Event Overview

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM — In-Person Agency Update CLE Program

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM — Reception

Thursday, January 19, 2023

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM — In-Person CLE Program

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM — Luncheon

4.0 MCLE Credits
1.0 Ethics, 3.0 Areas of Professional Practice

This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those newly admitted.

Section Chair
James P. Rigano, Esq
Rigano LLC
Melville, NY

Program Chair
Michael J. Hecker, Esq.
Hodgson Russ LLP
Buffalo, NY

General Registration Fee

Required for in-person attendees. Register by December 21 to save!

 Early Bird Until 12/21/22Starting 12/22/22
NYSBA Members$115$215
Non-members$200$300

+plus…

$150 Program Registration Fee

Optional Add-Ons

  • $75 Luncheon Event Fee
  • FREE Reception (Registration Required)

Thursday, January 19, 2023

4.0 MCLE Credits
1.0 Ethics, 3.0 Areas of Professional Practice

8:30 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

8:35 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.

Supreme Court Review and Preview of Recent Environmental Cases
1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

9:25 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Break

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Ensuring That Good Deeds Are Not Punished: Legal and Ethical Considerations When Performing Environmental Audits
1.0 Credit in Ethics

10:30 a.m.– 10:40 a.m.

Break

10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The Transformation of the ESG Ecosystem – What Legal Practitioners Need to Know
1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

CLCPA (Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act) – DEC Update and Permitting Considerations
1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

Section Chair
James P. Rigano, Esq
Rigano LLC
Melville, NY

Program Chair
Michael J. Hecker, Esq.
Hodgson Russ LLP
Buffalo, NY

Speakers
Yvonne E. Hennessey, Esq.
Partner, Barclay Damon LLP
Albany, NY

Jonathan A. Binder, Esq.
Chief, Bureau of Climate, Air, and Energy
NYSDEC Office of General Counsel
Albany, NY

Chris LaLone
Director, Division of Air Resources
NYSDEC
Albany, NY

Kara Paulsen, Esq.
Senior Attorney, Bureau of Climate, Air, and Energy
NYSDEC Office of General Counsel
Albany, NY

Daniel Whitehead
Director, Division of Environmental Permits
NYSDEC
Albany, NY

David Curran, Esq.
Co-Chair, Sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Advisory Practice and Executive Director, ESG and Law Institute
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
New York, NY

Greg Carli
Global Leader, Sustainability, Resilience & ESG – GHD Group
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Christopher L. Bell, Esq.
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Patricia E. Lin, Esq.
Senior Counsel, Law Department
Corning Incorporated
Corning, NY

Abra Bacchioni, CPEA
Senior Project Director, WSP USA Inc.
New York, NY

Jeffrey C. Stravino, Esq.
Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP
Buffalo, NY

Prof. Michael Lewyn
Director, Institute on Land Use and Sustainable Development
Touro University, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Central Islip, NY

Prof. Katrina M. Wyman
Wilf Family Professor of Property Law
Director, Environmental and Energy LLM Program
New York University School of Law
New York, NY

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