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CPSC Expands Phthalate Restrictions in Toys and Child Care Articles
Authors: K. Russell LaMotte, Ryan J. Carra
October 19, 2017


CPSC Announces Intent to Restrict Halogenated Flame Retardants in Consumer Products
Authors: K. Russell LaMotte, Ryan J. Carra
September 21, 2017


Beveridge & Diamond Expands International Environmental Law Practice with Arrival of Of Counsel Weiwei Luo
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 27, 2017


TCFD Report Will Shape Future Expectations for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures
Authors: Kristin H. Gladd, Leah A. Dundon, Paul E. Hagen, Lauren A. Hopkins, K. Russell LaMotte
July 18, 2017

On June 29, 2017, the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD or Task Force) released its Final Report providing recommendations on voluntary climate-related financial disclosures.  The recommendations, developed by an industry-led task force of both users and preparers of disclosures, are intended to support the production of more consistent and clear financial disclosure of climate-related risks across sectors for use by investors, lenders, and insurers.  Most G-20 countries have existing legal frameworks that require the disclosure of material risks in financial reports.  Beyond legal mandates, investors are increasingly focused on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in evaluating potential investments and future business risk.  While the Task Force’s recommendations are voluntary and independent of the environmental sustainability disclosure standards currently under review in the U.S. by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (see Beveridge & Diamond alert on the SEC concept release), the recommendations will impact the approach many publicly traded companies take to data collection and climate risk reporting over the long-term.


Beveridge & Diamond Expands to Seattle
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 16, 2017


Minamata Convention to Take Effect in August, Restricting the Production and Usage of Mercury Worldwide
Authors: K. Russell LaMotte, Paul E. Hagen
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 6, 2017


Perfluorinated Compound Nominated for Listing in Stockholm POPs Convention
Authors: K. Russell LaMotte, Katrina M. Krebs*
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 30, 2017


New Developments and Uncertainties for Conflict Minerals Disclosure
Authors: Paul Hagen, Lauren Hopkins, Russell LaMotte, Graham Zorn
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 10, 2017


Russ LaMotte Elected Managing Principal of Beveridge & Diamond
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 30, 2017


SEC Conflict Minerals Rule Faces New Scrutiny Ahead of May Filing Deadline
Authors: Paul E. Hagen, Lauren A. Hopkins, Russell LaMotte, Megan L. Morgan, Graham C. Zorn
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 27, 2017


Beveridge & Diamond Hosts TSCA Implementation Conference
October 6, 2016


Ten Beveridge & Diamond Lawyers Recognized by Law Business Research
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 2, 2016


Russ LaMotte Co-Authors Article on International Chemical Regulations in Products in Who’s Who Legal: Environment 2015
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 2015


Highest EU Court: REACH SVHC Thresholds Apply at Component – Not Product – Level
Authors: Russ LaMotte and Ryan Carra
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 10, 2015


D.C. Circuit Reaffirms Previous Conflict Minerals Decision: Disclosure Requirement Violates First Amendment
Authors: Russ LaMotte, Graham Zorn, and Lauren Hopkins
August 19, 2015


Six Beveridge & Diamond Lawyers Again Recognized by Law Business Research
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 6, 2015


China Proposes “RoHS 2” Framework for Comment
Authors: Russ LaMotte
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 11, 2015


Conflict Minerals: D.C. Circuit to Reconsider Conflict Minerals Ruling; Initiatives Proceed in the European Union and China
Authors: Paul Hagen, Russ LaMotte, Lauren Hopkins, Graham Zorn
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 19, 2014


New Report Recommends Sustainability Tools to EPA
By: Scott Fulton and Benjamin Apple
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 20, 2014


EPA Labeling Requirements for Products Containing or Manufactured with a HCFC Begin January 1, 2015
By: Russ LaMotte and Kristin Gladd
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 9, 2014


Maddie Kadas, Russ LaMotte and Russell Fraker Author Two Chapters in Seminal ABA International Treatise
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 10, 2014


Six Beveridge & Diamond Lawyers Recognized by Law Business Research
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 9, 2014


Conflict Minerals: Perspectives on Initial Filings and Preparations for 2015
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 3, 2014


SEC Directs Issuers to Comply with Parts of the Conflict Minerals Rule
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 30, 2014


D.C. Circuit Ruling on Industry Challenge and New SEC Conflict Minerals Disclosure Guidance
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 16, 2014


European Commission Releases Draft Conflict Minerals Regulation
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 11, 2014


