Webcast: 2023 Environmental Update

February 15, 2023

Join our panelists from Gibson Dunn’s Environmental Litigation and Mass Tort practice group and Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) practice area as they discuss significant developments in federal and California environmental law and forecast what to expect for 2023. This webcast covers a range of topics of significant interest to regulated industries, including ongoing and anticipated rulemakings, federal enforcement targets and initiatives, recent developments with Supplemental Environment Projects, the evolving ESG landscape, the latest environmental mass tort developments, and more.

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David Fotouhi is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He practices in the firm’s Litigation Department and is a member of the firm’s Environmental Litigation and Mass Tort practice group. Mr. Fotouhi joined the firm after nearly four years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where he served as Acting General Counsel, Principal Deputy General Counsel, and Deputy General Counsel. National Law Journal recognized Mr. Fotouhi as a “Trailblazer” in environmental and energy law, and Law360 named Mr. Fotouhi a “Rising Star” in environmental law for his work “on game-changing regulations and litigation.”

Abbey Hudson is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on environmental matters and complex trial litigation. She devotes a significant portion of her time to helping clients navigate environmental and emerging regulations and related governmental investigations. Ms. Hudson has handled all aspects of environmental and mass tort litigation and regulatory compliance. She has provided counseling and advice on environmental and regulatory compliance to clients on a wide range of issues, including supply chain transparency requirements, comments on pending regulatory developments, and enforcement counseling.

Rachel Levick is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She practices in the firm’s Litigation Department and is a member of the Environmental Litigation and Mass Tort Practice Group. Ms. Levick has represented clients in a wide range of federal and state litigation, agency enforcement actions, cost recovery cases, and administrative rulemaking challenges. She was named by Best Lawyers as “One to Watch” in Environmental Litigation for 2022 and 2023.

Michael Murphy is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Washington, D.C. office. He is a leader of the firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practice area, and is a member of the firm’s Environmental Litigation and Mass Tort and Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Groups. Mr. Murphy counsels clients on environmental and ESG issues related to corporate transactions and compliance. He also represents clients in a wide variety of investigation and litigation matters. Mr. Murphy was previously recognized by Law360 as one of its ‘Rising Star’ environmental attorneys under 40 to watch. Law360 named Gibson Dunn one of its five Environmental Groups of the Year for its high-profile victories in 2018.

Deena Klaber is of counsel in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She practices in the firm’s Litigation Department, where she focuses on environmental and mass tort litigation, complex civil/business litigation, and administrative and regulatory law. She represents clients across numerous industries and has significant experience in the energy and health care sectors. Ms. Klaber is a member of the firm’s Ethics Committee, and she served on the firm’s Hiring Committee from 2015 to 2022. Ms. Klaber has litigated a broad range of matters in state and federal courts throughout California and across the country.

Joseph Edmonds is an associate in the Orange County office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where he is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Edmonds’ practice focuses on complex litigation at both the trial and appellate levels, with a special emphasis on mass torts, environmental litigation, product liability, and transnational litigation.


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