Consequences of the Biden Administration on U.S. Climate and Energy Policy and Implications for the Global Extractives Sector

  • a Virtual Setting
  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Steven G. Barringer

STEVEN BARRINGER is a member of Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental and Government Law and Policy practice groups. Steve has a unique practice that combines substantive environmental law knowledge with deep government law and policy experience. He began his career as an attorney-adviser and Special Assistant to the Solicitor at the Department of Interior. In private practice, Steve has represented industry clients in numerous EPA rulemakings, and defended clients in enforcement actions brought by EPA and states. He has advised companies regarding compliance with federal and state environmental laws. Steve has represented parties involved at major Superfund sites – including several of the largest Superfund sites in the United States – both in remediation settlement negotiations and cost-recovery actions. He has advised clients on international treaty obligations applicable to the transboundary movement of mercury and other hazardous wastes and has managed local counsel examining environmental laws in Central America and Europe applicable to the transboundary movement of such wastes.


Liliana Diaz

LILIANA DIAZ is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting based in Washington D.C. Dr. Diaz is a member of the Economic Consulting segment. She serves as an expert and advisor for energy companies, investors and sovereigns. Dr. Diaz is also a specialist in the Latin American region. Dr. Diaz brings commercial and technical experience in the global energy industry, with a focus in emerging markets. Her expertise encompasses a wide array of energy industries including oil and gas, unconventional fossil fuels, liquefied natural gas (LNG), renewables, power generation and transmission and energy efficiency. For the past ten years, Dr. Diaz has worked in energy related engagements in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Her engagements have included economic and commercial analysis, regulatory and market assessments, cross-border and local due diligence, strategic investment, international carbon credit assessment, asset valuation, and dispute resolution expert opinions.


Renato Flores

Professor Renato G. Flôres Jr. is Director, FGV IIU - International Intelligence Unit, a small think tank at FGV, Rio de Janeiro. At present, he works mostly in the areas of geopolitics and international political economy, with a special interest on Asia and the future of globalisation & international co-operation. He is the author of several papers and reports related to his activities and of the forthcoming book The World Corona Changed: US, China and Middle Powers in the New International Order, Routledge, London.


Juan Sonoda (Moderator)

JUAN SONODA is the Legal Practice Director of Beretta Godoy, and the partner in charge of the Litigation and Energy & Natural Resources departments. His expertise focuses on the areas of foreign investment, international business transactions, energy and natural resources and dispute resolution. He has represented parties in arbitrations conducted under the rules of the ICSID and he has assisted several companies in important and complex commercial litigations. He has published several articles on natural resources, BITs, bankruptcy, conflicts of laws and foreign investment. He has directed and co-authored a book on indigenous rights in South America from the perspective of the natural resources industry, published by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.