John C. McMeekin II will speak at the Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts, and Products Liability Litigation Committees’ Joint Regional CLE Program in Snowmass Village, Colorado, on January 30, 2020. John will speak in the session “Yours, Mine, & Auers: Agency Deference in 2020.” The session will examine the survival of Auer deference to an agency’s interpretation of its own regulations, albeit in a narrower form, in the aftermath of the 2019 Kisor v. Wilkie Supreme Court decision. The session will provide guidance for practitioners, courts, and the agencies themselves.
John C. McMeekin II is a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Philadelphia office and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. He represents clients as local, national and trial counsel in environmental, toxic and mass torts, class actions, insurance coverage, and sexual abuse and harassment litigation. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law. John is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland and related U.S. District Courts. John is a former firefighter and emergency medical technician, and is Hazmat certified. He has been published in professional and law review journals on a variety of topics related to toxic tort and environmental litigation. He was recently elected Chair Elect of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. Mr. McMeekin has also served the American Bar Association as a Council Member, Section Secretary, the Section Revenue Officer, Chair of the Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Committee, Chair of the International Law Committee, and Chair of the CLE Board. In addition to his service with the ABA, Mr. McMeekin chaired the Philadelphia Bar Association Environmental and Toxic Tort Law Committee and has been a member of the Delaware Valley Environmental Inn of Court. His significant cases can be found in the BNA Law Reports and Law360. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected multiple times as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.