Jun

06-07

General Counsel (Jun 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)
  • Laura Lewis, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

    • Program Location
    • Sacramento Municipal Utility District
    • 6301 S. Street
      Sacramento, CA 95817
    • 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 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 an 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 Joshua Baker, Program Manager at (971) 255-4970.

Agenda

Thursday, June 6, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Networking Dinner

Join us in downtown Sacramento for a WEI hosted private dinner with other General Counsels.

Grange Restuarant
926 J Street
Sacramento, 95814 

Friday, June 7, 2019

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

We will enjoy a hosted breakfast at SMUD.

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Welcome + Introductions
Facilitator(s): Laura Lewis, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

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

9:30 AM - 09:40 AM

Networking Break

9:40 PM - 10:20 PM

AM Roundtable

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.

10:20 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Crisis: Balancing Legal Risk with Reputation

In today’s digital and social media environment, crises can severely impact a company’s performance and leadership team. Edelman's Crisis & Risk Mitigation team, who has worked with SMUD on their crisis communications plans, will join us to share cases studies of crisis responses in highly regulated industries, their framework used to asses risks and prioritize critical issues, strategies to prepare for the issues management lifecycle, and steps you can take to create a culture of preparedness at your utility.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

Enjoy a catered lunch onsite.

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Wildfire Roundtable

We will dedicate a portion of the afternoon to discussing wildfires and related legal issues. Be prepared to share how your utility is preparing for or responding to fires in your service areas.

1:50 PM - 2:00 PM

Networking Break

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

PM Roundtable

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.

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Final Thoughts + Looking Ahead

We end the day with continued sharing of best practices.

Hotel + Travel

  • Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
  • 1230 J Street
  • Sacramento, California 95814
  • Phone: (800) 325-3535

  • Click here to make your reservation now.
  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (888) 236-2427 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute (WEI) to receive a special rate of $199 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until May 9, 2019 or until the WEI room block is full.

Meet The Speakers

Laura Lewis

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel