Legal Perspectives on NERC Cyber Security Supply Chain Risk Management Standard

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Morgan Lewis
1111 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20004



The energizer will introduce participants to a recent final rule at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approving a new North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Reliability Standard, CIP-013.  Panelists will explain the rule, the Reliability Standard requirements, implementation timelines for the standard, and discuss ways entities should be preparing for implementation.  The panel will present some PowerPoint content for educating on the final rule and standard and also engage in a moderated Q&A designed to educate on ways entities should be preparing for implementation.  The standard addresses supply chain risk management by requiring each affected entity to develop and implement a plan that includes security controls for supply chain management for industrial control system hardware, software and services associated with bulk electric system operations.  The session will provide education to participants in regulatory, contract, or compliance roles.


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Thank you to Our Host:
Morgan Lewis

Thank you to our event Co-sponsors:

EBA System Reliability, Planning and Security Committee


BillEdwardsBILL EDWARDSAssistant General Counsel, Exelon Corporation

Bill Edwards currently serves as an Assistant General Counsel at Exelon in Compliance & Ethics.  Bill represents Exelon Corporation and its operating companies (Atlantic City Electric, Baltimore Gas & Electric, Delmarva Power and Light, Exelon Generation, Commonwealth Edison, PECO Energy, and Potomac Electric Power Company) in NERC reliability and cyber security matters.  Prior to joining Exelon, Bill served as Senior Counsel at NERC and as an Attorney-Advisor within the Office of the General Counsel at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).



PaulAckermanPAUL ACKERMANAssistant General Counsel, Exelon Corporation

Paul Ackerman is the lead compliance counsel for reliability and cyber security matters for Exelon Corporation and its operating companies (Atlantic City Electric, Baltimore Gas & Electric, Delmarva Power and Light, Exelon Generation, Commonwealth Edison, PECO Energy, and Potomac Electric Power Company).  He directs internal compliance investigations, enforcement defense, regulatory advocacy, and transactional support and represents Exelon before federal and state regulatory bodies.  Mr. Ackerman advises and support senior executives in the development, direction and oversight of compliance, cyber and physical security programs.

Skees_Daniel_70609_4x5DANIEL SKEES, Partner, Morgan Lewis

J. Daniel Skees represents electric utilities before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and other agencies on rate, regulatory, and transaction matters. He handles rate and tariff proceedings, electric utility and holding company transactions, reliability standards development and compliance, and FERC rulemaking proceedings. The mandatory electric reliability standards under Section 215 of the Federal Power Act are a major focus of Dan’s practice. He advises clients regarding compliance with reliability standards, and helps them participate in the development of new standards.

Shamai_ElsteinSHAMAI ELSTEIN, Senior Counsel, NERC

Shamai Elstein is a Senior Counsel at NERC. Prior to joining NERC, Shamai was an associate attorney with the law firms of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP and Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP in Washington, DC. He graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2006 and has a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University.


Morgan Lewis, 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20004


Program: 2:00PM- 3:30PM (EST)
Reception to follow.

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