United States Ratifies Convention Restricting Use, Emissions, and Handling of Mercury
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 11, 2013


Beveridge & Diamond Sponsoring, Speaking at Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, October 27-30, Los Angeles
September 30, 2013


Six B&D Attorneys Recognized in Who's Who of Business Lawyers
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 3, 2013


Federal Judge Rejects Challenges to SEC Conflict Minerals Rule
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 25, 2013


Conflict Minerals Update: The Courts, Congress, Canada and EU Consultations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 23, 2013


SEC Approves Final Conflict Minerals Rule
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 24, 2012


SEC Announces August Meeting to Consider Final Conflict Minerals Rule
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 3, 2012


New SEC Conflict Mineral Rules May Require First-Ever Disclosure for Certain Pesticides Used In Downstream Product Manufacturing Processes
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 25, 2011


SEC Announces Delay of Final Conflict Minerals Regulations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 11, 2011


SEC Issues Proposed Regulations Requiring Disclosure of Conflict Minerals
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 17, 2010


FTC Proposes Updates to "Green Guides" for Environmental Marketing
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 7, 2010


President Signs Into Law Conflict Minerals Legislation


Beveridge & Diamond Participates as Founding Member of Landmark Sustainable Ocean Summit
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 18, 2010


Senators Kerry and Lieberman Unveil Comprehensive Energy and Climate Bill
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 17, 2010


New Developments in Product Carbon Footprinting
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 7, 2009


Second Circuit Rules Parties May Bring Climate Change Nuisance Actions
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 13, 2009


Circuits Avoid Conflict in Climate Change Nuisance Cases; District Court Diverges
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 13, 2009


EPA Issues Mandatory GHG Reporting Rule
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 28, 2009


The Waxman-Markey Bill State Preemption Exception
A California-Sized Hole in the Proposed Federal Allowances Bucket?
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, July 9, 2009


EPA Proposes New Renewable Fuel Standard Regulations Using Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Analysis
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 8, 2009


California Adopts First Low-Carbon Fuel Standard
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 30, 2009


EPA Issues Proposed Endangerment Finding for GHGs
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 24, 2009


D.C. Circuit Vacates 2007-2012 Outer Continental Shelf Leasing Program, But Rejects Climate Change Claims
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 21, 2009


EPA To Review Climate Change Impacts on Ocean Acidification under Clean Water Act
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 20, 2009


Mercury in the News: Recent Developments
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, March 13, 2009


UNEP Governing Council Launches Binding Mercury Treaty Negotiations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 26, 2009


U.S. Will Likely Support Launch of Mercury Treaty Negotiations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 11, 2009


Bioprospecting for Marine Genetic Resources in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction
An Update on International Regulatory Developments in the UN


Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. Elects New Principals
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Press Release, January 23, 2009


Russell LaMotte Quoted on Treaties Cited by President-Elect Obama
San Francisco Chronicle, December 1, 2008


Los Angeles Green Building Law Applies to Private Developers
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 8, 2008


Mandatory U.S. Carbon Reporting Announced
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 21, 2008


FTC Moves Toward Revising its “Green Guides” to Cover Carbon Offsets
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 28, 2007


EPA Announces Plans to Develop Regulations for the Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 16, 2007


Court Dismisses Global Warming Nuisance Suit on Political Question Grounds
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 20, 2007


Court Dismisses Global Warming Claims for Lack of Standing
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 10, 2007


Massachusetts and Maine Issue Draft Greenhouse Gas Cap and Trade Regulations
Comments Due in September
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., Client Alert, August 14, 2007


New RFS Program Requirements for Renewable Fuel Producers and Importers
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 18, 2007


White House Announces Plan for Post-2012 International Framework for Climate Change
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 1, 2007


White House Announces Plan to Initiate Regulations in Response to Mass. v EPA
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 15, 2007


Supreme Court Says EPA Has Power to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 4, 2007


White House Increases Funding for Oceans Action Plan Implementation
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 30, 2007


Emerging Ocean Law Issues: Shipping and the Environment
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 20, 2006


EPA Launches Nanotechnology Stewardship Efforts
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 26, 2006


9th Circuit Holds that CERCLA Liability May Extend to Canadian Company for Pollution That Originated Beyond U.S. Borders
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 6, 2006


IFC Revising Environmental Health and Safety Guidelines
Updated July 6, 2006
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 12, 2006


Former State Department International Attorney K. Russell LaMotte Joins Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
February 8, 2006