Deputy General Counsel
Environmental Protection Agency
Climate change is an issue that affects us all, and challenges and opportunities loom on the horizon for industries across the private sector. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy General Counsel Ethan Shenkman will discuss addressing climate change as an imperative at EPA and beyond. Mr. Shenkman will explain why this topic is a top EPA priority, outline the Agency’s key actions to mitigate climate change including the Clean Power Plan, and discuss climate adaptation considerations relevant to both government and private sector decision-making. Through a guided conversation, focused on the critical role of lawyers and legal offices, participants will discuss:
- How is your legal office involved with strategic efforts at your company to adapt to global trends and changes on the horizon?
- How can legal offices in agencies like EPA engage productively with in-house legal officers in the private sector?
- How can chief legal officers counsel their companies in preparing for the impacts of climate change on global enterprises and turning challenges into opportunities?