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Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization

Sep 25, 2019 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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John Dernbach
Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability Director, Environmental Law and Sustainability Center @Widener University
John Dernbach is a nationally and internationally recognized authority on sustainable development, climate change, and environmental law. He is the director of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Center, and brings his expertise on property, environmental law, international law, and sustainability. Professor Dernbach writes and lectures widely on climate change, sustainable development, and environmental law. He has written more than 50 articles for law reviews and peer-reviewed journals, and has authored, coauthored, or contributed chapters to more than 20 books.
Richard Horsch
Retired Partner of Counsel @White & Case
Mr. Horsch represents clients in environmental and toxic tort litigation and advises on all aspects of environmental law. He also represents clients in cost recovery actions under CERCLA and other environmental statutes. Mr. Horsch has been an adviser to an international oil company regarding underground oil contamination involving potential violations of the Clean Water Act and related state environmental statutes. He successfully defended environmental claims asserted by EPA against China's largest national mining company relating to its operations in the United States. He has been counsel to a syndicate of institutional lenders in proceedings challenging a major environmental permit for a 250 MW coal-fired cogeneration plant in Florida. Mr. Horsch has been national coordinating counsel for a chemical company in its toxic tort cases arising out of the alleged manufacture and sale of urea-formaldehyde foam insulation.
Michael Gerrard
Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice @Columbia Law School
Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School, teaches courses on environmental law, climate change law, and energy regulation, and founded and directs the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. He also chaired the faculty of Columbia University’s Earth Institute from 2015 to 2018. From 1979 through 2008, he practiced environmental law in New York, most recently as partner in charge of the New York office of Arnold & Porter. Upon joining the Law School faculty in 2009, he became the senior counsel. His practice involved trying numerous cases and arguing many appeals in federal and state courts and administrative tribunals; handling the environmental aspects of numerous transactions and development projects; and providing regulatory compliance advice to a wide variety of clients in the private and public sectors. A prolific writer in environmental law and climate change, Gerrard twice received the Association of American Publishers’ Best Law