Putting the Pieces Back Together: The Implications of the 2012 Elections on the West’s Energy Industry.

The Energy Forum explored how the election will impact the energy and natural resources landscape. Participants of this roundtable discussion of these important issues included senior officials from the state energy arenas, as well as prominent industry executives. Manatt partners and senior advisors moderated each session, which included discussions on climate change and conflicts between national and state energy policy. This invitation-only roundtable created an open forum for the exchange of ideas and values with the goal of helping to shape California’s future.

McCarthy, Majority Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives, delivered the keynote address. Other featured speakers included Jerry Hill, California State Senator, Susan Ackerman, Chair, Oregon PUC, Mark Nechodom, Director of Department of Conservation, Rob Oglesby, Executive Director of California Energy Commission, Frank Lindh, CPUC General Counsel, and Fred Pickel, City of Los Angeles Ratepayer Advocate.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms representing a sophisticated client base including Fortune 500, middle-market, and emerging companies across a range of practice areas and industry sectors. Manatt is a member of the Institute’s Corporate Partners Program . The program was established as an opportunity for companies and their leadership interested in green-innovation to engage with UCLA’s world-class faculty, researchers, and students on environmental issues in a business context.