Environmental & Energy Law Section

Environmental & Energy Law Section

Register Now: December 12

NYSBA/NCYBA Brownfields Program

This program, co-sponsored by the Environmental & Energy Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and the Environmental Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association, will present an update on developments regarding brownfields and the federal Superfund law. TTopics will include a review of DEC policies and practices in implementing the 2015 Amendments to the Brownfield Cleanup Act; a discussion of trends in Superfund  enforcement ,
including natural resource damages and the impact of the Superfund Task Force recommendations; and an analysis of case law developments in both of these areas.

This program will not be taped – you only have one chance to see it – Live!

Live Program: $149 for NYC Bar & NYSBA Members | $249 for Nonmembers

See the NYC Bar Event Flyer

December 12 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
New  York City Bar
42 West 44th Street | New York, NY  10036



Welcoming Remarks
New York State Attorney General Letitia James

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Update on New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program
     Panel Chair:   Margaret Barry
     Speakers:   Andrew Guglielmi, Michael Murphy, Christine Leas & Matthew Carroll

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Superfund
     Panel Chair:   Sarah Lobe
     Speakers:   Marla Wieder, Matthew Sinkman & Jose Almanzar

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm: New York City Cleanup Issues
     Panel Chair: Eileen Millett
     Speakers:   New York State Office of Court Administration

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch
     Keynote Speaker: Peter Lopez, Regional Administrator for EPA Region 2

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Case Law Update
     Helen Mauch

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm: The Intersection of Superfund and Brownfields - The Gowanus Canal
     Panel Chair: Linda Shaw
     Speakers:   Brian Carr & Daniel Walsh


CLE Credit: 
NY: 4.0 Professional Practice
NJ: 4.2 General
CA: 4.0 General
PA: 3.5 General


Friday, January 31, 2020
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Grand Ballroom West, 3rd Floor

Register for the 2020 Annual Meeting Here or Download the Registration Form Here.



Friday, January 31, 2020
12:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Offsite: Mastro's Steakhouse, 1285 6th Avenue

Register for the 2020 Annual Meeting Here or Download the Registration Form Here.



The Environmental and Energy Law Section of the New York State Bar Association has a new section blog on our online community. It is intended to provide timely notice of legal events affecting environmental lawyers in the public and private sectors, environmental organizations, and academia. These legal events include recent cases, new regulations, new government policies, and general news of interest on the environmental front. Section members are welcome to contribute. View our blogging policy here.

To view the archives of our former blog posts called “Envirosphere” from February 2009-August 2016, click here.


The New York Environmental Lawyer features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of environmental law on various topics, including climate change, brownsfields, pollution, air quality, wetlands and superfunds. Regular columns include  recent administrative and judicial cases, ethics issues, EPA and DEC updates and Section news. The New York Environmental Lawyer is published by the Environmental Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

To receive your issue of The New York Environmental Lawyer in an electronic format only, send an email to NYSBA's Member Resource Center at [email protected].

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We are pleased to announce the launch of an Internet-based private online professional Community for the Environmental and Energy Law Section. We invite you to participate. Members of our Section run the gamut from law students and newly admitted attorneys who are just finding their way all the way to national and international experts in many categories of environmental law. We want all of you to share your experiences and your knowledge while also being free to ask questions of others in the Section and participating in the intellectual discourse we hope to generate. 

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