Superfund Conference

Environmental Contamination & Cleanup

Bringing together attorneys, scientists, engineers, policymakers, regulators, educators, advocates, students, and more.

January 20, 2022


Conference Details

world forestry center

Join this half-day event in Miller Hall at the beautiful World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon. Expert roundtable discussions and an evening reception will provide plenty of opportunities to learn and connect.

Registration 12:30-1pm

Panel Discussions 1–5pm

Reception 5–6pm

In-person participation and remote viewing options are available. As ELEC returns to gathering, we are sensitive to concerns about physical distancing, vaccination, COVID, etc. Upon registration, you will receive comprehensive information about the conference and reception space and the expectations of attendees.

Roundtable Discussions

Each panel of experts will speak for approximately one hour, followed by Q&A with conference participants.


Philip Spadaro

TIG Environmental

Dennis McLerran

Cascadia Policy Solutions

Holly Duncan

Environmental Law Education Center


Richard Whitman, Director, Oregon DEQ

Patricia Dost, Pearl Legal Group

Christopher Rich, Perkins Coie

Eric Christensen, Beveridge & Diamond

Kevin Parrett, PhD, Manager, Cleanup Program, Oregon DEQ

Barbara J. Smith, Harris & Smith Public Affairs

Lauren Wirtis, Northwest Region Public Affiairs, Oregon DEQ

James McKenna, Natural Resources Policy Advisor, Office of Governor Kate Brown

Laura Knudsen, US EPA, Region 10

Jessica Hamilton, Director, Portland Harbor Environmental, Port of Portland

Sarah Greenfield, P.E., Northwest Region Cleanup Program, Oregon DEQ 

Anne Fitzpatrick, LHG, Geosyntec Consultants

Dean Ingemansen, Land Law Branch Chief, Office of Regional Counsel, US EPA, Region 10

and more!


CERCLA & State Superfund Laws

Legal & Regulatory Developments

State & Federal Priorities

Successful Compliance Strategies

Community Involvement

PFAS & Cleanup

Sediment Remediation

Redevelopment & Economic Revitalization

Portland Harbor

and more!

CERCLA & State Superfund Laws

Legal & Legislative Developments

Priorities of the Biden Harris Administration

Regulation & Compliance

Brownfields, Redevelopment, and Economic Revitalization

Sediment Remediation

Portland Harbor & Other Site Updates

Pricing & Registration

ELEC welcomes all participants and strives to be inclusive by providing scholarships to our events. To request a scholarship, please email


In-person participants will receive conference materials for each discussion and have the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions with expert panelists. In-person gathering limited to 100 participants.


Remote participants will be able to watch and listen to roundtable discussions via Zoom.