Julia LeMense provides an overview of the environmental and disaster management legal framework. This framework provides the statutory authority and rationale for all emergency environmental planning and response activities, including the National Contingency Plan and subpart J, which is the subject of the EPA’s rulemaking and this series of webinars.
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Julia LeMense, J.D., LL.M, M.P.H., is an environmental attorney and disaster and humanitarian affairs consultant with Luisante Consulting. Prior to working as a consultant for non-governmental organizations and humanitarian organizations, Julia represented plaintiffs in the BP Oil Spill/Deepwater Horizon litigation as a senior attorney with a New York plaintiffs’ law firm. Julia directed a public interest, environmental, non-profit law firm based in Newark, New Jersey from 2007-2010. She has held faculty appointments at Vermont Law School (2003-2005) and Rutgers Law School-Newark (2005-2007)in their environmental and natural resources law clinics.