2015 J.B. Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium

Advanced Monitoring, Remote Sensing, and Data Gathering, Analysis and Disclosure in Compliance and Enforcement

The 2015 Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium covered the topics of Advanced Monitoring, Remote Sensing, and Data Gathering, Analysis and Disclosure in Compliance and Enforcement.


Thursday, March 26

9 am-12:30 pm: Panel One | The State of the Art of Technology


  • Jay Benforado, Deputy Chief Innovation Office, U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development


  • Jim Bonner, Clarkson University, Chief Research Officer, Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries
  • Tim Dye, Sonoma Technologies
  • Steve Hamburg, Chief Scientist, EDF
  • Peter Preuss, Chief Innovation Officer, EPA Office of Research and Development
  • Beth Stauffer, University of Louisiana - Lafayette, former Fellow at EPA ORD)
  • Mark Trekell, Director, IBM
  • Sara Wylie, Northeastern University and Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science

12:30-1:45 pm: Speaker Gary Marchant, Regents Professor of Law, Arizona State Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

1:45-2 pm: Presentation of the Jamie Grodsky Prize for Environmental Scholarship

2-4 pm: Panel Two | Advanced Monitoring


  • David Hindin, Senior Policy Director for Innovation and Next Generation Compliance, U.S. EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance


  • Lee Breckenridge, Northeastern University School of Law
  • Keith Cartnick, Director of Water Quality Compliance, United Water
  • David Grinlinton, University of Auckland Faculty of Law
  • Cameron Holley, University of NSW
  • Matthew Klein, Adjunct Professor, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law 
  • Darren Sinclair, The Australian National University 
  • Anastasia Telesetsky, University of Idaho College of Law

4:15-5:30 pm: Panel Three | Citizen Monitoring


  • Lee Paddock, The George Washington University Law School


  • Anne Havemann, Center for Progressive Reform
  • Margaret Parish, Hogan & Lovells
  • Irma Russell, University of Montana

5:30 pm: Preview of RSM Erasmus University Program by Professor Martin de Bree

Friday, March 27

8:30-10:30 am: Panel Four | Information Gathering, Analysis, and Disclosure


  • Ken Markowitz, Managing Director, International Network of Environmental Compliance and Enforcement


  • Julien Betaille, Toulouse 1 University Capitole
  • Han de Haas, Policy Advisor on Enforcement, Province of Brabant
  • Cameron Holley, University of New South Wales Law School
  • Ronan Kennedy, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Darren Sinclair, University of New South Wales Law School

10:45 am-12:15 pm: Panel Five | State Perspectives


  • Thomas Burack, Commissioner, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services


  • Katie Koelfgen, Manager, Land and Air Compliance, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Mohsen Nazemi, Deputy Executive Office, Office of Engineering and Compliance, South Coast Air Quality Management District
  • Victoria Phillips, Director, Enterprise Information Office, Mass DEP

12:15-1:30 pm: Lunch with Speaker Cynthia Giles, Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Monitoring

1:30-3:30 pm: Panel Six | Policy Perspectives


  • Steve Hellem, Corporate Environmental Enforcement Council


  • Steven Cook, LyondellBasell
  • John Dombrowski, Director, Enforcement Targeting and Data Division, EPA
  • Robert Glicksman, The George Washington University Law School
  • Tracy Hester, University of Houston Law Center
  • David Hindin, EPA
  • David Markell, Florida State University College of Law
  • Glenn Sanford, Sam Houston State University
  • Jon Silberman, EPA

Sponsored By:

  • Environmental Law Institute
  • Environmental Council of the States
  • The George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law
  • The George Washington Environmental Law Association
  • RSM Eramus University Rotterdam
  • International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement

In cooperation with the United States Environmental Protection Agency.