Mitchell Williams Attorney Allan Gates Presented at the Hot Topics in Clean Water Law Webinar


September 13, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Attorney Allan Gates presented at the Hot Topics in Clean Water Law webinar hosted by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies on September 12. The presentation discussed how Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement from and DC Circuit Judge Brett Kavanagh’s potential confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court will impact clean water law and regulations.

Gates joined a panel of expert attorneys for a thorough discussion of what this major shift in the Supreme Court will mean and how it could impact environmental law and clean water utilities. In addition to Gates, the panel included John Cruden, Principal at Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. and Jeremy Marwell, Partner at Vinson & Ekins, LLP.

Gates currently practices in the areas of environmental, environmental and toxic tort and commercial litigation. He is counsel to private parties, public interest groups and trade associations in non-environmental regulatory matters and appears regularly before state agencies, including Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission. Gates also serves as defense counsel in hazardous waste and Superfund actions before state agencies, EPA and in state and federal court.

This series of webinars is designed to provide the latest insights and analyses on key clean water legal issues.

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is the nation’s recognized leader in legislative, regulatory and legal advocacy on the full spectrum of clean water issues, as well as a top technical resource for water management, sustainability and ecosystem protection interests. NACWA represents public wastewater and stormwater agencies of all sizes nationwide. The Association's unique and growing network strengthens the advocacy voice for all member utilities, and ensures they have the tools necessary to provide affordable and sustainable clean water for all.

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