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SPR Principals Co-Chair Annual ALI Environmental Law Conference

On February 24-26, 2021, SPR principals Daniel Riesel and Pamela Esterman will co-chair the annual ALI CLE Environmental Law Conference, co-sponsored by ALI CLE and the Environmental Law Institute. This year’s program will be held virtually. SPR attorneys have chaired this conference continuously since its inception. Daniel Riesel will also lead a panel on CERCLA litigation and regulatory developments, and Pamela Esterman will moderate a panel on the lawyer’s role in an environmental crisis. SPR principal Dan Chorost will lead a panel on developments in offshore wind and other renewables permitting. 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. The panel topics include:
  • Post-Election Priorities for the New Biden-Harris Administration
  • CERCLA: Recent Litigation and Regulatory Developments
  • The U.S. Supreme Court and Environmental Law Update
  • The Lawyer’s Role in an Environmental Crisis
  • The Clean Air Act: Compliance, Enforcement, and Anticipated Developments
  • Developments in Offshore Wind and Other Renewables Permitting
  • Climate Change: The Latest Trends and Developments
  • Emerging Issues and Trends in Water Quality Regulation
  • NEPA and Environmental Justice Developments
  • Endangered Species and Public and Tribal Lands: Hot Topics
For more detailed information and online registration, please visit the course website at