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EBC Emerging Contaminants Webinar: PFAS Legal Issues – What Do We Need to be Aware of?

May 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This EBC Emerging Contaminants webinar will provide a different perspective of the uncertainty of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from the legal side. The regulatory landscape has been evolving to address the presence of PFAS in drinking water. Consequently, public water suppliers and municipalities need to remain vigilant about the possibility of litigation – either as plaintiffs to recover damages to help pay for the massive capital costs for remediation technology, or as defendants in toxic tort class action suits.

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This EBC webinar will include a discussion on the issues in litigation involving emerging contaminants, regulatory concerns that can impact litigation posture and non-litigation dispute resolution. There will be an introductory presentation on some tools that can be used in PFAS forensics, which can come into play during source identification. The recent pact made between Dupont and Chemours will be discussed with a focus on how this may impact PFAS litigation going forward. The program will also review the state of multi-district PFAS litigation cases and how PFAS issues should be addressed during due diligence. Finally, the program will conclude with the keynote speaker, Robert Bilott, partner in the law firm of Taft Law.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

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Agenda Details

Program Chairs:

  • Elizabeth Denly, Vice President, PFAS Group Program Director, TRC
  • Frank Ricciardi, P.E., LSP, Vice President, Weston & Sampson

Speaker Agenda:

PFAS in Drinking Water – Legal Liability Issues for Water Suppliers

  • Peter F. Durning, Managing Shareholder, Mackie Shea Durning, PC

Introduction to PFAS Forensics

  • Elizabeth Denly, Vice President, PFAS Group Program Manager, TRC

PFAS: The Only Sure Thing is Uncertainty

  • Andrew Davis, Partner, Shipman & Goodwin, LLP

Moderated Panel Discussion

Moderator: Frank Ricciardi, Weston & Sampson

Panel Members:

  • Elizabeth Denly, Vice President, PFAS Group Program Manager, TRC
  • Andrew Davis, Partner, Shipman & Goodwin, LLP
  • Peter F. Durning, Managing Shareholder, Mackie Shea Durning, PC

Keynote Presentation: Dark Waters – The Story Behind the Environmental Legal Battle – Exposing Corporate Cover Up


Robert Bilott
Partner, Taft Law

Registration Details

Webinar: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through May 10 After May 10
EBC Member: $70 $90
Non-Member: $100 $120
Government/Non-Profit: $25 $25

Group Registration
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print
Please note that refunds are not available after May 12, 2021. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this webinar will close at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12.


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Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees who are currently unemployed.

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