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Ninth Annual Advanced Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages

7/16/2015-7/17/2015
La Fonda Santa Fe Hotel
Santa Fe, NM

James Bruen is a program co-chair of Law Seminars International's 9th Annual Advanced Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages (NRD).  Mr. Bruen and Sarah Bell are speakers.

Mr. Bruen will deliver the introduction and overview and speak to "The Often Troubled Inheritance: Views of the Business Community" and "Wrap Up Grand Rounds for a Big Picture Perspective."  Ms. Bell will speak to "Undiscovered Defenses."

For more information and registration, please visit the conference website: Ninth Annual Advanced Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages

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