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Baker Botts Prepares to Host its 30th Annual Environmental Seminar in Houston, Texas

HOUSTON, January 30, 2017 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announces that the firm’s Environmental department will be hosting its 30th Annual Environmental Seminar on January 31, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency, Houston.

The new Trump Administration has signaled a number of potential changes in environmental policy and regulation. The Seminar will cover a number of these possible changes and their implications. 

Topics that will be covered include:

  • The Road Ahead on Key Clean Air Act Initiatives: Climate Change, Regional Haze, NAAQS and SSM SIP Call, Speakers: Matt Kuryla, Partner (Houston);Megan Berge, Partner (Washington); Debra Jezouit, Partner (Washington); Jennifer Keane, Partner (Austin) 
  • Defending Against Local Government Incursions Into Environmental Regulation, Speaker: Evan Young, Partner (Austin) 
  • Clean Water Act Initiatives, Speaker: Molly Cagle, Partner, and Paulina Williams, Senior Associate, (Austin) 
  • Strategies for Preventing and Defending Citizen Suits and Toxic Tort Suits, Speakers: Joshua Frank, Partner (Washington); Rachel Kenigsberg, Associate (Washington); Martha Thomsen, Associate (Washington). 
  • Infrastructure Development Issues and Challenges, Speaker: Derek McDonald, Partner (Austin)

Baker Botts lawyers will be available to comment throughout the Seminar.


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