Lathamhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=31LathamMark LathamProfessor of LawFaculty Representative, Vermont Law School Board of Trustees<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/demo_content/img_photo-latham.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />JD, University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1989BSN, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1979802-831-1226<div>Professor Mark Latham, who joined the Vermont Law School faculty in 2005, specializes in a range of environmental issues that arise in corporate and commercial real estate transactions and brownfields redevelopment. His research focus includes the intersection of business and environmental law, as well as issues under the federal Clean Water Act. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1989. He was appointed as deputy vice dean for Academic Affairs in 2011 and became vice dean for Academic Affairs in 2012.</div><div><br>Prior to joining the VLS faculty, he was a partner and chair of the environmental practice group at Gardner, Carton, and Douglas (now Drinker, Biddle and Reath) in Chicago and Washington, D.C. In his 15 years of private practice, he served as defense counsel for businesses, municipalities, and individuals in state, federal, civil, and administrative enforcement actions under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, CERCLA, RCRA, and EPCRA. He counseled clients regarding regulatory compliance under all major environmental statutes, particularly in the water, solid waste, hazardous waste, and spill/release reporting areas. He also assisted clients with environmental due diligence in a variety of transactions. His teaching includes courses in Torts, Environmental Issues in Business Transactions, Corporations and Other Business Organizations, and Environmental Law.</div>GP0|#9d5912c4-0a10-4db9-8548-8166fb5c594d;L0|#09d5912c4-0a10-4db9-8548-8166fb5c594d|Clean Air Act;GTSet|#d472df4a-bfc1-44e1-aba0-d9d3ce47ddf9;GP0|#42cc058d-cc20-4b8d-a433-254f4384b9ef;L0|#042cc058d-cc20-4b8d-a433-254f4384b9ef|Clean Water Act;GP0|#d6acd3b4-db37-42a4-aad5-83f793c0c708;L0|#0d6acd3b4-db37-42a4-aad5-83f793c0c708|Corporations;GP0|#ff71c569-196b-43a1-998a-eb29ca48510c;L0|#0ff71c569-196b-43a1-998a-eb29ca48510c|Torts and Product Liability;GP0|#9d10b24e-9abc-4c17-801a-2c8b5f196af0;L0|#09d10b24e-9abc-4c17-801a-2c8b5f196af0|Environmental Enforcement and RegulationGP0|#84094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97;L0|#084094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97|Faculty;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1GPP: Environmental Issues in Business Transactions; Independent Research Project; Torts

