Lauren A. Bachtel, Counsel, Mayer Brown to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Lauren A. Bachtel, Counsel, Mayer Brown will speak at its webcast entitled, “The U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Development: Regulatory Trends and Compliance Issues.” This event is scheduled for Wednesday, August 31, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET). End Quote
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    About Lauren A. Bachtel
    Lauren Bachtel is counsel in Mayer Brown’s New York office and a member of the Projects & Infrastructure group. Prior to joining Mayer Brown she was with another prominent firm and before that, Lauren was a US Department of the Interior (DOI) and American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lawyer.

    Lauren has represented energy industry coalitions and individual clients on various regulatory and administrative matters before the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Lauren has deep experience in permitting matters for project development and financing purposes as well as drafting comments on administrative rulemakings, advising clients on policy and regulatory clarifications, negotiating proposed legislative bills, and federal litigation. She also has advocated on behalf of energy clients regarding climate and carbon policies. Lauren has extensive experience with permitting, compliance, and litigation under the National Environmental Policy Act, Mineral Leasing Act, Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. She also has significant experience representing clients on Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and hazardous waste matters. As an attorney-advisor for DOI’s Office of the Solicitor, Lauren worked with BLM, FWS and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on rulemakings, administrative actions and litigation that impacted the energy industries.

    About Mayer Brown
    Mayer Brown is a distinctively global law firm, uniquely positioned to advise the world’s leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex deals and disputes.

    With extensive reach across four continents, we are the only integrated law firm in the world with approximately 200 lawyers in each of the world’s three largest financial centers—New York, London and Hong Kong—the backbone of the global economy.

    We have deep experience in high-stakes litigation and complex transactions across industry sectors, including our signature strength, the global financial services industry.

    Our diverse teams of lawyers are recognized by our clients as strategic partners with deep commercial instincts and a commitment to creatively anticipating their needs and delivering excellence in everything we do.

    Event Summary
    The Biden administration’s goal to fully decarbonize the U.S. economy further drives various activities that will likely pose supportive policies and major clean energy projects. Several agencies are currently working together to build up offshore wind that can offer high-quality jobs while delivering affordable and carbon pollution-free electricity across the country. These activities also spur interest in clean energy technology improvements and investments.

    Practitioners and other businesses concerned should be wary of all developments in this area to ensure regulatory compliance and avoid legal issues, particularly in implementing environmental, health, and safety protocols.

    Join a panel of key thought leaders and distinguished professionals organized by The Knowledge Group as they provide a comprehensive discussion of the latest trends and developments in the offshore wind energy industry. Speakers, among other things, will offer practical tips and compliance strategies in this rapidly evolving sector.

    Key topics include:
    • U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Industry: Trends and Developments
    • Legal Challenges for Offshore Wind Development
    • Environmental Concerns and Compliance Issues
    • Strategies to Maximize Opportunities and Reduce Litigation Risks
    • What Lies Ahead

    About The Knowledge Group
    Founded in November 2006, The Knowledge Group has been at the forefront of providing quality continuing education programs for lawyers, accountants, financial executives, risk and compliance specialists, human resources professionals, technology officers, and business consultants in a wide range of industries.

    The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education by bringing forth relevant content you can’t get anywhere else.

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