Why You Should Attend
Now, in its 44th year, this highly-reputed CLE program on environmental law is the go-to course for environmental attorneys across the country who want to stay on the cutting edge. This thorough program has instruction for every level, with optional introductory lectures on the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and CERCLA, RCRA, and TSCA and advanced, in-depth discussions of the key issues in environmental law under the second Obama administration including legislative initiatives, regulatory changes, and recent judicial decisions. This year, the course gives new attention to the environmental issues in business and real estate, and the challenging issues in energy production.
This comprehensive course will not only help you understand the “big picture,” but will also keep you abreast of recent key changes in environmental law that may affect your practice. Taught by a faculty of seasoned private practitioners, senior public officials from federal agencies, law professors, and other public interest advocates and with ample opportunities to network, this program will give you all the tools you need for a distinguished and successful environmental law practice.
What You Will Learn
Expert faculty will explore updates and recent trends in:
CERCLA and hazardous waste
air and climate change in the courts and state and federal administrations
business, real estate, and the environment
citizen suits and the latest government enforcement initiatives
U.S. Supreme Court developments
NEPA and environmental justice
water resources, quality, and wetlands
global environmental agreements
ethical issues (one hour)
environmental regulation of energy
developments involving the Endangered Species Act and public lands
Time is reserved throughout the program for the faculty to address questions from the registrants.
Who Should Attend
This accredited continuing legal education program will benefit private and governmental attorneys who are engaged in, or are planning to engage in, the practice of environmental law as well as environmental consultants.
Pamela R. Esterman, Sive, Paget & Riesel, P.C., New York (also on faculty)
Daniel Riesel, Sive, Paget & Riesel, P.C., New York (also on faculty)
From the Government
Edward A. (Ted) Boling, Deputy Solicitor - Parks & Wildlife, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.
David O. Buchholz, Attorney-Adviser, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.
W. Benjamin Fisherow, Chief, Environmenntal Enforcemement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washingtonl D.C.
Erin Flannery Keith, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Avi Garbow, General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Gary S. Guzy, Deputy Director, Office of Environmental Quality, White House Council on Environmental Quality, Washington, D.C.
Walter E. Mugdan, Director, Emergency and Remedial Response Division, Region 2, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, New York
B. Suzi Ruhl, Senior Attorney Advisor, Office of Environmental Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
James Stuhltrager, U.S. Army Legal Services Agency – Environmental Law Division, Fort Belvoir, Virginia
From Non-Profits and Advocacy Organizations
Kitty Block, Vice President, The Humane Society of the United States, Washington, D.C.
John C. Cruden, President, Environmental Law Institute, Washington, D.C.
Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Executive Director and General Counsel, Association of Clean Water Administrators, Washington, D.C.
Vickie Patton, General Counsel, Environmental Defense Fund, Boulder, Colorado
E. Donald Elliott, Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut
Robert V. Percival, Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law and Director, Environmental Law Program, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore
From the Private Sector
Lynn L. Bergeson, Bergeson & Campbell P.C., Washington, D.C.
Kyle W. Danish, Van Ness Feldman LLP, Washington, D.C.
Fern Fleischer Daves, Assistant General Counsel, ITT Corporation, White Plains, New York
Albert M. Ferlo, Perkins Coie, Washington, D.C.
Robert D. Fox, Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
Jeffrey B. Gracer, Sive, Paget & Riesel P.C., New York
Ronald J. Hedges, Former United States Magistrate, Hackensack, New Jersey
K. Russell LaMotte, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., Washington, D.C.
Peter Hsiao, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Los Angeles
Lawrence R. Liebesman, Holland & Knight, Washington, D.C.
Kathy Robb, Hunton & Williams, LLP, New York
Anthony Z. Roisman, National Legal Scholars Law Firm, Lebanon, New Hampshire
Margaret N. Strand, Venable LLP, Washington, D.C.
Patrick D. Traylor, Hogan Lovells, Washington, D.C.
