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Environmental Attorneys Present on the Paris Climate Agreement for Lawline

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 22, 2017 – Bernadette M. Rappold, Jerry Stouck, and Brent Allen, environmental shareholders in the Washington, D.C. office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will present the CLE webinar, “Exiting the Paris Climate Agreement: What it Means for You and the Future of Greenhouse Gas Regulation in the United States,” June 22 for Lawline.

The course will examine the parameters of the Paris Agreement, discuss the process of withdrawal from the Agreement, recognize the ramifications for U.S. businesses, and suggest best practices for how businesses can stay informed of the changing regulatory and policy landscape. Registration for the course is available on the Lawline website.

Lawline is a platform for online continuing education. According to its website, Lawline’s faculty represents many of the AmLaw 100 as well as faculty from nonprofits, corporations, and government agencies.

Rappold focuses her practice on federal and state regulatory issues related to energy and the environment and has substantial litigation experience. She 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. Rappold offers clients perspective gained through years of service at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Stouck handles environmental and land use litigation, including related contract/commercial disputes, and has extensive experience with eminent domain and Fifth Amendment regulatory takings claims. He has a wide-ranging trial and appellate litigation practice and experience in complex business, regulatory, and environmental disputes with government agencies. He is chair of the firm's Federal Regulatory and Administrative Law Practice and regularly challenges federal agency action under various regulatory regimes.

Allen has more than 20 years of experience handling complex litigation matters, often involving several parties with competing interests and challenging fact patterns. Many of these cases focus on environmental contamination, mass torts, and products liability claims, although he also represents clients in a wide variety of other disputes as well. In most matters, the litigation is just one part of a broader strategy and is connected to other business considerations.

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. The practice was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Environmental Law in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2016 edition of “Best Law Firms.”

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 largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.