Feb

06-07

General Counsel (Feb 06-07)

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.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Thomas Domme, Vice President and General Counsel, New Mexico Gas Company

    • Program Location
    • New Mexico Gas Company
    • 7120 Wyoming NE, Suite 20 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
    • 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: $499 USD

    Registration provides access to all General Counsel agenda items and meeting materials. Registration includes a networking dinner Thursday night as well as catered breakfast, lunch, light snacks and beverages at the meeting. Guest tickets are available for $100 and allow for a personal guest (a spouse or partner who does not work in the energy industry) to accompany a registered attendee at the event. Guest registration includes all meals and receptions, and all program materials.

  • 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 Amy Nye, Program Manager at (503) 688-2794.

Agenda

Thursday, February 6, 2020

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Networking Dinner

Join us for a WEI hosted networking dinner at Artichoke Cafe, 424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Transportation to and from the hotel will be provided.

Friday, February 7, 2020

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

Arrive early to network with peers over breakfast at New Mexico Gas Company. Transportation from the hotel will be provided.

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Welcome + Introductions
Facilitator(s): Thomas Domme, Vice President and General Counsel, New Mexico Gas Company

Our Chair will welcome us to New Mexico Gas Company and kick-off roundtable introductions as attendees share their most recent successes and challenges.

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Networking Break

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Morning Roundtable Discussion

This time is designated for open roundtable discussion. Topics will be guided based on pre-polling and refined by the current issues shared during introductions and at Thursday's dinner.

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Energy Transition Act
Speaker(s): Ron Darnell, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, PNM Resources Inc., Laura Sanchez-Rivet, Chief of Staff, Public Policy, PNM Resources Inc.

Developed over the course of a year with collaboration by community organizations, unions, energy groups and advocates, the Energy Transition Act (ETA) was signed into New Mexico law in March 2019. This landmark legislation sets bold statewide renewable energy standards and establishes a pathway for a low-carbon energy transition away from coal while providing workforce training and transition assistance to affected communities. Our guest speakers will discuss the legal and financing components of the ETA and provide an overview of the process (pre- and post-passage).

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

Enjoy a catered lunch onsite.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Afternoon Roundtable Discussion

This time is designated for open roundtable discussion. Topics will be guided based on pre-polling and refined by the current issues shared during introductions and at Thursday's dinner.

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Networking Break

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Closing Roundtable Discussion

This time is designated for open roundtable discussion. Topics will be guided based on pre-polling and refined by the current issues shared during introductions and at Thursday's dinner.

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Wrap Up + Future Planning

Share your thoughts on the forum and help to generate topics for future agendas.

Hotel + Travel

  • Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
  • 800 Rio Grande Blvd NW
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
  • Phone: (505) 843-6300

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  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (866) 505-7829 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with the Western Energy Institute (WEI) General Counsel group or use the code “20WEI” to receive a special rate of $129 USD/night excluding taxes and a $20 amenity fee/night. This rate is guaranteed until January 7, 2020 or until the WEI room block is full.

Meet The Speakers

Thomas Domme

New Mexico Gas Company

Vice President and General Counsel

Ron Darnell

PNM Resources Inc.

Senior Vice President, Public Policy

Laura Sanchez-Rivet

PNM Resources Inc.

Chief of Staff, Public Policy