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Award nomination process

Paul E. Nordstrom Service Award                     

This Award was created in memory of Paul Nordstrom, a past President of the Energy Bar Association (“EBA”) and motivating force in the organization of the Charitable Foundation of the EBA (“CFEBA”).  The first award was given to Paul posthumously.  It is an award to honor and to recognize exemplary long-term service or a particularly significant example of public service by a current or past member to the community through the EBA, the CFEBA, or the Foundation of the Energy Law Journal.  Exemplary community service outside of these organizations may also be considered as a criterion for the Award.  Nominations are accepted each year by the Nominating committee and generally during the summer. Awarded in the Fall.


James Curtis "Curt" Moffatt, 2019 

Recipients of the award include:

  • James Curtis "Curt" Moffatt, 2019
  • Susan N. Kelly, 2018
  • Michael Stosser, 2017 
  • Robert S. Fleishman, 2016
  • A. Karen Hill, 2015
  • Paul B. Mohler, 2014
  • William Mogel, 2013
  • Freddi L. Greenberg, 2012
  • Richard Meyer, 2011
  • Sheila S. Hollis, 2010
  • Paul E. Nordstrom, 2009

Jason F. Leif Chapter Service Award

In February 2018, the Energy Bar Association created the Jason F. Leif Chapter Service Award in memory of Jason F. Leif, a past EBA President, a past President of the Houston Chapter of the EBA, and a motivating force in the revitalization of the Houston Chapter. This award honors and recognizes exemplary long-term service, or one or more particularly significant examples of service, by an EBA member to one or more of the EBA Chapters. Exemplary service to the community in connection with EBA Chapter activities may also be considered. The award is granted as deemed warranted by the EBA Board and may, or may not, be granted annually.  
In May 2018, Jason was presented the first award, posthumously. In 2019, the award was presented to Dan Pancamo for his exemplary long-term service to the Louisiana Chapter.
  • Daniel T. Pancamo, 2019
  • Jason F. Leif, 2018


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EBA seeks to ensure its regional chapters are vigorous, attuned to the needs of the membership, and committed to the Association’s mission of promoting professional excellence in the practice of energy law. EBA also wants to enhance the role of the EBA Chapters in representing EBA’s values and character at the regional level. Accordingly, we look for a variety of attributes in our candidates, including:

  • A record of service to one or more EBA regional chapters;
  • Professional excellence;
  • Adherence to high ethical standards;
  • Leadership;
  • Collegiality; and
  • Diversity in all of its aspects. 

State Regulatory Practitioner Award

The 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 meeting.  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.

Nomination submissions are collected each year during the summer and should be directed to the Chair of the State Commission Practice and Regulation Committee. Awarded in the Fall.

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2019 Award Recipients 

Recipients of the award include:

  • H. Russell Frisby, 2019
  • Andrew O. Kaplan, 2019
  • Sandra Mattavous-Frye, 2016
  • Stephen H. Watts, II 2015
  • Charles Gray, 2014
  • Jeff Genzer, 2013
  • Honorable Sonny Popowsky, recently retired Consumer Advocate for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2012
  • Ben Stone
  • James Van Nostrand

EBA President's Award

The EBA President's Award is given occasionally to an individual that has made an extraordinary contribution to the profession or the development of energy law over a long career.  Awarded an occasion.


Robert S. Fleishman, 2019- EBA PRESS RELEASE 

Previous recipients are listed below:

2019 Robert S. Fleishman
2017            Robert Nordhaus
2010            Richard D. Cudahy (Judge)
2008            Richard J. Pierce, Jr.
2006            Senator Pete V. Domenici
2004           Charles B. Curtis 
2002           Stephen F. Williams (Judge)
2001           Congressman John D. Dingell

Diversity and Inclusion Champion

This award is given to an EBA Member who has shown unequivocal support of EBA’s diversity and inclusion program with sustained efforts toward the active promotion of diversity and inclusion within the Association and legal profession. This person embodies the principles of EBA’s Diversity and Inclusion program as outlined in the Diversity and Inclusion Policy and through their actions in EBA, CFEBA and FELJ and/or their professional career. 

The award was presented for the first time in May 2019 to Emma Hand, a former EBA President who was the driving force behind EBA’s establishment of a formal Diversity and Inclusion Policy. The award is granted as deemed warranted by the EBA Board and may, or may not, be granted annually. 

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EBA’s Diversity and Inclusion Policy calls for the unequivocal support for, and sustained effort by the Association’s leadership in, increasing membership diversity, ensuring that diversity is reflected across all levels of the Associations, and active promotion of diversity and inclusion.
A candidate’s actions should go beyond simply mentoring a diverse individual or sitting on a committee. The Champion should have undertaken a course of action that has created, or will create, change within the Associations, other organization or institutions, or the energy or legal sectors at large. Examples of the type of effort that would be considered to render a candidate eligible for the award include, but are not limited to:
  • Creation or re-invigoration of a diversity and inclusion program;
  • Long term efforts that change the face of an organization and result in diverse and inclusive officers and employees within the organization being hired and retained; and
  • Successful advocacy for diversity and inclusion impacting the energy and/or legal sectors.