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New and Fast-Developing Synergies: A Look at Natural Resource Liability Regimes

Product Code - EHAU03
Speaker(s): Barbara J. Goldsmith, Barbara J. Goldsmith & Company LLC; Lucas Bergkamp, Hunton & Williams; Prof. James Feinerman, Georgetown University Law Center
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Over the last year, there have been a number of key developments related to natural resource liability laws and regulations. These developments include the geographical expansion of the European Union environmental liability directive to all marine waters; pending legislation in China that would allow for compensation for ecological damages in marine waters; and new and developing natural resource regimes in Canada, Mexico and elsewhere.

Industrial companies, attorneys and other experts working in the natural resource liability arena need be cognizant of this ever-changing and expanding liability practice arena. This webinar will provide participants with an overview of some of the liability schemes involving effects on natural resources, as well as emerging areas of policy and practice synergy.

Educational Objectives:

•Examine the scheme embodied in the EU environmental liability directive
•Discuss lessons learned from natural resource liability
•Analyze data on recent and emerging natural resource liability developments

Who Would Benefit From Attending This Program:
Environmental attorneys, environmental consultants, industrial companies, and other environmental legal and technical professionals involved in natural resource damage assessments.

Program Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: A general understanding of environmental law.
CPE Delivery method: Group Internet-Based Live
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge & Applications
Recommended CPE credit: 1.5 credit
Anticipated CLE credits: 1.5 credits (may vary based on locations requested)

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In addition, you’ll receive:
Personal attention. Once you’ve registered, send your questions in advance to and they’ll be included in the program. You’ll also have a chance to ask your questions during the Webinar.
Follow-up materials. You need no materials upfront to follow along to our live conference. But Bloomberg BNA always issues a follow-up e-mail with contact information for our speakers as well as other materials related to the topic.
CLE and CPE credits will be available for this EHS Webinar.

Barbara J. Goldsmith, Barbara J. Goldsmith & Company LLC; Lucas Bergkamp, Hunton & Williams; Prof. James Feinerman, Georgetown University Law Center

Barbara J. Goldsmith is president of Barbara J. Goldsmith & Company LLC, and the director of the Ad-Hoc Industry Natural Resource Management Group. For over 25 years, she has consulted companies, law firms and others on international and national energy, environmental policy matters and corporate environmental management strategies. Barbara has experience with business and industry associations, companies in all major industrial sectors, the U.S. Government, international agencies, and the European Commission and Member States. She is a frequent speaker on environmental, energy, and natural resource topics. Barbara has worked for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, France. In 2005, Barbara served on the Department of Interior’s Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Advisory Committee. In 2012, she was a delegate to the United Nations Rio +20 Corporate Sustainability Forum. With Lucas Bergkamp, she co-edited, The EU Environmental Liability Directive: A Commentary, which was released in 2013 by Oxford University Press. Barbara holds a BA from George Washington University and a Master of City Planning from Harvard University.

Lucas Bergkamp is a partner at Hunton & Williams in Brussels, Belgium and heads the firm’s European regulatory practice. He also teaches in the Catholic University of Leuven’s Energy and Environmental law program. Lucas has represented multinational enterprises in a variety of environmental, health, safety, and life sciences-related matters. He has broad experience in plant- and product-related environmental law, chemical law, civil liability, and product regulation. Lucas also has worked extensively relative to the ongoing implementation of the European Union’s Environmental Liability Directive. He is the author of the treatise, Liability and Environment (Kluwer Law International, 2001) and he co-edited, with Barbara Goldsmith, The EU Environmental Liability Directive: A Commentary, which was released in 2013 by Oxford University Press. From 1997 until 2007, Lucas was a professor of environmental liability law at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Prof. James Feinerman is the associate dean for International and Transnational Programs at Georgetown University Law Center. He joined the Law Center faculty as a visiting professor for the 1985-86 academic year. Immediately after law school he studied in the People's Republic of China. Subsequently, he joined the New York firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell as a corporate associate. During 1982-83, James was Fulbright Lecturer on Law at Peking University. In 1986, he was a Fulbright researcher in Japan. In 1989, he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship to study China's practice of international law. During the 1992-93 academic year, he was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. From 1993-95, on leave from the Law Center, James was the director of the Committee on Scholarly Communication with China. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Bar Association's China Law Reporter from 1986-1998. He also is the co-editor of The Limits of the Rule of Law in China (2001), and China After the WTO:What You Need to Know Now (2001).