DENVER, April 9, 2012—The Denver office of the national law firm of Patton Boggs LLP is a key sponsor of this year’s Global New Energy Summit (GNES), scheduled today through Wednesday (April 9-11) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Two of Patton Boggs’ leading energy practitioners—Eric Drummond and David Brody, both partners in the firm and frequent speakers on critical issues facing today’s global energy industry—are slated to participate in key panel discussions.
Mr. Drummond is a leading practitioner in energy, natural resources, renewable energy and energy-related public policy. A member of the GNES Executive Committee, he will address Industry Track panels on unconventional oil and gas innovation, transmission integration, fossil fuels, and the Smart Grid. Those sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 11.
Mr. Brody focuses his practice on oil and gas transactions and strategic advice for major and independent oil and gas producers, pipeline companies, developers and service companies. He will moderate a panel on Fossil Fuels, which will explore how companies that generate electricity can continue to reduce their C02 footprint, how utilities are responding to increasing renewable power on the grid, and how conventional fuels are paving the way for further energy innovation. That session is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10.
Mr. Drummond is well-known to leading energy industry leaders for his experience with energy-related policy, energy efficiency, alternative energy sources and financial issues. He has represented the Department of Energy; electric transmission developers; and Smart Grid, solar, biofuel, wind and energy efficiency companies. He has also represented major financial institutions in the energy sector.
Before joining Patton Boggs, Mr. Brody worked for Amoco Corporation where he focused on acquisitions, divestments and other complex transactions, and managed extensive major litigation. He is widely known for his domestic and international work in oil and gas exploration and production operations, gas gathering, transportation, sales and related transactions. Mr. Brody also represents clients in transactions related to global trading of petroleum products and other commodities.
Other GNES panels, led by thought leaders from a range of energy-related disciplines, will explore today’s global energy market, with the goal of identifying practical, inter-disciplinary approaches to addressing global energy demand.
“An understanding of public policy, administrative and regulatory frameworks, and the people who formulate energy policy is indispensible to successfully navigating the complex issues at play in today’s global energy marketplace,” noted Mr. Drummond.
“One goal of the GNES is to provide an ‘insider’s view’ as to how energy policy and emerging innovation is defined and developed—and how diverse energy sectors can use those insights to succeed” added Mr. Brody.
In its fourth year, the GNES assembles thought leaders from across science, industry, policy and finance to exchange ideas and build bridges to address burgeoning global energy demands. To learn more about or register for the event, visit www.globalenergysummit.org.