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!



Environmental Issues in Business Transactions
Environmental laws and regulations play an increasingly important role in corporate transaction and affect a wider range of businesses from the multin... more

Leadership



Chair:  David Ernest Roth

Vice-Chairs:  Pamela Elkow, Bernard F Hawkins Jr

Committee Roster (306 total members)


Programs, Meetings & Events



Section Events
April 22, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

April 23, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

April 23, 2014 - April 25, 2014

Washington,
DC
Format: Live/In-Person

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
more links...

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Additional Resources



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Modified by Graham Hunt on February 19, 2014

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