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              Commerce Clause Challenges to Landfill Statutes and Regulations: An OverviewCommerce Clause Challenges to Landfill Statutes and Regulations: An Overview<div class="ExternalClass59E8C0D398F74E00AE232C61A354A30F"><p>​<em>Commerce Clause Challenges to Landfill Statutes and Regulations: An Overview</em> (part of course materials for ABA’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources fall meeting, October, 1999).</p></div>1089Publication
              Environmental Disclosure Obligations in Residential Real Estate TransactionsEnvironmental Disclosure Obligations in Residential Real Estate Transactions<div class="ExternalClass0AC92B13B80B45AEB339A914890A9C09"><p>​<em>Environmental Disclosure Obligations in Residential Real Estate Transactions</em> (part of course materials for ABA Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law 1998 annual meeting).</p></div>1088Publication
              American Bar Association, Natural Resources, Energy & Environmental Law, Year in Review, Water Quality and WetlandsAmerican Bar Association, Natural Resources, Energy & Environmental Law, Year in Review, Water Quality and Wetlands<div class="ExternalClass84707E77CF1C407EB032D791B9EDDBC8"><p>​Contributing author, <em>American Bar Association, Natural Resources, Energy & Environmental Law, Year in Review, Water Quality and Wetlands,</em> 1995 Annual Report and 1996 Annual Report.</p></div>1087Publication
              Maintaining Confidentiality of Environmental Audits: Legal ProtectionsMaintaining Confidentiality of Environmental Audits: Legal Protections<div class="ExternalClass7DBF3D4A4F0B4C87AA8D23DE39F3C3DA"><p>​<em>Maintaining Confidentiality of Environmental Audits: Legal Protections</em>, 29 Journal of Health and Hospital Law (Jan./Feb. 1996).</p></div>1086Publication
              The Illinois Site Remediation Program: Turning Brownfields GreenThe Illinois Site Remediation Program: Turning Brownfields Green<div class="ExternalClass3478BF232067445B99B61B40D22DA8A8"><p>​Co-author, <em>The Illinois Site Remediation Program: Turning Brownfields Green</em>, Chicago Bar Association Record.</p></div>1085Publication
              U.S. EPA’s Year 2000 Enforcement Policy: Is Your Environmental Control Equipment Ready to Face the New Millennium?U.S. EPA’s Year 2000 Enforcement Policy: Is Your Environmental Control Equipment Ready to Face the New Millennium?<div class="ExternalClass41F39D40F3414F13B6BF85DBD080B9C8"><p>​Co-author, <em>U.S. EPA’s Year 2000 Enforcement Policy: Is Your Environmental Control Equipment Ready to Face the New Millennium?</em>, Gravure Mag.</p></div>1084Publication
              EPA Regulation of BiotechnologyEPA Regulation of Biotechnology<div class="ExternalClassD68665F3E31F41EFB1A72F3152881466"><p>​<em>EPA Regulation of Biotechnology</em>, Wash. Bus. J., June 7, 2002 (supplement).</p></div>1083Publication
              The Federal Wetlands Program: A Regulatory Program Run AmuckThe Federal Wetlands Program: A Regulatory Program Run Amuck<div class="ExternalClassA1BB3DEC00CE4E9DA84CD46DD028CCCF"><p>​Co-author, <em>The Federal Wetlands Program: A Regulatory Program Run Amuck</em>, 34 BNA Envtl. Rep., April 25, 2003, at 966. </p></div>1082Publication
              After Tennessee Valley Authority v. Whitman: Should Courts Be More Receptive to Preenforcement Review of EPA Administrative Orders?After Tennessee Valley Authority v. Whitman: Should Courts Be More Receptive to Preenforcement Review of EPA Administrative Orders?<div class="ExternalClass182CAB6863DD43028D9D49011BEE7260"><p>​<em>After Tennessee Valley Authority v. Whitman: Should Courts Be More Receptive to Preenforcement Review of EPA Administrative Orders?</em>, Envtl. L. Rep. (Environmental Law Institute September 2005).</p></div>1081Publication
              Rapanos v. United States: Significant Nexus or Significant Confusion? The Failure of the Supreme Court to Clearly Define the Scope of Federal Wetland JurisdictionRapanos v. United States: Significant Nexus or Significant Confusion? The Failure of the Supreme Court to Clearly Define the Scope of Federal Wetland Jurisdiction<div class="ExternalClass248D70A149674EB096E3E13E055E9660"><p>​"Rapanos v. United States: Significant Nexus or Significant Confusion? The Failure of the Supreme Court to Clearly Define the Scope of Federal Wetland Jurisdiction," in <em>The Supreme Court and the Clean Water Act: Five Essays</em>, 4 VERMONT JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (2006).</p></div>1080Publication
