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Ravi Arulanantham Presented on Policy, Science, and Litigation on ABA's Environmental, Energy, and Resources Law 49th Spring Conference Webinar

Ravi Arulanantham, Ph.D. (California) served as a distinguished panelist for the discussion entitled "Something New: The Intersection of Policy, Science, and Litigation" on the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law (SEER)'s 49th Spring Conference live webinar at 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CDT on April 23, 2020.

Ravi's co-panelists were Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.; Stan Meiburg, Director, Graduate Programs in Sustainability, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and Granta Nakayama, King & Spalding, Washington, D.C.

Ravi Arulanantham is a Senior Principal Consultant based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on risk assessment and remediation management. He is recognized as a leader in applying risk-based decision-making to the development of remediation strategies for environmentally impacted sites.

The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) 49th Spring Conference was a free webinar experience. The COVID-19 virus and health concerns prevented in-person meeting in Chicago, and this webinar was offered at no charge to Section members and all ABA members and non-members. All of the webinars, other than the introductory keynote, qualified for CLE credit.

The American Bar Association gives members valuable professional resources while promoting justice and the rule of law through work in Washington, D.C. and around the world.

Presentation Description

Title: Something New: The Intersection of Policy, Science, and Litigation When New Contaminants Emerge.
Description: As an increasing number of new contaminants emerge along with their associated risks (some real, others perceived), federal, state, and local government officials are evaluating how best to act to protect public health. Stakeholders, including industries, environmental advocates, and toxic tort practitioners, all brace for how eventual policy decisions will impact their respective interests. This panel will focus on how the unique intersection of policy, evolving science, pending legislation and rulemaking, and litigation drives regulation, enforcement, and community responses, especially when new contaminants and science provoke debate based upon the unknown—or, at most, uncertain data. Attendees will leave with a potential roadmap to better navigate the elusive intersection of policy, science, and litigation.

More Information

About the event: https://www.americanbar.org/events-cle/mtg/web/399376179/
About the ABA: https://www.americanbar.org/about_the_aba/
For consultation regarding Policy, Science, or Litigation, contact Ravi Arulanantham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Learn more about Ravi Arulanantham: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/ravi-arulanantham