Energy Industry and Blockchain: New Applications and Issues for Counsel
Distributed Ledger Technology in Energy, Smart Contracts, Regulatory Concerns
A live 90-minute premium CLE webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide counsel with an examination of current and potential uses of blockchain in the energy industry. The panel will discuss the potential advantages of DLT in cost-efficiency, cybersecurity, and fraud protection, as well as the legal and structural concerns in implementation.
- Characteristics of blockchain and DLT
- Decentralized, peer-to-peer database
- No intermediary required
- Differences between blockchain and DLT
- Applications in energy
- Legal concerns and challenges for energy counsel
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What is a distributed ledger, and how does it change the way transactions and information are documented?
- How can smart contract enforcement be embedded in a distributed ledger or blockchain?
- What are some of the current and proposed uses for blockchain in the energy industry?
- What legal issues arise with blockchain that are not present with more conventional formats for transacting business?
Buck B. Endemann
Mr. Endemann is a partner in the firm’s power and environmental practice groups and focuses on developing,... | Read More
Mr. Endemann is a partner in the firm’s power and environmental practice groups and focuses on developing, buying, and selling renewable energy projects throughout the Western United States, with an emphasis on California. He provides comprehensive counseling on energy, energy storage, infrastructure and remediation projects and regularly advises clients on air, water, species, waste and land use issues, and represents clients in related litigation and administrative proceedings. Mr. Endemann has a particular expertise before the California Public Utilities Commission and counsels clients on California Independent System Operator (CAISO) issues. He also is involved in the firm’s bioenergy initiative and helps clients navigate the federal Renewable Fuel Standard and California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard.Close
Research & Market Development Manager
Energy Web Foundation
Mr. Hartnett works with EWF core technology, business development, and product development teams to bring... | Read More
Mr. Hartnett works with EWF core technology, business development, and product development teams to bring enterprise-grade blockchain applications to market.Close
Smolinski Rosario Law
Mr. Smolinski is an experienced general counsel having a focus on intellectual property, transactional, and M&A law... | Read More
Mr. Smolinski is an experienced general counsel having a focus on intellectual property, transactional, and M&A law and a strong interest in emerging technologies. His skills include evaluating and negotiating license agreements and cloud services contracts, coordinating IP due diligence for investors and purchasers, and working with founders and executives to optimize their companies’ legal strategies.Close
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