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Environmental Law Forum 2021 - Day One

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Revitalize & energize your practice—reap the benefits all year long
Topics geared specifically to your practice - for attorneys in private practice and public service, engineers, consultants, professors, and scientists.
Concepts that will challenge you - updates, changing laws, developing legislation and new technologies 
Speakers who will engage you - authorities in this field, names you recognize, people you know and respect


Major New Federal and  State Legal Issues  in a Biden Administration
Mr. Manko will be moderating a panel consisting of EPA Region 3 Regional Counsel Cecil Rodrigues and DADEP Acting Chief Counsel Diane Stares to explore what to expect from the Biden environmental administration and its impact/coordination with the state’s programs.

NGO Litigation: Current Trends and Emerging Issues
This session will cover the intersection of regional and national trends in public interest litigation against the backdrop of a new administration and Congress.

Practical Considerations for Addressing PFAS at Sites in Pennsylvania
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) remain the most widely discussed emerging contaminant due to increased regulatory action and pending litigation. Join this panel to discuss case studies and learn more about Pennsylvania’s path forward; evolving legal theories raised in litigation; considerations for site closures; and technical considerations and practical approaches for PFAS at sites.

Major Federal & State Environmental Decisions
Law professors Amy Sinden and James May will discuss and analyze some of the most important environmental law decisions to come down from the federal courts in the past year.

Environmental Justice (Ethics) 
Join an engaging discussion on initiatives within federal and state agencies to integrate environmental justice into all policies, programs, and activities.

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $80. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Printed versions of the course book will not be distributed at the course; please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.

Program Sponsor: PBA Environmental and Energy Law Section. Members are encouraged to visit your PBA Section Member Dashboard for cost-saving coupons that can be applied to reduce the tuition fee.

Special thanks to our exceptional planning team
Alexandra C. Chiaruttini, Esq., The York Water Company, York
Kevin J. Garber, Esq., Babst Calland, Pittsburgh
Bruce M. Herschlag, Senior Supervisory Counsel, PA DEP, Pittsburgh
David G. Mandelbaum, Esq., Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Philadelphia
Carol F. McCabe, Esq., Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP, Bala Cynwyd
Nels J. Taber, Esq., Regional Counsel, PA DEP, Harrisburg

Recorded in April 2021.

Practice Areas


Allison A. Acevedo Esq. Department of Environmental Protection - Office of Chief Counsel
Michael Becher Esq. Appalachian Mountain Advocates
Abigail Dillen Esq. Earthjustice
Adam Hackenberg PG Langan Engineering & Environmental Services (Phila)
Joseph M. Manko Esq. Manko Gold Katcher & Fox LLP
Kaitlyn R. Maxwell Esq. Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Phila)
Prof. James R. May Widener University - Delaware Law School Library
Samantha Phillips Beers Phillips Esq. US EPA Region 3
Robert A. Reiley Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Cecil A. Rodrigues Esq. US EPA Region III / EPA-ORC
Robert J. Schena Jr., Esq. Fox Rothschild LLP (Exton)
Prof. Amy Sinden Temple University Beasley School of Law
Faculty may vary by location.
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