A broad and practical education program that will feature Department of Energy (DOE) General Counsel staff providing insight into working effectively with DOE. Topics will range from what staff find helpful in meetings with the energy industry, and what may be counter-productive to understanding the scope and limitations of the involvement of the United States in energy advancement and production abroad.
1:00 pm Welcome and Introductions
- Jane Rueger – EBA President
- Bill Cooper – DoE General Counsel
1:30 Senior Leadership within GC – The practice of Federal Energy Law with the Private Sector
Discover what staff find helpful in meetings with the energy industry, and what may be counter-productive.
Speaker: Mark Robeck, Deputy General Counsel for Energy Policy
2:00 Energy Legislation and Regulation
Understanding the role of the GC’s office in working with the Hill and OMB in advising on legislative issues and drafting regulations.
Speaker: Dan Cohen, Assistant General Counsel for Legislation, Regulation and Energy Efficiency
2:30 U.S. Energy Abroad
Understand the scope and limitations of the involvement of the United States in energy advancement and production abroad. What relationships with foreign governments and US businesses aboard looks like and how DoE engages with both.
Speaker: Thomas P. Reilly, Assistant General Counsel for International and National Security
3:00 Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property
A Primer on DOE Intellectual Property and Tech Transfer authorities and mechanisms and an overview of DOE’s efforts to improve innovative legal mechanisms, policies and strategies that streamline access and engagement with the Department and our National Labs to better enable the commercial deployment and domestic manufacture of DOE funded technologies
Speaker: Brian Lally, Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer & Intellectual Property
3:30 Wrap up