MAY 8, 2013


TO:                                        HBA Environmental Section Members
FROM:                                   Kristie Tice, Secretary
RE:                                         Section Luncheon Meeting
DATE:                                    Wednesday, May 8, 2013
TIME:                                    11:30 am – 1:00 pm
PLACE:                                 Petroleum Club, 800 Bell Street, 43rd Floor, Houston, Texas
SPEAKER:                            Eric Biley, Ceil Price and Rock Owen
TOPIC:                                 Local Enforcement

Please join us for our engaging annual enforcement update on civil and criminal matters from our panel composed of esteemed attorneys from key local governments.

Eric Bily is an assistant district attorney for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in Houston, Texas where he began his career as a prosecutor January 1, 1995.  Eric Bily has prosecuted environmental crimes for almost 11 years.  Eric Bily is responsible for the state criminal prosecution of all types of environmental crimes in Harris County, including water, air, hazardous waste, used oil, medical waste and solid waste violations.  

Rock Owen is a managing attorney with the Environment and Public Infrastructure Group for the Harris County Attorney's Office, and he regularly assists the County Engineer’s Permit Office, the Fire Marshal’s Office, and Pollution Control Services with enforcement matters. Rock Owen handles civil environmental enforcement cases on behalf of Harris County. Rock Owen has been employed at the Harris County Attorney's Office for the past 30 plus years. 

Ceil Price joined the City of Houston’s Legal Department in 2004 and is a senior assistant city attorney in the Real Estate Section, specializing in environmental law.  She addresses regulatory and compliance questions concerning air pollution enforcement, water quality and quantity (drinking water, wastewater, storm water, flooding), soil and groundwater pollution (Brownfields, municipal setting designations), recycling, and many sustainability initiatives. Prior to joining the City, Ceil Price was senior environmental counsel for Cooper Industries, Inc., a multi-national manufacturing company formerly with headquarters in Houston, and she has also previously worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Office of Enforcement, Washington, D.C., specializing in Superfund enforcement.  

Networking and registration is from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Lunch and the presentation will begin promptly at noon. 

Valet parking is available at a cost of $7.00.   Public Transportation is available.  Nearest MetroRail Station: Bell.

The individual CLE program cost is as follows:

$30.00             HBA Environmental Section Members
$35.00             Non-Members and Guests
$20.00             Government, Non-Profit and Academic Employees
$15.00             Law Students
$40.00             Walk-ins or those who RSVP and fail to show

Payment for those who RSVP is due prior to or at check-in for the meeting.

Please RSVP by 12:00 pm (noon), Monday, May 6, to Kelli Kray at kkray@winstead.com.

Send checks payable to HBA to:

Kelli Kray, Winstead PC
1100 JPMorgan Chase Tower
600 Travis Street, Houston
Texas 77002
(713) 650-2464