Industry practitioners from key areas will discuss the pursuing a career in energy law and the current issues facing energy and public utility law practitioners in Connecticut and throughout New England. Confirmed panelists include:
- Margo Caley is regulatory counsel for ISO New England Inc. Margo joined the ISO four years ago, and her practice focuses on energy markets and finance. Prior to joining the ISO, Margo was an associate in the energy department at Day Pitney LLP for five and a half years. While at Day Pitney, Margo worked on a broad variety of matters, including rate proceedings, administrative appeals, asset divestiture transactions, and commercial contracting
- Paul McCary has practiced at Murtha Cullina since 1981, representing a mix of regulated gas and water utilities, renewable and traditional independent power producers, large electric customers and licensed retail electricity suppliers in a variety of regulatory matters before the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and other state agencies. Paul also counsels these same clients in transactional matters including power purchase agreements, financings, mergers and acquisitions and renewable and traditional energy project development.
- Jennifer Galiette is an associate in Day Pitney’s Energy and Utility Law Department. Jennifer's practice encompasses renewable energy transactions and litigation in state regulatory proceedings and proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). She also serves as a member of the team of lawyers serving as general counsel to the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL). Jennifer currently serves as the Secretary of the Public Utility Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. She is an active member of the Energy Bar Association and the Yale Alumni in Energy organization.
- Clare Kindall is the department head of the energy unit for the Office of the Attorney General. As head of the energy unit, Clare and her colleagues represent the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and the Connecticut Siting Council before state and federal courts and the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Prior to joining the energy department at the Office of the Attorney General, Clare practiced law in private law firms in both DC and Hartford.
- Stephen Gibelli is assistant general counsel for Northeast Utilities, leading a team of attorneys who represent Connecticut Light and Power, Yankee Gas, and Western Massachusetts Electric Company before state regulators in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Prior to joining NU, Stephen was an administrative law judge with the Arizona Corporation Commission which regulated utilities in that state. He began his utility law career as an attorney with the Residential Utility Consumer Office.