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As Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards and Environmental Justice (EJ) concepts further extend the reach of federal review and enforcement over corporate policies, attorneys from a wider range of practice areas must become versed in areas of the law that were traditionally considered unique to “environmental law” practice. Critical changes in environment regulation will drastically shape litigation outcomes, corporate compliance standards, infrastructure spending, and state law focus.
This year, we will analyze current regulations including proposed amendments and judicial challenges concerning toxic chemicals, interstate air pollution transportation, e-commerce, and public project developments, among other critical developments. Participants will receive primary documents published by those on the front lines of policymaking, materials from state and/or local agencies, and critical analytical pieces to elevate your arguments and deal submissions. All levels of attorneys can elevate their understanding of complex environmental regulatory statutes and enhance their respective practice areas while enjoying this full day of dynamic presentations by those working at the forefront of these issues.
What You Will Learn
- What the Bipartisan Infrastructure law provides for lead service lines
- Analyze NEPA and TSCA updates
- How to incorporate ESG standards into due diligence reviews
- What Environmental justice means in practice
- Why the Flint, MA water system remains under scrutiny
- Key environmental issues currently under judicial review by the Supreme Court and the federal appellate courts
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: Some experience with EPA rulemaking, toxic tort litigation, and/or toxic chemicals
Advanced Prep: None
Intended Audience: In-house attorneys, litigation counsel, transaction lawyers, and government affairs attorneys, federal or state government agency attorneys, environmental law academics