In other industries, experts may see up to four issues a day, but for us, the Conference is an opportunity to share ideas with colleagues, regulators, and others who shape national regulatory policy. For that reason, we have built into our schedule a formal gathering to discuss these issues, and we trust that all of you will take advantage of this meaningful opportunity. Of course, we have to thank Tony Gambardella and his committee for putting on such a wonderful program today, and I am pleasantly surprised that this conference is a joint- venture opportunity with the State Corporation Commission ("Commission") and The College of William and Mary. Maintaining a special relationship with the Commission is very important to us, to our bar group, and to practitioners who appear before the Commission. This Conference allows members of this Virginia State Bar Administrative Law Section ("Section") and others, like veteran practitioners to better represent our clients before the Commission. This Conference will help the Commission to make decisions that will ultimately result in appropriate regulations to benefit Virginia consumers. We appreciate our relationship with the Virginia Commission, and its importance to the Conference.
Edward L. Flippen & Derek R. Bevan,
Introductory Remarks and Keynote Speaker Address,
Rich. J.L. & Tech
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