Brown Bag Mentoring Luncheon for Early-Career Professionals
October 21, 2015

Speaker: Tom Lorenzen, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP

Host: This luncheon is co-hosted by The Horinko Group, Crowell & Moring, and EPA, with special thanks to Crowell for graciously providing the event space.

Date: Wednesday October 21, 2015, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Location: Crowell & Moring Offices, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC – Room 10-C

RSVPccourtin@thehorinkogroup.org

The mentoring luncheon will feature a brief talk by Tom Lorenzen focusing on his career in environmental law and his insights on current and future trends in the field, followed by questions and discussion.
 

Tom Lorenzen is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the Environment & Natural Resources and Government Affairs groups. Tom works with clients seeking to successfully navigate the federal environmental rulemaking process. Prior to re-entering private practice in 2013, Tom served for a decade as an assistant chief in the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, where he oversaw the government’s legal defense of all EPA rules and regulations.

While at the DOJ, Tom oversaw the government’s defense in many of the seminal environmental cases of the last decade. These include Massachusetts v. EPA, in which the Supreme Court affirmed EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, and Entergy v. Riverkeeper, in which the court held that EPA has discretion under the Clean Water Act to consider or decline to consider costs in determining how to regulate cooling water intake structures. In the D.C. Circuit and the other federal courts of appeals, he oversaw the government’s defense in many hundreds of petitions for review of EPA rules and other reviewable final EPA actions, among them, Coalition for Responsible Regulation v. EPA, in which the court upheld the Obama Administration’s first suite of greenhouse gas regulations, and New York v. EPA, in which the court upheld most of the Bush Administration’s New Source Review reform rules.

Tom is a frequent lecturer and commentator in print, on the internet, and on television regarding federal environmental law, climate change regulation, administrative law, federal policymaking, and effective appellate brief-writing and argument.

October 29-30, 2015 | Chicago, IL | Register

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Marianne Horinko, President, The Horinko Group, will be delivering keynote address at the Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference, held from October 29-30, 2015. Her session, “Hot Topics in Remediation and Waste Materials Management” on October 30, will cover the past year’s extraordinary trends in the world of remediation (Superfund, brownfields, and RCRA corrective action) and waste management (coal ash, definition of solid waste, financial assurances, and sustainable materials management) and provide insights on the future impacts of those developments.

The Conference is hosted by the six manufacturing associations in Region 5 and will feature presentations from EPA headquarters, EPA Region 5, and top officials from each of the region’s six state agencies.

To view the full conference agenda, visit http://bit.ly/1KfO6tV.

To register for the conference, visit http://bit.ly/1KkIg64.

Brown Bag Mentoring Luncheon for Early-Career Professionals
June 10, 2015

Speakers: Tom Murray, Biologist and Senior Science Advisor, EPA and Charlie Bartsch, Senior Advisor for Economic Development, EPA

Host: This luncheon is co-hosted by The Horinko Group, Crowell & Moring, and EPA, with special thanks to Crowell & Moring for graciously providing the event space.

Date: Wednesday June 10, 2015, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Location: Crowell & Moring Offices, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC | Moot Court Conference Room

RSVP: ccourtin@thehorinkogroup.org

The mentoring luncheon will feature brief talks by Tom Murray and Charlie Bartsch focusing on their careers and insights on current and future trends in the field, followed by questions and discussion.

Tom Murray is a Senior Science Advisor with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. He formerly served as Chief of the Prevention Analysis Branch in the Agency’s Pollution Prevention Division and has over 44 years in government service. Tom and his staff are the architects of several environmental partnership programs including the Hospitals for a Healthy Environment program, the Green Suppliers Network and the new E3: Economy, Energy and Environment initiative, a cross-agency collaboration with industry focused on manufacturing growth, energy efficiency and environmental performance. Tom has served as a government liaison to the Suppliers’ Partnership for the Environment organization since its inception in 2003. Tom holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Mount Saint Mary’s University and a Masters Degree in Biology from the American University, Washington, D.C.

Charlie Bartsch is Senior Advisor for Economic Development to EPA Assistant Administrator Mathy Stanislaus, charged with promoting inter-agency and public-private financing partnerships to spur land revitalization and site reuse. Among his duties at EPA, he works closely with the EPA-DOT-HUD Partnership for Sustainable Communities, serves as the AA’s representative on the EPA-wide green infrastructure task force and Hurricane Sandy recovery team, advises the Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization on area-wide planning and auto communities revitalization financing strategies, and is taking a leading role in developing the agency’s manufacturing revitalization strategy, as part of the Obama Administration’s emerging 2013 Investing in Manufacturing Communities (IMCP) initiative. Over the past twenty years, his focus has been on brownfield and community redevelopment/reuse strategies and financing.

