Environmental, Energy, and Resources Law Fall Conference | A Foreseeable Future: Planning in an Era of a Changing Climate

  • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: American Bar Association - Environment, Energy, and Resources Section
  • Attorneys/Legal Services
  • Environmental Justice

This is a breakout session at the Environmental, Energy, and Resources Law Fall Conference.

Billions of dollars in public and private investment, property, and infrastructure are at risk due to the impacts of climate change. Severe flooding, droughts, extreme temperatures, wildfire, rising sea levels, and more intense storms are impacting businesses, industries, and communities globally. This panel will examine the role lawyers have in preparing their clients for the consequences of climate change and discuss key issues in prevention, response, and long-term resilience. Topics to be addressed include assessment of risk, decision-making, government and corporate obligations, and strategies to mitigate and protect businesses and communities from future impacts.


  • Sally R.K. Fisk, Assistant General Counsel, Pfizer Inc., New York, NY
  • Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School, New York, NY
  • Alice C. Hill, Research Fellow, Hoover Res Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Matthew Strickler, Secretary of Natural Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia, Richmond, VA