Women in Power: Networking, Exploring and Fueling the Energy Economy

We invite you to join the women of K&L Gates LLP and other women in the energy industry on Thursday, September 29th for a day of engaging discussion on hot topic issues. The tentative agenda can be found below.

We also invite the women attending this program to join us in the evening for K&L Gates LLP’s annual networking reception celebrating women in business and law. This year’s event will feature several leading female chefs and mixologists in the D.C. area who will showcase their culinary work ranging from savory dishes to delectable pastries and cocktails. The chefs will be available for discussions regarding their work as well as their businesses’ challenges and successes. The event also features a live painting exhibition by D.C.-based artist Maggie O’Neill, co-founder of SwatchRoom. The painting will be raffled off at the event, with all proceeds going to a local charity.

Tentative Agenda
CYBERSECURITY: UNDERSTANDING AND MITIGATING RISK IN THE ENERGY INDUSTRY

The seamless communication that our digital world offers creates tremendous opportunities for growth, but also presents significant risks as users entrust companies with personal data that must be protected and critical infrastructure relies on potentially vulnerable communication networks and supply chains. This panel will explore cyber law developments, the cybersecurity challenges that companies in the energy space are facing, and ways that companies can mitigate and manage risks inherent in our nation’s cyber systems.
Speakers:
Roberta D. Anderson, K&L Gates LLP
Melanie Seader, Edison Electric Institute, Director, Reliability Policy

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
SMALL GROUP POLICY DISCUSSIONS
Discussion Leaders:
Laurie B. Purpuro and Karishma Shah Page, K&L Gates LLP

1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
BREAK

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY STORAGE: TRENDS, CHALLENGES, AND OPPORTUNITIES

New regulations, shifting market forces, government incentives, and technological advances continue to shape the way in which U.S. energy companies generate electricity, impact corporate sustainability programs, and offer the potential for energy storage solutions. This panel will explore the challenges U.S. companies must navigate and the opportunities that are presented in the context of these evolving renewable and energy storage trends.
Speakers:
Andrea W. Lucan, K&L Gates LLP
Teresa A. Hill, K&L Gates LLP
Delia D. Patterson, American Public Power Association, General Counsel and VP, Human Resources & Administration

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
BREAK

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
THE CHANGING U.S. ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE LANDSCAPE: BANKRUPTCIES, DIVESTITURES, AND NEW FOREIGN INVESTMENT
Fossil fuel gluts and movements in global demand profiles have had significant impacts on the U.S. energy industry over the last several years, pushing some towards and into bankruptcy and creating opportunities for investment for others. This panel will explore how these trends have impacted U.S. energy infrastructure and interest from foreign investors.
Speakers:
Mackenzie L. Shea, K&L Gates LLP
Lindsey A. Greer, K&L Gates LLP
Katie Bays, Energy Analyst, Height Securities

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
WOMEN IN THE PROFESSION NETWORKING EVENT
(At Long View Gallery) – To register to attend this networking event, please RSVP here.
We look forward to seeing you!

To register to attend Women in Power: Networking, Exploring and Fueling the Energy Economy, please click here. 

Please contact WA Events or call 202.778.9388 if you have any questions.

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