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2023 June Monthly Meeting
Thursday, June 08, 2023, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM MST
Category: Technical Meetings

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June 2023
Technical Luncheon Meeting


Thursday, June 8, 2023

11:30 AM Check-In

12:00 to 1:00 PM Presentation





TEMPE, AZ 85281 (map) 

The Value of An External Environmental Consultant:  
A former In-House Counsel’s Perspective
Presented by Todd Rallison, Gallagher & Kennedy

For any business, particularly large corporations, external environmental legal and technical support is critical to compliant operation.  For smaller businesses the external consultants may provide everything from basic services to comprehensive environmental counseling, effectively becoming the businesses’ internal and external environmental, health and safety (EHS) experts.  Their services enable the business to operate in a complex regulatory environment.


For larger businesses or corporations, external consultants provide a more nuanced and varied role.  For example, environmental consultants may be hired as subject matter experts in a particular environmental field, hired to help the business understand a new business investment opportunity or simply hired as supplemental hands to temporarily augment in-house resources.  Occasionally, an environmental consultant is hired merely to document and give credibility internally to the decisions or positions of the internal EHS team.   To best serve the business, it is critical for external consultants to understand both the role for which they are being hired, and if possible, identify the real environmental consulting needs to the business.


This presentation will focus on the experiences and opinions of Todd Rallison, an EHS attorney who spent more than 25 years working with outside environmental consultants in his role as an in-house counsel at Intel, Motorola, and Arizona Public Service.


Todd Rallison is Of Counsel to Gallagher & Kennedy, which he rejoined after retiring from Intel Corporation last year.  In his 22 years at Intel, Todd served primarily as the lead worldwide environmental, health, and safety (EHS) attorney for the company, counseling on all EHS areas, including hazardous waste, water quality, air quality, chemical regulation, litigation and mergers and acquisitions.  In this time at Intel, he also supported the real estate leasing and purchase/sales, utility contracting, construction contracting, negotiation, and litigation, site security incident management, product regulatory and liability counseling, procurement contracting, and environmental and social governance (ESG) counseling.  In his final years at Intel, Todd directed Intel’s global government affairs efforts in the areas of manufacturing and sustainability policy.  This involved areas as diverse as chemical regulation, climate change, ESG, corporate social responsibility, conflict minerals, product energy and material efficiency, electrical grid and city digitalization.  Prior to working at Intel, Todd spent a number of years working as EHS in-house counsel for both Motorola and Pinnacle West, the parent company of Arizona Public Service.


Meeting Cost

$30 Members

$40 Non-Members

$15 Student Members

$0  Scholarship Recipients

$45 On-site Registration (day of luncheon)



Lunch Menu

The Market Fresh with herb-seared Salmon, green beans, rice pilaf, baby mesclun & spinach salad and chef’s choice dessert.

Vegetarian or gluten-free meals are available upon request during meeting registration.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: A full refund will be given if registration is cancelled 48 hours prior to the start of the event; if within 48 hours, no refund will be given.

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Committee Events:

October 19: 16th Annual EPAZ Scholarship Golf Tournament at Top Golf Scottsdale

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New to Job Bank:

Northern AZ VA Healthcare System, GEMS Program Manager
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  • Project Environmental Site Assessment Consultant (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)
  • Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S)
  • Project Environmental Site Assessment Consultant
  • Staff Level Geologist or Scientist

ADEQ, Deputy Value Stream Manager

Nucor Kingman, Env Engineer

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PO Box 60663, Phoenix, Arizona 85082

602.332.3174   [email protected]


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