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Environmental Law Section Annual Summer Seminar

CLE Hours: 8 including 8 General, 1 Ethics, 0 Professionalism, 0 Trial Practice

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The Classic Center - Athens, Georgia

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Speakers, session times and credit hours are subject to change

JUNE 22  
  Program Chair: Brooke Dickerson, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, Atlanta, GA
  Brooke Dickerson
  Richard Glaze, Moderator, Barnes & Thornburg, Atlanta, GA
  Max Zygmont, KMCL Law, Atlanta, GA
  Marjorie Hall, Partner, NewFields, Atlanta, GA
  Sharon Douglas, Environmental Practice Leader, CERM (Corporate Environmental Risk Management, LLC), Atlanta, GA
  Leslie Hubble, Director, Office of Environmental Health & Safety, MARTA, Atlanta, GA
  Margaret Campbell, Assistant General Counsel, Environmental Compliance & Sustainability DELTA Airlines, Atlanta, GA
10:25 BREAK 
  Richard Dunn, Director, Georgia Environmental Protection Division , Atlanta, GA
  Nic Howell, Moderator, King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta, GA
  Amy Potter, Program Manager, Risk Assessment Program, Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Atlanta, GA
  Timmerly Bullman, Principal, Engineer/Director, Montrose Environmental, Atlanta, GA
  Adam Sowatzka, King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta, GA
12:40 RECESS
12:45 OPTIONAL Boxed Lunch
2:00 OPTIONAL UGA Football Athletic Tour
5:00 OPTIONAL RSVP for Cocktail Reception
7:30 OPTIONAL RSVP for Networking Dinners


JUNE 23  
  Nic Howell, King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta, GA
  Scott Laseter; Moderator , KMCL Law, Atlanta, GA
  Andrea Rimer, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, Atlanta, GA
  Jeanette Hamm, P.E., Senior Engineer, Contour Engineering, LLC, Atlanta, GA
  Paul Cramer, President/CEO, The Classic Center, Athens, GA
  Douglas Henderson, King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta, GA
10:25 BREAK
  Laura Benz, Benz Law Group, LLC, Newnan, GA
  Laurie Hawks, President, Hawks Environmental, LLC, Monroe, GA
  Paul Schwartz, Associate Regional Counsel, US EPA Region 4, Atlanta, GA
11:40 ETHICS
  Paula Frederick, General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
  Brooke Dickerson
  Nic Howell



Ms. Andrea Lee Rimer's Profile

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Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

Andrea Rimer is a Partner in the Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Group at Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP in Atlanta.  For more than 25 years, Andrea has represented buyers, sellers and lenders in the purchase and sale of real property and corporate assets across the U.S., with a particular focus on state and federal brownfield and voluntary remediation programs; hazardous site investigation and cleanup; underground storage tank regulation; and hazardous waste management. 

Andrea graduated with highest honors from the University of Georgia in 1993, and with honors from Harvard Law School in 1996. She is a past president (2007) of the Georgia Bar Environmental Law Section, a 2014 graduate of the Institute of Georgia Environmental Leadership, and currently serves as the Vice President and Treasurer of the Georgia Brownfield Association and is the Executive Editor of the flagship publication of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, the Natural Resources & Environment magazine.

Mr. Paul Schwartz's Profile

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US Environmental Protection Agency Region 4


Paul Schwartz, Associate Regional Counsel in the Water Law Office at EPA Region 4, is currently the Senior Attorney for NPDES Counseling and Enforcement.  He has been an attorney with EPA since 1991, previously serving as Senior Wetlands Attorney and in the CERCLA and Air legal offices.  He also took one year off from EPA in 1994-95 to tour with his rock band.  Mr. Schwartz attended the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was a member of the Editorial Board of the Law Review and graduated in 1987.  Prior to his employment at EPA, Mr. Schwartz clerked for one year for U.S. District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield, in the Southern District of Georgia, and worked for 2 years as an Associate at the law firm Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue. 

