The Basics of the Endangered Species Act and its Evolution

October 18, 2019 11:30 am — 1:00 pm
Washington, DC (and webinar)

Co-sponsored by Women in Government Relations, D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Community, and Environmental Law Institute

Have you ever wondered how animals get listed on the list of endangered or threatened species? Do you know what it means to be listed? Have you been hearing about various species in the news and don’t know what the Endangered Species Act is? Our panelists will present the nuts and bolts of the ESA, how it has changed since it was first enacted, the latest developments in the regulatory arena, and some practical applications to industry and conservationists alike.


  • Erik C. Baptist, Partner, Wiley Rein (Former Deputy Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Member of White House Endangered Species Interagency Working Group), Moderator
  • Karma Brown, Counsel, Hunton Andrews Kurth
  • Peg Romanik, Associate Solicitor, Division of Parks and Wildlife Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Janelle Lemen, Regulatory Director of Environmental Policy, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

This is event is off the record and not for press purposes.