Speaking Engagement

Energy Equipment/Climate Finance

ELFA 2024 Legal Forum

The Scottsdale Resort & Spa
7700 E McCormick Pkwy
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Blank Rome senior counsel Stephen T. Whelan will serve as a panelist at the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (“ELFA”) 2024 Legal Forum, being held May 5 through 7, 2024, in Scottsdale, Arizona, with a virtual option available.

Steve’s session, “Clean Energy and ESG,” will take place on Monday, May 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Panelists will discuss eVehicles and charging stations, energy as a service, and the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation Energy Transition / Climate Finance study.


  • Stephen Whelan, Senior Counsel, Blank Rome LLP
  • Scott Adams, VP Legal & Compliance, North America Volvo Financial Services
  • Rafael Castillo-Triana, CEO, Latin American Region, The Alta Group LLC

Other sessions include:

  • Leasing 101—Can you Sell Your Paper? How Front-End Negotiations Can Impact the Syndication of Your Transaction
  • Canadian Cross Border Roundtable
  • Air, Rail, Marine Roundtable
  • Everything But the Lease
  • Motor Vehicles Roundtable
  • Won’t Get Fooled Again: Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions in an Ever-Evolving Fraud Landscape
  • State of the Industry Report & Legal Update
  • Codebreakers: Decoding the Matrix of UCC Article 2A and Article 9
  • AI-EF 101: All of the Tech-Savvy Lawyering Stuff that EF Lawyers Should Know (or at least be considering) Right NOW
  • Navigating the Nuances: Considerations for Using Commercial Agreements with Municipal Customers
  • Dodd-Frank Section 1071—Discussing Latest Updates, Timing, and Compliance Strategies
  • Bankruptcy 101
  • Hot Topics & Trends in Leasing Transactions
  • Advanced Bankruptcy Topics
  • State Disclosure Laws—What Have We Learned After More Than a Year of Compliance? (And What’s Next?)
  • Mindfulness in the Law
  • What Is Up with California Anyway? A Discussion of California Laws Plaguing the Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry
  • Inhouse/Outside Counsel Best Practices Roundtable
  • Captive/Vendor Roundtable
  • Capital Markets & Syndications Hot Topics
  • DE&I
  • What’s Insurance? Insurance for Non-Insurance Lawyers
  • Ethics Issues for Equipment Finance Lawyers

For more information and to register, please visit the event webpage.