James. A. Roth
James A. Roth, is Of Counsel to Phillips Murrah P.C. in Oklahoma City and Chair of the Alternative “Green” Energy practice group. He represents individuals and both publicly-owned and private companies in a range of business, energy and environmental matters.
In June 2007, he was appointed by Governor Brad Henry to serve as Corporation Commissioner; he left office in January 2009. He was also elected an Oklahoma county commissioner in 2002 and, in 2006, was the first re-elected county commissioner in over a decade. Prior thereto, Jim served eight years as a chief deputy and attorney to the Oklahoma County Clerk and a previous administration for District One of the county commission.
Jim currently serves on the Advisory Board for The Institute for Energy Law, a division of The Center for American and International Law and has served as Project Director for the Oklahoma Sustainability Network’s Green Building Code grant project, an effort funded by Oklahoma’s State Energy Program and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Jim is also a weekly columnist for Oklahoma’s statewide business newspaper, The Journal Record.
David M. Lubitz
David Lubitz is a founding partner of Schaner & Lubitz, PLLC, a Washington, D.C. area law firm that concentrates on advising and representing foundations, non-profit organizations and other entities working on energy, science, drug development, and health care issues.
David has worked as a lawyer in Washington, D.C. and New York City for more than 20 years. Prior to founding Schaner & Lubitz, he was a litigation and public interest law partner at Bingham McCutchen and Swidler Berlin. He also worked as a lawyer for the Legal Aid Society and law clerk for a U.S. District Judge in the Southern District of Florida.
He has lived, worked and studied in Cambodia, on U.S.A.I.D.-funded legal development projects, and in Singapore, where he was a Rotary Foundation scholar. David graduated from Columbia University School of Law and Harvard College.
Gregory C. Staple
Gregory C. Staple (Greg) is CEO of the American Clean Skies Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Greg was a partner at the international law firm Vinson & Elkins and co-directed the firm’s climate change program in Washington, D.C.. He is the founder of Renewable Power Direct, and the author of numerous articles and professional monographs on regulatory issues. They include: “Fighting for Green Power”, “Post-Election Prospects for Natural Gas-Fired Generation” and Oil Shift: The Case For Switching Federal Transportation Spending To Alternative Fuel Vehicles.
In addition to practicing energy and telecommunications law for over 25 years, he has been a consultant to the World Bank and served as the CEO of the TeleGeography publishing group, which he also founded. He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan and his undergraduate degree in political economy from the University of Rochester.