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Joseph S. Simpson, Partner with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Environmental Litigation in 2019: Significant Issues to Watch For

New York, NY, January 17, 2019 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Joseph S. Simpson, Partner with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Environmental Litigation in 2019: Significant Issues to Watch For.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 26, 20199 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET), Eastern Time.

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About Joseph S. Simpson

Joseph S. Simpson has extensive experience in environmental law, including litigation and regulatory counseling regarding environmental matters relating to air, water, solid and hazardous waste, pesticides, underground storage tanks and environmental indemnity. Additionally, he has extensive experience in personal injury, toxic tort, commercial and civil rights litigation. Joe has represented Fortune 500 clients concerning compliance in CERCLA/Superfund, RCRA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, FIFRA, TSCA and other matters. In recent years, he has served as counsel for a major petroleum company in litigation challenging the company's Clean Air Act permits for multi-billion dollar refinery expansion project. Joe also served as part of a team that successfully defended a major petroleum company in multi-million dollar litigation related to environmental representations and warranties pertaining to sale of a chemical plant. He is experienced in class action litigation, having defended a major oil refining company in a putative air pollution class action, defeating a motion for class certification and obtaining partial summary judgment and dismissal of claims. In the past, Joe has managed the nationwide CERCLA/Superfund litigation and administrative matters for major paper company. Joe also has extensive experience in environmental indemnity litigation. He has represented clients in the automotive, petroleum, rubber, glass, steel, utility, paper, agribusiness and household fixture industries.

About Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service business law firm with more than 245 lawyers, 60 paralegals and 500 employees in its five offices located in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; and Charlotte, North Carolina.


The panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will offer a discussion of the outlook for environmental law and litigation in 2019. They will also discuss the fundamentals as well as updates regarding the significant trends and issues in the previous year, arising from various enforcement and regulatory changes implemented by the current administration. This live Webcast aims to help you to avoid common pitfalls and risk issues that may arise due to the recent changes.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

• Significant Trends and Issues in 2018
• Notable Environmental Litigation Trends
• Changes and Updates on Enforcement and Regulation
• Litigation Strategies
• Outlook in 2019

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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