Speaking Engagements

  • “Floods, Fires & Hurricanes, Oh My! – Litigating Climate Change“ – ABA 28th Annual Spring CLE Meeting, Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Committee, (Presented April 2019).
  • “What’s in the Water” Panel – ABA 26th Annual Spring CLE Meeting, Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Committee, (Presented April 2017).
  • "Trends in Environmental Construction Regulations and Litigation" – ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Committee 25th Annual Spring CLE Meeting, (Presented April 2016).
  • “Complying with Water Quality Laws and Regulations” – HalfMoon Seminars, Maine Water Laws and Regulations ,(presented with Sharon G. Newman, April 27, 2012).
  • “The Best of Environmental Law Thought Leadership in 2010” – ExecSense Webinar, (Presented August 26, 2010).

Firm Highlights

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EPA Announces Temporary Relaxation of Certain Environmental Compliance and Monitoring Obligations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Citing potential worker shortages and social distancing and travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, on Thursday, March 26, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would exercise enforcement discretion and temporarily...

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48 Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected by Peers for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2021, Including 4 “Lawyers of the Year”

Forty-eight Preti Flaherty attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2021, including four recognized on the inaugural “Ones to Watch” list for attorneys earlier in their careers and four “Lawyer of the...

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Supreme Court Finds Clean Water Act Jurisdiction For Discharges To Groundwater

Today, in a 6-3 opinion, the Supreme Court held that a Clean Water Act (CWA) permit can be required for discharges to groundwater “if the addition of the pollutants through groundwater is the functional...

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Attorney Jeffrey Talbert Selected by Peers as “Lawyer of the Year” in Best Lawyers in America 2021

Preti Flaherty attorney Jeffrey Talbert has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2021 as the “Lawyer of the Year” for the Portland region in the field of Litigation - Environmental. Inclusion in Best...

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Environmental Alert: Supreme Court Finds CERCLA Does Not Bar State Law Claims

The Supreme Court of the United States on Monday issued a decision authored by Chief Justice Roberts with far-reaching implications for targets of federal environmental enforcement actions. The Court in Atlantic Richfield Co. v...

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Eighteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

Eighteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and five practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...