Energy Law Academy Course 105: Cybersecurity in the Energy Industry


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Program Overview

In Course 105, students will learn the basics of cybersecurity in the energy industry. We will discuss the basic concepts, including key terminology, of what cybersecurity is. Our faculty will then address what happens in a data breach, and the legal and practical considerations in responding to the breach. We will explore the role of the lawyer, senior management, and the board concerning cybersecurity. Our faculty will provide an update on the current status of data privacy laws, as well as current trends. They will also cover vendor and supply chain management, and cyber insurance. Our program will wrap up with a panel featuring presentations on cybersecurity in the oil, natural gas, electric utility, hydro, and nuclear industries. Our program will feature a keynote speech by a governmental official involved in cybersecurity.


Morgan Lewis 
1701 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103


Monday, December 9

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM:  Registration and Boxed Lunch

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM: Introduction, Logistics

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Keynote Speaker: Joseph McClellandDirector, FERC

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: What Is Cybersecurity?

  • Basic concepts (what are the threats, what are we trying to protect, how do we protect it, what are the major statutory and regulatory principles, etc.)​
  • Key terminology

Speaker: Dr. Cynthia HsuCybersecurity Program and Product Manager, NRECA

2:35 PM - 2:45 PM: Break

2:45 PM - 4:30 PM: Data Breach and Breach Response

  • What happens in a data breach (with a particular focus on ransomware)
  • Legal, operational, commercial, and other risks
  • Due diligence and legal minimum requirements before, during, and after a breach
  • Key steps in responding

Fleming,_Gwen Carter_Schoenberg

Gwen Keyes FlemingPartner, Van Ness Feldman
Carter Schoenberg
Executive Vice President of Cybersecurity SolutionsIPKeys Power Partners

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Role of Lawyer, Senior Management, and Board

  • The lawyer’s obligation for his or her own practice and office (including professional ethical obligations)
  • Counseling the C-suite
  • Protecting attorney-client privilege
  • Applicable standard of care (business judgment rule, fiduciary duty)
  • What senior management and board should be doing now

: Dan FrankPartner, Eversheds Sutherland

networkofpeople 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Networking Reception hosted by Morgan Lewis

Tuesday, December 10

7:30 AM -  8:00 AM: Continental Breakfast 

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM: Welcome, Introduction / Recap

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM:  Data Privacy

  • The legislative response – federal vs. state
  • Trends – CA vs. GDPR
  • PCI compliance

 Paul McCulloch-OteroCounsel, Eversheds Sutherland

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Vendor and Supply Chain Management

  • Key commercial considerations
  • Current regulatory environment

: Dan FrankPartner, Eversheds Sutherland

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM: Cyber Insurance

  • What it covers – and what it doesn’t
  • Practice pointers

 Harvey BartlePartner, Morgan Lewis

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM: Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Energy Sector Panel

  • Oil
  • Natural Gas
  • Electric Utility
  • Hydro
  • Nuclear

Ramadevanahalli,_Arjun Norris,_Ben
Arjun Ramadevanahalli
Associate, Morgan Lewis
Ben Norris, Senior Counsel, American Petroleum Institute

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM: Wrap-up & Conclusion

Thank you to our host


hotel  HOTEL: 

EBA has not secured a room block for this meeting, however the following hotels are within a 3 block radius of Morgan Lewis: 

The Westin Philadelphia

Liberty Place, 99 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Rates start at $161
2 min walk/0.1 miles

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

117 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Rates start at $149
4 min walk/0.2 miles

Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square​

120 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Rates start at $161
4 min walk/ 0.2 miles


Program is approved om PA, WI and pending approval in VA, NY CLEEach state has its own rules and regulations regarding "CLE". For questions on CLE email To assure accreditation, you MUST include your BAR # AND STATE with your registration.  ONLY REGISTERED ATTENDEES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CLE


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Primer 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.

EBA’s Primer Series pre-registration closes on December 6th. Thereafter, registrations can only be taken on-site at the conference.



Type Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Attorney/Energy Professional $390 $415
Young Lawyer $315 $415
Government- Attorney/ EP/Academic $365 $415
Solo Attorney/Small Firm $390 $415
Student $140 $415
Mutli-Registration Discount (4th person and beyond) $340 NA


*For firms registering 4 people or more, at the same time, EBA will provide you a group discounted registration rate of $300 per person for the 4th person and beyond. Applies to Private and Energy Professional members only. All attendees in the group must be members. Contact for more information. 



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