Wednesday, April 25 – Friday, April 27 Roux will be sponsoring and speaking at the annual Environmental and Emerging Claim Manager Association (EECMA) Conference being held in Orlando, Florida. EECMA members are focused on continued education (with CLE/CE credits) about the many issues surrounding emerging risks, environmental, asbestos, and other long-term exposure litigation that continues to challenge insurers and policyholders.
On Thursday (Day 2), Roux’s Lydia R. Dorrance, Ph.D. and Marc Scarcella will be presenting “The Triple Threat from PFAS-related Chemicals: Toxic Tort, Product Liability, and Environmental Cleanups” alongside George Buermann, Esq. and Susan Smith, Esq. of Goldberg Segalla.
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Thursday, April 19 – Sunday, April 22 The California Lawyers Association (CLA) is hosting their 37th Annual Meeting of The Real Property Law Section, where California real estate professionals network and share ideas. This leading educational conference for California real estate practitioners features legal education programs, networking events, and special activities, offering up to 15.75 MCLE credits in legal ethics, elimination of bias, and competency issues.
On Sunday morning, Roux’s David Dixon will be moderating a session entitled “Saving the Deal When Environmental issues Arise.” This session provides an overview of common types of environmental issues, the appropriate steps for buyers and sellers to take when unexpected environmental issues arise during real estate transactions, and describes new insurance options that can be leveraged to limit liability and financial risk. For more information about this event, click here.
Monday, April 23 This year’s Pure Earth Benefit Bash in New York City is themed “Pollution Solutions,” one of the many environmental issues the organization works to prevent. Pollution accounts for more than one in four deaths in its most severely affected countries. Luckily, there are simple, cost-effective solutions that can save lives, which Pure Earth and their Benefit Bash help fund through implementing life-saving projects around the world.
Pure Earth‘s mission is to identify and clean up the poorest communities throughout the developing world where high concentrations of toxins have devastating health effects. Pure Earth devises clean-up strategies, empowers local champions, and secures support from national and international partnerships, including Roux.
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Wednesday, April 11 Perrin Conferences’ annual Insurance Coverage & Allocation Issues Conference is taking place in Philadelphia. This conference features a wide range of speakers and experts in litigation, insurance, and economic issues. Additionally, the conference offers approximately 7.0-8.4 CLE credit hours depending on the state.
Roux’s Marc Scarcella, Economic & Complex Analytics Practice Area Leader and Principal, will speak as part of a panel on Emerging Liabilities Entering the Litigation Landscape. This session will cover the opioid crisis, sports-related head trauma litigation, emerging risks of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS/PFOA) substances, and more.
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Sunday, April 8 – Thursday, April 12 In Palm Springs, California, Battelle is holding their Eleventh International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds this year. This conference is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive meetings on applying new technologies and approaches for characterization, monitoring, and management of chlorinated and complex sites.
The conference features two Roux presentations. Monday will showcase a poster presentation by Timothy Adams, P.G., Principal Hydrogeologist at our Oak Brook Illinois office, entitled “Post-Remedy Performance Results Comparing Soil Blending versus Direct Injection ISCR Source Area Treatment for 1,1,2-TCA.”
In addition, “Limitations and Lessons Learned from Applying In-situ Chemical Reduction to Treat VOCs and Metals in a Geochemically Complex Aquifer” will be presented by Thomas Patterson, P.E., Principal Engineer from our Logan Township, New Jersey office on Wednesday.
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Tuesday, April 3 The Chicago Bar Association is hosting an Environmental Law Committee program offering MCLE credit, featuring Roux’s Martin Hamper, Senior Geologist. Mr. Hamper will present “Have you Considered the Potential for PCBs in your Building Materials?” which will address the historic uses of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in building materials. Buildings built before the PCB ban may contain PCBs in paint, caulk, floor finishes, and other substances, which can contribute to contamination and indoor air issues.
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