Shook attorneys Vanessa Dittman, James Thompson, Dalton Mott and Tom Grever will be presenting for the Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, April 11-12, 2018. Shook is a sponsor of the event, which takes a fresh, regional approach to the increasingly difficult task of environmental compliance, permitting, enforcement and other critical environmental issues that affect Midwest facilities and institutions. Representatives from several government agencies will be attending, including representatives from the Iowa and Missouri departments of Natural Resources, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, among other agencies.
Dittman will be co-presenting “The Process of Environmental Self-Audits: From Start to Finish” along with Mike Larranaga of Ramboll. The presentation will address reasons why companies decide to perform self-audits and disclosures and implementation of the audit's findings.
Thompson and Mott's presentation, a legal ethics CLE, is titled “Lawyer Ethics: E-Communications, Social Media, and the Internet.” The CLE explores the potential ethical dilemmas that can arise as lawyers attempt to conduct old-fashioned legal work in a more modern environment.
Grever is participating in a panel titled “State and Federal Enforcement Priorities,” which addresses enforcement efforts and priorities in light of significant policy. Grever's co-panelists are David Cozad, regional counsel, U.S. EPA Region 7; Ed Tormey, general counsel, Iowa DNR; and Katie Jo Wheeler, general counsel, Missouri DNR.