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EPA General Counsel to Keynote POWER Magazine Conference on Power Sector Legal Issues

HOUSTON, Sept. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Avi S. Garbow, General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will deliver the keynote address at a one-day conference hosted by POWER magazine in Las Vegas, Nev., on December 7, 2015. The conference, "Navigating Legal Implications of Power Industry Regulations," will bring together an impressive lineup of experts in power sector legal issues to discuss recent changes in regulations affecting utilities and other power generators.

Intended for senior power sector management and others needing actionable intelligence on the significant recent changes in power industry regulations, the conference will cover the following topics.

New Energy Legislation and Litigation Affecting the Power Sector
What does the blizzard of new federal energy legislation this year mean for you and your plant? Legal experts will break down what has changed and what needs to change with it.

The Clean Power Plan: Uncertain Future, Certain Pain
With the final rule for the Clean Power Plan in place, but the outcome of ligation against it uncertain, find out what you need to know to protect your plant and your company from unnecessary risk and expense.

Surviving the Environmental Compliance Minefield: CCR, Ozone, 316(b), MATS 2.0, & More
The pace of new environmental regulation continues to accelerate. Knowing the rules doesn't mean you know the best ways of avoiding trouble. Hear about best practices to keep your plant and company in compliance while keeping costs under control.

Garbow has been General Counsel of the EPA since 2013 and previously served four years as Deputy General Counsel. He has more than two decades of experience in environmental law and will provide a frank view of the EPA's plans for future regulation of the power sector.

Other confirmed speakers include an array of experts from top national law firms:

  • Teri Donaldson, Partner, DLA Piper
  • Jim McTarnaghan, Partner, Perkins Coie
  • Caileen Gamache, Counsel, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Svend A. Brandt-Erichsen, Partner, Marten Law
  • Michael G. Cooke, Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig
  • Malcolm C. Weiss, Partner, Hunton & Williams
  • Patrick E. Groomes, Head of Power and Alternative Energy, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Floyd R. Self, Partner, Berger Singerman

Discussion panels will be moderated by the editors of POWER, and attendees will have an opportunity to meet and network with all speakers during a closing reception.

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POWER is the one brand that addresses all generation technologies and fuels across North America and around the world, providing insight into this increasingly complex industry. Established in 1882, it is dedicated to providing its global audience with exclusive analysis of the latest trends, best practices, and power generation projects through several platforms, including print, digital, and in person. POWER equips generation professionals and those who support them with the resources they need to make informed decisions that power the future. 

Jessica Grier 


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