              The Rehnquist Court and the Pollution Control Cases: Anti-Environmental and Pro-Business?The Rehnquist Court and the Pollution Control Cases: Anti-Environmental and Pro-Business?<div class="ExternalClassD1090F3C1A044C528E9E209CB84FA436"><p>​<em>The Rehnquist Court and the Pollution Control Cases: Anti-Environmental and Pro-Business?</em> University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law (Fall 2007).</p></div>1079Publication
              The Sunnyside of Climate ChangeThe Sunnyside of Climate Change<div class="ExternalClass763A153BBC594A65B9EB2186B4C6439D"><p>​<em>The Sunnyside of Climate Change</em> (book review of B. Lomborg, <em>Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming</em>), 9 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 629 (2008).</p></div>1078Publication
              Environmental Liabilities and the Federal Securities Laws: A Proposal for Improved Disclosure of Climate Change-Related LiabilitiesEnvironmental Liabilities and the Federal Securities Laws: A Proposal for Improved Disclosure of Climate Change-Related Liabilities<div class="ExternalClass881CEF741AE74FFF95B159A9F1954CFA"><p>​<em>Environmental Liabilities and the Federal Securities Laws: A Proposal for Improved Disclosure of Climate Change-Related Liabilities</em>, 39 Envtl. L. 647 (2009).</p></div>1077Publication
              The 2008-2009 Term and the Clean Water Act: Justice Kennedy Where Art Thou?The 2008-2009 Term and the Clean Water Act: Justice Kennedy Where Art Thou?<div class="ExternalClass84C32D1AA31F48ADB07B11826C2EF6DD"><p>​<em>The 2008-2009 Term and the Clean Water Act: Justice Kennedy Where Art Thou?</em> 44 New England Law Review 293 (symposium book on the Supreme Court's 2008 Term environmental cases) (2010).</p></div>1076Publication
              Bush v. Obama: The Fight for the Soul of Science in Environmental PolicymakingBush v. Obama: The Fight for the Soul of Science in Environmental Policymaking<div class="ExternalClass86A07B68D3EE4BC682378E96783C104B"><p>​<em>Bush v. Obama: The Fight for the Soul of Science in Environmental Policymaking</em>, 1 Seattle University Envtl. L. J. 6 (symposium book covering environmental law and the first year of the Obama administration) (2010).</p></div>1074Publication
              (Un)restoring the Chemical, Physical, and Biological Integrity of Our Nation's Waters: The Emerging Clean Water Act Jurisprudence of the Roberts Court(Un)restoring the Chemical, Physical, and Biological Integrity of Our Nation's Waters: The Emerging Clean Water Act Jurisprudence of the Roberts Court<div class="ExternalClass0FF8DD79B4CD4FD4B70FD380BF6741D1"><p>​<em>(Un)restoring the Chemical, Physical, and Biological Integrity of Our Nation's Waters: The Emerging Clean Water Act Jurisprudence of the Roberts Court, 28 </em>Virginia Envtl. L. J., 411 (2010).</p></div>1073Publication
              Five Thousand Feet and Below: The Failure to Adequately Regulate Deepwater Oil Production TechnologyFive Thousand Feet and Below: The Failure to Adequately Regulate Deepwater Oil Production Technology<div class="ExternalClass0D29A5C86B5A44008E81A9F34226B002"><p>​<em>Five Thousand Feet and Below: The Failure to Adequately Regulate Deepwater Oil Production Technology,</em> 38 Boston College Envtl. Affairs L. Rev. 341 (2011).</p></div>http://lawdigitalcommons.bc.edu/ealr/vol38/iss2/7/1072Publication
              The Intersection of Tort and Environmental Law: Where the Twains Should Meet and DepartThe Intersection of Tort and Environmental Law: Where the Twains Should Meet and Depart<div class="ExternalClass308A394BA77648BA94BCA4CABAE0CC41"><p>​<em>The Intersection of Tort and Environmental Law: Where the Twains Should Meet and Depart, </em>80 Fordham Law Review 737 (2011) (co-authored with Victor E. Schwartz and Christopher<br>E. Appel).</p></div>1071Publication
              The BP Deepwater Horizon: A Cautionary Tale for CCS, Hydrofracking, Geoengineering and Other Emerging Technologies with Environmental and Human Health RisksThe BP Deepwater Horizon: A Cautionary Tale for CCS, Hydrofracking, Geoengineering and Other Emerging Technologies with Environmental and Human Health Risks<div class="ExternalClass8AF647D105AB4D218AD6E94C16354049"><p>​<em>The BP Deepwater Horizon: A Cautionary Tale for CCS, Hydrofracking, Geoengineering and Other Emerging Technologies with Environmental and Human Health Risks,</em> 36 William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review, Vol. 31 (2011).</p></div>1070Publication

