2023 Cleantech Panelist Speaker
Elina Teplinsky is a partner in Pillsbury’s Energy practice and key member of Pillsbury’s premier International Nuclear Projects practice. She advises companies worldwide on development, financing and operation of nuclear power facilities. Her clients include nuclear power plant developers, owners, operators, equipment vendors, consultants and investors. Ms. Teplinsky is currently leading Pillsbury’s team assisting a nuclear power plant owner / operator with respect to the development and financing of a nuclear power plant in Turkey and is advising on development of several nuclear facility projects on three different continents.
Ms. Teplinsky regularly advises foreign governments, Nuclear Energy Programme Implementing Organizations (NEPIOs) and government-owned utilities on various aspects of developing domestic nuclear power programs, including recommendations regarding compliance with obligations under international conventions, formation of nuclear legal and regulatory regimes and drafting of domestic nuclear legislation.
Ms. Teplinsky is a recognized expert on nuclear trade and export control issues. She has successfully secured dozens of export license approvals for her clients and drafted comments on behalf of several clients. She regularly assists clients in structuring their export compliance programs, including drafting technology control plans (TCPs), counseling on “best practices” in handling multi-agency compliance requirements, and drafting and negotiating technology transfer agreements and export control provisions.
Mrs. Teplinsky currently advises a number of entities seeking to deploy small and advanced reactors with respect to transactional and regulatory matters. She is on the Policy Committee of the Nuclear Innovation Alliance, a group seeking to pave the pathway for commercialization of advanced nuclear reactors.