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Litigating Wind Energy Opposition

(520 Ratings)

Produced on: October 30, 2015

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

This course is intended to enable attorneys to provide excellent counsel to clients who either support or oppose wind energy farms. Various challenges to wind energy farms are examined in detail for insights into why they were either successful or ultimately failed.

 

Learning Objectives:

I.    Gain familiarity with public and private nuisance lawsuits and what makes them effective

II.   Examine the detailed litigation histories of contentious projects to learn how to maintain opposition to wind farms until success is attained

III.  Grasp criminal prosecution for the killing of protected birds by wind turbines and how to structure a plea agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice

Faculty

Sheldon Trubatch

The Regulatory Strategy Group, LLC

Sheldon Trubatch has practiced law for over thirty-five years since graduating from Columbia University School of Law.  He has had a broad range of practice experiences including large law firms (partner Winston & Strawn, of counsel Sidley & Austin), corporate (Commonwealth Edison, Bechtel SAIC), government (acting solicitor, Nuclear Regulatory Commission), and dotcom start-ups (general counsel AnswerChase).  

Sheldon has successfully argued several administrative law and environmental cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, resolved complex federal organizational conflicts of interest matters, and negotiated multi-million dollar contracts.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, he obtained a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Brandeis University and was a tenured member of the faculty at the California State University, Long Beach.

Currently, he is a faculty member at the Outreach College of the University of Arizona, where he teaches courses on energy law and art crime, and is an adjunct professor in the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, where he teaches administrative law and energy law.

Reviews

CK
Carl K.

A+ wow!

CM
cassidy m.

interesting all the way through and good use of specific examples

PL
Patricia L.

Informative overview of relevant legal issues and compliance

CH
Catherine H.

thanks!

DB
Deanna B.

Very informative and excellent speaker!

MV
Michael V.

good coverage of subject area

TA
Thaddeus A.

Very interesting.

TL
Theodore L.

Solid survey, minimum technical information painlessly introduced in context of range of complaints that might block a wind farm. Liked the NORAD style detection of incoming birds and tuning or stopping the rotors.

PW
Pamela W.

Interesting presentation on a timely topic

JT
Johanna T.

This was very well done!

CL
Crane L.

A novel practice area for me, but well worth the time to attend this course. Thank you, lawline.

EI
Edward I.

The slides displayed while the presenter is speaking are very helpful.

DH
Daniel H.

This is an area, while I don't practice, enjoy learning about.

RZ
Ronald J. Z.

Well prepared slides and written material.

CB
Christian B.

I can now have an intelligent conversation concerning wind energy.

BB
Bruce B.

Good course

CV
Chandler V.

good speaker

MW
Michael W.

Informative and well done presentatin

MC
Mark C.

informative

DG
David G.

I really enjoyed this course. It was very interesting and I learned a lot.

RS
randall s.

great presentation.

AP
A. P.

Very good

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William R.

Speaker sounded very smart - no wonder he's a professor. Entry level discussion.

CR
Cynthia R.

Thank you for everything.

SB
Stephen B.

Very good.

CS
Clarence S.

excellent presentation

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