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Environmental Law 2020


February 6, 2020 - February 7, 2020


Washington, DC (and via webcast)

This conference is cosponsored by ALI CLE and the Environmental Law Institute.

Environmental Law Conference: 50th Year Anniversary Presentation

Why You Should Attend

One year after the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) was signed into law, the first national CLE focusing on “all phases of the law regulating the use and preservation of natural resources” debuted in Washington, D.C. We provided this information at a time when law schools were not teaching the topic and many lawyers hadn’t heard of it. Now, five decades later, after environmental law has enjoyed its rise to ubiquity, we are still at it: helping lawyers understand the key current environmental law issues that their clients need them to know.

At this signature conference, you'll explore the latest developments in natural resources, climate, chemical, and endangered species law, as well as what’s to come from the Supreme Court and under the current administration and Congress. Together we’ll take a look back and ahead – not only to examine the latest issues, but also to see how far we’ve come and what challenges remain.

What You Will Learn

Expand your understanding of the "big picture" and be on alert for the changes underway today and in the future. Even if your practice is specialized, this high-level program will brief you on the key issues arising in each of the major areas of environmental law and their intersections. A national faculty of seasoned private practitioners, senior governmental officials,  law professors, and public interest advocates, will keep you current and alert you to changes in the many facets of environmental law affecting your practice and your clients. In addition to two keynote addresses, this year’s topics include:

  • Significant recent CERCLA litigation and regulatory developments
  • Clean air enforcement trends
  • PFAS, PFOA, and other emerging contaminants
  • Legislative developments relating to climate change
  • Supreme Court update
  • Water quality and wetlands
  • The energy/environment law interrelationship
  • Due diligence and disclosure
  • Endangered Species Act rule changes
  • Status of NEPA reforms