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New York University School of Law

David B. Farer, Co-Chair of the firm’s Environmental Department, will participate in “The Health & Environmental Settlements Project Workshop” on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Developed by New York University School of Law’s State Energy & Environmental Impact Center, the workshop will be held at NYU Law - Lester Pollack Colloquium, 245 Sullivan Street, 9th Floor, Furman Hall in New York, NY.

NYU Law’s State Energy & Environmental Impact Center recently launched a project analyzing the effectiveness of major health and environmental settlements.  A key objective of the project is to provide lawyers, judges and legislators with experience-tested ideas on how best to construct settlement structures and mechanisms when seeking to resolve major environmental and health liability issues in the future.

The March 12th workshop will feature expert panel reviews of four major health and environmental settlements, including toxic site cleanups (Superfund); the Gulf oil spill; the Volkswagen diesel pollution matter; and tobacco. Mr. Farer, who will be a panelist for the session on Superfund and toxic settlements, is one of a number of prominent legal and public health practitioners who will participate in the workshop.  Other participants will include Kenneth Feinberg (a national leader in mediation and dispute resolution who was Special Master for the 9/11 victim compensation fund and who administered the Gulf spill compensation fund), John Cruden (former Assistant U.S. Attorney General who negotiated  both the Gulf spill and Volkswagen emissions resolutions), Dr. Cheryl Healton (Dean of the NYU College of Global Public Health), Judge Nancy Firestone, David J. Hayes (former Deputy Secretary of the Interior) and others.

Mr. Farer concentrates his practice on the impact of environmental laws on transactions and real property in New Jersey and around the nation. A nationally renowned environmental lawyer, he has been on the cutting edge of developments in the environmental sector since the 1980s, and is a Past President of the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL), where he is currently active in developing ACOEL pro bono projects in Cuba.  

The March 12th workshop is free and open to the public, however seating will be limited and RSVPs are highly recommended.  Additional details and a registration link are available at: The Health & Environmental Settlements Project Workshop.