Mark LathamPanel: Environmental Justice: Triumph, Tragedy, and the Road Ahead
Date & Time: Friday, April 3rd, 2009 from 2:30-4pm
Mark Latham joined the faculty of Vermont Law School in 2005. Professor Latham’s areas of expertise include CERCLA, environmental issues in corporate transactions and commercial real estate, and brownfields redevelopment. Professor Latham teaches courses in Corporations, Environmental Law, Environmental Issues in Business Transactions, and Torts.
Professor Latham earned his BSN degree from Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, in 1979 and his JD from University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1989. He was formerly partner and chair of the Environmental Practice Group of the Chicago and Washington, District of Columbia, law firm of Gardner, Carton, and Douglas. He represented as defense counsel businesses, municipalities, and individuals in state and federal, civil and administrative enforcement actions under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, CERCLA (Superfund), RCRA (hazardous waste handling), and EPCRA (protection of public health, safety, and the environment from chemical hazards), and has counseled regarding regulatory compliance under all major environmental statutes, particularly in the water, solid and hazardous waste, and spill/release reporting areas. He has evaluated environmental liabilities, drafted and negotiated environmental contractual provisions, and has advised in the remediation of contaminated properties. Professor Latham’s numerous professional and community activities include serving on the Board of Trustees of the Vermont Institute of Natural Science; an appointment to the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness; Chair of the Visiting Committee of the Northern Illinois University College of Law; and Commissioner of the Mettawa (Illinois) Planning Commission.