Second Annual Tulane Energy Law Conference

Second Annual Tulane Energy Law Conference

The Changing Energy Landscape 


Tulane University Law School
The Changing Energy Landscape 
March 19 - 20, 2020
Tulane Law School - John Giffen Weinmann Hall
 6329 Freret Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

Thursday, March 19th
8:30am - 9:15amRegistration
9:15am - 9:30amWelcome and Opening Remarks
Kim P. Talus
James McCulloch Chair in Energy Law
Director, Center for Energy Law
Tulane University Law School

David D. Meyer
Mitchell Franklin Professor of Law, Dean of Law School, Tulane University Law School
9:30am - 11:00am
(90 minutes)
ESG and Oil and Gas Industry
"Where Are We Heading and What Are the Challenges?"

Alanna Fishman
Vice President, Cornerstone Energy Solutions

Sarah E. Fortt
Counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets, Vinson & Elkins

Maia Ridberg Gez
Partner, White & Case (Silicon Valley)

Paul Owen
Vice President, Legal Equinor (formerly Statoil) Development and Production U.S. and Mexico
11:00am - 12:30pm
(90 minutes)
Energy Policy Making and Courts
"Where are We Heading and What Are the Challenges?"
Silke Goldberg
Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, London

Patrick A. Parenteau
Professor of Law and Senior Counsel, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, Vermont Law School

Melissa Powers

Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar, Professor of Law, and the Director of the Green Energy Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch - included  
1:30pm - 3:00pm
(90 minutes)
Renewables Markets
"What is 'Renewable Energy' and What Role Will it Play in the Future Energy Markets?"
Professor Penelope Crossley
Associate Professor, The University of Sydney Law School; Senior Industry Advisor, Australian Energy Storage Alliance; Chair, Product Listing Review Panel, Clean Energy Council 

Professor Troy Rule
Faculty Director, Program on Law and Sustainability, Arizona State University

Richard Walsh
Senior Vice-President and Deputy General Counsel, Litigation and Regulatory Law, Valero Energy Corporation 
3:00pm - 3:30pmBreak
3:30pm - 5:00pm
(90 minutes)
Energy Infrastructure
"Who Decides What, Where and on What Basis?"  
Emil Barth
Special Counsel, Baker Botts

Claire Ellis
Associate, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

George P. Sibley

Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Kim P. Talus
James McCulloch Chair in Energy Law, Director of the Center for Energy Law, Tulane University Law School 

5:00pm - 6:00pmReception 
Friday, March 20th
8:30am - 9:30amRegistration 
10:00am - 12:00pm
(120 minutes)
Development of Power Markets and Electrification in the U.S. and Internationally
Dr. Sirja-Leena Penttinen
Assistant Director of Tulane Center for Energy Law, Tulane University Law School

Dr. Joshua D. Rhodes
Senior Energy System Modeler & Analyst, Vibrant Clean Energy, L.L.C.

Robert D. Sloan
Senior Research Fellow, Tulane University Law School