Jun

29-30

General Counsel (Jun 29-30)

This forum provides a unique, collaborative space for engaged dialogue between energy company General Counsels. Content includes challenges common to all executives including managing legal teams, budget pressures, succession planning and risk management. In addition to sharing best practices for the traditional executive role, the program regularly invites guest speakers to discuss specific contemporary legal issues relevant to the energy industry and the effective use of outside counsel. Specific topics are chosen directly by program participants in advance of each meeting.

General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Moira Smith, ENSTAR Natural Gas Company

    • Program Location
    • ENSTAR Natural Gas Company
    • 3000 Spenard Rd
      Spenard Board Room
      Anchorage, AK 99503
    • Who Should Attend
    • Participation is restricted to senior leaders responsible for management of legal functions at WEI energy member companies. The small size of this program provides a unique environment for collaborative thinking, open discourse and long-term relationship building.

      CLE and CPD credits are supported by this forum, depending on your state or province. Legal assistants should confirm with the WEI program manager for specific requirements

  • Registration Options
  • Member: $449 USD
    Registration for this program is restricted to senior leaders responsible for management of legal functions at WEI energy member companies. Registration includes a networking dinner Thursday night, breakfast and lunch at Friday’s meeting and all meeting materials. Guest tickets are available for $100 and are for a personal guest (a spouse or partner who does not work in the energy industry) to accompany a registered attendee at the event.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Due to contractual obligations, cancellations received 15 business days prior to the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 6 to 14 business days prior to the event will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. No shows and last minute cancellations, 5 business days prior to the event or less, will be responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions from your organization for the same event are always welcome.
  • Participation Policy
  • Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public.
  • For more information contact Kara Wolfe, Program Manager at (503) 688-2794.

Agenda

Thursday, June 29, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hosted Networking Dinner

Enjoy dinner and discussion at the Crow's Nest with fellow senior legal leadership. Perched atop a tower, the Crow's Nest offers spectacular mountain sights as well as views of the Cook Inlet and downtown Anchorage. The Crow's Nest features French and New American fine dining cuisine, and an outstanding wine list from a 10,000-bottle wine cellar. Proper attire required.

Friday, June 30, 2017

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Hosted Networking Breakfast

We will enjoy a hosted breakfast.

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Introductions + Current Issues
Facilitator(s): Moira Smith, Vice President and General Counsel, ENSTAR Natural Gas Company

Join this roundtable session to discuss the most recent successes and set-backs experienced by attendees and their divisions.

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Networking Break

10:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Morning Roundtable
Facilitator(s): Moira Smith, Vice President and General Counsel, ENSTAR Natural Gas Company

We reserve significant time on the agenda for open discussion. Topics will be guided based on pre-polling and refined by the current issues shared during introductions and at Thursday's dinner.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Guest Presentation
Speaker(s): Jahna Lindemuth, Attorney General, Alaska Department of Law

Guest presentation

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

Enjoy a catered lunch onsite.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Afternoon Roundtable
Facilitator(s): Moira Smith, Vice President and General Counsel, ENSTAR Natural Gas Company

We reserve significant time on the agenda for open discussion. Topics will be guided based on pre-polling and refined by the current issues shared during introductions and at Thursday's dinner.

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Networking Break

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Closing Roundtable
Facilitator(s): Moira Smith, Vice President and General Counsel, ENSTAR Natural Gas Company

We end the day with continued sharing of best practices.

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 843-1950 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute to receive a special rate of $280/night. This rate is guaranteed until June 1, 2017 or until the WEI room block is full.


  • Click here to make your reservation now.

Meet The Speakers

Moira Smith

ENSTAR Natural Gas Company

Vice President and General Counsel

Jahna Lindemuth

Alaska Department of Law

Attorney General