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25th Annual Southeastern Environmental Law & Regulation Conference

Sponsored by:

Environmental Law Section of the Alabama State Bar
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Environmental Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association ~~~~~~~
Section on Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law of The Mississippi Bar

SANDESTIN GOLF and BEACH RESORT

Destin, Florida

June 10, 2016

2016 PRACTICE UPDATE:

DRONE LAW

HOW TO USE EXPERT WITNESSES

WATER IS THE “NEW OIL”

REGULATORY UPDATE

OIL SPILL SETTLEMENT FUNDS

ETHICS

Agenda

  • Welcome and Introduction

    Sarah Stokes, Esq.

    Program Chair, Alabama State Bar Environmental Law Section
    Southern Environmental Law Center (Birmingham, AL)

  • Working With Environmental Experts in Litigation, Regulation, and Transactions: Practical and Legal Considerations

    Richard E. Davis, Esq.
    Starnes Davis Florie (Birmingham, AL)

    J.P. Martin
    CH2M Hill (Montgomery, AL)

    Mark L. McNamara, Esq.
    Liskow & Lewis (New Orleans, LA)

  • Deepwater Horizon Settlement Funds: Who Distributes Them, Where Do They Go, and How Can You Get Involved?

    Justin Ehrenwerth
    Executive Director, Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (New Orleans, LA)

    Gunter Guy, Esq.
    Commissioner, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (Montgomery, AL)

    Gary Rikard, Esq.
    Executive Director, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (Jackson, MS)

    Bradley Ennis, Esq., Moderator Balch & Bingham (Gulfport, MS)

  • BREAK (15 minutes)

     

  • The New Oil: Water Policy and Regulation in the Southeast and Beyond

    Robert Bozarth, Esq.
    Fidelity National Title Insurance Company (Richmond, VA)

    Mark Davis, Esq.
    Tulane University School of Law (New Orleans, LA)

    James I. Palmer, Jr., Esq. (Oxford, MS)

    Rebecca Pritchett, Esq.
    Pritchett Law Firm (Birmingham, AL)

    Ryan Seidemann, Esq.
    Louisiana Attorney General’s Office (Baton Rouge, LA)

  • LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

  • DRONES: Cool or Crazy? Recent Developments in Radio- Controlled Robotics Law and Technology

    Amelia Niemi, Esq.
    Antonelli Law Ltd (Chicago, IL)

    Carolyne Jones, Esq.
    Hand Arendall (Birmingham, AL)

    Paul J. Still
    Aerio Drones, LLC (Tuscaloosa, AL)

    Neil C. Johnston, (Sr.), Esq., Moderator Hand Arendall (Mobile, AL)

  • Southeastern and Federal Regulatory Update 2016: What’s Hot? What’s Not?

    Vernon Barnett, Esq.
    Executive Counsel, Alabama Dept. of Environmental Management (Montgomery, AL)

    Lauren Godshall, Esq.

    2:15 – 3:45

    4:00 – 5:00

    Beaux Jones, Esq.
    Louisiana Attorney General’s Office (Baton Rouge, LA)

    Christopher G. Wells
    Chief of Staff, Mississippi Dept. of Environmental Quality (Jackson, MS)

  • BREAK (15 Minutes)

  • Coastal Update: Litigation, Restoration, and Wetlands Mitigation Banking

    Bessie Antin Daschbach, Esq.
    Jones Swanson Huddell & Garrison (New Orleans, LA)

    Melissa Gordon Pringle, Ph.D
    Allen Engineering and Science (Jackson, MS)

    Ray Robbins, Esq.
    Westervelt Ecological Services (Tuscaloosa, AL)

  • Ethics Update

    J. Anthony McLain, Esq.
    General Counsel, Alabama State Bar (Montgomery, AL)

  • RECEPTION

    Reception at the Bayview Room and Terrace for attendees, speakers, sponsors, and their families

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

MCLE Credit: This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commissions of the Alabama State Bar, the Louisiana State Bar, and The Mississippi Bar for a maximum of 6.8 hours’ credit, including 1.0 hour of ethics.

VENUE

The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy. W.,

Destin, Florida 32550.

2016 Program Sponsors:

Alliant Insurance Services, Energy & Marine Division Bhate Environmental Associates
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes
Strada Professional Services Liskow & Lewis
Action Environmental
All4 Inc.
Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure Balch & Bingham
Bullock Environmental
Butler Snow O’Mara Stevens & Cannada
Clark Partington
Covington Civil & Environmental FC&E Engineering
Freedom Court Reporting
Golder Associates
Hand Arendall
Highland Technical Services
Jones Swanson Huddell & Garrison Lightfoot Franklin & White
Maynard Cooper & Gale
Mississippi - Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program PM Environmental
PPM Consultants
Ramboll Environ
Schoel Engineering Company
Spectrum Environmental
Starnes Davis Florie
Terracon Consultants
Thompson Engineering
Tom Joiner & Associates
TTL, Inc.
Veron Bice Palermo & Wilson
Watkins & Eager
Bainbridge Mims Rogers & Smith
Burr + Forman
Southern Environmental Law Center
Thames Batre Insurance