November 1, 2017 - November 3, 2017

ELI’s Annual Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is an overview of environmental law from the top experts in the field. Boot Camp is designed primarily for attorneys and environmental managers new to environmental law, although more experienced professionals have found the course provides an efficient update as well. While the course has a strong legal focus, it is accessible to professionals other than lawyers, including corporate environmental managers, paralegals, and technical staff who would benefit from a more thorough understanding of environmental law.

ELI’s Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is led by carefully selected senior practitioners and environmental managers who provide a practical and pragmatic view of environmental law and policy issues likely to be encountered by those working in the field. Annual topics include sessions on: NEPA, ESA, CWA, civil and criminal enforcement, TSCA, FIFRA, energy law, CAA, RCRA, CERCLA, due diligence in transactions, and ethics.

Please note: ELI's Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is available only to the member firms and organizations of ELI’s Professional, Corporate, and Public Interest Programs and to individual ELI Associates Program members. Membership status must be current through the month of the course. We encourage early enrollment as space is limited. Those seeking CLE can earn almost 20 hours for a reasonable fee, with special discounts provided to government, academic, and public interest employees.

To view more information or to register, please go to the Eastern Boot Camp website HERE.

For information on future Boot Camps, please go HERE.


November 2, 2017

ELI was pleased to join WilmerHale in co-sponsoring a conference featuring women thought leaders in energy and infrastructure. This one-day event provided a forum for discussions on policy and legal issues impacting the energy industry, as well as an exchange of ideas for powering the future of our nation's infrastructure development. The keynote speaker for the conference was US Senator Lisa Murkowski (R–Alaska), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee's Interior and Environment Subcommittee. Former US Trade Representative, Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky also led a session featuring a discussion on US Energy Dominance on the World Economic Stage.

Kate MacGregor, Acting Assistant Secretary for Lands and Minerals Management at US Department of the Interior
Angie Colamaria, White House Office of Management and Budget
Stacy Linden, Vice President and General Counsel, American Petroleum Institute
Amanda Neely, General Counsel to Senator Rob Portman and Deputy Chief Counsel at US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
Molly Ward, Secretary of Natural Resources for Virginia
Ann Loomis, Senior Advisor, Federal and Environmental Policy, Dominion
Karen Hawbecker, Associate Solicitor at US Department of the Interior
Rachel Jacobson, Special Counsel, WilmerHale
Bonnie L. Heiple, Counsel, WilmerHale
Raya B. Treiser, Counsel, WilmerHale