Get to Know DOE


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Getting to know doe
July 23, 2020
1:00 - 4:00 PM (ET)



1:00 pm Welcome and Introductions

  • Jane Rueger – EBA President
  • Bill Cooper  – DoE General Counsel

1:30 Senior Leadership within GC – The practice of Federal Energy Law with the Private Sector

Discover what staff find helpful in meetings with the energy industry, and what may be counter-productive.


  • John Lucas, Deputy General Counsel for Transactions, Technology and Contractor Human Resources
  • Joe DeSanctis, Deputy General Counsel for Litigation, Regulation and Enforcement
  • Mark Robeck, Deputy General Counsel for Energy Policy

2:30 Energy Legislation and Regulation

Understanding the role of the GC’s office in working with the Hill and OMB in advising on legislative issues and drafting regulations. 

Speaker:  Dan Cohen, Assistant General Counsel for Legislation, Regulation and Energy Efficiency

3:00 U.S. Energy Abroad

Understand the scope and limitations of the involvement of the United States in energy advancement and production abroad.  What relationships with foreign governments and US businesses aboard looks like and how DoE engages with both.

Speaker: Thomas P. Reilly, Assistant General Counsel for International and National Security

3:30 Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property

A Primer on DOE Intellectual Property and Tech Transfer authorities and mechanisms and an overview of DOE’s efforts to improve innovative legal mechanisms, policies and strategies that streamline access and engagement with the Department and our National Labs to better enable the commercial deployment and domestic manufacture of DOE funded technologies

Speaker: Brian Lally, Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer & Intellectual Property

4:00  Wrap up





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