Marjorie Hall's Profile

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Marjorie Hall is a researcher and historian at NewFields, an Atlanta-based environmental engineering consulting firm. She has twenty years of experience doing scientific, technical, and historical research related to complex environmental issues and legacy waste disposal sites. She does in-depth online and on-site investigations of industrial history, historical standard practice, federal and state regulatory history, and social and demographic impacts. For the last ten years, Hall has assisted clients with Environmental Justice analysis, utilizing a variety of approaches closely tailored to unique site conditions and evolving guidance. She has a M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University Illinois and an M.S. in the History and Sociology of Science and Technology from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Sharon Douglas's Profile

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Corporate Environmental Risk Management


Sharon Douglas, CM, LEED Green Associate has 28 years of experience in providing professional environmental services to the transportation sector including the aerospace, aviation, and mass transit industries.  In 1994, Ms. Douglas began her career as an environmental engineering consultant for the Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA) in Huntsville, Alabama. Ms. Douglas served as the Environmental Manager for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport from 2007 through 2017 and was responsible for the creation and development of the airport’s Sustainability Department.  Since joining CERM in 2018, Ms. Douglas leads many of the CERM transportation projects as the technical expert in environmental planning to address proposed action impacts, compliance and corrective action, natural resource conservation, and  sustainable development initiatives. Ms. Douglas is a native of Montgomery, Alabama and graduated from Auburn University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.

Leslie Hubble's Profile

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Ms. Hubble is the Director of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). She manages the Environmental Compliance & Remediation, Environmental Management Systems, Public Health, Industrial Hygiene, General Safety, and Construction Safety programs for the Authority.

She has 21 years of experience in EHS program development, implementation, and management. Beyond her current responsibilities, Ms. Hubble also has experience in Biosafety, Laboratory Safety, and Radiation Safety. Prior to her time at MARTA, Ms. Hubble held positions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory University, and AECOM.

Ms. Hubble has presented at numerous conferences on topics such as Environmental Management, Sustainability, and Risk Assessment. She was a contributing author to the 3rd edition “Environmental Compliance Assistance Guide” which is a joint publication between the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA) and the Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA). She was also published in 2018 in Applied Biosafety: Journal of the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) International on “Chemical Use in Animal Models”.

Ms. Hubble earned her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health from the University of Georgia and her Master of Public Health from Emory University. She is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) and had completed the Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program (PTSCTP).

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Dunn was appointed Director of the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in 2016.  He has over 20 years’ experience in Georgia state government, having previous served in leadership positions at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD).  Prior to his career in public service, Dunn taught courses on politics and public policy at Dickinson College and College of Charleston.  

Dunn earned a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a master’s degree from the University of Georgia. 

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Amy Potter has worked for the GA EPD for over 30 years.  She is a graduate of Wesleyan College in Macon, GA and Georgia Tech in Atlanta.  She currently serves as the manager of the Risk Assessment Program in the Land Protection Branch of GA EPD.  The Risk Assessment Program is responsible for reviewing risk assessments submitted by the regulated community, calculating and verifying HSRA Risk Reduction Standards, providing expertise in statistics and laboratory analyses, and drafting guidance documents for the branch.  The program also assists the Air and Watershed Protection Branches with special projects as well as other state agencies upon request, and oversees the investigation and cleanup of NPL sites in GA.  Prior to managing the Risk Assessment Program, Amy was the unit coordinator of the Department of Defense Facilities Unit and an engineer in the Treatment/Storage Unit.  

Timmerly Bullman's Profile

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Montrose Environmental

Timmerly Bullman, P.E., Ph.D. – is a professional engineer in seven states and received her Ph.D. from Georgia Tech with a minor in public health from Emory University. She is a Principal at Montrose Environmental Solutions with 25 years of experience performing risk assessments, environmental investigations and remedial actions under CERCLA, RCRA, and state-led Brownfield and voluntary remediation programs.  As a project manager she provides strategic planning involving informed, risk-based solutions.  She analyzes the data through a combination of statistics, models (fate and transport, and risk), database management, and three-dimensional geo-spatial analysis.  Using a risk-based approach, two of her sites have successfully terminated their RCRA Part B permits with clean closure.  Timmerly leads the Montrose risk assessment practice and serves on the Georgia EPD Risk Assessment Guidance Technical Advisory Committee.

Paul Cramer's Profile

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Classic Center

Paul Cramer, President & CEO of The Classic Center, has led The Classic Center for nearly 28 years. Paul began his successful career in Rochester, New York, working his way up from a Banquet and Concessions Manager in 1986 to an Assistant Executive Director by 1994.

In 1995, Paul worked with The Classic Center Authority and the local community in Athens, Georgia, to oversee the development and construction of The Classic Center. To date, The Classic Center is a 350,000 square foot meeting and convention facility, with a 2,100+ seat performing arts theatre, 2,000 seat arena, 22,000 square foot outdoor covered pavilion, removable arena-size ice rink, and houses the Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau. Currently, The Center is under construction with The Classic Center Arena, which will have the capacity to hold 8,500 guests and is slated to open in early 2024.

