The Basics of the Endangered Species Act and its Evolution
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Please join WGR, the D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Community, and Environmental Law Institute for a brown bag lunch panel to learn about the basics of the Endangered Species Act, how it has evolved over time, latest updates and various applications to industry and conservationists.

When: Friday, October 18, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Hunton Andrews Kurth
2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20037
United States
Contact: WGR Office

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Event Description

Have you ever wondered how animals get listed on the list of endangered or threatened species? Do you know what it means to be listed? Have you been hearing about various species in the news and don’t know what the Endangered Species Act is? If so, plan to attend this brown bag lunch panel where you’ll learn the nuts and bolts of the ESA, how it has changed since it was first enacted, the latest developments in the regulatory arena, and some practical applications to industry and conservationists alike.

Bring your lunch (we’ll provide the drinks and dessert) and join us!

Can’t attend in person, or want to participate remotely? We will have a webinar option as well! 

Moderator: Erik C. Baptist, Partner, Wiley Rein (Former Deputy Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Member of White House Endangered Species Interagency Working Group)


  • Kerry McGrath, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth
  • Peg Romanik, Associate Solicitor, Division of Parks and Wildlife Office of the Solicitor U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Janelle Lemen, Regulatory Director of Environmental Policy, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association 

Please bring a brown bag lunch. Dessert and beverages will be provided.

This is event is off the record and not for press purposes.

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