American Bar Association
Environmental Law Committee

ABA Section of Business Law

Environmental Law Committee

Mission Statement

The mission of the Environmental Committee is to assist business lawyers to better understand the complexities of environmental law and to work with them to develop practical, effective, and innovative solutions to environmental issues.

Committee Facts

  • 269 Members
  • The Committee meets annually at the Fall Section Meeting
  • Newsletter: Environmental and Energy Business Law Reporter
  • The Committee recently published "Environmental Issues in Business Transactions"
  • In 2012, begins a new Environmental Forms Project
  • In 2010, commenced a series of brown bag webinars designed for young lawyers

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Negotiating Environmental Agreements
  • Contractual Allocation of Environmental Risk
  • Strategic Business Solutions to Environmental Issues
  • Financial Treatment and Reporting of Environmental Liabilities
  • Valuation of Environmental Permits and Licenses

Content and Resources

New From the Committee!

2004 Section of Business Law Annual Meeting CD-Rom
If you missed the Annual Meeting and need to get the program materials for the over 50 programs and committee forums, then this CD-Rom is a must! Mat... more


Chair:  David Ernest Roth

Vice-Chairs:  Pamela Elkow, Bernard F Hawkins Jr

Committee Roster (308 total members)

Programs, Meetings & Events

Section Events
April 24, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

April 29, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

Previous Program Materials

2013 Annual Meeting Materials
2013 Spring Meeting Materials
2012 Annual Meeting Materials
2012 Spring Meeting Materials
2008 Annual Meeting - Hot Topics in Environmental Law
2008 Annual Meeting - Winter v. NRDC, No. 07-1239 (S. Ct.)

New Significant Cases

Reichhold v. U.S. Metals Refining Co.
Comer v. Murphy Oil USA
Connecticut v. American Electrical Power
Kivalina v. Exxon - Order Granting Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction
Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway et al. v. U.S. et al.
Adobe Lumber v. Hellman

Subcommittees and Task Forces Click [+] for listing

 Sub Committees

Environmental and Energy Business Law Reporter

Summer 2011
Fall 2010
Spring 2010
August 2009
January 2006
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2010 Spring Meeting Materials

Section 363 Sales Continue to Play Important Role in Corporate Transactions
Complying with the Environmental Marketing Guides
Green Marketing: The Legal Landscape
Hot Topics in 2010: CERCLA, RCRA, and Vapor Intrusion
Environmental Issues Impacting Business Transactions
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Additional Resources

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Modified by Graham Hunt on February 19, 2014

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