First Anderson Legislative Seminar of 2012 to Tackle Hydrofracking

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Date: 02/13/2012

The Government Law Center ( GLC) of Albany Law School today announced the schedule for the 2012 Warren M. Anderson Legislative Seminar Series, which will open Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at 8:00 a.m. with a panel on the implications of hydrofracking on New York state’s energy needs, environmental concerns and economic development goals.

Each program in the series features experts who will address legal and policy aspects of major issues pending before the New York State Legislature. The 2012 schedule will be:

  • Feb. 28 – “ Hydrofracking—Balancing the 3 E’s: Energy, Environment, and Economic Development” – Peter Kiernan, Of Counsel, Schiff Hardin LLP, and former Counsel to Governor Paterson; Dennis Holbrook, Executive VP Regulatory and Public Relations, Norse Energy; Eric Goldstein, Senior Attorney, National Resources Defense Council; and, as moderator, Susan Arbetter, Host, Capitol Pressroom
  • March 27 – Casino Gaming in New York – Professor Gerald Benjamin, SUNY New Paltz; Robert Ward, Deputy Director, Rockefeller Institute of Government; and, as moderator, Robert Batson, Government Lawyer in Residence, Government Law Center of Albany Law School
  • April 17 – Government Reform – Paul Francis, New York State SAGE Commission; John Clarkson, Supervisor, Town of Bethlehem and former Executive Director of the Commission on Local Government Efficiency and Competitiveness; and, as moderator, Nancy Hoffman, former General Counsel, CSEA
  • May 15 – Economic Development – Speakers TBA

The seminars will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Assembly Parlor on the third floor of the New York State Capitol. There is no charge to attend the program, but seating is limited. Complimentary CLE credit is available for attendees. To register, please call 518-445-3287.

The annual breakfast series is named in honor of former Senate Majority Leader Warren M. Anderson ’40, a distinguished alumnus of Albany Law School and an active member of the GLC Advisory Board who served in the New York State Senate for 35 years.

Sponsors of the 2012 Warren M. Anderson Legislative Seminar Series: Bogdan, Lasky & Kopley L.L.C.; Brown & Wentraub, PLLC; The Business Council of New York State, Inc.; Coughlin & Gerhart LLP; CSEA, Inc.; Greenberg Traurig LLP; Harris Beach PLLC; Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP; Hinman Straub P.C.; Manatt, Phelps & Philips, LLP; Nixon Peabody LLP; New York State Association of Counties; New York State United Teachers; The Roffe Group P.C.; Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP; and Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP.