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The Environmental & Energy Litigation Committee is dedicated to helping its members become better environmental and energy litigators. Year after year, this committee identifies the legal issues and topics that are at the forefront of the practice and brings together lawyers, judges, consultants, and in-house counsel to teach and inform members. Its publications and social media platforms are cutting-edge, with widespread and diverse reader and participation reach, and offers members opportunities for networking, mentoring, and practice development.

Message from the Chairs

Welcome to the Environmental & Energy Litigation Committee’s home page! We are excited to provide you with valuable and timely programming and information that will have a direct impact on your practice. As environmental and energy litigators, there is a lot we can learn from each other, and even more that we can do together, and we look forward to fostering that collaboration among our members. Our committee is vibrant, diverse, and inclusive. Members include lawyers from the government, in-house, plaintiffs’ bar, and defense bar. In this message, we want to highlight a few of the great programs and resources we have in store for this 2023–2024 bar year.

The 2024 Joint Regional CLE, our flagship annual program, was held at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Avon Vail Valley, Colorado in February 2024. The programs, presenters, social networking, and location were all outstanding! Many thanks to our planning committee and our colleagues from Mass Torts and Products Liability Committees. CLE materials will be available on this website soon. As always, this was a fun and innovative event with cutting-edge and timely programming – and planning for 2025 will begin soon!

Every year, we also hold our Washington, D.C. Regional CLE, featuring speakers from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Securities & Exchange Commission, an overview of Supreme Court and other appellate decisions, and varied perspectives on regulatory challenges. This program will be held in the Summer of 2024 (exact date TBD), so watch here and your inbox for more details – and consider sponsorship and, of course, attending!

We also have webinars, Roundtables, Sound Advice podcasts, newsletter articles, Practice Points, and other member benefits on both timely and practical topics that affect all of our practices. Please bookmark and check this website often to get the latest updates on all of our programming and resources. If you have an idea for an article, Practice Point, book, program, or topic, we would love to hear from you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to either of us with your thoughts and ideas.

We have a number of subcommittees, listed below, that focus on specific practice areas and topics, and we encourage you to join and become an active participant in subcommittee activities. We know our members have valuable insights to share from their own professional experiences, and, through subcommittee involvement, you can help educate your fellow members and improve the quality of the content we provide, while also enhancing your professional development.

New members are always welcome! If you have friends or colleagues who might be interested in our Environmental & Energy Litigation Committee, please encourage them to join and get involved. We especially invite you to encourage newer, younger and more diverse lawyers and law students to become members.

We look forward to a fantastic year!

Will Taylor, Jones Day
Serena Rwejuna, White & Case

Cochairs, Environmental Litigation Committee


Our active subcommittees include:

  • Agricultural
  • Air/Climate Change
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Alternative Energy
  • Bankruptcy/Environmental Claims
  • Civil & Criminal Litigation Enforcement
  • CLE
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Damages And Analytic Methodologies
  • Eminent Domain
  • Experts
  • Insurance
  • Joint CLE Meeting
  • Membership And Diversity
  • Newsletter
  • Oil & Gas
  • RCRA
  • Social Media
  • Women Environmental and Energy Lawyers (SWEEL)
  • Toxic Torts
  • Trial Practice
  • Water/Sediment
  • Website
  • Young Lawyers