Eighth Annual Energy Industry Update: Connecting | Collaborating | Evolving

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
620 William Penn Pl
Pittsburgh, PA

Blank Rome LLP and Blank Rome Government Relations LLC will present our Eighth Annual Energy Industry Update, themed “Connecting | Collaborating | Evolving,” in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (with a virtual attendance option) on November 17, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with a reception to follow.

From ever-evolving debate regarding climate change policies to available energy supplies to an ever-changing political landscape, the past year has had a significant impact on the energy industry. Blank Rome attorneys and legislative advisors will discuss critical issues affecting the energy industry and evaluate the legal implications. Sessions will include an “Energy Policy & the Elections” panel, timely following just a week on the heels of the national elections.


A Fireside Chat about the latest shale industry trends with Nick Deiuliis, President and CEO of CNX Resources Corporation, Jerome Bettis, Chief Executive Officer, Bettis Brothers Sand & Gravel, and John Bettis, President & Chief Operating Officer, Bettis Brothers Sand & Gravel.


Significant Challenges and Constraints Impacting Energy Infrastructure and Development
The energy industry is rapidly evolving due to global, market, political, and social forces, as well as recent litigation. This panel will address the ongoing challenges to U.S. grid management, global events impacting energy supplies and resources, the importance of energy security, new FERC policies, and the impact of recent rulings.
Panelists: Matthew J. Thomas, Lamiya N. Rahman
Moderator: Brett A. Snyder

Climate Change Regulation, Litigation, and the Impact of ESG
This panel will discuss increasing climate change litigation in state and federal courts, the push to require GHG disclosures from regulated entities in order to force market changes, and pressure from private markets, NGOs, and the impact of ESG considerations in business planning and investments.
Panelists: Yelena M. Barychev, Stephen C. Zumbrun
Moderator: Frank L. Tamulonis III

Protecting Your Assets and Responding to Cybersecurity Threats
Our experienced panelists will advise what you need to know to protect your assets. They will discuss recent examples of data breaches and what actions were taken to minimize the crisis, provide for business continuity, and manage issues such as cyber insurance claims and OFAC sanctions compliance.
Panelists: Sharon R. Klein, Anthony Rapa
Moderator: Jennifer J. Daniels

Private Sector Investment and Important Industry Transactions
The energy industry has been at the center of bankruptcies, distressed asset sales, and restructurings due to market forces, U.S. policies, and adding renewable and private power sources to the grids. Our panel will review important business transactions and how deals have been structured and discuss the opportunities for investment.
Panelists: Frederick M. Lowther, Nina Bianchi Skinner, David E. Kronenberg
Moderator: Cassandra G. Mott

Washington Inside Track: Energy Policy & November 2022 Elections
Blank Rome Government Relations’ knowledgeable Washington legislative advisors will discuss the results of the mid-term elections and their potential impact on the energy industry, including legislative efforts as well as the Biden Administration’s policies and regulations.
Panelists: C.J. ZaneJoan M. Bondareff, David Thompson, and Genevieve Cowan

CLE Credit: This event is anticipated to qualify for the following CLE credits: 4.5 substantive credits in CA, PA, TX, and VA (pending); 5.0 substantive credits in CT, NJ, and NY.

QUESTIONS? Contact Jennifer Reda via e-mail.