ACC Houston Environmental Practice Group CLE

December 04, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Ouisie's Table
3939 San Felipe Street
Houston, TX 77027


ACC Houston Environmental Practice Group CLE
Defending Environmental Citizen Suits – The Plaintiffs’ Playbook

Please join us for the next meeting of the ACC Houston Environmental Practice Group, sponsored and presented by Beveridge & Diamond.   Citizen suit litigation is on the rise, and it is overwhelmingly repeat players filing the complaints.  We will give you a peek inside the plaintiffs’ playbook to show you how citizens litigate these unique and often complex federal lawsuits, from pre-suit mining of your publicly available data, to injunctions, discovery tactics, settlement, and the emerging battlefield of social media.  We will also provide an overview of citizen suit claims under the major environmental statutes and the relief available under each.


Jeff Dehner, Senior Legal Counsel, Enbridge
Laura McAfee, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond
Michael Vitris, Associate, Beveridge & Diamond


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Credits: 1.0 hours
State: TX


Elena Baer
Phone: 346.336.6154
E-mail: [email protected]

Sponsored by

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.


$0.00 Member Ticket

$0.00 Guest Ticket
*Must be In-House Counsel