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Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall
8:30am – 5:00pm

Monica P. Schroeck, Counsel in the firm’s Environmental Department, will be a session moderator for the program “Key Environmental Issues in U.S. EPA Region 2,” which will be presented at Columbia Law School’s Jerome Greene Hall on Friday, May 19, 2023, from 8:30am – 5:00pm. The program sponsors are the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2; the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources; the New York State Bar Association, Environmental Law & Energy Section; the New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section; the New York City Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee; Columbia Law School; the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law; and the Columbia Climate School.

This biennial conference examines key and emerging environmental issues in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 area, which includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Following the opening remarks, the full-day program will include sessions addressing climate and air pollution, cross-cutting issues, contaminated site cleanup and redevelopment (to be moderated by Ms. Schroeck), and water issues.

A keynote address will be delivered by Lisa Garcia, Regional Administrator of EPA Region 2. A session titled “The Commissioners Speak” will feature the commissioners of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, and the Virgin Islands Division of Environmental Protection.

Ms. Schroeck concentrates her practice in environmental law, advising both public and private entities on issues associated with real estate and corporate transactions and in environmental litigation. She has extensive experience encompassing a broad range of environmental and land use issues, including those associated with site remediation, environmental due diligence, solid waste disposal, clean air and water regulations, insurance coverage, and environmental health and safety (EHS) compliance.

Additional program details and registration on the Columbia Law School website.