On Friday, May 1, President Trump issued an Executive Order declaring a national emergency with respect to the threat posed to the United States bulk-power system by certain equipment potentially liable to exploitation by "foreign adversaries." Under the Executive Order, certain foreign-supplied equipment used in the US bulk-power system will be subject to US government review and potentially prohibited by the Secretary of Energy, in consultation with other US agencies.
Topics for Discussion:
- Overview of the May 1, 2020 Executive Order
- Next steps and potential impact on suppliers and other companies
- Recommendations for companies that will potentially be impacted
- Brian Egan, partner; former legal adviser, US State Department; and former deputy assistant and deputy counsel to the President, The White House
- Daniel Mullen, partner, Energy practice; former branch chief for investigations, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office of Enforcement
- Jeffrey Weiss, co-chair, International Trade Policy & Negotiations practice; former OMB and USTR official and deputy director for policy and strategy planning, US Department of Commerce