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SPR Principals Co-Chair Annual ALI Environmental Law Conference in Washington, DC

On February 6-7, 2020, SPR principals Daniel Riesel and Pamela Esterman will co-chair the annual ALI CLE Environmental Law Conference in Washington, DC. Daniel Riesel will also lead a panel on CERCLA and RCRA, and Pamela Esterman will lead a panel on ethical issues for environmental practitioners. SPR principal Jeff Gracer will participate on the climate change panel. This the 50th Anniversary of the program, which is co-sponsored by ALI CLE and the Environmental Law Institute. SPR attorneys have chaired this conference continuously since its inception. The program will feature advanced-level presentations on recent developments in environmental law by senior public officials, distinguished law professors, seasoned private practitioners, and experienced public interest advocates. This year’s conference will include keynote addresses from EPA Assistant Administrator, Peter Wright, and Professor Richard Lazarus of Harvard Law School. The panel topics include:
  • 50 Years of Environmental Law: Looking Back and Looking Forward
  • Latest Developments regarding CERCLA and RCRA
  • Toxic Substances and Emerging Contaminants
  • The Supreme Court Update
  • Recent Developments Under the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act
  • The Endangered Species Act and Public Lands
  • Due Diligence and Disclosure
  • The Interrelationship between Energy and Environmental Law
  • Climate Change: State, Local, and International Activity
  • NEPA and Environmental Justice
For more detailed information and online registration, please visit the course website at A short video about the conference can be viewed here: