Award Nomination Process

Gold_medal_ribbonNominations are now open for the following awards.  See below for submission details.

Paul E. Nordstrom Award submission criteria - due Aug 1, 2018

Among members of the energy bar, Paul Nordstrom was held in very high esteem. Nordstrom, who was a partner at Verner Liipfert , former EBA President and the guiding force in creating the Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association (CFEBA), was one of the country's leading energy attorneys representing a variety of clients in the electric power industry on regulatory and power supply matters. In recognition of his influence, his service and his impact on the Association, EBA established the Paul E. Nordstrom Service Award following his passing in 2008. Today, we are calling upon EBA members to offer suggestions on candidates for the award named in his honor.

The award honors and recognizes exemplary long-term service or a particularly significant example of public service to the community through the EBA, CFEBA or Foundation of the Energy Law Journal. Exemplary community service outside of these organizations also may be considered. A nominee must be a current or former member of EBA. A final nominee will be determined by the Board of Directors for EBA and CFEBA. The first award was given to Paul posthumously. In the years that followed, A. Karen Hill, Sheila S. Hollis, Richard Meyer, Freddi L. Greenberg, William A. Mogel, Paul B. Mohler, Robert Fleishman and 2017 recipient, Michael Stosser, have been honored.

“Paul Nordstrom was beloved by energy lawyers for his service, his bravery, and his vision,” said Fleishman when he received the award at EBA's 2016 Mid-Year Energy Forum.

If you would like to recommend a candidate for the Paul E. Nordstrom Service Award, please provide your recommendation by email to Richard Meyer, Robert Fleishman, and Emma Hand by August 1, 2018.

´╗┐Please include detailed background information and why you believe the candidate you are suggesting should be considered for the award. We greatly appreciate your assistance and look forward to hearing from you.

State Regulatory Practitioner Award submission criteria - Due July 27, 2018

he EBA State Commission Practice Committee is currently seeking recommendations for the State Regulatory Practitioner Award. This prestigious award recognizes innovation and superior advocacy by members of the state utility regulatory bar. The award is consistent with the committee’s goal to be a resource to lawyers who focus their practice on state energy regulatory matters.

The award will be presented at EBA’s Mid-Year Energy Forum meeting in Washington, DC. Prior recipients of the award include Ben Stone, James Van Nostrand, Sonny Popowsky, Jeff Genzer and Charles Gray. The most recent recipient of the award is Stephen H. Watts, II.

Nominees should satisfy the following criteria:

  •     State representation is a predominant part of the nominee’s total practice;
  •     The nominee’s state practice and participation in the state energy regulatory process has produced significant results or   recognition;
  •     The nominee’s state practice reflects enhanced professional competence of the practice of energy law; and
  •     The nominee must be a member of the EBA.


Please submit your nominations, accompanied by an explanation in support of the nomination, no later than July 27, 2018. Nominations should be submitted by email to Vicki Karandrikas or Matt Bly.