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              Training the Teachers Advanced CourseTraining the Teachers Advanced Course<div class="ExternalClass3B1C7524557A4ACA9FADE7337ACF49A5"><p>​Training the Teachers Advanced Course, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, February - March 2011.</p></div>1053Presentation
              Five Thousand Feet and Below: The Failure to Adequately Regulate Deepwater Oil Production TechnologyFive Thousand Feet and Below: The Failure to Adequately Regulate Deepwater Oil Production Technology<div class="ExternalClass0F477BD550F2446C9F853060D8C03F30"><p>​"Five Thousand Feet and Below: The Failure to Adequately Regulate Deepwater Oil Production Technology," Looking Beyond the Deepwater Horizon: The Future of Offshore Drilling, William & Mary School of Law, January 2011.</p></div>http://lawdigitalcommons.bc.edu/ealr/vol38/iss2/7/1054Presentation
              Five Thousand Feet and Below: The Failure to Adequately Regulate Deepwater Oil Production TechnologyFive Thousand Feet and Below: The Failure to Adequately Regulate Deepwater Oil Production Technology<div class="ExternalClass2C30C2F2397B491D8637D7ED1ACF03B7"><p>​"Five Thousand Feet and Below: The Failure to Adequately Deepwater Oil Production Technology," Learning from Disaster: Lessons from the Gulf of Mexico, Boston College Law School, November 2010.</p></div>http://lawdigitalcommons.bc.edu/ealr/vol38/iss2/7/1055Presentation
              Environmental Lawsuits & Corporate Social Responsibility: The Role of Litigation in Promoting Good Environmental Practice Climate Change Litigation and Corporate Social ResponsibilityEnvironmental Lawsuits & Corporate Social Responsibility: The Role of Litigation in Promoting Good Environmental Practice Climate Change Litigation and Corporate Social Responsibility<div class="ExternalClass469FD408FE9B400EA974DE5BAC00E0A3"><p>​"Environmental Lawsuits & Corporate Social Responsibility: The Role of Litigation in Promoting Good Environmental Practice Climate Change Litigation and Corporate Social Responsibility," Fordham University Law School, New York, NY, March 2010. </p></div>1056Presentation
              Careers in Environmental LawCareers in Environmental Law<div class="ExternalClassD72407E4A82F4702B1BBD85DB0BBDE01"><p>​Panelist, "Careers in Environmental Law" panel, Law School Success panel, National Black Pre-Law Conference, University of Houston, Houston, TX, October 2, 2009.</p></div>1057Presentation
              The Path Towards TenureThe Path Towards Tenure<div class="ExternalClassB83B8061C8EF442492657678E9A2BA07"><p>​Panelist, "The Path Towards Tenure," Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference<br>Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA, September 3, 2008.</p></div>1058Presentation
              Nuts and Bolts of CERCLA LiabilityNuts and Bolts of CERCLA Liability<div class="ExternalClassEAD37E8F06954152B9B355EFEE1DBEC2"><p>​"Nuts and Bolts of CERCLA Liability" (part of Brownfields Redevelopment CLE Program),<br>Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT, June 2008.</p></div>1059Presentation
              The Clean Water Act: A Framework for Exploring Environmental Enforcement in the United StatesThe Clean Water Act: A Framework for Exploring Environmental Enforcement in the United States<div class="ExternalClass4E87125A06C6436397E011B2180C833F"><p>​"The Clean Water Act: A Framework for Exploring Environmental Enforcement in the United States," Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, June 5, 2008.</p></div>1060Presentation
              RCRA, CERCLA, and Parallels with the Circular Economy LawRCRA, CERCLA, and Parallels with the Circular Economy Law<div class="ExternalClass7A163A93DD8B49D3A2ED8D3E304E51EF"><p>​"RCRA, CERCLA, and Parallels with the Circular Economy Law," Conference: "Energy Efficiency and the Circular Economy," Sun Yat-sen University School of Law, Guangzhou, China, May 11–12, 2007.</p></div>1061Presentation
