David P. Flynn, a partner with Phillips Lytle LLP, one of the region's best known law firms, will participate in panel discussion on hydrofracking at the Prendergast Library in Jamestown Thursday.
The event, scheduled for 7 p.m., is the first in the library's latest Critical Discussion series. The event will take place in the library's Fireplace Room.
Also participating in the discussion will be Doug Champ, chairman of the Chautauqua County Energy Expo; Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards, Bill Boria, a water resource specialist with the Chautauqua County Health Department; and Mike Hogan, of Hogan Energy Consulting.
At Phillips Lytle, Flynn concentrates his practice in the areas of environmental law and energy in the firm's Buffalo, New York City and Canada offices. He was recognized as a Leading Individual in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for excellence in environmental law.
Flynn, who heads up the firm's energy team, serves on the American Council on Renewable Energy's Leadership Council, serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the National Brownfield Association's board, as president of the NBA's New York chapter, as an advisory board member for Incubators for Collaborating & Leveraging Energy and Nanotechnology, and as a member of the Independent Oil & Gas Association of New York. He also serves as chairman of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce and is co-chair of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council's Energy Committee.
He earned his J.D., cum laude, from State University at Buffalo School of Law and his B.A. from SUNY Buffalo.