Tuesday, March 29, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
In-Person and Virtual Attendance Option through Webex
Georgia State University College of Law
85 Park Place NE, Knowles Conference Center
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Cost: Registration fee is $150. A reduced rate of $100 is offered for attendees from government, academic, or non-profit. This event is free for GSU students and GSU faculty. Please contact Karen Johnston for GSU student and faculty discount code at [email protected].
As journalists, regulators, and litigants across the country turn their attention to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), it is crucial for lawyers, environmental consultants, and business owners to educate themselves about these ubiquitous emerging contaminants.
Please join us for this one-day symposium as we explore PFAS:
- Science and forensics;
- Regulatory requirements;
- Litigation, including the ongoing AFFF lawsuits;
- Business and technical impacts; and
- How you can stay ahead of the curve
Continuing legal education (CLE) credit will be requested from the State Bar of Georgia's Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency.
This symposium will be offered in-person at Georgia State University College of Law as well as virtually through Webex. Space is limited for in-person attendance and early registration is encouraged. A mask is encouraged for in-person attendees.
- 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. – Registration and breakfast
- 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. – Opening remarks by Dean Lavonda Reed, Georgia State University College of Law and Greg Blount, Partner, KMCL
- 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Science, Risk, and Epidemiology of PFAS Chemistry
- Moderator John Travis Marshall, associate professor, Georgia State University College of Law
- Laurel Royer, lead environmental chemist, Desimone Consulting Engineers
- Stephanie Eick, assistant professor, Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
- Steven Woodruff, president & CEO, Woodruff & Howe Environmental Engineering
- 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Break
- 10:45 a.m. - Noon - Evolving Regulatory Framework
- Moderator Sarah Page (J.D. '23) and Kate Hopkins, Senior Associate, KMCL
- Aaryn Jones, emerging contaminants coordinator, United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 4
- Anna Truszczynski, chief, water protection branch, Georgia Environmental Protection Division
- Nicholas Porter, director, Environmental Health, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
- Noon - 1:15 p.m. – Lunch & Professionalism CLE by Hon. Mark Cohen, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. - Legal and Litigation Developments of PFAS
- Moderator Greg Blount, partner, KMCL
- Jennifer Simon, partner, KMCL
- Seth Mailhot, partner, Husch Blackwell, LLP
- Gary Davis, partner, Davis & Whitlock
- 2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. – Break
- 2:40 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. – Discussion, questions and wrap up
- Moderator Rick Horder, partner, KMCL
- 3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Reception
- Sponsored by KMCL at By George, 127 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30303
For questions, please contact Karen Johnston, Associate Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, at [email protected].