ACWA 2022 Spring Conference Attorney Programs

  • May 2, 2022
  • Presentations & Multimedia

Presentations from the Attorney Programs held during ACWA’s 2022 Spring Conference & Exhibition May 3-4 in Sacramento are available below. Please note that this list includes only those presentations and materials made available to ACWA.

For a listing of all sessions and programs, please refer to the full mobile conference guide.

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Wednesday, May 4

Attorneys Program – Water Law Update or Revolution?   PRESENTATION   |   HANDOUT

  • Panelist: Eric Robinson (Attorney at Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard)
  • Panelist: Cliff Lee (Former Deputy Attorney General for California Department of Justice)
  • Panelist: Rebecca Akroyd (General Counsel for San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority)
  • Panelist: Erik Ekdahl (Deputy Director for State Water Resources Control Board)

Attorneys Program – The Tale of Curtailments: Legal and Operational Responses to the Ongoing Drought   PRESENTATION

  • Panelist: Elizabeth Leeper (Senior Deputy General Counsel for El Dorado Irrigation District)
  • Panelist: Erik Ekdahl (Deputy Director for State Water Resources Control Board)
  • Panelist: Valerie C. Kincaid (Partner at Paris Kincaid Wasiewski LLP)
  • Panelist: Jon D. Rubin (Assistant General Manager and General Counsel for Westlands Water District)
  • Panelist: Donald J. Seymour, P.E. (Water Resources Manager, P.E. for Sonoma County Water Agency [Sonoma Water])

Thursday, May 5

Attorneys Program – Water System Consolidations: Better, Stronger, Faster?   PRESENTATION

  • Panelist: Claire Collins (Partner at Hanson Bridgett, LLP)
  • Panelist: Laurel Firestone (Co-Executive Director for State Water Resources Control Board)
  • Panelist: DeeAnne Gillick (Senior Counsel for Sloan Sakai Yeung & Wong LLP)
  • Panelist: Jeremy Shepard (Director of Technical Services for Placer County Water Agency [PCWA])

Attorneys Program/Finance Program – Rate Setting in Uncertain Times   PRESENTATION

  • Panelist: Lutfi Kharuf (Partner: Special Districts and Public Finance for Best Best & Krieger LLP)
  • Panelist: Jennifer Bryant (Director of Administrative Services for Helix Water District)
  • Panelist: Habib Isaac (Principal/Managing Partner for IB Consulting)