November 5, 2020 - November 19, 2020

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.

For information on future Boot Camps, please go HERE.


November 18, 2020

An ELI and Alston & Bird LLP Co-Sponsored Webinar

In the wake of COVID-19, there has been tremendous market growth for antimicrobial products, such as disinfectants and sanitizers, as well as consumer products with antimicrobial properties. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stringent requirements for antimicrobials and treated articles to ensure the safety of consumer products. Companies are increasingly facing complex compliance requirements as they look to manufacture, distribute, and sell new products in the pandemic landscape, and beyond.

For companies that want to manufacture, import, sell or use sanitizers and disinfectants, what are the key regulatory requirements they should focus on? Where in this process are companies prone to making mistakes? How should companies manage recalls of products that do not comply with the requirements? How are the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and EPA taking action to enforce regulations? How can companies quickly respond to the critical need for sanitizers and disinfectants and still be confident they are in compliance with federal and state laws?

Join ELI, Alston & Bird, and leading panelists as they dive into these questions and explore the legal nuances of disinfectants and sanitizers in 2020, and beyond.


Kevin S. Minoli, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP, Moderator
Edward Messina, Deputy Office Director (Programs), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Andrea Mojica, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA)
Elise N. Paeffgen, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP

ELI members will have subsequent access to any materials/a recording of this session (usually posted w/in 48 hours). If you are not an ELI member but would like to have access to archived sessions like this one, go HERE to see the many benefits of membership and how to join.

November 18, 2020

An ELI and State Energy & Environmental Impact Center Co-Sponsored Webinar

The U.S. legal system was built to address predictable health and environmental injuries, but it can seize up when health or environmental crises combine legally confounding fact patterns with huge humanitarian and financial stakes. Because these crises present serious societal challenges that affect large slices of America, however, they must be addressed—and resolved—in an open, fair, and equitable fashion.

Looking Back to Move Forward: Resolving Health & Environmental Crises, a new book from the New York University School of Law’s State Energy & Environmental Impact Center, describes the tools that advocates, judges, legislators, and policymakers have applied to address and resolve—with varying levels of success—seven major health and environmental crises of our time. With chapters written by leading legal practitioners and policy experts, the book provides a comprehensive, independent analysis of prior judicial and legislative settlement structures employed to resolve the toughest large-scale health and environmental liability and compensation challenges over the last 50 years.

On November 18, join ELI, the State Impact Center, and contributing authors to examine how lessons learned from these experiences can inform and guide how the legal system responds to the health and environmental crises of tomorrow.

David J. Hayes, Executive Director, State Impact Center, Moderator
John Cruden, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond PC
Carol Jones, Visiting Scholar, Environmental Law Institute
Elizabeth Klein, Deputy Director, State Impact Center
Kate Probst, Independent Consultant
Joshua Van Eaton, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond PC