Monday, November 13, 2006

ABA SEER Environmental Litigation Teleconference Series: A Practitioner’s Guide to Citizen Suit Litigation

Link: Session 3: A Practitioner’s Guide to Citizen Suit Litigation - Environmental Litigation Series - ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources.

January 16, 2007 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Program Description:
This teleconference will provide an overview of and a practitioner’s guide to the nuts and bolts issues of citizen suit litigation under the various federal environmental statutes: CERCLA, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, RCRA and the Safe Drinking Water Act. Get perspectives from practitioners representing both plaintiff and defendant interests in cases involving both regulatory enforcement and imminent endangerment causes of action. Hear practitioners provide insights and practice tips on topics such as standing and abstention, jurisdictional notice requirements, expert qualifications needed to bring or defend “imminent and substantial endangerment” cases for health and for environmental risks, future risk as a cause of action, remedies, and fee petitions for recovery of litigation costs.

Educational Objectives:

    * Provide basics of environmental civil enforcement program
    * Provide enforcement perspective of EPA and DOJ
    * Provide defense perspective of in-house Counsel and defense bar

Moderator:
Christopher Marraro, Partner, Howrey LLP, Washington, DC

Featured Speakers:
David M. Friedland, Partner, Beveridge & Diamond, Washington, DC
Caroline Smith Pravlik, Partner, Terris Pravlik & Millian, Washington, DC

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