2018 Enforcers and Defenders Forum

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
02:00 PM - 06:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Georgetown Law School
600 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20002

***Online registration is now closed for this event, however you may register on-site.***

Program Overview:

The Compliance and Enforcement Committee of the Energy Bar Association presents the Enforcers and Defenders Forum at Georgetown University Law Center on April 11, 2018.  The Defenders panel will address "Issues in Federal Energy Enforcement Court Practice." This panel will focus on the trends in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Enforcement litigation and alternative dispute resolution matters. Panelists will provide an overview of these disputes and discuss how practitioners and in-house counsel should prepare for litigation, settlement, and dispute resolution scenarios. The Forum also will present its popular Enforcers Panel with key representatives from FERC, US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Northeast Power Coordinating Council (NPCC), addressing hot enforcement and compliance issues for 2018 and other timely topics.


Panel 1 - FERC Enforcement Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2:00pm - 3:15pm


Todd Mullins, Partner, McGuireWoods  LLP


Peter Brann, Partner, Brann & Isaacson
Daniel Mullen, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
William Scherman, Partner, Gibson Dunn

Panel 2 - Current Issues and Trends in Enforcement, 3:30pm - 5:00pm*


Todd Mullins, Partner, McGuireWoods  LLP


Paul Hayeck, Deputy Director, US Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Kristin McKeown, General Counsel, Northeast Power Coordinating Council
Larry Parkinson, Director of the Office of Enforcement, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
James Pates, Assistant Chief Counsel, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration


3 hours CLE in VA and NY have been approved.


Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC (McDonough Room 156), 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC (near Union Station Metro)
*Reception will follow Panel 2 in the McDonough Faculty Lounge (Room 520), (Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided) 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Registration Information and Fees:

Registration Fees (Per person):
$65 EBA Members [Private] 
$85 Non-Members [Private] 
$50 EBA Members [Government/Academic] 
$55 Non-Members [Government/Academic]  
$0 Students [There will be no charge for EBA Student members.] 
$10 Students [Non-Members]

This event is not open to Media.

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Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be given to registrants who submit written cancellation by April 6, 2018.  You may send your cancellation request to Marlo Brown-Carpenter at or by fax to 202.833.5596.


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For more information on this event, please contact the Energy Bar Association at (202) 223-5625 or by email at





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