Winstead’s Kirk Rasmussen to Speak at Smart Grid America Forum – See Solicitor Jobs At

Austin, TX, Oct. 22, 2009 – – America’s Law Newswire – What, exactly is a smart grid? An industry-led forum will discuss many aspects of the smart grid in Austin on Oct. 27-28, 2009 at The Smart Grid America Forum. This two day gathering will bring top industry experts, including Winstead Shareholder Kirk Rasmussen, together to cover various topics including: understanding the smart grid and its applications for various energy companies and stakeholders; integrating and improving the efficiency of grid communication; and finding key drivers to expand operational flexibility, control, and reliability in energy transmission and distribution.

Rasmussen’s presentation will examine regulatory hurdles to achieving the smart grid. Rasmussen’s legal practice involves advising clients on regulatory, legislative and administrative issues related to energy and alternative energy. He holds two science degrees and is proficient at understanding the many perspectives of a project from scientific conceptualization to regulation to financial support. Rasmussen worked on the high-profile Yucca Mountain Project, and has represented a number of utilities and competitive companies in electric and natural gas markets.

The forum will be attended by C-level executives, directors, project leaders and senior engineers who work in the electric power industry or work for organizations that supply or regulate this industry. Speakers from major energy providers such as TXU, Reliant and CenterPoint will be presenting and sharing their challenges, lessons, and insight. Sponsors of the event include Microsoft, Marathon Engine Systems and Telvent. To learn more about the Smart Grid America Forum in Austin, go to:

Winstead is among the largest business law firms in Texas. Winstead attorneys and consultants serve as trusted advisors to mid-market and large businesses, providing a core range of legal services that are critical to their operation and success. From its well-known reputation in real estate and financial services to its corporate and high-stakes litigation practice, Winstead delivers practical knowledge and responsive service. And it’s all backed by a get-it-done attitude. Winstead has offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and The Woodlands, Texas; and Washington, D.C. For detailed information about Winstead, visit

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