massachusetts, May 24, 2004
  • Speaker, "Harmony in the Historic Low Country: The Delicate Balance Between Energy and the Environment," ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice 2004 Spring Meeting, Kiawah Island, South Carolina, April 30-May 2, 2004
  • Speaker, "Domestic and International Political and Legal Developments Affecting the Green Trading Initiative," Green Trading Summit, New York City, March 22, 2004
  • Speaker, "The Electric Grid in North America and Developments in National Policy at the Congressional and Federal Energy Commission," Alberta Power Summit, Calgary, Alberta, February 12, 2004
  • Moderator, "The Community, Environment, Safety and Security," LNG 2004, La Jolla, California, January 29-30, 2004
  • Speaker, "Overview of Energy Issues for the Calgary Chamber of Commerce," Teleconference, December 16, 2003
  • Speaker, "Overview of Energy Policy Challenges for the 21st Century From a North American Perspective," presentation to the Ditchley Foundation, a privately funded entity designed to encourage understanding between the United Kingdom and the United States and Canada, Chipping Norton, England, December 12, 2003
  • Speaker, "New Directions, Managing the Canada/United States Relationship," International Policy Forum, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, December 4-5, 2003
  • Panelist, "Blackout! The Aftermath for Energy Regulators," 2003 Administrative Law Conference presented by the Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Section of the American Bar Association, Washington, D.C., November 6, 2003
  • Panelist, "Forging a Renewed Foreign Policy with the United States," Global Business Forum, Banff, Alberta, Canada, September 25-26, 2003
  • Speaker, "Overview of Federal Energy Legislation," North American Energy Standards Board Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, September 16, 2003
  • Speaker, "Forging a Renewed Foreign Policy with the United States," 23rd Executive Energy Forum, Quebec City, Canada, September 7-9, 2003
  • Speaker, "Quintessential Washington Lawyer," seminar conducted for graduate students and faculty of American University, Washington, D.C., August 25, 2003
  • Panelist, "North American Executive Energy Forum - Markets in Crisis and Transformation," GasFair Power 2003, 12th Annual North American Natural Gas & Electricity Conference, Toronto, Canada, August 18-20, 2003
  • Speaker, "Post-Enron Energy Policy Issues," The International Bar Association's Second World Women Lawyers Conference, London, England, June 30 - July 1, 2003
  • Speaker, "Global Overview of Political and Market Developments," Second Annual Green Trading Summit: Emissions, Renewables & Negawatts, New York, New York, April 7-8, 2003
  • Speaker "RTO - The Ongoing Saga of Regional Transmission Organization in North America," Third Annual Alberta Power Summit 2003, Calgary, Canada, February 27-28, 2003.
  • Speaker, "The Canada/US Energy Scene in a World of Changed Assumptions on Energy and Environment," Calgary Chamber of Commerce, February 26, 2003.
  • Speaker, "Electric Grid Expansion - Providing Adequate Incentives," The World Energy Conference/United States Energy Association," Houston, Texas, February 14, 2003
  • Speaker, "A Year in History of National, Corporate, Energy Regulatory and Political Challenge and Change," Annual Meeting of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, Traverse City, Michigan, June 11, 2002
  • Speaker, "American Legislative and Regulatory Developments in Energy," GasFair POWER 2002, the 11th Annual Energy Conference and Trade Show, Toronto, Canada, May 6-8, 2002
  • Participant/Moderator, "Energy Market Reform," Group of Eight (G-8) Energy Ministers' Conference," Detroit, Michigan, May 1-3, 2002
  • Multiple publications and speeches extending back to 1975 in a variety of law reviews, periodicals, magazines, etc. on multiple topics relating to energy and environment