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Publication and Mention

Mentioned in Bloomberg View’s Money Stuff column regarding a mock Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) systemically important financial institution (SIFI) designation notice for Microsoft implying vagueness and opacity in FSOC SIFI rules. Matt Levine, Boardroom Battles and Car Washes, Bloomberg View (Jun. 17, 2016), available via https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-06-17/boardroom-battles-and-car-washes.


Recipient of the 1st annual International Energy Credit Association (IECA) Outstanding Contracts Legal and Education Group (CLEG) Member award on Oct. 6, 2015 at the Annual Fall Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

Letter to the Editor, “Agreement Will Aid TBTF Problems” (counterview beginning with “Insufficient attention has been given to the counterparties of banks…”), Wall St. J., Nov. 13, 2014, at A14, available (with subscription) at http://online.wsj.com/articles/agreement-will-aid-tbtf-problems-letters-to-the-editor-1415915594.  

“The Most Brilliant Solo Attorney Business Card We’ve Ever Seen”, Law Firm Suites Blog, Oct. 6, 2014.

"Your 2012 New Year's Resolution: To Not Spend Time Negotiating Letter of Credit Provisions in Margining Agreements and Adequate Assurance Clauses," IECA Journal, Spring 2012, at page 8.


Speaking Engagements 

MAY 2017, ONTARIO NORTH AMERICAN ENERGY MARKETS ASSOCIATION (NAEMA).  PANELIST FOR NAEMA'S REFRESHED ENERGY & GAS TARIFF Q&A SESSION.

OCT 2016, MINNESOTANAEMA. PANELIST FOR SESSION ON UPDATING NAEMA'S CAPACITY & ENERGY TARIFF.
APR 2016, ARIZONAINTERNATIONAL ENERGY CREDIT ASSOCIATION (“IECA”). BREAKOUT SESSION - "DO'S AND DON'TS OF COLLATERAL".

DEC 2011,

ONLINE

IECA. WEBINAR:  "HOW NOT TO SPEND TIME NEGOTIATING LETTER OF CREDIT PROVISIONS IN MARGINING AGREEMENTS AND ADEQUATE ASSURANCE CLAUSES"  
AUG 2011, NEW YORK

IECA. ENERGY CONTRACTS SEMINAR – “CHANGING LANDSCAPE: CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS THAT WILL (AND SHOULD) INFLUENCE THE DRAFTING AND NEGOTIATION OF ENERGY CONTRACTS” 

APR 2011, NEW YORK

NY STATE BAR ASSOCIATION DERIVATIVES AND STRUCTURED PRODUCTS LAW COMMITTEE. COMMITTEE MEETING – “INTRODUCTION TO THE IECA GENERAL AGREEMENT FOR THE PROVISION, ACCEPTANCE AND USAGE OF LETTERS OF CREDIT” 

OCT 2010, ARIZONA

IECA. 86TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE – EDUCATION SESSION: “THE IECA UNLEASHED: IECA-BRANDED FORMS”

 

NOV 2008, TEXAS

EDISON ELECTRIC INSTITUTE (“EEI”). MASTER AGREEMENT TRAINING SESSION - "PANEL:RENEWABLE ENERGY CREDITS CONTRACTING"

 

MAR 2008, CALIFORNIA

IECA. SPRING EDUCATION CONFERENCE – LEGAL SUBGROUP PANEL: “HOW TO GET ‘EM DONE – BEST PRACTICES IN NEGOTIATING ISDAS” 

 

NOV 2007, NEW YORK

INTERNATIONAL SWAPS AND DERIVATIVES ASSOCIATION (“ISDA”). ISDA ENERGY, COMMODITIES AND DEVELOPING PRODUCTS CONFERENCE – DOCUMENTING FREIGHT SWAPS

 

JUN 2006, TEXAS

ISDA ENERGY, COMMODITIES AND DEVELOPING PRODUCTS CONFERENCE – DOCUMENTING FREIGHT SWAPS