Webcast: Carbon Markets and the Voluntary Market

June 8, 2023

This webcast provides an overview of the current voluntary carbon offset market. We provide practical advice about how to access and participate in that market, and finally, we flag some litigation risks and concerns to be considered by those participating in the market.

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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. The Legal 500 United States named Ms. Hudson a Next Generation Lawyer in the category of Industry Focus – Environment – Litigation. 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.

Jeffrey L. Steiner is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is Chair of the firm’s Derivatives practice group and Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Financial Regulatory practice group.  Mr. Steiner is also the co-lead to the firm’s Digital Assets and Blockchain Technology team and a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions, Energy, Regulation and Litigation, Investment Funds and Public Policy practice groups.

Adam Lapidus is Of Counsel in the New York office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Derivatives practice group. Mr. Lapidus advises clients on derivatives and capital markets transactions. Representative products include equity derivatives, interest rate hedges, commodity derivatives, repurchase agreements, and privately negotiated FX and currency option transactions.

Ritchie Vaughan is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.  They currently practice with the firm’s real estate group, focusing on land use and zoning. Msr. Vaughan received their J.D. from The University of Virginia School of Law in 2022.  They graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Polytechnic and State University in 2009, receiving their Bachelor of Science in Forestry.  They also received their Master of Science in Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation from Virginia Tech.  They are a licensed real estate broker in the Commonwealth of Virginia, where they practiced real estate prior to law school.

Mark Tomaier is an associate in the Orange County office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where he currently practices in the firm’s Litigation Department and is a member of the Environmental Litigation and Mass Tort Practice Group. He represents clients in complex litigation, government investigations, and compliance matters primarily relating to environmental law. He was named by the Environmental Law Institute as a 2022 “Emerging Leader” in environmental law and policy.

Arthur Halliday is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Mr. Halliday earned his law degree in 2022 from Columbia Law School, where he was named a James Kent Scholar and awarded the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Prize.  At Columbia, he worked as an Articles Editor on the Columbia Journal of Law & Social Problems.  Mr. Halliday also served as co-president of the California Society, as a research assistant for Professor Elizabeth Emens, and as teaching assistant for Professor Jane Ginsburg and Professor Michael Gerrard.


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