American Gas Exports: Regulation, Finance, & International Trade


This Symposium will provide a forum for experts in their field - representing government, finance, the legal practice and academia - to discuss the future of liquid natural gas exports from the United States. How much natural gas should, and will, the Department of Energy (DOE) approve to be exported? What are the financing implications of the recent changes to the DOE approval process? In what ways may the law of the World Trade Organization constrain U.S. policy regarding natural gas exports? These questions and more will be explored.

Introductory Remarks:  Richard Stewart, professor of law, NYU School of Law

Panel One: Breaking Down the Public Interest Determination - The Limits of What the Government Will Approve

  • Robert Fee, senior advisor, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Richard Revesz, professor of law, NYU School of Law 
  • Sugandha Tuladhar, NERA Economic Consulting
  • Katrina Wyman, professor of law, NYU School of Law (moderator)
  • Anthony Yuen, Citi Group

Panel Two: Bringing American Gas to Market - Financing and Competition Issues

  • Jean-Pierre Boudrias, Goldman Sachs
  • Saqib Rahim, EnergyWire at E&E Publishing, LLC (moderator)
  • Robert Seber, Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • Eric Silverman, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Keynote Address and Lunch: C. Boyden Gray, Boyden Gray & Associates LLP

Panel Three: International Trade Issues - Opportunities and Constraints posed by America's International Trade Agreements

  • Alan Dunn, Stewart and Stewart
  • Spencer Griffith JD '82, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Robert Howse, professor of law, NYU School of Law
  • Joanna Langille JD '11, NYU School of Law (moderator)

5 CLE credits available for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

Date and Location

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 8:00am to 2:30pm
Lipton Hall, D'Agostino Hall
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108 W 3rd St
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