LAWYERS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Second National Conference of Lawyers Committed to Addressing the Climate Emergency

April 20, 2018 | Washington DC

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LAWYERS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Second National Conference of Lawyers Committed to Addressing the Climate Emergency

(Washington, DC): On April 20, 2018, a group of leading lawyers and academics will convene in person and by webcast at George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC, to discuss the problem of climate change and the role of lawyers in advancing solutions. This is the second year in a row for this national conference on this important subject. This year’s conference will feature leading experts addressing the most important aspects of the climate crisis from a legal perspective, including: litigation, economics, risk management, and environmental justice. The conference will also feature a program on specific ideas for how lawyers can become engaged and make a difference on climate change.

Keynote speaker: U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (invited but not yet confirmed)

Topics include:

  • Filling the Federal Gap on Climate Action
  • The Economic Risk and Rewards of Climate Action
  • Companies and NGOs Taking Action on Climate Change
  • State and Local Climate Action Strategies
  • Climate Litigation Important Developments
  • How Can You Take Action on the Climate Crisis?

CLE Provided by the American University Washington College of Law

4.5 credit CLE available with one ethics credit subject to a $220 fee unless waived upon request for hardship

Agenda

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1Registration12:00
2Welcome and Keynote: Filling the Federal Climate Action GapSenator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) , Scott Fulton , Yolanda Pagano 12:30
3The Economic Risk and Rewards of Climate ActionJennifer Huang , Bob Litterman , Kenneth L. Adams 12:50
4Companies and NGOs Taking Action on Climate ChangeSally Fisk , Greg Bertelsen , Michael G. Mahoney , Michelle Patron 1:40
5Networking Break2:30
6State and Local Climate Action StrategiesVicki Arroyo , C. Baird Brown , John Byrne , Michael Grainey 3:00
7Climate Litigation NowTom Lorenzen , Dena Adler , William J. Snape, III , Ed McTiernan 3:50
8How Can You Take Action on the Climate Crisis?John Dernbach , Steve Harvey , Yolanda Pagano 4:40
9Reception5:30

Who's Speaking?

Tom Lorenzen

Tom Lorenzen

Partner, Environment & Natural Resources and Government Affairs groups, Crowell Moring

Dena Adler

Dena Adler

Climate Law Fellow, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School

William J. Snape, III

William J. Snape, III

Fellow, Practitioner-In-Residence, and Assistant Dean of Adjunct Faculty Affairs, American University Washington College of Law, and Senior Counsel, Center for Biological Diversity, Moderator

Michael Grainey

Michael Grainey

Principal, Michael W. Grainey, Consulting LLC

Vicki Arroyo

Vicki Arroyo

Executive Director, Georgetown Climate Center, Assistant Dean of Centers and Institutes, and Professor from Practice, Georgetown University Law Center

Sally Fisk

Sally Fisk

Assistant General Counsel, Pfizer Inc.

C. Baird Brown

Principal, eco(n)law LLC, Moderator

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

U.S. Senator for Rhode Island

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton

President, Environmental Law Institute

Greg Bertelsen

Greg Bertelsen

Senior Vice President, Climate Leadership Council

Michael G. Mahoney

Michael G. Mahoney

Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Chief Environmental Counsel, Pfizer Inc., Moderator

Michelle Patron

Michelle Patron

Director of Sustainability Policy, Microsoft

Ed McTiernan

Ed McTiernan

Partner, Arnold & Porter

Jennifer Huang

Jennifer Huang

International Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), Moderator

Bob Litterman

Bob Litterman

Chairman, Risk Committee & Founding Partner, Kepos Capital

Kenneth L. Adams

Kenneth L. Adams

Partner, Adams Holcomb LLP and US Coordinating Counsel, Center for Climate Integrity

John Byrne

Director & Distinguished Professor of Energy and Climate Policy, University of Delaware and Chairman & President, Foundation for Renewable Energy & Environment

Michael Grainey

Michael Grainey

Principal of Michael W. Grainey Consulting LLC

Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey

President, A Call to the Bar

Yolanda Pagano

Yolanda Pagano

Treasurer, A Call to the Bar

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George Washington University Law School

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Event will also be available via Webinar