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18th Annual Environmenal Law Fall Symposium

The 18th Annual Environmental Law Symposium is the premier general environmental law event in Southern California, bringing together leaders from the private bar, government, academia, non-profits and in-house counsel to address important developments in environmental law. This year’s Fall symposium features Keynote Speaker, Irma Munoz, Chair of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Board and will offer three panels focused on: (1) A science and legal update on “Forever Chemicals” such as Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), (2) The future of alternative transportation, (3) AB 617 California’s nonvehicular air pollution criteria.

The symposium will be held at the InterContinental Hotel Los Angeles Century City from 12:00 - 4:30 p.m.  Following the conclusion of the symposium, there will be a hosted reception where attendees can catch up with colleagues from around the greater Los Angeles area.  We look forward to an engaging and educational fall symposium and we hope to see you there.  

Special Rate for Law Students, Government Attorneys, and Public Interest Attorneys:
There are a limited number of subsidized $50 registrations available for students, government attorneys, and public interest attorneys. To register, please call (213) 896-6560.  

11:30 – 11:55 AM 

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Key Note Speaker
Irma Muñoz
Chair, Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Board
Founder, Mujeres de la Tierra
Board member, Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority
Chair, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy

1:00 – 1:10 PM Break

1:10 – 2:10 PM
A Science and Legal Update on Forever Chemicals Such as PFAS 

Nate Johnson, Alston & Bird LLP
Lydia Dorrance, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Thizar Williams, Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board

William Funderburk, Castellon & Funderburk LLP

2:10 – 2:20 PM Break

2:20 – 3:20 PM
The Future of Alternative Fuel Transportation  
Kevin Maggay, Southern California Gas Company  
Jered Lindsay, Southern California Edison 
Paul Fukumoto, Fuel Cell Energy 

Sarah Kozal, Stoel Rives LLP

3:20 – 3:30 Break

3:30 – 4:30 PM
California AB 617 New Nonvehicular Air Pollution Criteria

Janet Whittick, California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance
Phil Fine, South Coast AQMD 
Erica Linard, Rincon Consultants

Mike McDonough, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

InterContinental Hotel Los Angeles Century City
2151 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Registration: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Program: 12:00 – :30 p.m.

CLE Credit:
4 Housr of General CLE Credit



CLE+ Member with Meal


Government/Nonprofit Attorneys


Environmental Law Section Members


LACBA Members


All Others


11/1/2019 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
InterContinental Los Angeles Century City Hotel 2151 Ave. of the Stars Los Angeles, CA 90067
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Advance registration (both online and via phone) closes for most programs approximately 12-24 hours before event time (in order to allow for operational considerations), we would still like to have you join us, and you are more than welcome to register on-site and attend, unless the program is specifically noted as SOLD OUT. Full refunds issued only for registrations which are cancelled 48 hours in advance.

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