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The Generator’s Perspective: The Outlook for Coal, Gas, and Nuclear Power Under Trump

May 2, 2017, 6:30 pm8:00 pm EDT

Thursday, May 2nd, 6:30-8:00pm

NYU School of Law
Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
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1.5 CLE credits offered in the areas of Professional Practice category. The credit is both transitional and non-transitional.

Join the Guarini Center for a panel discussion with energy industry experts on the legal, regulatory and market factors affecting the outlook for coal and gas fired generation.

The speakers are:

  • Catherine Callaway James, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Dynegy
  • Robert Mancini (’84), Managing Director & Co-Head of CPP-II, The Carlyle Group
  • Zamir Rauf, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Calpine Corp.
  • Gary Rygh, Managing Director, Barclays
  • Michael Shenberg (’85), Partner, White and Case LLP

*The event is strictly off the record and closed to press.*

This is event is being hosted in collaboration with White and Case LLP.

Catherine Callaway James has held the position of Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Dynegy Inc. since September 2011. Ms. Callaway leads Dynegy’s Legal, Ethics and Compliance, NERC and Contract Administration functions. Dynegy is a premiere U.S. independent power producer that generates reliable, environmentally responsible and low-cost energy throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Texas and the West Coast. Dynegy’s 50 facilities generate more than 31,000 megawatts – enough to power about 25 million U.S. homes and are nearly two-thirds fueled by natural gas. Dynegy serves residential, municipal, business and industrial customers in Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania through its retail brands, Dynegy and Homefield Energy. Ms. James has been advising energy companies on legal matters for 25 years. Prior to joining Dynegy, she was General Counsel of Reliant Energy and the Gulf Coast Region of NRG Energy and prior to that she held various legal positions with Calpine Corporation, Reliant Resources, Coastal Power and Chevron. Ms. James earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas.

Robert (“Bob”) Mancini is a Managing Director and Co‐Head of CPP II. Mr. Mancini serves as Chairman of the Board of Cogentrix. Mr. Mancini is based in New York.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Mancini was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he spent nearly twenty years. Most recently Mr. Mancini led the firm’s on‐balance sheet power asset business through Goldman’s wholly owned subsidiary, Cogentrix Energy LLC, where he was CEO. Mr. Mancini was instrumental in Goldman’s entry into the power asset business in 2003. Prior to 2003 Mr. Mancini was a member of the legal department where he eventually became the Deputy General Counsel of the Securities Division. Prior to joining Goldman, Mr. Mancini spent ten years in private practice as a lawyer with Debevoise and Plimpton, where he established that firm’s derivatives practice.

Mr. Mancini received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1984, where he was a member of the Law Review, and received his B.A. degree from Binghamton University in 1980, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Zamir Rauf has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since December 2008. Mr. Rauf previously was interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from June 2008 to December 2008. Prior to his role as Interim CFO, Mr. Rauf was Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer at Calpine. In that position, he had responsibility for Calpine’s corporate and project finance, treasury and debt compliance functions and managed the corporate banking, investment banking and rating agency relationships. Prior to Calpine, Mr. Rauf held various accounting and finance roles with Enron North America and Dynegy Inc., as well as Comerica Bank in both credit and lending roles. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in business and commerce and master’s degree in business administration-finance from the University of Houston.

Gary Rygh is a Managing Director within the Power and Utilities Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Barclays, based in New York.  The team is responsible for strategic advisory assignments in the power and utility sector.  Mr. Rygh has over 20 years experience in investment banking and M&A, predominantly in the power and utility sector. Mr. Rygh joined Barclays Capital in September 2008 from Lehman Brothers. Prior to that, he worked at Morgan Stanley.

Mr. Rygh graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

Michael Shenberg is a partner in the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group in the New York office. A recognized leader in his field, he focuses on energy M&A, capital markets and financing transactions for the Firm. Mr. Shenberg has represented financial and strategic investors in numerous transactions involving the purchase or sale of energy assets, including large portfolios, single-asset deals and joint ventures. Additionally, he advises on financings including restructurings, and corporate and commercial matters for energy company clients.


May 2, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm EDT
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