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Environmental Litigation in 2019: Significant Issues to Watch For

Live Webcast Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
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Online CLE Environmental Litigation

Our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will offer a discussion of the outlook for environmental law and litigation in 2019. They will also discuss the fundamentals as well as updates regarding the significant trends and issues in the previous year, arising from various enforcement and regulatory changes implemented by the current administration. This Webcast aims to help you to avoid common pitfalls and risk issues that may arise due to the recent changes.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

  • Significant Trends and Issues in 2018
  • Notable Environmental Litigation Trends
  • Changes and Updates on Enforcement and Regulation
  • Litigation Strategies
  • Outlook in 2019

Who Should Attend

  • Environmental Attorneys
  • Energy and Environmental Consultants
  • Renewable Energy Professionals
  • State Regulatory Officials
  • Environmental Non-profit Organizations
  • Public and Private Companies
  • Risk Assessment Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Other Interested Organizations/Individuals

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Online CLE Environmental Litigation
Joseph S. Simpson
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Online CLE Environmental Litigation
Dr. Mark Berkman
The Brattle Group

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Online CLE Environmental Litigation

Joseph S. Simpson, Partner
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
  • Litigation Trends Regarding Emerging Contaminants (PFAS and PFOS)
    • PFAS and PFOS primer
    • Case law developments
    • Future issues to be resolved
  • CWA Liability for Groundwater Migration
    • CWA liability for unpermitted point source discharges
    • Migrating groundwater as a point source
    • Circuit split and litigation ahead

Dr. Mark Berkman, Principal
The Brattle Group
  • Dormant Commerce Clause Challenges to State and Local Environmental Regulation
    • Current litigation between Lighthouse (a coal company) and the State of Washington
    • Current cases between coal and natural gas plant owners against Illinois and New York regarding nuclear plant subsidies
    • Recent decision in Portland Me LNG case
    • Previous cases by electric generators regarding coal plant bans
  • Emerging challenges to pollution sources using environmental justice claims
  • Trends in natural resource damage methods
    • Renewed emphasis on habitat equivalency approach
    • Recognition by the courts of hedonic methods to measure damage

Online CLE Environmental Litigation

Online CLE Environmental Litigation

Joseph S. SimpsonPartnerShumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Joseph S. Simpson has extensive experience in environmental law, including litigation and regulatory counseling regarding environmental matters relating to air, water, solid and hazardous waste, pesticides, underground storage tanks and environmental indemnity. Additionally, he has extensive experience in personal injury, toxic tort, commercial and civil rights litigation.  Joe has represented Fortune 500 clients concerning compliance in CERCLA/Superfund, RCRA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, FIFRA, TSCA and other matters.  In recent years he has served as counsel for a major petroleum company in litigation challenging the company's Clean Air Act permits for multi-billion dollar refinery expansion project.  Joe also served as part of a team that successfully defended a major petroleum company in multi-million dollar litigation related to environmental representations and warranties pertaining to sale of a chemical plant.  He is experienced in class action litigation, having defended a major oil refining company in a putative air pollution class action, defeating a motion for class certification and obtaining partial summary judgment and dismissal of claims.  In the past, Joe has managed the nationwide CERCLA/Superfund litigation and administrative matters for major paper company. Joe also has extensive experience in environmental indemnity litigation.  He has represented clients in the automotive, petroleum, rubber, glass, steel, utility, paper, agribusiness and household fixture industries.

Online CLE Environmental Litigation

Dr. Mark BerkmanPrincipalThe Brattle Group

Dr. Berkman is an expert in applied microeconomics in the areas of the environment, energy, and natural resources; and environmental health and safety. He has assisted both public and private clients and provided testimony before state and federal courts, arbitration panels, regulatory bodies, and legislatures. He also published articles on these topics in several books and journals.

Dr. Berkman’s environmental work has involved the review of proposed air, water, solid waste, and worker and product safety regulations. He has quantified the costs and benefits of these regulations, as well as toxic tort and product liability claims. His work on energy matters includes the valuation of coal resources, power plants, and transmission rights-of-way. He has also estimated air quality benefits regarding nuclear, wind, and large scale solar energy facilities.

Online CLE Environmental Litigation

Course Level:

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

   Knowledge in Environmental Law and Litigation

Course Code:

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credit:
    1.0 CLE

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The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service business law firm with more than 245 lawyers, 60 paralegals and 500 employees in its five offices located in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Website: https://www.slk-law.com/

Brattle offers clients a comprehensive, cutting-edge approach to the analysis of environmental and natural resource litigation and regulation. Our environmental litigation and regulation team’s preeminence in environmental economics is complemented by the firm’s broader spectrum of knowledge in energy, finance, and regulatory consulting.

Over the last decade, Brattle has assisted with some of the largest and most complex environmental litigation cases in the United States. We have work with companies, law firms, and government entities throughout the United States on issues ranging from air quality to water management, and driven by all major environmental regulations including the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, RCRA, CERCLA, and occupational issues under OSHA.

Website: http://www.brattle.com/

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