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Morrison & Foerster Partner Susan Mac Cormac to Moderate Discussion on New CleanTech Legislation at Annual American Bar Association Meeting


SAN FRANCISCO [July 21, 2009] - Morrison & Foerster Partner and CleanTech Practice Chair Susan Mac Cormac will co-chair a three-person panel discussion for the American Bar Association's ("ABA") CleanTech & Climate Change Committee ("CTC3"). The program, entitled "Catalyzing Technology Solutions to Climate Change" will explore the impacts, opportunities, and challenges of federal and state laws to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote energy security, and drive investment in business and clean technology opportunities. The panel discussion will take place on August 1, 2009 at 8:30 AM at the Annual Meeting of the ABA in Chicago.

Specifically, the panel will examine the Obama Administration's first six months with regard to implementation of its national energy policy, in conjunction with the efforts in the House and Senate, as well as in states and regions across the U.S. It will also provide a timely and unique look into new and potentially revolutionary energy and environmental laws that will significantly impact our domestic economy and relationships trading partners abroad.

Ms. Mac Cormac and Mr. Markowitz, Akin Gump, both CTC3 Co-Chairs will moderate a panel that includes: Jeff Cohen, a branch chief at the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board; Cara Horowitz, Executive Director of the UCLA Center on Climate Change; and Michael Wara, Law Professor and Research Fellow for Stanford's Program on Energy and Sustainable Development.

Ms. Mac Cormac's extensive credentials lend well to her upcoming role at this year's ABA meeting. She serves as co-chair of Morrison & Foerster's CleanTech Group and Venture Capital/Emerging Companies Group, and her list of clients in the CleanTech and Sustainable sectors range from start-up to late-stage private companies. Ms. Mac Cormac provides corporate and financial advice in connection with mergers, acquisitions, asset purchases and sales, reorganizations, joint ventures, and equity and debt financings.  She regularly advises boards of private and public companies, special committees, and CEOs on corporate governance and Corporate Social Responsibility issues.




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