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Greenberg Traurig to Participate at Pennsylvania Environmental Law Forum

HARRISBURG, PA April 4, 2017 Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Bernadette M. Rappold and Grant E. Nichols will participate in the Environmental Law Forum hosted by the Pennsylvania Bar Association April 5-6 in Harrisburg. The forum will delve into unexplored areas of environmental law, current trends and cutting edge concepts, and will also include sessions that offer legislative and regulatory updates.

Nichols will speak on the panel, “Transactional and Flood Insurance” from 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m., April 5. Rappold will speak on the panel, “Changes to Requirements on Chemical Use, Monitoring, and Remediation – A Legal and Geotechnical Perspective” from 1:15 p.m. – 2:25 p.m., April 6.

Rappold, Shareholder in the firm’s Environmental Practice, focuses her practice on federal and state regulatory issues related to energy and the environment. Rappold has substantial litigation experience and advises clients on regulatory compliance as well as the environmental, safety and health aspects of numerous business and real estate transactions, including water, air and chemical hazards. She offers clients perspective gained through years of service at the Environmental Protection Agency. While serving as a director of the Special Litigation and Projects Division in the Office of Civil Enforcement at the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Rappold led complex enforcement actions in response to violations of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and other environmental statutes.

Nichols, Of Counsel in the firm’s Environmental Practice, focuses his practice on environmental law, with an emphasis on managing environmental liabilities associated with real estate and corporate transactions. His clients include real estate developers, private equity firms, environmental consultants, and manufacturing companies. Nichols also has significant experience guiding clients through non-environmental risk management issues, including in the health care, mergers and acquisitions, construction, and product liability areas.

In addition, Greenberg Traurig’s David G. Mandelbaum is a course planner for the forum.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice assists clients with issues under the environmental and natural resource laws that affect their businesses. The firm’s environmental attorneys assist with securing permits and approvals; negotiate and close transactions; defend clients in enforcement actions; handle a broad range of environmental and toxic tort litigation; ensure the understanding and satisfaction of regulatory requirements; prepare for and respond to emergencies; craft approaches for legacy cleanup issues; and develop solutions for product regulation, market access, and environmental policy challenges.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the second largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2016, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.