2013 Cleantech Symposium


  Financing for emerging clean technology has changed drastically over the last few years as venture capital has contracted and government subsidies are in a state of fluctuation. We are interested in what attorneys and businesses are doing to obtain and structure financing for clean energy and other emerging clean technologies to grow in a climate of uncertainty.



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Registration is Free
Free 2.5 MCLE Credit




Confirmed Speakers: 

Keynote Speaker 

 John Laird
California Secretary of Natural Resources



Public Finance Panel Speakers


David Arfin
Founder and CEO of

First Energy Finance and

Special Advisor to the

US Department of Energy


Craig Lewis
Executive Director,

Clean Coalition

Dirk Michels 


K&L Gates


Private Finance Panel Speakers

Lisa Bodensteiner

Executive Vice President &
General Counsel,

SunPower Corporation

Gordon Ho


Cooley LLP

Julian Wong


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC




5:30 – 6:00 Beverages and hors d’oevres

6:00 – 7:00 Public Finance Panel

This panel will explore state and federal government policies, from tax credits to innovation funds, that influence the cleantech finance landscape.

Featuring: David Arfin, Craig Lewis, Dirk Michels

7:00 – 8:00 Private Finance Panel

This panel will explore the current landscape of private investment in cleantech from venture capital to commercial strategic partnerships.

Featuring: Lisa Bodensteiner, Gordon Ho, and Julian Wong

8:00 – 8:30 Keynote Speaker

John Laird 

8:30 – 9:00 Reception