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20th Annual

Endangered Species Act

January 24 & 25, 2013 -- Seattle, WA








Endangered Species Act


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Downloadable content must be viewed by January 24, 2014.

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Our 20th Annual Endangered Species Act conference is a two-day seminar in which ESA practitioners, agency officials and scientists provide the latest and most important information you’ll need for ESA compliance.

This conference will help attorneys, businesses and government staff to understand the complexities of the law. It will also provide practical insights and an opportunity to network with experts and colleagues.

Join our Program Co-Chairs, James M. Lynch of K&L Gates LLP and Patricia H. O’Brien of the Washington Attorney General’s Office, along with the outstanding faculty they have assembled.

Thank you to the Reception Sponsor K&L Gates LLP.

Reception Sponsor:

We have recently changed our On Demand program so attendees
can view across more platforms. Check the new system requirements.

Check the credits section for homestudy credits available for the On Demand.
This seminar must be downloaded and viewed before it expires on January 25, 2014.
For questions call 800-574-4852 or email to

Credits: See the credit section for full information
WA MCLE - 11.25 Hours of Self-Study Credit, including 1.0 Ethics
OR CLE - 10.5 General & 1.0 Ethics Credits
ID CLE - 11.5 General Credits including 1.0 Ethics Credits
CA CLE - 10.5 General & 1.0 Ethics Credits
AK CLE - May Claim

Who Should Attend:
Attorneys/Legal Staff
Government Regulators
Consultants and Engineers
Developers and Land Owners
Tribal Officials
Environmental Representatives
Those Involved in the Complex Procedures Governing the Endangered Species Act


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Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013
8:30Optional Session: Introduction to the Endangered Species Act
K&L Gates LLP
9:00Welcome and Overview – Day One
K&L Gates LLP
Washington Attorney General’s Office
9:10Federal Litigation Update
Hot Topics in ESA Litigation
Washington Attorney General’s Office
10:00Water Quality Trading and the ESA
The Role of Water Quality Trading in Clean Water Act Compliance and Potential Benefits to ESA Species Conservation
Senior Policy Director/General Counsel
The Freshwater Trust
10:45Section 4: Marine Mammals, Birds, and Bats, Oh My!
Listing and Significant Portion of Species Range; Critical Habitat
Center for Biological Diversity
Asst. Regional Admin.
NOAA Fisheries
ESA Listing Chief
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
12:00Lunch (on your own)
1:15Climate Change and ESA – Views from Puget Sound
• State of the Science: Climate Change and Ocean Acidification Scenarios on Global, National and Regional Scales
Climate Impacts Group,
University of Washington
• Recent Studies of Species Vulnerability and Adaptation
Climate Change Scientist
Endangered Species Program,
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service;
Washington, DC
• Ocean Acidification and Environmental Impacts of Climate Change
NOAA Office of General Counsel (retired)
• Climate Change – State Law Issues
Deputy Solicitor General
Washington Attorney General’s Office
3:15ESA Sections 9, 10 and Species Conservation – A Panel Discussion
ESA Section 9 Liability; ESA Section 10 Incidental “Take” Permits; “Take” Avoidance
Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal
K&L Gates LLP
Washington Attorney General’s Office
4:45Reception ~ Sponsored by
Friday, Jan. 25, 2013
9:00Welcome and Overview – Day Two
K&L Gates LLP
Washington Attorney General’s Office
9:10Special Presentation: Federal Initiatives and Major Challenges
West Coast Regional Adm.
NOAA Fisheries
9:40ESA News
• ESA Updates from the Private Property Perspective
K&L Gates LLP
• News from Washington, DC: Updates from Congress and the Administration from the
  Election Year and What’s Next
Vice President, Wildlife Conservation
National Wildlife Federation (former)
Washington, DC
10:45Science and Species Conservation
11:15ESA in Indian Country: The Latest Issues
Treaty Rights at Risk Initiative; Elwha River Hatchery Issues; Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act Claims
K&L Gates LLP
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
12:00Lunch (on your own)
1:15Energy and the ESA: Challenges and Solutions – A Panel Discussion
Evolving Scientific, Policy, and Legal Issues Regarding the Impacts of Projects on Sensitive Species: ESA, MBTA, BGEPA, NEPA
Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal
Washington, DC
General Counsel Office,
Snohomish County PUD
K&L Gates LLP
3:00Ethics for Government Attorneys and Those Who Sue Them
Rules of the Road for Engaging Clients and Policy Makers
K&L Gates LLP


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James M. Lynch, Program Co-Chair, is a partner at K&L Gates LLP where his practice focuses on regulatory compliance and environmental law with an emphasis on the federal and state environmental laws and policies. He advises large corporations, industry associations, and public utilities on environmental compliance and permitting matters.

Patricia H. O’Brien, Program Co-Chair, is Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Washington Office of the Attorney General (AGO). In her current assignment as AGO Natural Resources Division Chief, she manages a division with 20 employees that represents the Department of Natural Resources, the Commissioner of Public Lands and the Forest Practices Board.

