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Environmental issues have significant consequences for public health, natural resources, and the global economy. Thus, organizations of all sizes are facing more and more regulations related to environmental protection. As new scientific research and technological advancements inform our understanding of the environment and everyday chemicals this area of the law continues to evolve, and attorneys must understand environmental law to help clients navigate these regulations and ensure compliance.
Environmental Regulation in Practice 2023 will provide attorneys with a better understanding of scientific data, economic factors, and policy implications to develop effective legal strategies. Co-chairs Philip E. Karmel and Duke K. McCall have recruited the most sought-after experts to unravel the complex environmental regulations and explain court decisions that shape daily practice across many disciplines from litigation to insurance coverage to real estate transactions and beyond. Attendees will leave this program better prepared and more engaged in the challenging—and sometimes controversial—world of environmental law.
What You Will Learn
After completing this program, participants will be able to:
- Consider the revised definition of “Waters of the United States”
- Understand the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for risk management planning and other enforcement actions
- Compare the Biden administration’s environmental justice initiatives
- Analyze the scope of the Toxic Substances Control Act
- Assess ESG initiatives as well as anti-ESG activism
- Assess PFAS/PFOS risks in real estate and corporate deals
- Learn about the new ASTM Phase I standard
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: Some familiarity with federal environmental regulation, toxic tort litigation, and/or toxic chemicals.
Advanced Preparation: None