Paul extended his reach into the community by developing and overseeing a successful workforce development program, which provides support and skills to those seeking a career in hospitality and includes the non-profit organization - Bread for Life. He also serves on the Athens Community Career Academy board and the foundation board of IAVM - International Association of Venue Managers. In addition, The Classic Center Cultural Foundation developed and overseen by Paul, provides hospitality education and performing and visual arts scholarships to the community. In 2018, Paul initiated a successful partnership between Piedmont College, The Classic Center, and the Cultural Foundation for the inception and launch of the Hospitality & Tourism Management degree program within the Harry W. Walker School of Business at Piedmont College. 

In 2015, Paul was recognized by Facilities and Destinations Magazine as an Elite Convention Center Executive. Under his leadership, The Classic Center has remained an award-winning facility. The most recent awards include the 2017 Facilities and Destinations Magazine Prime Site Award, the 2017 & 2018 Stella Award Most Outstanding Conference Center in the Southeast, and a 2019 Convention South Readers’ Choice Award for a Top Meeting Site, bringing this individual award designation to 9!


Thank You to Our Sponsors!








  • CERM
  • GEI Consultants, Inc.
  • Geosyntec
  • Nutter & Associates
  • Pond & Company
  • Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
  • WSP


  • Contour Engineering
  • Formation Environmental
  • GHD
  • Kemron Environmental Services, Inc.
  • Ramboll
  • Resource + Land Consultants
  • Terracon
  • United Consulting
  • Winter Environmental


Hilton Garden Inn

390 E. Washington Street, Athens, GA 30601

Group Code:


Hotel Indigo Athens

500 College Avenue, Athens, GA 30601

Call the hotel reservations directly at
and reference the ICLE Environmental Law Section block code: ELS

Request dates between 06/21/2023 to 06/23/2023

Room Cutoff Date: 05/22/2023


The Classic Center

300 E. Washington Street, Athens, Georgia 30601, United States
(706) 208-0900


Boxed Lunch Options on Thursday

During checkout, you will be presented with an optional selection of Boxed Lunches for an additional $30.


UGA Football Athletic Tour
Date/Time: Thu, Jun 22, 2023 - 02:00P to 04:00P (EDT)
Location: To be announced
(40 person limit)

Cocktail Reception - Sponsored by Nutter & Associates
Date/Time: Thu, Jun 22, 2023 - 05:00P to 07:00P (EDT)


Creature Comforts Brewing Company

271 W. Hancock Ave., Athens, GA 30601

Limited seating.

Located within a former tire shop-turned brewery in downtown Athens, Creature Comforts’ taproom showcases reclaimed materials and signage from the building’s early days. We exist to foster human connection and hope our beer and spaces will create those opportunities. With that in mind our Athens taproom provides plenty of communal seating including an expansive outdoor patio. We offer a wide selection of finely balanced craft beers on draft or available to-go from our year-round, seasonal, and limited release lineups.

Parking is not available at the brewery. Guests can park in the downtown parking decks located on W. Washington Street and College Avenue as well as in the metered street spots.

Brewery is in walking distance from the Classic Center.

Networking Dinner Options

There are group reservations for a limited number of people for dinner.

Upon checkout you will be presented with a selection from the following restaurants.

Each person will be responsible for individual payment.

Once group reservation is filled, you will be notified and added to the waitlist.

This information will be in your personal agenda, in your record of the purchase.

The National - 12 Spaces
Date/Time: Thu, Jun 22, 2023 - 07:30P to 09:30P (EDT)
Location: 232 W. Hancock Ave., Athens, GA 30601

Each person is responsible for meal.


The Expat - 10 Spaces
Date/Time: Thu, Jun 22, 2023 - 07:30P to 09:30P (EDT)
Location: 1680 Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606

Each person is responsible for meal.


Five & Ten - 10 Spaces
Date/Time: Thu, Jun 22, 2023 - 07:30P to 09:30P (EDT)
Location: 1073 S. Milledge Ave., Athens, GA 30605

Each person is responsible for meal.


Important Information

Please be advised that your credit will not be reported to the State Bar of Georgia CLE Regulation Department until after you have completed the steps necessary to earn credit for that program. 

Self reporting is required for all other jurisdictions.

The information presented is solely for educational purposes. The opinions expressed by the faculty in their materials and presentations are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the State Bar of Georgia, its officers, directors and/or employees. The faculty is not engaged in rendering legal or other professional advice and these presentations and publications are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. All publications and presentations were created to serve the continuing legal education needs of practicing attorneys.

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