ALI CLE Program Attorney: Kevin J. O’Connor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
5:30 p.m. Early Registration
VIDEO WEBCAST SEGMENT A $299: Optional Introductory Lectures on the Foundations of Environmental Law
6:00 p.m. Introduction to the Clean Air Act - Mr. Elliott
6:45 p.m. Introduction to the Clean Water Act - Ms. Flannery Keith
7:30 p.m. Networking and Refreshment Break
7:45 p.m. Introduction to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) --Mr. Stuhltrager
8:30 p.m. Adjournment for the Day
Thursday, February 6, 2014
7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:25 a.m. Administrative Remarks – ALI CLE Staff
VIDEO WEBCAST SEGMENT B $299
8:30 a.m. Introductory Remarks and Course Overview
8:45 a.m. Environmental Cases before the U.S. Supreme Court -- Mr. Cruden and Professor Percival
9:30 a.m. CERCLA and RCRA Update -- Messrs. Fox, Hsiao, and Mugdan
10:45 a.m. Networking and Refreshment Break
11:00 a.m. Clean Air Act Developments and Climate Change -- Messrs. Danish, Elliott, and Guzy and Ms. Patton
12:15 p.m. Lunch Break
VIDEO WEBCAST SEGMENT C $299
1:30 p.m. Challenging Environmental Issues in the Development and Production of Energy -- Messrs. Roisman and Traylor
2:30 p.m. TSCA Hot Topics -- Ms. Bergeson and Mr. Hsiao
3:15 p.m. Networking and Refreshment Break
3:30 p.m. Environmental Issues in Business and Real Estate Transactions -- Ms. Daves and Mr. Gracer
4:15 p.m. The Latest Enforcement Initiatives and Citizen Suits -- Messrs. Fisherow and Riesel
5:00 p.m. Adjournment for the Day; Networking Reception for Registrants and Faculty
Friday, February 7, 2014
7:30 a.m. Networking Session and Continental Breakfast
VIDEO WEBCAST SEGMENT D $299
8:00 a.m. Ethical Issues Associated with the Use of Technology -- Ms. Esterman and Mr. Hedges
9:00 a.m. Keynote Address -- Mr. Garbow
9:45 a.m. Networking and Refeshment Break
10:00 a.m. Key Developments Concerning Water Resources and Water Quality -- Mss. Dunn and Robb
11:00 a.m Wetlands: An Update -- Ms. Strand
11:45 a.m. New Challenges Concerning the Endangered Species Act and Public Lands -- Messrs. Boling and Liebesman
12:30 p.m. Lunch Break
VIDEO WEBCAST SEGMENT E $299
1:45 p.m. Permitting and Environmental Review under NEPA and Environmental Justice Developments -- Messrs. Ferlo and Guzy and Ms. Ruhl
2:45 p.m. Global Environmental Agreements -- Ms. Block and Messrs. Buchholz and LaMotte
3:45 p.m. Adjournment
Total 60-minute hours of instruction: (including optional lectures): 15.5, 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:
“All presenters were excellent, without exception.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the program and was impressed by the stellar panels.” - Jeff Stravino
I really enjoyed the course – very informative and helpful.
Excellent program! Best environmental law course. Faculty was excellent.
Great overview of the environmental regulations and a great discussion about upcoming Supreme Court cases.
I enjoyed this program immensely! The speakers had a wide variety of backgrounds; they were extremely knowledgeable; and they were very approachable. It was a pleasure to attend, and I hope to do so again next year! Thank you! – Ilona E. Coyle
All presentations were excellent. Enjoyed the dynamic panel conversation on CWA very much. Thank you for an excellent environmental program!
Excellent course! Bravo! Another year – Another excellent program!
Great course. Excellent refresher/update. This CLE is by far the most relevant course (to my daily practice) that I have ever taken. The breadth of issues was appreciated. I appreciated the ethics portion. I was particularly pleased by the inclusion of Ms. Berlowe’s government attorney perspective. I hope to attend again in the future.
I had little experience with or awareness of the major issues and trends in environmental law. This course definitely changed that. The optional, background lectures on Wednesday night were very helpful, and the subject matter of the course, although advanced, was easier to understand as a result. I enjoyed the course and found it helpful.
Course is properly aimed at advanced practitioners. The agenda and speakers provided an appropriately focused series of legal updates. The pace and context were well-designed and well-managed. Thanks for all the work. Great to have student scholarship attendees – sparks all the right talent in a crucial area of law.
Quality of presentation and written materials overall best, or close to it, of any environmental law conference I have attended.
I appreciated the presenters who employed a more engaging approach, with one another and the attendees. It brought the topic more to life and fleshed out the kind of real-world situations attorneys find ourselves in.