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Following up on GW Law’s multi-day conference last year on the topic of Investable Nuclear Energy (available on YouTube), this webinar will drill down to take a closer look at the questions investors are asking during due diligence reviews. After the opening presentation by Will Fork, who has taken clients through this process, the panel will discuss the similarities and differences in lines of inquiry about investing in a reactor vendor, a project, or a balance sheet company adding a new project to its existing portfolio. Questions and answers will follow.

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R. Budd Haemar - Moderator
Professorial Lecturer at Law, GW Law and Senior Nuclear Counsel for American Electric Power at its D.C. Cook Nuclear Plant

R. Budd Haemer is currently Senior Nuclear Counsel for American Electric Power at its D.C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Bridgman, Michigan. Prior to that, Mr. Haemer was a lawyer with the nuclear energy practice of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLC. His practice covers a wide range of legal topics necessary for successful support of commercial nuclear power operation, including State and NRC regulatory matters, commercial transactions, employee relations, and government affairs. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Haemer served in the U.S. Navy as an engineering duty officer with the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. There, his work covered control of nuclear testing, quality assurance, radiological protection, and defueling of submarine reactors. Mr. Haemer is also an adjunct instructor at Lake Michigan College on energy and business law topics.


William E. Fork - Speaker
Partner, Pillsbury

Will Fork represents electric utilities and companies on international energy transaction, export control, nuclear liability and domestic regulatory issues.

Will assists clients regarding the regulation of international nuclear power plants, nuclear vendor procurement, and agreements for the construction, operation and fueling of nuclear power units. He has served as the general counsel of a civil nuclear power program and attended the International School of Nuclear Law in Montpellier, France.

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Irfan Ali
Chief Strategy Officer, ARC Clean Technology

With an extensive record in the field of technology, Mr. Ali offers a unique combination of executive management, technical and marketing skills. A professed technologist, he has a passion for bringing new, innovative technology to the market in the form of products and solutions that address complex, contemporary problems. Mr. Ali prides himself on his ability to bring together diverse, talented individuals into a single, focused, effective team with a common purpose. He has a proven track record of building global businesses and organizations, involving a number of innovative, emerging technologies.

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Mark Herlach
Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Mark Herlach is an international lawyer with a practice focused on energy, international trade and defense matters. Mark represents a broad range of clients, including corporations, advanced-technology companies and governments. He has guided clients in a broad range of complex matters, including international mergers and acquisitions, international boundary disputes, trade remedies and internal investigations relating to export control and sanctions compliance. Mark routinely advises on cross-border transactions, cybersecurity, defense, foreign investment, government policy, industrial security (FOCI), international trade and sanctions matters.

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Wendy Simon-Pearson
McCarter & English

Wendy Simon-Pearson concentrates her practice on international and domestic energy projects. At Morgan Lewis, she applies the lessons learned at a dynamic nuclear startup to industry-wide nuclear and electricity projects. She has an in-depth understanding of United States export controls broadly, as well as the legal facets of project development, supply chain management, and financing. She previously served as general counsel and founder of the legal department for Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC), a nuclear power tech startup.


Seth Grae
President & CEO of Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR)

Seth leads Lightbridge’s efforts to develop and deploy advanced nuclear reactor fuel that will result in more electricity being provided from existing and new reactors, as well as enhanced safety and proliferation resistance, to allow nuclear power to compete and grow internationally as a non-emitting source of base load electricity.

Lightbridge has also advised governments of countries seeking to start nuclear power programs from feasibility studies through procurement and operations. Lightbridge’s first major international engagement was to develop the strategic plan—the Roadmap for Success—for commercial nuclear energy for the United Arab Emirates.

Seth is a member of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC) to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and is a member of the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Board of Directors. He is a member of the Nuclear Security Working Group, Nuclear Energy and National Security Coalition, Working Group on Climate, Nuclear, and Security Affairs of the Council on Strategic Risks, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium. He is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Washington College of Law at American University. He has served as Vice Chair of the Governing Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Lawyers Alliance for World Security, and as Co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Arms Control & Disarmament.

Seth earned a B.A. (cum laude) from Brandeis University; an MBA and an LLM in international law from Georgetown University; and a JD from American University.

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