Second National Conference of Lawyers Committed to Addressing the Climate Emergency

April 20, 2018 12:00 pm — 5:30 pm
Washington, DC (and webcast)



Co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute, A Call To The Bar, and George Washington University Law School


12:00 pm


12:30 pm

Welcome and Keynote: Filling the Federal Climate Action Gap

12:50 pm

The Economic Risk and Rewards of Climate Action

  • Jennifer Huang, International Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), Moderator
  • Kenneth L. Adams, Partner, Adams Holcomb LLP and US Coordinating Counsel, Center for Climate Integrity
  • Bob Litterman, Chairman, Risk Committee & Founding Partner, Kepos Capital

1:40 pm

Companies and NGOs Taking Action on Climate Change

2:30 pm

Networking Break

3:00 pm

State and Local Climate Action Strategies

  • C. Baird Brown, Principal, eco(n)law LLC, Moderator
  • Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director, Georgetown Climate Center, Assistant Dean of Centers and Institutes, and Professor from Practice, Georgetown University Law Center
  • John Byrne, Director & Distinguished Professor of Energy and Climate Policy, University of Delaware and Chairman & President, Foundation for Renewable Energy & Environment
  • Mike Grainey, Principal, Michael W. Grainey, Consulting LLC

3:50 pm

Climate Litigation Now

  • William J. Snape, III, Fellow, Practitioner-In-Residence, and Assistant Dean of Adjunct Faculty Affairs, American University Washington College of Law, and Senior Counsel, Center for Biological Diversity, Moderator
  • Dena Adler, Climate Law Fellow, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School
  • Tom Lorenzen, Partner, Environment & Natural Resources and Government Affairs groups, Crowell Moring
  • Ed McTiernan, Partner, Arnold & Porter
4:40 pm

How Can You Take Action on the Climate Crisis?

  • John Dernbach, Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability and Director, Environmental Law and Sustainability Center, Widener University Commonwealth School of Law
  • Steve Harvey, President, A Call to the Bar
  • Yolanda Pagano, Treasurer, A Call to the Bar
5:30 pm Reception


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