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Public Utility Law Institute 2016

Public Utility Law Institute 2016

6.0 Total MCLE Credits: 4.0 in Areas of Professional Practice; 2.0 in Ethics and Professionalism (for experienced attorneys only)

The 2016 Public Utility Law Institute was presented by the Public Utility Law Committee of the Business Law Section on April 7, 2016. Co-Sponsored by: Environmental Law Section and Local and State Government Law Section

MCLE Topics:

  • Decision on Verizon FOIL Request
  • State and Federal Jurisdiction Issues
  • Clean Power Plan
  • Ethics


NYSBA Member Price: $200 | Non-Member Price: $300
Section Member Price: $90 (Member of the Business Law, Local and State Government Law or Environmental Law Sections)

Not a member of the Business Law Section? NYSBA members can join for just $25. Join online or call 800-582-2452.

Topics and Speakers:

Decision on Verizon FOIL Request

There have been recent developments in the interpretation and application of New York's Freedom of Information Law. This Panel explores these recent developments and what they mean for lawyers and parties seeking access to information in PSC proceedings and those seeking to protect commercially sensitive information from disclosure.


  • Mary Krayeske (Moderator), Con Edison
  • Joe Post, Deputy General Counsel – NY, Verizon
  • George Pond, Partner, Barclay Damon, LLP
  • Robert Freeman, Executive Director, Committee on Open Government, NYS Department of State

State and Federal Jurisdiction Issues

In the current session, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken three cases challenging state and federal energy initiatives: FERC v. Electric Power Supply Assn., the Order 745 Case decided January 25, 2016, plus PPL Energyplus v. Nazarian and PPL Energyplus v. Hanna (consolidated by the Supreme Court as Hughes v. PPL Energyplus, LLC). The Panel addresses whether at the end of the present Supreme Court session there will be clear guidance for the appropriate roles of federal and state regulators in the 21st century energy industry or whether the current uncertainty will persist, leading state and federal regulators to skirmish over emerging energy issues. The Panel also addresses the implications of these scenarios for various constituents and stakeholders.


  • David Lodemore (Moderator), Senior Counsel, National Grid USA
  • Elias Farrah, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
  • David Drexler, Acting Managing Attorney, Department of Public Service
  • Erin Murphy, Partner, Bancroft PLLC
  • Larry Eisenstat, Partner, Crowell & Moring

Clean Power Plan

Discussion of the Clean Power Plan, the recent Supreme Court decision on this and how it affects New York.


  • Jeffrey Greenblatt (Moderator), Senior Counsel Regulatory, PSEG Long Island LLC
  • Kevin Healy, Partner, Bryan Cave
  • Jared Snyder, Deputy Commissioner, Air Resources, Climate Change and Energy, DEC
  • Michael Myers, Chief, Affirmative Litigation Section, Environmental Protection Bureau, Office of the Attorney General
  • Justin Gundlach, Climate Law Fellow, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School


Lobbying Act, Public Officers Law, & Current New York Compliance Issues: An Overview of Limitations and Disclosure Obligations

Speaker: Mark Glaser, Partner, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Section Member Price: $90.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $300.00
Published Date:
  • April 7, 2016
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VBU2200AP16
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 4.0
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 2.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 6.0