Lawline Showcases Greenberg Traurig Attorneys on Cutting-Edge Energy Issues

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Attorneys Troy A. Eid and Jillian C. Kirn of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will present two Lawline courses.

Attorneys Troy A. Eid and Jillian C. Kirn of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will present two Lawline courses. Eid will discuss, “The Yates Memo: Prosecuting Executives for Corporate Wrongdoing in the Energy Sector” via webcast at 3 p.m. EDT, July 20. Kirn will present, “Net Metering & Distributed Solar Generation: Developments in Law & Policy” via webcast at 3:30 p.m., July 21.

Eid will discuss critical aspects of the Yates Memo, the U.S. Department of Justice’s prosecution guidelines focusing on prosecuting individual corporate executives. The course focuses on recent criminal enforcement actions involving CEOs and other top leaders within the energy industry, including oil and gas, coal and renewable energy.

Kirn will provide an overview of net metering and recent developments in distributed generation law and policy. The webinar will review eligible technology under the law, state variations in compensation rules, address REC ownership issues, and discuss regulatory developments and litigation, among other aspects of net metering.

Lawline is a platform for online continuing education. According to its website, Lawline’s faculty represents many of the AmLaw 100 as well as faculty from nonprofits, corporations, and government agencies.

Eid, the former United States Attorney for the District of Colorado, is a principal shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Denver office and co-chairs the firm’s American Indian Law Practice. As a member of the firm’s Special Investigations and White Collar Practice Group, his practices focuses on defending corporations and individuals accused of criminal and civil wrongdoing in the energy, environmental remediation, and natural resources industries.

Kirn focuses her practice on environmental and energy matters. She represents clients in litigation in state and federal courts and works on behalf of developers and corporations in connection with the acquisition, transfer, financing, and sale of contaminated real estate, including complex project redevelopments and environmental liability transfers. Kirn assists clients, domestically and internationally, with the development of alternative energy projects and policy.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Global Energy and Infrastructure Practice

Greenberg Traurig's Global Energy and Infrastructure Practice is known for its broad-ranging representation of upstream and midstream energy companies as well as renewable energy companies and traditional power generation companies. The firm's energy practice is further distinguished by lawyers with substantial FERC experience and extensive energy finance representations. Several of the firm’s energy attorneys are former General Counsel at energy industry companies, and provide a valuable business perspective for energy clients across the globe. Greenberg Traurig's Global Energy and Infrastructure Practice has expanded significantly in Latin America and Europe with the establishment of our Mexico City and Warsaw offices.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice assists clients with issues under the environmental and natural resource laws that affect their businesses. The firm’s environmental attorneys assist with securing permits and approvals; negotiate and close transactions; defend clients in enforcement actions; handle a broad range of environmental and toxic tort litigation; ensure the understanding and satisfaction of regulatory requirements; prepare for and respond to emergencies; craft approaches for legacy cleanup issues; and develop solutions for product regulation, market access, and environmental policy challenges. Greenberg Traurig is also U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ 2016 Environmental Law Firm of the Year.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No 1. on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at:

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