October 31, 2007
2007 ELI Fall Practice Update
Sidley Austin LLP
Environmental Law Institute’s Fall Practice Update is an annual, half-day seminar addressing critical issues in environmental law and management. It allows practitioners to both learn about and share their views on cutting edge environmental legal issues.
Changing World, Changing Practice:
The Next Generation of Environmental Law Practice
What are the issues and trends that are changing environmental law practice today? What legal issues are presented by a world where carbon emissions are constrained and climate is changing quickly? What will it mean to be an environmental lawyer in 2015? Are the skills needed to be the best environmental lawyer evolving? This was a discussion — moderated by Elliott Laws, Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw Pittman LLC — of the challenges and opportunities of practicing environmental law today and tomorrow.
Listen to a RealAudio recording of the first panel. (Note)
Lee DeHihns III, Alston + Bird LLP
Charles Di Leva, Senior Counsel, Environment and International Law Unit, Legal Department, World Bank
Michael Gerrard, Arnold & Porter LLP
Sara Kendall, Weyerhaeuser
Daniel Magraw, Center for International Environmental Law
Michael Vandenbergh, Vanderbilt University Law School
International Trends in
Corporate Disclosures about Sustainability
While once just limited to environmental performance, many companies now issue statements and reports about social responsibility, sustainable development, and the climate impacts of their operations. Movements are afoot to integrate financial and sustainability reporting, to police statements about greenhouse gas emissions and offsets, and to demand increased corporate reporting and disclosure. Christopher Bell of Sidley Austin LLP moderated our panel of experts in a discussion of the legal issues surrounding corporate disclosures about environmental and sustainability issues.
Listen to a RealAudio recording of the second panel. (Note)
William Blackburn, author, The Sustainability Handbook
Malachy Hargadon, European Union Delegation to the United States
Jonathan Halperin, SustainAbility
Leslie Lowe, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
Greg Rogers, Guida, Slavich & Flores, P.C.
ELI thanks Sidley Austin LLP for graciously sponsoring
the 2007 Fall Practice Update
Note: Due to technical difficultites, these recordings are of low quality .