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Libby Stennes Joins Environmental Litigation Team in Minneapolis Office

MINNEAPOLIS – Aug. 27, 2019 – The Minneapolis office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues its strategic expansion with the addition of Libretta Stennes as a shareholder in the firm’s Global Litigation Practice. She joins Greenberg Traurig from Steptoe & Johnson LLP where she was a partner.

“Libby is an exceptional lawyer with an impressive background. We are delighted to welcome her to the firm,” said Michael B. Fisco, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Minneapolis office. “We remain focused on growing our Minneapolis office with high quality lawyers who can provide value to our clients and contribute to our firm culture.”

“We are thrilled to have someone of Libby’s caliber and with her expertise join our litigation department. We already share important firm clients and have benefited from working together in the past. Libby’s area of practice is right in the crossroads of important and evolving issues faced by our clients today: environmental, products liability, and toxic torts,” Global Litigation Practice co-chairs Lori G. Cohen and Jeff E. Scott said in a joint statement.

Stennes litigates complex disputes, representing clients on matters related to environmental and mass tort defense, products liability and commercial disputes for clients in the food, agribusiness, chemical and life science industries. She guides clients through complex issues that arise from chemical exposures from products or environmental releases, particularly under emerging regulation. Stennes often leads large defense teams across multiple jurisdictions in high profile matters.

“Over the years, I have worked alongside excellent lawyers from Greenberg Traurig and am excited to be part of the firm,” Stennes said. “Greenberg Traurig offers practice areas and a geographic platform that will contribute to my client service at a time when energy and environmental issues are center stage in Minnesota and across the country.”   

Stennes earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from American University Washington College of Law and her B.S. from Pennsylvania State University.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Practice includes a team of more than 600 attorneys. The firm’s trial lawyers regularly appear in state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as in appellate courts and before international arbitration panels. They work closely with in-house counsel to develop a strategy that best fits a litigation cost and proficiency model appropriate to the client’s unique needs and goals.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Minneapolis Office: Established in 2019, Greenberg Traurig’s Minneapolis office provides clients with an innovative, business-minded perspective along with strong location connections to business, industry and government. The office’s core capabilities include commodities and structured finance, restructuring and bankruptcy, corporate trust and structured products litigation, finance and financial services litigation, environmental litigation, intellectual property, and agribusiness.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2100 attorneys in 41 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.