What You Will Learn
This two-day course of study gives its registrants the opportunity to acquire an in-depth understanding of the laws governing hazardous substances, as well as up-to-date information on federal enforcement of statutes regulating them and remediation actions.
This year's presentation (the 26th) includes several new features. In addition to sessions on Superfund litigation and site remediation, there will be panels on allocating Superfund response costs, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and international environmental issues. The course again includes a session on nanotechnology, first introduced into the program in 2006.
This course is filled with fresh information, insights, and practical tips of great value to anyone working in the field.
(also on faculty)
Ridgway M. Hall, Jr., Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington, D.C.
John A. Pendergrass, Senior Attorney and Director, Center for State, Local, and Regional Environmental Programs, Environmental Law Institute, Washington, D.C.
Susan Bodine, Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Lynn L. Bergeson, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., Washington, D.C.
Karl S. Bourdeau, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., Washington, D.C.
William D. Brighton, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Robert Carr, Attorney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, San Francisco
David R. Case, Executive Director, Environmental Technology Council, Washington, D.C.
John C. Cruden, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Mark N. Duvall, Managing Counsel, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan
Amy A. Fraenkel, Director, Regional Office for North America, United Nations Environment Programme, Washington, D.C.
Kevin A. Gaynor, Vinson & Elkins L.L.P., Washington, D.C.
Mary B. Hashem, Brownfield Partners, LLC, Denver
William Hengemihle, Managing Director, LECG, Wayne, Pennsylvania
Kyle Holifield, Director of Product Compliance and Safety, Wal-Mart, Bentonville, Arkansas
Matthew Jaffe, Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington, D.C.
K. Russell LaMotte, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., Washington, D.C.
Valerie Ann Lee, President, Environment International Ltd., Seattle
Daniel S. Miller, First Assistant Attorney General, Natural Resources and Environment Section, Colorado Department of Law, Denver
Granta Y. Nakayama, Assistant Administrator, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
David M. Ogden, Coordinator, Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Geneva, Switzerland
Kenneth W. Patterson, Director, Regional Support Division, Office of Site Remediation Enforcement, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Bernard J. Reilly, Senior Corporate Counsel, Legal Environmental Group, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc., Wilmington, Delaware
Irma S. Russell, NELPI Professor, National Energy-Environment Law and Policy Institute, University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa
Michael W. Steinberg, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Washington, D.C.
Dean Jeffrey Telego, President, Risk Management Technologies, Inc. Alexandria, Virginia; Executive Co-Director, Environmental Bankers Association
(additional faculty to be confirmed)
ALI-ABA Staff Attorney: William S. Stevens, Assistant Director, Office of Courses (email@example.com)
THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2008
8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
Webcast Segment A
9:00 a.m. Introduction - Messrs. Hall and Pendergrass
9:15 a.m. Keynote Address - Ms. Bodine
9:45 a.m. Superfund: Litigation and Site Remediation - Messrs. Patterson and Steinberg
10:45 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 a.m. Superfund: Response Cost Allocation Strategies - Messrs. Hengemihle and Reilly
12:00 noon Lunch Break
Webcast Segment B
1:15 p.m. Natural Resource Damages - Mr. Brighton and Ms. Lee
2:15 p.m. Brownfields Redevelopment - Ms. Hashem and Mr. Telego
3:00 p.m. Networking Break
3:15 p.m. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Issues - Messrs. Bourdeau and Case
4:00 p.m. Ethical Issues in Environmental Matters - Professor Russell and Mr. Pendergrass
5:00 p.m. Adjournment for the Day; Networking Reception for Registrants and Faculty
FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Webcast Segment C
9:00 a.m. Enforcement: Policy, Litigation Issues, and Developments - Messrs. Cruden, Gaynor, and Nakayama
10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 a.m. State-Federal Issues - Messrs. Carr and Miller
11:45 a.m. Nanotechnology - Messrs. Duvall, Jaffe, and Pendergrass
12:45 p.m. Lunch Break
Webcast Segment D
2:00 p.m. TSCA and FIFRA Update - Ms. Bergeson
3:00 p.m. International Environmental Issues - Ms. Fraenkel and Messrs. Holifield, Lamotte, and Ogden
4:15 p.m. Questions and Answers
4:45 p.m. Adjournment
Total 60-minute hours of instruction: 12.5, including one hour of ethics
Suggested Prerequisite: Limited experience in legal practice in subject matter or completion of Basic CLE Course in subject matter
Educational Objective: Acquisition of knowledge and skills to develop proficiency as a practitioner; maintenance of professional competence as a practitioner; provision of information on recent legal developments
Level of Instruction: Advanced
Here's what registrants have said about this course:
"This is the finest course on this topic year in and year out. The panel format makes for invigorating discussions."
"I really liked the materials that supplement the presentations - very comprehensive and thorough. The diversity of the panel members was excellent - government/private sector speakers complemented each other."
"All the presenters in this course were well prepared and scheduled in very good order. The beginning of the day and the end of the day were equally informative and interesting."
"I thought the discussion of RCRA was the most articulate overview of what's happening on the RCRA front that I've ever heard. Most tend to bog down in the details. This was extremely informative."
"Another fine ALI-ABA course. I liked the course and learned a lot."