POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: 2020 Annual Enforcers and Defenders Forum

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
02:00 PM - 05:30 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
The George Washington University Law School - Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
2000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20052

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News Alert: As of March 13th this event will be postponed to a later date. We will update you when a date is determined.
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Program Overview

The Compliance and Enforcement Committee of the Energy Bar Association presents the 2020 Enforcers and Defenders Forum at The George Washington University Law School on March 18, 2020.  The Defenders panel (2:00 pm – 3:15 PM) will address the critical steps, tools, and issues energy attorneys must consider and use before, during, and after depositions in any enforcement context when triggered by a notice of alleged violations.  The Forum also will present its popular Enforcers Panel with key representatives from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, addressing relevant enforcement and compliance issues for 2020 and other timely topics.

Thanks to our Co-Sponsor: 

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D.C. Bar Environment, Energy,
and Natural Resources Community 

Women in Government Relations' task-force
on Environment, Energy and Agriculture 

library PROGRAM Schedule: 

1:30 PM -  2:00 PM: Registration

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Panels 1 and 2

Defenders Panel (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM)


  • Donna ByrnePartner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Mike Spafford, Partner, Litigation Department, Paul Hastings
  • Sandra Rizzo, Partner, Arnold & Porter
  • Juliana Brint (Moderator), Associate, Energy Regulation and Litigation, Skadden

Enforcers Panel (3:15 – 4:30 PM)

  • Larry Parkinson, Director, FERC Enforcement
  • Paul Hayeck, Deputy Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • James Pates, Assistant Chief Counsel, Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • James McGrane, Senior Counsel, North American Electric Reliability Corporation
  • Karen Bruni (Moderator), Associate, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM:  Networking Reception

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Registration Fees (per person):

Type Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Attorney/Energy Professional $75 $95
Young Lawyer $75 $95
Government - Attorney/EP/Academic $60 $65
Solo Attorney/Small Firm $75 $95
Student $0 $20


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Join today and save $ on registration for this event. You must purchase your membership first to receive the member rate.  For membership information and to join: or call the EBA office at (202) 223-5625 for assistance. 



The program has been submitted for MCLE approval in VA, NY, CA, & PA. Each state has its own rules and regulations regarding "CLE". 

For questions on CLE email  To assure accreditation, the necessary CLE information must appear on your registration form. Once you add your bar numbers to your EBA On-line Profile, you will not need to add them when registering.  Give it a try!  If your bar number or state is missing, we cannot guarantee receipt of credit.  Only registered attendees are eligible for CLE.  Students are not eligible for CLE.


You must pre-register for on-site attendance. No registration fee refunds will be granted for cancellations received after March 16, 2020. In order to receive a refund (less $10 administrative fee), the EBA must receive your written notice of cancellation by March 26, 2020. Registrants who are unable to attend may send a substitute for the entire program. EBA regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. Send cancellation request by email to  or by fax to (202) 833-5596.

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