Greenberg Traurig Attorney Ashley C. Brown to Speak on Unconventional Energy Resource Development at Infrastructure Week

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Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, will serve as keynote speaker

Ashley C. Brown, of counsel with the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, will speak at Infrastructure Week in Brazil. The conference, hosted by FIESP (Federation of Industry of the State of São Paulo), will take place Monday, May 19 to Thursday, May 22 in São Paulo, Brazil. Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff will be the key speaker at the conference.

Brown, a member of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Energy & Infrastructure practice group, will speak at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 20 on the topic “Reforms to Create an Economic Framework for Tapping Unconventional Energy Resources in Brazil.”

According to its website, FIESP focuses its activities on fostering a new vision and methodology relating to industrialization - an essential inititiative for Brazil to broaden its industrial horizon. Today, FIESP major activity is represented by the by the struggle to increase Brazilian competitiveness, with actions to decrease production costs and contain deindustrialization.

Brown focuses his practice on energy and infrastructure regulation and both domestic and international law. He has extensive experience in U.S. energy markets, having served for 10 years as Commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. In addition to his role at Greenberg Traurig, Brown currently serves as the Executive Director of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, as well as an instructor of infrastructure in the market economy at Harvard’s Executive Program on Infrastructure. He has published many significant works on power sector reforms, smart grid technology, infrastructure regulations and renewable energy, including co-authoring The World Bank’s Manual for evaluating Infrastructure Regulation. Furthermore, Brown is a frequent speaker and lecturer on policy matters in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Greenberg Traurig’s Global Energy & Infrastructure Practice brings together a multidisciplinary team of professionals from across the firm to assist clients with a broad range of national and international project finance and infrastructure development opportunities. The Global Energy & Infrastructure team advises energy companies, utilities, project developers, investors, regulators, government entities and other industry participants on key issues and challenges affecting their businesses.

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