USEA Eastern & Mid-Atlantic Regional Carbon Conversion/Utilization Procurement Grant Workshop

Workshop | September.27.2022 | 9:00am - 4:45pm (Eastern Daylight Time)

Orrick New York Office

Enabled by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and further to the Administration’s decarbonization goals, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management recently launched an initiative through its Carbon Conversion/Utilization Program for issuance of grants to eligible entities procuring and developing carbon conversion products. Orrick partner Harry Clark will make a presentation on “Navigating Grant Requirements” during a panel session scheduled for 3:00 – 4:20pm. Orrick will host the workshop in its New York office.

Other topics include:

  • Importance of Carbon Capture & Conversion to Decarbonization
  • Carbon Conversion Processes/Technologies
  • Carbon Conversion: IIJA Initiatives and Grants
  • Techno-economic and Life Cycle Analyses

Follow the link below for more information and to register for the workshop.

CLE Credits Available: N

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Practice:

  • Transactions Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance (ESG)

Harry Clark Partner International Trade and Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions

Washington, D.C.

Harry Clark is leader of Orrick’s International Trade & Investment team. He advises major companies and industry associations on a variety of international trade and investment rules.

Harry is experienced in areas such as CFIUS/Exon-Florio examinations of foreign investment, military and “dual use” export control regulations (ITAR/EAR), economic sanctions administered by the U.S. Treasury Department (OFAC), customs regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-money laundering rules, anti-boycott requirements and defense industrial security requirements. He executes internal corporate investigations regarding trade and investment rules and advises on such rules in the context of corporate transactions.

Additionally, Harry has extensive experience with government contracting matters. His government contracting work has included, for example, design and implementation of U.S. Defense Department renewable energy projects. He also represents broad industry coalitions on major trade litigations and international negotiations. His experience in these areas includes a leading role in what is often considered the largest-ever international trade dispute: the controversy regarding unfair softwood lumber imports from Canada. It has involved myriad administrative proceedings before federal agencies, NAFTA panel appeals, WTO dispute proceedings, judicial proceedings and international settlement agreements.

Harry has represented a coalition of major U.S. oil companies in antidumping and countervailing duty litigation. As a related matter, he pursues policy issues with congressional and executive branch officials and advises on international trade rules (e.g., GATT, WTO agreements and NAFTA).

Chambers 2022 recognizes Harry as a leader in the field of export controls and economic sanctions (Chambers Global and Chambers USA), as well as CFIUS (Chambers USA). Previous editions have also recognized Harry’s achievements regarding his work related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Clients note that Harry provides “accurate, straightforward guidance incredibly efficiently” and “he has an ability to translate complex legal requirements and rules into business-friendly jargon.”

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Practice:

  • Transactions Sector
  • Finance Sector
  • Tax
  • Corporate Tax
  • International Tax
  • Renewable Energy
  • Restructuring
  • Swaps and Other Hedges
  • Tax Advocacy
  • Blockchain and Virtual Currency

Peter Connors Partner Tax, Corporate Tax

New York

Peter Connors, a tax partner in the New York office, focuses his practice on cross-border transactions. He also has extensive experience in related areas of tax law, including financial transactions, corporate reorganizations, renewable energy investments and controversy matters. He also leads the Orrick's Section 45Q practice relating to the tax credit for carbon capture and sequestration.

According to Chambers, his peers state that Peter is “an outstanding international tax practitioner” who is admired for the strength of his activity in the field of cross-border transactions and is ”an excellent lawyer who has a diverse practice.” According to Legal 500, “Peter Connors is well-versed in terms of the taxation of financial products and financial institutions.”

Peter serves as President of the USA Branch of the International Fiscal Association. From 2020 to 2021, he was President of the American College of Tax Counsel. He now serves as chair of the College’s Amicus Brief Committee and on the ABA Tax Section’s Distinguished Service Award Committee.

Before joining Orrick, Peter was a principal in the International Tax Services Group of Ernst & Young in New York.

A prolific author, Peter is a frequent lecturer for a variety of major organizations and has published more than 150 articles on tax planning subjects. He is a co-author of T.M. Portfolio 543 -2d (”The Mark to Market Rules of Section 475") and the author of T.M. Portfolio 909-3d (”The Branch-Related Taxes of Section 884 “).

He has been recognized by every edition of Best Lawyers in America since 2015.