2020-2021 Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review Conference

Virtual Conference

Friday, April 9, 2021
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM EST

Full Agenda

Speaker Bios





Sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute and Vanderbilt University Law School. Cosponsored by DC Bar Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Committee and Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment.

Topics included:

  • Climate change litigation
  • Corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG)
  • Environmental justice
  • Energy regulation

Featured Articles:

The Law and Science of Climate Change Attribution

Michael Burger (author), Executive Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law; Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law, Colombia Law School
Jessica Wentz (author), Senior Fellow, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Radley Horton (author), Lamont Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute
Steve Goldstein, Special Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of Maryland
Joanne Spalding, Chief Climate Counsel, Environmental Law Program, Sierra Club
Stacey VanBelleghem, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP


Externalities and the Common Owner

Madison Condon (author), Associate Professor, Boston University School of Law
Frederick Alexander, CEO, The Shareholder Commons
Natasha Lamb, Managing Partner, Director of Equity Research & Shareholder Engagement, Arjuna Capital
Anne Simpson, Managing Investment Director, Board Governance & Sustainability, CalPERS
James Andrus, Investment Manager, CalPERS


A Game Changer in the Making? Lessons from States Advancing Environmental Justice through Mapping and Cumulative Impact Strategies

Charles Lee (author), Senior Policy Advisor for Environmental Justice, United States Environmental Protection Agency
Carol Monahan Cummings, Chief Counsel, California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Benjamin Wilson, Chairman, Beveridge & Diamond PC
Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director, UPROSE


Zombie Energy Laws

Joshua Macey (author), Assistant Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
Jessica Bell, Deputy Director, State Energy & Environmental Impact Center, NYU School of Law
Margaret Claybour, Founding Partner, Rock Creek Energy Group, LLP
Miles Farmer, Legal Advisor, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Hampden Macbeth, Staff Attorney, State Energy & Environmental Impact Center, NYU School of Law


The condensed articles and written comments will be available on the ELPAR main page in August. For more information on previous conferences, please see our Past Events page.