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Greenberg Traurig Celebrates Earth Week 2019

Firm’s Philadelphia attorneys engages in a host of activities that commemorate, focus on environmental issues

PHILADELPHIA – April 29, 2019 – From dissecting current controversies about chemicals in Pennsylvania drinking water to exploring “green-collar” litigation matters to sloshing in the rain for a charity run, attorneys from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP placed a firm imprint on Earth Week 2019.  

“Our Environmental Practice provides innovative legal solutions for our clients and is a cornerstone practice – both for the firm and for this office,” said Curtis B. Toll, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office. “What better time to showcase the diverse and talented environmental lawyers we have here than during Earth Week?”

Toll, who specializes in evaluating and managing environmental risks in the acquisition, development, financing, and sale of environmentally impacted real estate, is one of the practice’s eight Philadelphia-based attorneys. That cohort also includes the firm’s global Environmental Practice Co-Chair David G. Mandelbaum.

The Earth Week-related activities featuring Greenberg Traurig attorneys included:

  • A CLE presentation on managing legal risks and regulatory confusion concerning emerging contaminants at the Association of Corporate Counsel of Greater Philadelphia’s 11th Annual In-House Counsel Conference, led by Shareholder Caleb J. Holmes and Associate Kaitlyn R. Maxwell;
  • A joint panel discussion and networking event with the Philadelphia Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association. The panel of attorneys, state, and federal regulators focused on environmental criminal enforcement and corporate monitorships and included Shareholders Jillian C. Kirn and Jessica Natali and
  • Participation in various levels – from the 3K walk to the 10K race – at the 2019 Run for Clean Air, an annual event presented by the Clean Air Council.

“We wanted to both explore the substantive and ongoing challenges facing clients as well as take the opportunity to celebrate the values of Earth Day with our neighbors and partners across the city,” Toll said.

These events followed the firm’s regular participation in the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s annual Environmental Law Forum, which took place in Harrisburg earlier in the month. That two-day event features insights from the best legal minds from across the Commonwealth – including Holmes, Maxwell, and Mandelbaum, a long-standing course planner for the forum.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia Office
Founded in 1997, Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office is home to nearly 50 attorneys with award-winning practices that include Real Estate, Public Finance, Litigation, Labor & Employment, Environmental, Government Law & Policy, Restructuring & Bankruptcy, Corporate & Securities, Intellectual Property, Business Immigration & Compliance, Investment Regulation, and Tax. The Philadelphia office represents clients in the manufacturing, health care, real estate, energy, financial, and insurance industries, state and local governments, professional service, and energy firms and individuals.

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. Greenberg Traurig received a first-tier ranking in the "Environmental Law" and "Litigation — Environmental" categories in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2019 "Best Law Firms" report.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLPGreenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 39 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.