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Saul Ewing’s 8th Biennial Energy and the Environment CLE Symposium

The law firm of Saul Ewing and their sponsors, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services and Spirit Environmental, invite you to their 8th biennial Energy and the Environment Symposium in Houston, Texas.

This complimentary half-day hybrid MCLE will bring together in-house counsel, prominent industry representatives and government officials – virtually and in-person – to share their insights on the latest developments and challenges faced by the Mid-Atlantic region. 

Our Featured Speaker, in person in Houston, T. Lane Wilson, Esquire, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel, The Williams Companies, Inc., will give us insights from his participation at COP28 and the important role that natural gas plays in a lower-carbon future.

Credit Information: 

Applications for MCLE credit are pending in the following jurisdictions: CA, DE, FL, IL, MN, NJ/NY, OK, PA, RI, TX and VA. For MCLE questions, please contact our CLE Manager, Lauren Caulk.

Panel Discussion Overview

State Regulatory and Policy Panel
A discussion among state regulators and policy makers about their current administration’s environmental and energy objectives including confronting the challenges of providing consumers with reliable and affordable energy, waste disposal and recycling opportunities, while combatting climate change impacts.

Permitting Complex Projects 
A panel discussion among business leaders and state officials about the opportunities and challenges of permitting and getting complex projects permitted and built, with a focus on emerging technologies such as hydrogen, floating solar, as well as rebuilding the electric grid and transmission issues.

2024 Environmental Litigation and Trends Update 
A retrospective update of state and federal energy and environmental legislation, regulations and judicial decisions impacting the way you do business. Among the many topics to be discussed, will be emerging contaminants, such as PFAS and the implementation of Environmental Justice Law and policy.


7:30 - 8:15 AM:  Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast

8:15 - 8:30 AM:  Welcome/Opening Remarks

8:30 - 9:30 AM:  CLE Session #1: State Regulatory and Policy Insights

9:30 - 10:00 AM:  CLE Session #2: Comments Regarding the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) and Natural Gas in a Lower-Carbon Future

  • T. Lane Wilson, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, The Williams Companies, Inc.

10:00 – 10:15 AM:  Networking Break

10:15 – 11:15 AM:  CLE Session #3: Permitting Complex Projects

  • Pamela Goodwin, Partner, Saul Ewing LLP, Moderator
  • Robert Pohlman, Vice President, NJR Clean Energy Ventures and Corporate Strategy New Jersey Resources
  • Roberta Zwier, Vice President, Environmental Management, Rise Light & Power 

11:15 – 11:30 AM:  Networking Break

11:30 – 12:30 PM:  CLE Session #4: Topic 3: 2024 Environmental Litigation and Trends Update

12:30 – 1:30 PM:  Networking Lunch

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