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BBA Energy Conference

Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


The energy sector is rapidly changing, bringing about complex legal and regulatory challenges, along with emerging opportunities. This June, the Boston Bar Association will host its first Energy Conference—connecting lawyers with cutting edge insights into some of the changes that will shape the future of this industry.

Panelists will cover environmental regulatory developments affecting the energy sector, where the industry is headed and how you should advise your clients accordingly, and practical issues facing those siting an energy facility.

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12:30PM - 1:00PM Check-In & Onsite Registration

1:15PM - 2:15PM Utility-Scale Energy Projects: Development and Construction Challenges for Lawyers

  • Nancy Kaplan, Senior Counsel, Eversource Energy
  • Deirdre Buckley, Director, Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office (MEPA)
  • Erika J. Hafner, Partner, Keegan Werlin LLP
  • Wendy Levine, Assistant General Counsel, Environmental Permitting, National Grid

2:20PM - 3:20PM Energy Storage: Is the Future Here?

  • Kenneth Kulak (Moderator), Partner, Morgan Lewis
  • Mitchell Carroll, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, National Grid
  • Herb Magid, Partner, Head of Ares EIF, Ares Management LLC
  • Sarah Colao Wallach, Chief Operating Officer, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

3:25PM - 4:35PM Global Warming Solutions Act: How We Are Doing and Where We Are Headed

  • Seth Jaffe (Moderator), Partner, Foley Hoag LLP
  • John DeTore, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Martin Suuberg, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
  • Eric Wilkinson, General Counsel and Director of Energy Policy at the Environmental League of Massachusetts

4:30PM - 5:00PM Keynote Address Featuring Secretary Matthew A. Beaton, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

5:00PM Networking Reception

Registration Information:

BBA Members: $325
BBA Government Members: $200
Non-Members: $425

If you have registration questions, please contact Rachel Andreas ( | 617-778-1904)

Boston Bar educational programs are sponsored in part by the Joan B. DiCola Fund of the Boston Bar Foundation. This fund provides critical support for Boston Bar Association programs and initiatives that foster the education and professional development of lawyers. For more information on the BBF or this fund, please click here.


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