June 16, 2009 - 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM

What You Need to Know About Greenhouse Gas Regulation Climate Change Law: Mid-Year Review

This event has already occurred.

Venable's Washington, D.C. office
575 7th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

7:30am to 8:00am - Breakfast and networking
8:00 to 9:30 - Presentations
9:30 to 10:30 - Roundtable discussion

Please join Venable LLP for this timely discussion and hear from our experienced panel.

Overview: Put all the “noise” and “smoke” about climate change law and regulation into sensible order. Taking stock in mid-2009, we will address the federal laws and trends that require attention in the short, mid and long term, including:

  • Regulatory update
    • EPA Greenhouse gas reporting regulation
    • EPA “endangerment finding” and its consequences
    • Climate Change and NEPA
  • Legislative update
    • Waxman-Markey bill and others
  • Other federal climate change “tripwires”
  • Find out what are companies doing to prepare for changes and stay ahead
    • Venable attorneys Douglas Green, Lowell Rothschild and Margaret “Peggy” Strand will address the topics noted above.

      Our guest speaker will be Gary Guzy, currently General Counsel of APX. Formerly General Counsel of EPA under Administrator Carol Browner, Mr. Guzy has studied and handled climate change issues and business risks for over a decade.

      Please RSVP by June 9th to Edita Vatenaite at evatenaite@Venable.com.

      Gary S. Guzy, General Counsel, APX, Inc.

      Gary S. Guzy has 25 years of environmental experience. For the past year, he has been General Counsel at APX, Inc., a leading infrastructure provider for environmental and energy markets, including carbon commodities. In that position, he is responsible for directing APX’s legal strategy and leading the Company’s worldwide regulatory and government affairs program. 

      Mr. Guzy previously served as the Global Practice Leader for Climate Risk and Sustainability at Marsh, developing new solutions for clients in responding to emerging environmental risks and trends, spearheading Marsh’s global efforts, and those of its parent the Marsh & McLennan Companies, in the climate change arena. In the course of that work, he served as Marsh’s spokesperson on these issues to the media and as the company’s liaison to partner organizations such as the Carbon Disclosure Project, the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, the Global Roundtable on Climate Change, and the Sustainable Governance Forum on Climate Risk.

      Mr. Guzy was appointed by President Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as the General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 1998 to 2001, working with then EPA Administrator Carol Browner. In that role, he served as the Agency’s chief legal officer and as a member of its senior leadership team. He authored climate change opinions as General Counsel that were later ratified by the U.S. Supreme Court in its landmark decision finding that greenhouse gases are pollutants under federal law. Mr. Guzy previously served as Counselor to the Administrator at EPA, as its Deputy General Counsel, and as a Senior Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he handled major environmental litigation from the Everglades to Alaska. He practiced environmental law in the private sector as a partner with the law firm of Foley Hoag LLP and has served as a consultant to the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Mr. Guzy has a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Cornell Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Cornell University. He began his legal career as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Elbert P. Tuttle of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

      Mr. Guzy is an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he currently teaches the law school’s first-ever course on climate change law.  He is the author of the “Climate Change and Insurance” chapter of the American Bar Association’s recent book on Climate Change and U.S. Law.  He serves on the advisory board of the Environmental Law and Policy Review as well as on green advisory committees of the Urban Law Institute and the Greater Washington Board of Trade. Mr. Guzy is a frequent speaker and moderator at conferences and professional gatherings around the world on global environmental challenges, has served as an environmental expert in litigation, and has testified numerous times before the U.S. Congress.