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NACWA Participates in Town + Gown Legal Event

Mar 10, 2021

(March 10, 2021) – NACWA teamed up with the New York City Law Department and the Brooklyn Law school on a Clean Water Law 2021 Town + Gown webinar earlier this week.

The event featured a review of recent cases of interest to the clean water community, which was moderated by NACWA Legal Affairs Committee Co-Chair and Chief of the Environmental Law Division at the New York City Law Department, Hilary Meltzer, and included panelists Roberta “Bobbi” Larson, an attorney with Somach Simmons & Dunn, and Michael Burger, Executive Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School. 

Additional panels also included an analysis of how the Supreme Court's County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund decision may impact current state water quality permitting regimes, which featured work by current Brooklyn and Fordham Law School students, as well as a case study on infrastructure development and financing presented by Prescott Ulrey, General Counsel of the New York City Department of Management and Budget, Sol Posada, Chief for Infrastructure Southeast Queens at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Olga Chernat, Executive Director of the New York City Water Finance Authority, and Damian Busch, Director of Public Finance at Barclays.

For questions concerning the event, please contact NACWA’s Chief Legal Counsel, Amanda Aspatore.

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