Climate Change Litigation: Recent Developments, Novel Theories and Emerging Trends
A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide counsel on recent developments in climate change litigation. The panel will discuss recent decisions and litigators’ novel theories in the cases. The panel will also offer their perspectives on the defenses being presented by the defendants against climate change claims.
- Current developments in climate change litigation
- Novel theories in recent climate change cases
- Considerations for companies that may face these claims
- Best practices for defending against climate change litigation
The panel will review these and other notable issues:
- What is the status of recent litigation by cities against fossil fuel producers?
- How do current federal court rulings impact climate change cases?
- What strategies can companies use to defend against climate change litigation?
David T. Buente, Jr.
Mr. Buente is co-leader of the Firm’s Environmental group and represents clients in complex environmental... | Read More
Mr. Buente is co-leader of the Firm’s Environmental group and represents clients in complex environmental litigation and rulemaking matters, with an emphasis on Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act, CERCLA (Superfund) and RCRA, environmental criminal and toxic tort litigation. Building upon his 15 years as an environmental prosecutor, including at the Department of Justice (DOJ) where he served as Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, corporations turn to him for representation in complex federal environmental enforcement matters with DOJ and EPA and in defending toxic tort claims by states and private parties.Close
Richard O. Faulk
Davis Wright Tremaine
Mr. Faulk has over three decades of trial and appellate experience in environmental and toxic torts, including air and... | Read More
Mr. Faulk has over three decades of trial and appellate experience in environmental and toxic torts, including air and water pollution class actions, international water pollution claims, mass tort cases, claims of environmental justice, CERCLA cost recovery claims, underground storage tank litigation, and defense of toxic tort cases arising from occupational exposures at refineries and petrochemical manufacturing facilities. He is a regular speaker and published author regarding U.S. Supreme Court energy and environmental cases, climate change, environmental law, mass torts, class and group actions, complex environmental and toxic tort litigation, trial and appellate strategy and tactics, and scientific and technical evidence issues.Close
Michael S. McDonough
Mr. McDonough focuses on defending enforcement actions, bringing regulatory challenges, and litigating with regulatory... | Read More
Mr. McDonough focuses on defending enforcement actions, bringing regulatory challenges, and litigating with regulatory agencies, including the EPA, the DOJ, and the California ARB, among others. He represents companies from a variety of industries, including energy production and importing, petroleum refining, freight transportation, consumer products, chemical manufacturing, and electronics manufacturing.Close
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