Public Utility Law Conference 2024

Date: Apr 26, 2024 9:10 a.m. – 5:10 p.m.

Location: New Jersey Law Center, and Online

Member Price: $195

Non-Member Price: $244

Section Price: $183

Event Code: I027424

Areas of Law: Public Utility

Earn up to 8.4 credits, including 2.4 in Diversity! (More Information)




Deborah M. Franco, Esq.
Liberty New York Water, Merrick


Stefanie Brand, Esq.
Stefanie Brand, Esq., Lambertville
Maura Caroselli, Esq.
New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel, Trenton
Jennifer Danis, Esq.
Institute for Policy Integrity At NYU School of Law
Paul Flanagan, Esq.
New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel
Lora L. Fong, Esq.
Past Trustee, NJSBA
Assistant Attorney General & Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
Office of Attorney General, Trenton
Stephen B. Genzer, Esq.
Saul Ewing, LLP, Newark
Mary Patricia Keefe, Esq.
Elizabethtown Gas
David S. Lapp
Maryland Office of People's Counsel
James H. Laskey, Esq.
Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater
Mark A. Lazaroff, Esq.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Philadelphia
Melissa E. Liebermann, Esq.
Office of Attorney General, Trenton
Brian O. Lipman, Esq.
New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel, Trenton
Arjun Ramadevanahalli, Esq.
Morgan Lewis
Paul Reed
RSunrise Energy LLC
Bethany M. Rocque-Romaine, Esq.
New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel, Trenton

Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Public Utility Law Section and NJSBA Renewable Energy, Cleantech and Climate Change Special Committee

Don’t miss the premier, full-day CLE and networking event of the year for New Jersey’s Public Utility Law practitioners.   

The agenda includes:

  • 8:30 | Networking Breakfast
  • 9:10 | Welcome from Section Chair - Deborah M. Franco, Esq.
  • 9:15 | Rate Case Basics
    Presented by two accomplished practitioners with many years of experience in the private and public sectors, this panel reviews the basic parts of a rate case and explains how a rate case is developed. Learn the basics of rate cases, data sources, test years, and many other key elements of the rate development process. 
    - Moderator: Deborah M. Franco, Esq.
    - Speakers: Stephen B. Genzer, Esq. and Brian O. Lipman, Esq.
  • 10:45 | Break
  • 10:50 | Public Utility Law:  An Historical Perspective
    Join three seasoned public utility lawyers who will discuss the wonderful world of public utility law and how we got here, reminiscing through their many years of public utility law practice. The speakers on this panel will provide their perspective of the industry through their experiences in the private and public sectors.  
    - Moderator: Bethany M. Rocque-Romaine, Esq.
    Speakers: Paul Flanagan, Esq.; Mary Patricia Keefe, Esq. and Stefanie Brand, Esq.
  • 12:10 | Guest Speaker
  • 12:20 | Lunch
  • 1:00 | The Future of Gas
    Moderator: Maura Caroselli,
    - Speakers: Jennifer Danis, Esq. and David S. Lapp
  • 2:00 | Break
  • 2:10 | 2024 Renewables Update
    This panel will explore trends in decarbonization and sustainability; discuss and provide an update on FERC Order No. 2222; review New Jersey regulatory and legislative updates and the New Jersey Energy Master Plan; and explore the developer’s perspective on energy storage.
    - Moderator: Mark A. Lazaroff, Esq.
    - Speakers: Arjun Ramadevanahalli, Esq.; James H. Laskey, Esq. and Paul Reed
  • 3:10 | Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    Moderator: Deborah M. Franco, Esq.
    - Speakers: Lora L. Fong, Esq. and Melissa E. Liebermann, Esq.   
  • 5:10 | Adjourn

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 8.4 hours of total CLE credit, including 2.4 in Diversity (Full Credits Available: NJ Advanced Diversity: 2.4, NJ General: 6.0).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Diversity Non-Transitional: 2.0, NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 6.0
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 2.0, PA Substantive Credit: 5.0
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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