Husch Blackwell is proud to announce its role as event sponsor of the 2017 Gas and Power Institute to be held at the Hotel Derek in Houston, Texas, October 5-6, 2017. The event features timely topics relevant to the gas and power industry in light of the changing landscape of rules, regulation, legislation, and environmental requirements and is jointed presented by the University of Texas School of Law and the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
As part of its participation, Husch Blackwell is sponsoring a luncheon on Thursday, October 5, at which William W. Hogan, the Raymond Plank Professor of Global Energy Policy of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, will provide keynote remarks on the evolution of the electricity market. Chris Reeder, a partner in Husch Blackwell’s Austin office and a member of the firm’s Energy & Natural Resources industry group, will preside over the luncheon program; he also chaired the Gas and Power Institute’s 2017 Planning Committee.
Husch Blackwell attorneys will also participate as faculty during the Institute’s program of events. Jessica Morgan of the firm’s Austin office will provide an overview of the 85th Texas Legislative Session and recent judicial and administrative decisions affecting the Texas gas and electric industries; the presentation is slated for 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 5. Thomas Watkins, an Austin-based partner with the firm, will present on Friday, October 6, at 11:15 a.m. and discuss the liability risk involved in certain kinds of energy transactions.