2021-2022 Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review Conference

Virtual Conference

Friday, March 25, 2022
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM EST
Location: GoToWebinar, Register Below


Speaker Biographies 

Slide Deck 


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

Each year, Vanderbilt Law School and the Environmental Law Institute identify innovative environmental law and policy proposals in the academic literature. Please join leading professors, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss the proposals selected this year. Registrants are welcome to attend all or just a portion of the conference.

Topics include:

  • Environmental citizen suits 
  • Employee, environmental, social and governance (EESG)
  • The clean energy transition and regional transmission organizations (RTOs) 

The conference will feature the following speakers: 

Environmental Citizen Suits and the Inequities of Races to the Top
David Adelman (author), Harry Reasoner Regents Chair in Law, University of Texas School of Law
Jori Reilly-Diakun (author), Attorney-Advisor, U.S. EPA, Office of General Counsel, Pesticides and Toxic Substances Law Office
Bina Reddy, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond PC
Howard Learner, President and Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center 

Caremark and ESG, Perfect Together: A Practical Approach to Implementing an Integrated, Efficient, and Effective Caremark and EESG
Leo Strine (author), Of Counsel, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Michael L. Wachter Distinguished Fellow in Law and Policy, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Kirby Smith (author), Associate, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Reilly Steel (author), Ph.D. Student, Princeton University
Jonas Kron, Chief Advocacy Officer, Trillium Asset Management
Margaret Peloso, Partner, Environment & Natural Resources, Vinson & Elkins LLP
Todd Phillips, Director, Financial Regulatory and Corporate Governance, Center for American Progress

Rethinking Grid Governance for the Climate Change Era
Shelley Welton (author), Associate Professor of Law, University of South Carolina School of Law
Tom Hassenboehler, Partner, COEFFICIENT
Casey Roberts, Senior Attorney, Sierra Club
Rebecca Tepper, Chief, Energy and Environment Bureau, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office


Please register for this event here: https://www.eli.org/civicrm/event/register?id=1038&reset=1
You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar the day before the event. 

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.