David Doot was quoted in an article, Worries Abound As FERC Quorum Shortfall Hits 3-Month Mark, published in Law360. The article reports that since the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission lost a quorum of commissioners three months ago and with no nominees put forth, there's growing concern over the agency's inability to do its job. "Day to day, no [problems], but looking forward, we're clearly at the point where it's challenging our ability to plan," Doot told Law360. Regional grid operators, state regulators and utilities are looking to FERC for guidance, but the agency has been unable to act on anything requiring a vote, according to the article. "At some point, if we don't get some further direction from FERC, it may start impacting how people are thinking about, or willing to move on, proposals," said Doot, who serves as general counsel for the New England Power Pool. Doot told Law360 that NEPOOL recently crafted a proposal that would provide a better path for new wind projects in Maine to connect with the grid. But it hasn't been submitted to FERC because the agency won't be able to act on it. "In the meantime, you have these projects that need and want to be done up there but very little certainty about what rules they'll be operating under," Doot said. "That, very clearly, is having an impact."
On May 25, the Federal Bar Council held a CLE, entitled: "Second Circuit Appellate Advocacy Workshop," which was coordinated by Dan Wenner.
Elizabeth Latif moderated and Jed Davis spoke on the panel, entitled: "Preventing, Confronting and Surviving Cyber Incidents for In-House Counsel" at the firm's Hartford office on May 17.
Dan Wenner and Stan Twardy authored an article titled "How Much is Too Much? Forfeitures and the Eighth Amendment" (PDF) for the American Bar Association's Section of Criminal Justice.
Dan Wenner and Danielle Corcione authored an article titled "Guilty Plea's Constitutional Consequence Heads to High Court" that was published by Law360.
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Stan Twardy was quoted by the CT Law Tribune in an article that discussed the unfertile ground for law firm merges and acquisitions – with one exception.
Stan Twardy was featured in a Q&A piece in the CT Law Tribune in which he discussed his time as the U.S. attorney for Connecticut, the challenges faced in dealing with clients involved in both civil and criminal cases and the best way to prepare for success before trial.
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Steven A. Cash, Benjamin H. Nissim and David Forscey, policy analyst for the Homeland Security & Public Safety Division of the National Governors Association, co-authored an article, "Cybersecurity Is The Next Frontier Of State Regulation," for Law360.