Winston & Strawn environmental partner May Wall, based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, served as a speaker during the 17th Fall Summit of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law held September 23-26, 2009 in Baltimore.
Ms. Wall participated on a panel discussion titled "Hot Topics in Environmental Disclosure: Climate Risk Disclosure Obligations and Developments" that examined new accounting, loss contingency, and international financial reporting standards that companies will be required to provide as environmental disclosure increasingly becomes a hot-button issue. The panel also explored an expected climate change disclosure standard currently being discussed by the Obama Administration that is likely to foster additional environmental regulatory initiatives.
View Ms. Wall's article on Hot Topics in Environmental Disclosure
Joining Ms. Wall on this panel were John Fillo, an independent business advisor; Leslie Lowe, Director of Energy Environment Programs from the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility; and C. Gregory Rogers of Guida, Slavich & Flores. The panel was moderated by Gayle Koch, Principal from The Brattle Group.