Mealeys Environmental Litigation Conference (ENVCON)

Venue: The Four Seasons Hotel

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 18, 2005 End Date/Time: Apr 19, 2005
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Conference Chaired by

Dennis C. Reich, Esq., Reich & Binstock, LLP,

Kristopher M. Stockberger, Esq.,
Brown Sims, P.C., Houston

Registration Fee

The registration fee includes continental breakfast each day, one luncheon, attendance at all conference sessions, a copy of the conference handbook on CD, networking reception, and coffee breaks. The registration fee is $1145 for the first attendee.

How to Register

Fax is the best way to enroll, allowing us to attend to your registration immediately. Please fax this form to (610)768-0303, call 1-800-MEALEYS, (610)768-7800, e-mail or mail this form with payment to Mealey Publications, P.O. Box 62090, King of Prussia, PA 19406-0230. Receipt of payment guarantees your registration.

Special Discounts

• Corporate Discount — $200 off — $945

• Additional registrants from the same firm or company — $150 off — $995

• Government employees — one-third off — $765

• Sitting judges — attend free

• Paralegals — two-thirds off — $380

Special Needs

Should you have any special needs, please contact Mealey’s at least three weeks prior to the conference, to allow us time to make reasonable accommodations.

Cancellation Policy

Registrants who cancel on or before April 4th will receive a full refund. Registrants cancelling from April 5th through April 11th will receive a full credit towards another Mealey’s conference. Cancellations made after April 11th will be subject to a 25% administrative fee; the remaining amount will be credited towards another Mealey’s conference. Credits must be used within one year of the date of issuance. Attendees who are paid in full and do not attend the conference forfeit a refund or a credit voucher. Substitutions may be made at any time.

Hotel Accommodations

The Four Seasons Hotel is located at 1300 Lamar Street, just 30 minutes from George Bush International Airport. Attendees should make reservations directly with the hotel by calling 713-650-1300. When making reservations, indicate that you are attending Mealey’s Environmental Litigation Conference, April 18-19, 2005. A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at a rate of $185 a night for a single or double room. The cut-off date for this rate is March 28th. After that date, this rate will be offered based on space availability. Please note, there are a limited number of rooms in our room block so make your reservations early.

For alternative hotels and rates, please call us at (610) 768-7800.

Conference on Audiotape and Videotape

If you cannot attend this conference, take advantage of our audiotape and videotape conference service. For more information call 1-800-MEALEYS or e-mail

CLE Credit

Credits will be available from all states with mandatory requirements. For more information visit and click on ‘CLE Credit’, or call 1-800-MEALEYS.

Speakers, sessions and times may be subject to last-minute changes.

Monday, April 18, 2005

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 Introduction and Opening Remarks

Kristopher Stockberger, Brown Sims

Dennis Reich, Reich & Binstock

8:45 Cost Recovery and Allocation

Michael Connelly, Connelly Baker Maston Wotring Jackson

John McGahren, Latham & Watkins

9:45 Conflicts Between Civil and Criminal Investigations

Charles Blau, Meadows Owens Collier Reed Cousins & Blau

Joel Androphy, Berg & Androphy

Roger Haseman, Chief of Environmental Crimes Division,
Harris County District Attorney’s Office

10:45 Morning Break

11:00 Different Approaches to Settlement

Dennis Reich, Reich & Binstock

Steven Jawetz, Beveridge & Diamond

George Hansen, Director, LECG, LLC

12:00 Bankruptcy Issues

Mary Koks, Winstead Sechrest & Minick

12:30 Networking Luncheon

1:45 Natural Resource Damage Litigation

Debra Baker, Connelly Baker Maston Wotring Jackson

Joshua Lipton, PhD, CEO, Stratus Consulting Inc.

William Hyatt, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham

3:00 Afternoon Break

3:15 Environmental Insurance Claims Panel

J. Mark Lawless, Nickens Keeton Lawless Farrell & Flack

Additional speaker to be announced

4:15 Mediation and Arbitration Versus Litigation

Peter Woodin, JAMS

4:45 Handling Public Inquiries

Ward Pennebaker, LMC Litigation Consultants

5:15 Networking Reception

Sponsored by JAMS

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

8:00 Continental Breakfast

8:30 What Sources of Information Do You Need –
From the Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives

Christopher Placitella, Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer

Andrea Schillaci, Hurwitz & Fine

9:30 Ethics Discussion: Joint Defense Groups

Kristopher Stockberger, Brown Sims

10:30 Morning Break

10:45 Judicial Panel

Hon. James Mehaffy, 58th District Court, Jefferson County, TX

Additional speaker to be announced

11:45 Expert Panel: Hear From the Experts On
Their Perspectives Of Environmental Litigation

Clyde Bays, President, PhD, PE, ESA Specialists of
America, Inc.

Robert Morrison, PhD, Soil Physicist, DPRA, Inc.

12:30 Adjourn