Environmental issues continue actively to affect many clients. Whether your client is concerned about the stringencies of over-regulation or the laxity of environmental protection, you need to know how to deal with regulatory agencies to protect that client.
In this program, Sheldon Trubatch, Esq. applies his experience from both successfully defending the decisions of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and also successfully representing clients before that agency to give you practical advice on how to support your client in interacting with a regulatory agency, especially a regulatory agency that regulates in a highly-technical area. Specifically, Sheldon examines the response of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to the release of radioactive water from nuclear power plants into lakes and streams to illustrate useful insights into this technically oriented regulatory landscape.
I. Get a basic technical level of understanding needed to deal knowledgeably with legal issues imbued with that technology
II. Grasp the extent to which you must become familiar with enough of the details of environmental impacts to formulate legal strategies for dealing with them, either to challenge them or to show that they are not significant
III. Develop a facility for using the regulatory agency’s rules and publications to ferret out the factors that drive the agency’s decisions and that you need to harness to interact successfully with the agency on behalf of your client
IV. Understand the alternative non-legal pressure points that can be used to support legal positions before the regulatory agency
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.
This lecturer is always a pleasure to listen to.
Good presentation and content.
Obscure but good topic. Sheldon does a good jjob with it.
Professor Trubatch's presentation was excellent! Actually, I was one of the attorney's representing the Forest Preserve District of Will County regarding the Braidwood release in 2006!!! On a totally unrelated matter, I am also a friend of another professor at University of Arizona, Thomas Mauet!!
Thanks for the great course
Excellent. Good supporting data.
Good background information to place issues in context.
This was my third seminar with this presenter today. He is brilliant.
Excellent presentation with regard to substance, speaker and pacing.
Cool info! Thanks for the class
Thank you very much.
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