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Accountability and Sustainability: Views from Practice on Regional and Global Environmental and Social Performance Standards


12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. PST

In-Person Event Location
Sheppard Mullin
Four Embarcadero Center 17th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Light refreshments will be provided

Teleconference Option Available

This lunchtime panel based in San Francisco is organized for members of the ABA Section for International Law members, ABA Section for Environment and Energy Resources , ABA Section for Business Law , California Bar Section of International Law, California Bar Section for Environmental Law and California Bar Section of Business Law to learn more about the international and regional practice of developing and implementing environmental and social performance standards to prevent or reduce project impacts from significant infrastructure projects. The expert panelists will explain how the implementation of performance standards is relevant to attorneys in private practice, government practice, and civil society.

Neil Popovic is a partner at Sheppard Mullin and leader of the International Arbitration Team specializing in both commercial litigation and international dispute resolution. Natalie Bridgeman Fields is the Executive Director of Accountability Counsel, an organization working with local communities to ensure environmental and human rights protection are addressed in internationally financed projects. Jeffrey Rector is a partner at Sheppard Mullin specializing in sustainability focused project finance for domestic and international transactions involving clean energy, water, and other infrastructure projects and in advising export credit agencies and multilateral development banks on project finance transactions.


  •  Neil Popović, Sheppard Mullin, California Bar International Law Section Board Member
  •  Natalie Bridgeman Fields, Accountability Counsel
  •  Jeffrey Rector, Sheppard Mullin


  • Anastasia Telesetsky, University of Idaho, ABA IEL Committee Co-Chair

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Questions? Please contact Summer Connery via email or by phone 415.774.3171



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