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The Honorable Joseph T. Kelliher,Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATIONSection of Public Utility, Communicationsand Transportation LawPEPCO Holdings Conference Center701 Ninth Street, NWWashington, DC
AnnualSpring MeetingApril 7, 2008
This one day program will focus on innovation. Panels will discuss innovations in the communications industry,the increasing emphasis on renewable energy, the resurgence of nuclear energy, and the challenges in financingthese innovations in regulated industries.
8:15 a.m. Registration Opens8:50 a.m. Welcome and Introduction of Program
William T. Torgerson, Section Chair, Pepco Holdings, Washington, DC Gordon S. Kaiser, Program Chair, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP, Cleveland, OH
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Communications IndustryModerator:
T. Michael Payne, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, AT&T Communications, San Antonio, TX 
Peter T. Barrett, CTO/Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Corporation, Mountain View, CAC. Finnegan Faldi, Vice President-Broadband, Yahoo, Inc., Sunnyvale, CAScott Helbing, Executive Vice President-Entertainment Services, AT&T Operations, San Antonio, TX  Joe Waz, Senior Vice President, External Affairs, ComCast, Philadelphia, PA
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Construction of a Wind Energy Project: Practical Problems and SolutionsModerator:
Kenneth M. Roberts, Chair of Energy Construction Group, Schiff Hardin, Chicago, IL
Chris B. Giles, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Kansas City Power & Light, Kansas City, MOOther panelists to be announced.
11:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Break11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker:
The Honorable Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC
12:15 p.m–1:00 p.m. Lunch (included)1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Resurgence of Nuclear EnergyModerator:
James H. Miller III, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Georgia Power, Atlanta, GA
Marvin S. Fertel, Senior Vice President & Chief Nuclear Officer, NEI, Washington, DC David B. Mathews, Director, Division of New Reactor Licensing, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
2:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Break2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Challenges and Financing Innovations in Regulated IndustriesModerator:
Gordon S. Kaiser, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP, Cleveland, OH
Roger Wood, Managing Director, Rothschild Inc., New York, NY Other panelists to be announced.
3:15 p.m.–4:00 p.m Driving Diversity From Within—A Look At One Company’s ApproachIntroduction:
Dynda A. Thomas, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP, and Section Liaison tothe ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, Cleveland, OH
Andrea Zopp, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Exelon, Chicago, IL
Program Location
The site of the program is the Conference Center of the Pepco Holdings headquarters at 701 Ninth Street, NW,Washington, DC 20004.
Travel and Lodging
We have not reserved a block of rooms, however, there are a few hotels within walking distance to Pepco Holdings:the Hotel Monaco, the Grand Hyatt, the Renaissance, and Courtyard Convention Center.Hotel Monaco, 700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004, 800/649-1202
Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC, 202/582-1234
Renaissance Washington, DC Marriott, 999 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 202/898-9000
Courtyard Convention Center Marriott, 900 F Street, NW, Washington, DC, 202/638-4601
As a benefit to its members, the ABA offers discounted travel programs with selected airlines and hotels. For the most up to datetravel programs, please go the ABA travel page on the web at:
Early Registration
We request that all registrations be made in advance by completing the attached form and mailing or faxing it with your payment(checks payable to the
American Bar Association
) to the ABA Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law,321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610.The deadline for receipt of advance registrations is
March 31, 2008
. Conference registrations will only be accepted whenaccompanied by a check, credit card, money order, government purchase order or government training form.
On-Site Registration
On-site registration is available to those persons who missed the March 31, registration deadline. If you plan to register at thedoor, you must call 312/988-6238 at least 72 hours before the conference to confirm that space is available. On-site registrationswill only be accepted when accompanied by a check, credit card, money order, or government training form.
Registration Confirmation
In order to be listed in the pre-registration list distributed at the program, registrations must be received by
March 31, 2008
.If you do not receive a written confirmation by then please call 312/988-6238 to verify that your registration form and checkwere received.
Cancellation Policy
Registrants who are unable to attend the conference will receive a refund less a $25 administrative fee if a written cancellation isreceived by
March 28, 2008
. Cancellations must be in writing and may be faxed to Susan Koz at 312/988-5572.
No refunds will be granted after March 28.
The ABA reserves the right to cancel any programs and assumes no responsibility for personal expenses.
CLE Credit
CLE accreditation has been requested for this program from every state with mandatory CLE requirements.Please be aware that each state has its own rules and regulations, including its definition of “CLE”.Check with your state agency for confirmation of this program’s approval.
Special Needs
If any special arrangements are required for a disabled individual to attend this program, please call Susan Koz at 312/988-5604by March 28, 2008.

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