Environmental & Sustainability Committee November Newsletter
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> Chair's Message  
> Upcoming Events  
> Annual Meeting 2015 Program Highlight: What to Do When You’re The Lawyer in the Room: Responding to Spills, Product Recalls and Facility Emergencies  
> Annual Meeting 2015 Program Highlight: Environmental Toolkit for the Corporate Generalist/Small Law Department: Red Flags and Major Issues  
> 2016 ACC Value Champion Nomination Opportunity  
> Committee Leadership  
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Chair's Message

The Environmental and Sustainability Committee is wrapping up an exciting and successful year, having recently sponsored two informative and well-attended panels at the Annual Meeting in Boston, one providing an environmental toolkit for the corporate generalist and another on responding to emergencies, disasters and product recalls.  

Thank you to our AM 15 speakers:

What to do When You’re the Lawyer in the Room: Responding to Spills, Product Recalls and Facility Emergencies: Cynthia Boeh, Carol Deck, Lynne Durbin, and Nancy Kaplan

Environmental Toolkit for the Corporate Generalist/Small Law Department: Red Flags and Major Issues: Mellissa Allain, Robert Barrett, Marc Goldstein, and Richard Sedory.

With our wonderful sponsor, Beveridge & Diamond, we were able to deliver to Committee members many legal quick hits on topics requested in the annual surveys you completed, such as global environmental and sustainability trends, OSHA recordkeeping requirements, EPCRA developments, regulatory inspections and search warrants and conflict minerals, to name a few.  

We are now working on developing topics for the Annual Meeting 2016 in San Francisco, including several collaborations with other committees.

Having completed our first ever newsletter in 2015, and with plans to publish quarterly, we would like to highlight the career accomplishments of our members. If you have a new job or received a promotion, please send that information to Leona Lewis, leonalewis@complyethic.com, our newsletter chair.  

In March, committee sponsor, Beveridge & Diamond sponsored a dinner for committee members in the San Antonio and for those attending the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Conference in San Antonio and the Committee plans to do more in-person networking events in this coming year.  

If you haven’t had a chance to complete the committee survey, we’d still love to hear your ideas on topics or how to make our committee a better resource for you. You can send them to me at raissa.kirk@jhuapl.edu or Bob Barrett our program chair at Robert.Barrett@infilcodegremont.com  
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Upcoming Events

Next Committee Meeting January 14, 2016 at 1 pm ET. Click here to register.


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Annual Meeting 2015 Program Highlight: What to Do When You’re The Lawyer in the Room: Responding to Spills, Product Recalls and Facility Emergencies

What to Do When You’re The Lawyer in the Room: Responding to Spills, Product Recalls and Facility Emergencies
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Annual Meeting 2015 Program Highlight: Environmental Toolkit for the Corporate Generalist/Small Law Department: Red Flags and Major Issues

Environmental Toolkit for the Corporate Generalist/Small Law Department: Red Flags and Major Issues
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2016 ACC Value Champion Nomination Opportunity

Have you implemented management initiatives resulting in reduced spending, higher predictability, and/or better outcomes? If so, put in a nomination to be a 2016 ACC Value Champion by February 5. We want to shine a spotlight on your successful management tactics, providing ideas and inspiration to others. For more information and to put in a nominations, click here.
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Committee Leadership

Chair 
Raissa Kirk
Senior Associate General Counsel, Johns Hopkins University
raissa.kirk@jhuapl.edu 

Vice-Chair 
Christina Landgraf
Counsel, United Airlines, Inc. 
christina.landgraf@united.com
 

Secretary
Shirley Edwards
Associate Counsel, Santa Clara County Counsel's Office
shirley.edwards@cco.sccgov.org 

Chapter Relations Chair 
Vincent Gonzales
Senior Environmental Counsel, Southern California Gas Company 
 vmgonzales@semprautilities.com 

Newsletter Communications Chair 
Leona Lewis
Attorney, Attorney 
 leonalewis@complyethic.com 

Membership Chair 
Jeffrey Hayward
Environmental and Regulatory Counsel, The Valspar Corporation 
 jhayward@valspar.com
 

Program Chair 
Robert Barrett
Assistant Corporate Counsel, Degremont Technologies N.A. 
 robert.barrett@degremont.com 


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