​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The VLS Institute for Energy and the Environment is partnering with the internationally recognized Environmental Law Institute, which trains thousands of professionals worldwide, in offering this unique course in Legal Essentials for Energy Professionals​.  Faculty for the course includes industry leaders with practical expertise, providing participants a deep knowledge of legal basics critical to operating an effective utility company.

Glenn J. Berger was a partner in the energy and infrastructure projects practice at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates, specializing in energy project development and power purchase agreements.

Stuart A. Caplan is a partner at SNR Denton and has more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry. He concentrates on electric and natural gas industry restructuring, renewable fossil fuel and transmission project development, and the regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Michael Dworkin​ is a professor of law at Vermont Law School and director on the boards of Vermont's transmission utility and its energy-efficiency company. He previously was chairman of a state utility commission and a management partner in a telecom engineering firm.

Edward L. Flippen retired as partner in the Energy and Utilities Group at McGuireWoods LLP in 2010, and currently serves as Counsel. Mr. Flippen has extensive experience in all manner of energy regulatory proceedings, including matters concerning approval of power plants, transmission lines, affiliate and/or financing applications.

Oliver Goodenough is professor of land and director of scholarship at Vermont Law School. He works at the intersection of law, economics, finance, media, technology, neuroscience, and behavioral biology.

Mark Latham​ joined the faculty of Vermont Law School in 2005 and serves as both professor of law and deputy vice dean. His areas of expertise at Vermont Law and private practice include CERCLA, environmental issues of corporate transactions and commercial real estate, and brownfields redevelopment.

Justin R. Martin is Senior Corporate Counsel at the Electric Power Research, Inc. Before coming to EPRI, he represented a diverse array of entities and individuals in complex business, transactional, and litigation matters.

David L. Mohre is Executive Director, Energy & Power Division, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). He provides analysis for NRECA's regulatory, legislative, research, and educational initiatives, as well as direct assistance to members on issues spanning energy markets to end-use applications.

Cameron Prell is a counsel in the Energy Group in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on the business of climate change and the convergence of energy and environmental law and finance.

Harvey L. Reiter is a partner at Stinson Leonard Street LLP, where he represents clients in the natural gas, electric utility and communications industries, primarily before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and the federal appellate courts.

David Yaffe serves as the managing partner of Van Ness Feldman's electric practice, focusing on the interstate transmission grid as well as wholesale electric power transactions.​​​