              The Mid-term Elections and the EnvironmentThe Mid-term Elections and the Environment<div class="ExternalClass7F9995F51B1E497B883A9B66BA7C8573"><p>​Panelist, "The Mid-term Elections and the Environment," Annual Conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists, Burlington, VT, October 25–29, 2006.</p></div>1062Presentation
              Role of the State in Regulating Land Use PlanningRole of the State in Regulating Land Use Planning<div class="ExternalClassE94FCF47FF514793A78161EE7368733B"><p>​Panelist, “Role of the State in Regulating Land Use Planning,” Land Use Institute Conference: “Vermont By Design: Next Steps,” Vermont Law School, February 14, 2006.</p></div>1063Presentation
              Environmental Perspectives on Homeland SecurityEnvironmental Perspectives on Homeland Security<div class="ExternalClassDFA11384FE9146E8AE6B543A0392D247"><p>​Panelist, "Environmental Perspectives on Homeland Security," Illinois Environmental Law Conference, Chicago, IL, 2003.</p></div>1064Presentation
              Commerce Clause Issues Associated with Landfill SitingCommerce Clause Issues Associated with Landfill Siting<div class="ExternalClass6D91A2376B99403F91774721C32A02A3"><p>​Panelist, "Commerce Clause Issues Associated with Landfill Siting," ABA's Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Meeting, San Diego, CA, 1999.</p></div>1065Presentation
              Analysis of Proposed Revisions to the Illinois Facility Planning Area ProcessAnalysis of Proposed Revisions to the Illinois Facility Planning Area Process<div class="ExternalClassC80566B480E049BBB96B5A588EB4F3EF"><p>​"Analysis of Proposed Revisions to the Illinois Facility Planning Area Process," Government Affairs in Water Pollution Control, Naperville, IL, 1999.</p></div>1066Presentation
              Environmental Due DiligenceEnvironmental Due Diligence<div class="ExternalClass716038070F6A4497AFA7A8766C061F9F"><p>​Lecturer and Faculty Member, "Environmental Due Diligence," Annual Comprehensive Corporate Due Diligence, Practicing Law Institute, Chicago, 1997–98.</p></div>1067Presentation
              Environmental Disclosure Obligations in Residential Real Estate TransactionsEnvironmental Disclosure Obligations in Residential Real Estate Transactions<div class="ExternalClassF4973AF358B049B7B72D678FF4E79FE4"><p>​Panelist, "Environmental Disclosure Obligations in Residential Real Estate Transactions," ABA's Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Annual Meeting, American Bar Association, San Antonio, TX, 1998.</p></div>1068Presentation
              CLE Seminar Urban Brownfield Redevelopment Case Studies and StrategiesCLE Seminar Urban Brownfield Redevelopment Case Studies and Strategies<div class="ExternalClass6664B0036B904F7B86A110263C697230"><p>​Panelist, "CLE Seminar Urban Brownfield Redevelopment Case Studies and Strategies," Chicago Bar Association, 1993.</p></div>1069Presentation

              Awards & Accomplishments

              Awards & Accomplishments

               

               

              Vermont Law School Student Bar Association Faculty Service AwardVermont Law School Student Bar Association Faculty Service Award<div class="ExternalClass92DC95D906454E3AA7740F8A53DDFFCB"><p>​2009-2010 Vermont Law School Student Bar Association Faculty Service Award</p></div>1090Award, Honor or Grant

               

               

               

               

              Partner, Environmental Law Group, Gardner Carton and Douglas LLPPartner, Environmental Law Group, Gardner Carton and Douglas LLP<div class="ExternalClass2437784B681646B1B81FB51CF39206E2"><p>​Partner, Environmental Law Group, Gardner Carton and Douglas LLP, Chicago, IL, 1998–2005; Associate, 1989–98.</p></div>1100Affiliation
              Teaching at VLSTeaching at VLS<div class="ExternalClass87F867F0BA474054BC8633A152794E3B"><p>​Joined the VLS faculty, August 2005.</p></div>1091Affiliation