Washington, D.C.: The Environmental Law Institute and Vanderbilt Law School invite leading scholars, policymakers, and attorneys to join the annual Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review (ELPAR) Conference to discuss the most innovative environmental law and policy thinking of 2021. The March 25 conference, to be held via webcast only, will feature discussions on environmental citizen suits; employee, environmental, social, and governance (EESG); and regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and the clean energy transition.
Articles will be presented by the authors and discussed by leading academics in the field before an audience of business, government, think-tank, and nonprofit representatives.
Articles to be featured at the March 25 conference include:
- Environmental Citizen Suits and Inequities of Races to the Top, by David Adelman, Harry Reasoner Regents Chair in Law, University of Texas School of Law; and Jori Reilly-Diakun, Attorney-Advisor, U.S. EPA, Office of General Counsel, Pesticides and Toxic Substances Law Office
- Caremark and ESG, Perfect Together: A Practical Approach to Implementing an Integrated, Efficient, and Effective Caremark and EESG, by Leo Strine, Michael L. Wachter Distinguished Fellow in Law and Policy, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School; Kirby Smith, Associate, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; and Reilly Steel, Ph.D. Student, Princeton University
- Rethinking Grid Governance for the Climate Change Era, by Shelley Welton, Associate Professor of Law, University of South Carolina School of Law
Guest panelists will discuss each topic presented. Expert commentators who will speak on various topics include:
- Bina Reddy, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond PC
- Howard Learner, President and Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center
- Jonas Kron, Chief Advocacy Officer, Trillium Asset Management
- Margaret Peloso, Partner, Environment & Natural Resources, Vinson & Elkins LLP
- Todd Phillips, Director, Financial Regulatory and Corporate Governance, Center for American Progress
- Tom Hassenboehler, Partner, CO2EFFICIENT
- Casey Roberts, Senior Attorney, Sierra Club
- Rebecca Tepper, Chief, Energy and Environment Bureau, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
The full agenda is available here.
This year’s conference is co-sponsored by the Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment and the DC Bar Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Committee.
The conference is free, but registration is required. Registrants are welcome to attend all or a portion of the conference.
For more information, visit https://www.eli.org/environmental-law-policy-annual-review/2021-2022-environmental-law-and-policy-annual-review.