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Jillian Kirn Serves as Panelist at Environmental Law Institute Event on Environmental Justice in Appalachia

PHILADELPHIA – Jan. 18, 2019 – Environmental attorney Jillian C. Kirn of the Philadelphia office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP served as a panelist at the Environmental Law Institute’s (ELI) multimedia seminar, “Environmental Justice: The Pursuit of Energy Dominance & a Resilient Appalachia.” The panelists at ELI’s event explored the potential of green energy innovation for fostering environmental justice and resilient economies in Appalachian communities. Kirn’s remarks focused on coal ash legacy liabilities and beneficial reuse, as well as environmental considerations for natural gas, solar, and wind project development in the region.

The seminar was held Jan. 9, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

Kirn focuses her practice on complex environmental and energy litigation, regulatory compliance counseling, and resolution of environmental liabilities identified during transactions. She has wide-ranging experience representing clients in litigation in state and federal courts and routinely assists clients with risk management matters in the context of proposed project redevelopments, legacy remedial liabilities at industrial sites, and renewable energy securities transactions.

ELI is a nonpartisan research, education, and policy development center, founded in 1969.

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. GT received a first-tier ranking in the "Environmental Law" and "Litigation — Environmental" categories in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2017 "Best Law Firms" report.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Energy and Natural Resources Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Energy and Natural Resources Practice brings together attorneys from across the firm’s global offices to provide broad-ranging representation of upstream, midstream, downstream, traditional power generation, and renewable energy companies on important aspects of their gas exploration, energy production, transportation, and storage operations. The firm’s attorneys’ knowledge and experience, including in-house and government experience, within many segments of the energy and natural resources industry enables them to develop and implement legal strategies for clients in the United States and in international markets, including Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The firm's energy practice is further distinguished by lawyers with substantial FERC experience and broad energy finance representations. Several of the firm’s energy attorneys are former general counsel at energy industry companies, and provide a valuable business perspective for energy clients across the globe. Greenberg Traurig’s Energy and Natural Resources Practice has expanded significantly in Latin America and Europe with the establishment of the firm’s Mexico City and Warsaw offices.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2018 Am Law Global 100. Web:; Twitter: @GT_Law.