2018 Western Chapter Annual Meeting

2018-02-22 17:30:00 2018-02-23 16:30:00 America/Los_Angeles 2018 Western Chapter Annual Meeting- EBA **For a full listing of events visit http://eba-net.org/calendar OMNI San Francisco Hotel, 500 California Street (at Montgomery), San Francisco, CA 94104 EBA - Energy Bar Association - western admin@eba-net.org
Dates:  Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 5:30pm to Friday, February 23, 2018 - 4:30pm
Location:  OMNI San Francisco Hotel, 500 California Street (at Montgomery), San Francisco, CA 94104
Western Chapter


The 2018 Western Chapter Annual Meeting will be held at the Omni San Francisco Hotel in San Francisco, CA on February 22-23, 2018. The Western Chapter is presenting a one day CLE program and will offer numerous networking opportunities, including a pre-conference hosted cocktail reception and scheduled breaks during the program for attendees to connect.

Omni San Francisco Hotel
500 California Street (at Montgomery), San Francisco, CA 94104


Please make your hotel accommodations at the OMNI San Francisco Hotel by calling (415) 677-9494 or reservations can be made online using this booking link. Please request the 2017 EBA Western Chapter Annual Meeting Block rate. Pricing is $299 for a single or double occupancy room.  The hotel deadline is February 2, 2018Please reserve early to guarantee your room.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Western Chapter Annual Meeting Sponsor Levels and benefits

  • $2500- Gold
  • $1500- Silver
  • $1000- Bronze

Gold Sponsors:

  • one complimentary registration to Meeting (value $495)
  • Marketing material on sponsor table; recognition on presentation screen during welcome and breaks

Silver Sponsors:

  • 1 Half Price Registration

Bronze Sponsors:

  • All marketing below

All Sponsors:

  • Signage at the event listing sponsors by level
  • Sponsors will be listed in the program brochure by level
  • Sponsors will be listed in marketing material at their appropriate levels circulated to entire database of 10,000 attorneys and energy professionals twice, and to the 2700 EBA members, multiple times
  • Listed in materials circulated to all attendees
  • Sponsors are recognized by the Chapter President during welcome remarks
  • Sponsor logos are posted on the event/calendar page on the website



Registration includes program sessions, electronic attendee handouts, lunch, breakfast, breaks, and reception.

The deadline for receipt of early bird registration is 2/1/2018. Conference registrations will only be accepted when accompanied by a check, money order, government purchase order/training form or credit card information and may be limited by the capacity of the facilities. Registrations will not be held without payment. No partial registration is available.

Registration fees:


Early Bird
(On or before 2/1/18)

Member  $465 $495
Non-Member $695 $695
Member (Gov't/Academic) $225 $200
Non-Member (Gov't/Academic) $250 $250
Full Time Student (EBA Member) $100 $100


8:00 am to 9:00 am


8:00 am to 8:15 am

Matthew R. Rudolphi,  Vice President, Energy Bar Association, Shareholder,     Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C.
Charles R. Middlekauff, President, Western Chapter of the Energy Bar Association, Chief Counsel, Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

8:15 am to 9:00 am

Keynote Speaker:

9:00 am to 9:15 am

Networking Break

9:15 am to 10:30 am

The New Administration – Where Are We Headed

10:30 am to 10:45 am

Networking Break

10:45 am to 12:00pm

General Counsel Panel

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Networking Lunch & Luncheon Speaker: TBD

 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm  Innovation in the Energy Industry

2:45 pm to 3:00 pm

Networking Break

3:00 pm to 4:15 pm Ex Parte Communications (Ethics)

4:30 pm

Western Chapter Annual Business Meeting                                 



Charles Middlekauff, Chief Counsel, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Beth Alison Fox, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs at Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co.
Joseph T. Kelliher, Executive Vice President, NextEra Energy, Inc.
Jim Bonham, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Jennifer Spina, ‎Associate General Counsel, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation
David Falck, Pinnacle West Capital Corp.
Marian Durkin, SVP General Counsel at Avista Corporation
John Simon, PG&E
Arshak Zakarian, UC Hastings College of the Law
Janice Lin, Executive Director, California Energy Storage Alliance
Nate Sandvig, Director, National Grid
Deborah R. Scott, Senior Attorney, Salt River Project
Nancy Saracino, Managing Attorney, Western Energy and Water, A Professional Corporation
Dana Underhill, Holland & Knight LLP
Dan Sharp, Crowell & Moring LLP
Arocles Aguilar, Assistant General Counsel, California Public Utilities Commission

Continuing Legal Education (CLE):

We will be applying for CLE approval in the following states: CA, NV, UT, NY, VA. If you require CLE in another state not listed here, please contact Lisa Levine at llevine@eba-net.org prior to February 1st to request submission

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be given to registrants who submit written cancellation to the address shown on the registration form by 2/12/2018, less a $50 administrative fee. The cancellation policy also applies to registration forms that are received and accepted after the deadline date. No refunds will be given after 2/12/2018. If a cancellation is requested after the deadline and accepted, there will be a $100 administrative fee. Substitutions are acceptable by 2/21/2018  (non-members substituting for members will be charged the difference between the member and non-member fees). Please note that regardless of the date the cancellation notice is received, no refunds will be processed until after the program. Confirmations will be sent to registrants via email if an address is provided.


By registering for this program, you authorize EBA to use any photographs taken of you during the event. Photographs may be used in promotional materials or stories that appear in professional publications and websites.