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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 OMNI San Francisco Hotel, 500 California Street (at Montgomery), San Francisco, CA 94104 EBA - Energy Bar Association - western
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
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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.

2018 Western Chapter Annual Meeting Program Schedule and PDF Registration FORM

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 2018 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.

Registration Information:

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) $200 $225
Non-Member (Gov't/Academic) $250 $250
Full Time Student (EBA Member) $50 $100


2018 Western Chapter Annual Meeting Program Schedule and PDF Registration FORM




8:00 am to 9:00 am


8:00 am to 8:15 am

Matthew R. Rudolphi,  President-Elect, 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: Suedeen Kelly, former FERC Commissioner, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP

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: Commissioner Liane M. Randolph, California Public Utilities Commission

 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
Dayna Underhill, Holland & Knight LLP
Dan Sharp, Crowell & Moring LLP
Arocles Aguilar, General Counsel, California Public Utilities Commission

Three Ways to Register

Fax your completed registration form with payment to EBA: (202) 833-5596
Mail your registration form and payment to EBA, 2000 M St. NW, Suite 715, Washington, DC 20036

Continuing Legal Education (CLE):

Approved for 8.0 CLE hours, pending 1.25 hrs ethics in CA. Pending CLE approval in NV, WA, UT, NY & VA.

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.