The Inflation Reduction Act – The Future of Energy Production in the United States

  • a Virtual Setting
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2022


JAMES W. COLEMAN is a Professor of Law at SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas. Prior to joining SMU, he was on the faculty at the University of Calgary, where he taught at both the law school and the business school. Before Calgary, he served on the faculty at Harvard Law School as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law. Coleman’s scholarship addresses regulation of North American energy companies, focusing on how countries account for and influence regulation of fuel and electricity in their trading partners and how global energy companies respond to competing pressures from investors and regulators in multiple jurisdictions.


RANDY DANN is a partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, where his practice focuses on complex environmental litigation and enforcement, transactions, permitting and regulatory compliance, and site remediation. Mr. Dann regularly counsels clients in the oil and gas, energy, mining, and other natural resources industries on compliance and regulatory issues under federal and state environmental laws. He has experience in a wide variety of matters governed by the Clean Air Act, CERCLA, the Clean Water Act, RCRA, and similar state environmental laws. He has represented clients in both federal and state litigation, including CERCLA cost recovery and contribution actions.


NICOLE M. ELLIOTT is a tax attorney in Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Elliott was an executive with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and member of the senior executive team with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). At Holland & Knight, Ms. Elliott counsels clients on understanding and navigating the complexities of tax policy, and represents clients seeking legislative and regulatory changes to tax laws. Ms. Elliott's practice also involves advising clients in the context of tax controversies, both at the administrative level before the IRS and in litigation. Finally, Ms. Elliott has particular knowledge and experience in assisting tax-exempt organizations such as public charities and Native American governments.



KATIE SCHRODER is a co-chair of the Clean Energy & Sustainability Group and partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP. Ms. Schroder’s practice focuses on all aspects of energy development on federal lands. She possesses a diverse skill set that enables her to assist developers through a project’s entire life cycle – from project permitting through any administrative or judicial litigation. Prior to joining DGS, Ms. Schroder was a partner at a boutique oil and gas firm. She also served as an attorney-advisor in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of the Solicitor as part of the Solicitor’s Honors Program, where she advised the multiple bureaus within Interior. After law school, she clerked for Justice Alex J. Martinez of the Colorado Supreme Court.