May 14, 2015 | Washington, DC | Register

On May 14, 2015, the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) and U.S. EPA in partnership with The Horinko Group and Crowell & Moring will host the inaugural A&WMA/EPA Colloquium—Waste Information Exchange in Washington, DC.    This one-day conference will feature high-level government and industry representatives presenting on and facilitating dialogue around waste regulations, remediation, and new technology.

Keynote speakers include Stan Meiburg, Acting Deputy Administrator, U.S. EPA and Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S.EPA.  The event will also offer in-depth content, expert perspectives, and robust discussion through three panel sessions.  The topics covered will include: moving legacy cleanups toward completion; sustainable materials management; and hazardous materials transportation.  Discounted early bird registration is available until April 16, 2015. 

To view the agenda, visit: http://thgadvisors.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Waste-Info-Exchange-Agenda.pdf

To register, visit: http://wasteinfoexchange.awma.org/?page_id=8

Brown Bag Mentoring Luncheon for Early-Career Professionals
April 8, 2015

Speaker: Avi Garbow, General Counsel, U.S. EPA

Host: This luncheon is co-hosted by The Horinko Group, Crowell & Moring, and EPA, with special thanks to EPA for graciously providing the event space.

Date: Wednesday April 8, 2015, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Location: EPA Headquarters, William Jefferson Clinton North Federal Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC – Room 4045, General Counsel’s conference room

Please note: The entrance to the building is on 12th Street midway between Pennsylvania Avenue and Constitution Avenue, above the Federal Triangle Metro entrance. Attendees should bring a government issued photo ID and must go through security – bringing fewer bags will help to speed up this process.  The luncheon will be held in Room 4045, which is the General Counsel’s conference room. Please bring your lunch.

RSVPccourtin@thehorinkogroup.org

The mentoring luncheon will feature a brief talk by Avi Garbow focusing on his career in environmental law and his insights on current and future trends in the field, followed by questions and discussion.

Avi Garbow was sworn in as General Counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on August 7, 2013.  He previously served as the Agency’s Deputy General Counsel for four years. Garbow has two decades of environmental law experience – in the private and public sectors – and as Deputy General Counsel, was primarily engaged in the significant legal and related policy issues confronting the Agency in its media programs, including air, water, waste, and toxics.

From 1992 to 1996, he served in EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, and then served with distinction as a federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice Environmental Crimes Section.  In private practice, Garbow was a litigation partner and junior partner at two major international firms.  Garbow has served on the boards of directors, and in other capacities, for various environmental and international human rights organizations.  Previously, he held leadership positions in the American Bar Association’s International Human Rights Committee.  He is the recipient of the University of Virginia School of Law’s Robert F. Kennedy Award for Public Service, holds a Masters Degree in Marine Affairs, and is a former volunteer firefighter.

Brown Bag Mentoring Luncheon for Early-Career Professionals
February 2, 2015
Speakers: Elliott Laws, Partner, Crowell & Moring, and Peter Robertson, Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs, The Pebble Partnership

Host: This luncheon is co-hosted by The Horinko Group, Crowell & Moring, and EPA, with special thanks to Crowell for graciously providing the event space.

Location: Crowell & Moring Offices, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

Date: Monday February 2, 2015, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

RSVP: ccourtin@thehorinkogroup.org
The mentoring luncheon will feature brief talks by Elliott Laws and Peter Robertson focusing on their careers in environmental law and policy as well as their insights on current and future trends in the field, followed by questions and discussion.

Refreshments will be provided; please bring your lunch.

Elliott Laws is a partner at Crowell & Moring LLP, where he provides strategic counseling and legal, policy and crisis management advice on environmental and energy policy issues, regulation and litigation, addressing Superfund and hazardous wastes, brownfields redevelopment, environmental remediation, chemical regulation, clean air and clean water.  Elliott is a former official of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he served as assistant administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response.  In that role, he was responsible for regulatory and policy development and implementation for solid and hazardous waste management.  This included the Superfund, RCRA, brownfields and underground storage tanks programs.  Prior to his role at EPA, Elliott was an attorney at the U.S. Justice Department, president of safety, health and environment for Texaco Inc., and a former Manhattan assistant district attorney.

Peter Robertson serves as Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs at the Pebble Partnership at Northern Dynasty Minerals, Ltd.  He was previously Senior Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs at America’s Natural Gas Alliance, and prior to that, Mr. Robertson served as Partner and Co-Chair of the Public Policy Group at Crowell & Moring LLP.  Mr. Robertson’s extensive experience in the public and private environmental and public policy sectors includes having served as acting Deputy Administrator and Chief of Staff of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the Clinton Administration.  Prior to his tenure as chief of staff, Mr. Robertson was EPA’s Deputy Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response. Before joining the EPA, Mr. Robertson was in private law practice as a public policy and environmental attorney and prior to that served for more than six years on Capitol Hill in various roles.