Speed Networking with the Masters

Tuesday, November 09, 2021
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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The EBA Young Lawyers Council invites you to join us on Tuesday, November 9th for a night of “speed networking” with the EBA Masters Council and other seasoned practitioners.  During this virtual event, you’ll get to hear about the professional journeys of 5 energy lawyers with experience across the energy industry—from government, to in-house counsel roles, to regulators, to big law. Ask questions, hear their stories, and make invaluable connections across the industry!


Clair,_Adrienne_(2021)Adrienne Clair: Adrienne Clair is a Partner at Thompson Coburn LLP.  Adrienne represents primarily cooperative and municipal utilities in applications, litigation and rulemaking proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding regional transmission organizations (RTO) markets for energy and capacity, transmission planning and cost allocation, related transactions and proceedings involving natural gas pipeline rates and services. She counsels clients in compliance matters, including FERC enforcement actions and audit of existing compliance programs.  Adrienne has litigated numerous proceedings before FERC, including electric cooperative wholesale power contract and rate design issues, reactive power revenue requirements, mergers, transmission formula rate and cost recovery matters. She assists clients in obtaining market-based rate authority and complying with related reporting requirements.  As part of her FERC practice, Adrienne also represents clients in appellate proceedings. She also practices before the D.C. Public Service Commission in certain electric utility and natural gas local distribution company matters.



Meyer,_RichRichard Meyer: Rich Meyer since 2013 has been Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the Arlington, VA-based national trade association representing cooperatively-owned electric utilities. In that role, he manages forty-four attorneys, auditors and other professionals. From 1998-2013 he was NRECA’s Senior Regulatory Counsel and primarily focused on FERC matters. Before that, Rich was senior regulatory and corporate counsel at a Dallas, Texas-based energy company, and worked at FERC as an advisor to two FERC Chairs, and in FERC’s enforcement and rate divisions. He began his career as a trial lawyer in Texas. Rich was EBA President in 2010 and has been deeply involved in EBA, CFEBA, and FELJ activities for many years. He has also served as a Member of the ABA House of Delegates.


Gulluni,_Maria_(2A)Maria Gulluni:  As Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Maria Gulluni is the principal legal adviser for ISO New England and is responsible for the company’s work with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the ISO’s Board of Directors. She joined the ISO in 2000 as Senior Counsel and was subsequently promoted to Assistant General Counsel, then Deputy General Counsel. Ms. Gulluni began her legal career as an associate in the corporate department at Shipman & Goodwin in Hartford, Connecticut, where she focused on mergers, acquisitions, and corporate transactions. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Springfield.


Solomon,_Robert_professional_photoRobert Solomon: Robert H. Solomon (Bob) has been the Solicitor of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission since November 2005. The Solicitor’s Office is responsible for defending the agency’s orders, policies and initiatives, primarily in the U.S. Courts of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court, through the filing of written pleadings and the presentation of oral argument. See Bob personally has presented oral argument before appellate panels, in defense of the Commission, over 70 times. Bob previously worked for FERC Commissioners Bailey and Hebert, and held other supervisory and trial positions at the Commission; before then he was an associate attorney at a Washington, D.C. law firm. Bob Solomon is a member of the U.S. Senior Executive Service, and a Master in the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court. He is an adjunct professor of law, teaching energy law and regulation classes, at both George Washington University Law School (since fall 2019) and the Washington College of Law, American University (since spring 2014).


Wolfman,_Andrea_linkedin_photoAndrea Wolfman:  Andrea Wolfman is currently Of Counsel at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. She spent the first 24 years of her career at the FERC in positions of increasing responsibility, including 6 years in the Solicitor’s Office, and 15 years in senior executive positions as Assistant General Counsel for Pipeline Rates, and Associate General Counsel for Market Oversight and Enforcement. Since 2003, she has been in private practice at three different large law firms, where she has advised on regulatory compliance matters concerning FERC-regulated industries. She has been very active in EBA, including stints as Chair of the Program Committee (now the Professional Education Council), President of the FELJ Board and the EBA Board of Directors. She is also a member of the American Association of Blacks in Energy.

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