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Gerald J. Pels, Shareholder, Locke Lord LLP to Speak at TKG’s Event

New York, NY, March 17, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Gerald J. Pels, Shareholder, Locke Lord LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Are Changes Coming for Environmental Law Under Trump Administration? Exploring Recent Updates.” This event is scheduled for May 02, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET.

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About Gerald J. Pels

Gerry Pels, Chair of the Firm-wide Environmental Section – Energy and Industry, has been one of the leaders of the Texas environmental legal community for over 30 years. Gerry's wide range of experience includes agency negotiations, assessing and counseling air, water, stormwater, and waste permit compliance, and representing clients at contested permit, enforcement, and other hearings. He has also provided comprehensive assistance and representation to potentially responsible parties and steering committees at both state and federal Superfund sites, including leading a team resolving high profile matters such as Aviall Services, Inc. v. Cooper Industries, LLC. He has also been called upon to lead internal environmental investigations and provide strategic guidance on corporate compliance policies, sustainability initiatives, stakeholder involvement, and community relations planning, as well as corporate risk assessment and mitigation.

About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm that ranks among The American Lawyer’s top U.S. law firms. The Firm has earned a solid reputation in complex litigation, regulatory and transactional work. Firm lawyers serve clients’ interests first, and these clients range from Fortune 500 and middle market public and private companies to start-ups and emerging businesses.

Locke Lord’s team includes dedicated environmental practitioners who recognize the many dimensions of environmental law and the different ways these laws affect businesses and individuals. The Firm’s extensive environmental experience helps clients navigate and respond effectively to regulatory compliance issues, litigation and claims concerning environmental liability, civil and criminal enforcement actions and citizen complaints.

Event Synopsis:
With the result of the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections, the future of global climate accords and environmental law becomes uncertain. There have been numerous speculations on how will the new administration manage, reshape and impact environmental law.

In this Live Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis and understanding of the fundamentals as well as recent changes coming for Environmental Law under Trump Administration. Speakers will go beyond the basics and provide the audience with best practices and practical tips in avoiding potential risks and pitfalls.

Key topics include:

Environmental Law Under Trump Administration
Potential Risks and Pitfalls
Opportunities and Legal Challenges
Recent Trends and Developments
The "America First Energy Plan"
The Future of Environmental Litigation and Enforcement

About The Knowledge Group /The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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