Amy R. Atwood is a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. She manages and carries out litigation for the Center’s Endangered Species Program, including efforts to gain protection for species under the Endangered Species Act.

Donna Darm is Asst. Regional Administrator for the Protected Resources Division of the NW Region of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service. She oversees the region’s Marine Mammal Protection Act program and regulatory actions under the ESA.

William S. Eubanks II is a partner at the public interest environmental law firm Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal. He represents conservation nonprofits.

Bart J. Freedman is a Partner at K&L Gates LLP. His practice encompasses Native American Law, as well as a broad range of environmental and business litigation in federal and state courts, and alternative dispute resolution.

Joseph A. Furia is the Senior Policy Director & General Counsel for The Freshwater Trust, a not-for-profit that restores rivers and streams throughout Oregon.

Eric R. Glitzenstein is a partner with Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal, a Washington, DC-based public interest law firm representing clients in federal and state court litigation on a wide range of public interest issues.

Nancy F. Green is the Climate Change Scientist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Endangered Species Program in Washington, DC, and is a member of the Service’s National Climate Team.

Jeffrey R. Kallstrom is Associate General Counsel for Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County, Washington. He serves as legal counsel for many of the District’s energy generation projects.

Thomas E. Kelly is a litigation partner at K&L Gates LLP. He has represented clients in a broad range of complex litigation matters. He is a frequent speaker on conflict issues and legal ethics.

John F. Kostyack is the former Vice President of Wildlife Conservation for the National Wildlife Federation, where he led NWF’s wildlife and habitat programs. He is a longtime leader on Endangered Species Act policy.

Douglas M. Krofta is Chief of the Endangered Species Listing Program for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He has written and reviewed listing and critical habitat determinations under the ESA for several hundred species.

James H. Lecky is currently a senior consultant for Cardno ENTRIX & recently retired after 36 years with NMFS.

Melanie J. Rowland retired in 2011 from the NOAA Office of General Counsel, where she served for 15 years.

Amy K. Snover, PhD is a research scientist and Co-Director for the Climate Impacts Group and Center for Science in the Earth System at the University of Washington.

Alan C. Stay currently serves as a member of the Office of the Tribal Attorney of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe. He works primarily on hunting and fishing, natural resources, housing and education matters.

William W. Stelle, Jr. the Regional Administrator of the West Coast Region for NOAA Fisheries, effective October 1st, 2013. Prior to the establishment of the new region, he was the Regional Administrator for NOAA’s Northwest Region, and the Acting Southwest Regional Administrator.

Laura J. Watson is a Deputy Solicitor General with the Washington Attorney General’s Office where she focuses on appellate practice in state and federal courts.

Neil L. Wise is a Senior Counsel with the Fish, Wildlife & Parks Division of the Washington Attorney General’s Office. He worked for nine years with the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.


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This seminar is approved for the following credits

This course has been approved for 11.25 hours of Washington MCLE credit, including 1.0 hours of ethics credit by the Washington State Bar. (Live Credits for Attending & Webcast) Self-Study credit may be available.

This course has been approved for 11.25 hours of Washington MCLE self-study credit, including 1.0 ethics credits by the Washington State Bar.

This course has been approved by the Oregon State Bar for 10.5 General and 1.0 Ethics CLE credits. - The Seminar Group is an Accredited Sponsor.

This course is approved by the Idaho State Bar for 11.5 general CLE credits including 1.0 ethics.

The Seminar Group is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider; therefore, this course is approved for 10.5 general CLE credits and 1.0 ethics.

Alaska Bar Association members may claim CLE credit for this course.

This course is approved with the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama for a maximum of 11.6 hours credit, including 1.0 hours of ethics.

Other Professions - Signed In

If this seminar has not been approved for the credits you require, let us know and we will look into it for you.

Information on Continuing Education Credits


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Attorney* $795.00
2 or more* $745.00
Government / Non-Profit* $695.00
New Associate* $560.00
Other Professionals* $560.00
Student* $497.00
Day One* $552.00
Day Two* $468.00
All Sessions $168.00
All Sessions $615.00
All Sessions $615.00
All Sessions $100.00
All Sessions $397.00
On Demand Session 1 $19.00
On Demand Session 2 $32.00
On Demand Session 3 $19.00
On Demand Session 4 $48.00
On Demand Session 5 $68.00
On Demand Session 6 $29.00
On Demand Session 7 $19.00
On Demand Session 8 $32.00
On Demand Session 9 $19.00
On Demand Session 10 $29.00
On Demand Session 11 $58.00
On Demand Session 12 $39.00
Attorney $795.00
2 or more $745.00
Government / Non-Profit $695.00
New Associate $560.00
Other Professionals $560.00
Student $497.00
Day One $552.00
Day Two $468.00

* Indicates that the rate is available for attending in person and Live Webcast

Fee Description

Cancellation Policy

We will refund your tuition less a $50 cancellation charge if we receive your cancellation by 1/18/2013.


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This seminar is being held at:
Red Lion Hotel on 5th
1415 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-971-8000
Please call the hotel for directions/questions.
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