Speaking Engagement

Environmental Litigation—Trends and Coming Threats

CAIL Institute for Energy Law 2nd Energy and Environmental Law Conference

Online Event

Blank Rome partner Margaret Anne Hill will co-chair and act as a panel moderator at the Center for American and International Law (“CAIL”) Institute for Energy 2nd Energy and Environmental Law Conference, which will look at the current hot topics of environmental law for the energy industry, offer guidance for energy companies and their legal representatives on important environmental legal topics, and look at what the energy industry is likely to experience on the road ahead. The conference will be held March 24 and 25, 2021, as a live, online event.

Margaret will moderate “Environmental Litigation—Trends and Coming Threats” on Thursday, March 25, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CDT (11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT / 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT), and panelists will discuss trends and risks in environmental litigation that continue to evolve, as the plaintiffs’ bar attempts new theories and seeks ever larger penalties. They will review the most recent litigation activity and what it may predict for future waves of suits.

On Wednesday, March 24, Avi Garbow, Senior Counselor to the US EPA Administrator, will provide keynote remarks and take questions on the key environmental legal and regulatory issues facing EPA and the regulated energy industry today, as the agency begins a new era of leadership, and the industry continues to evolve in the face of the energy transition and various regulatory challenges.

Other conference sessions include:

  • Regulatory Roulette: The State of Play Under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Other Major Environmental Statutes
  • ESG Considerations for Oil & Gas Companies
  • Regulation—State Style
  • PFAS as Emerging Contaminants—Why They Matter in the Energy Industry
  • In-House Environmental, Health and Safety Perspectives: “What Keeps Us Up at Night in 2021?”
  • The Climate Change Outlook for Energy in 2021
  • Litigation Risk and Exposure from Extreme Climate Events

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to be a Premier Conference Supporter of this event.

This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 7.0 credit hours.

For more information and to register, please visit the conference webpage.