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Greenberg Traurig’s Christopher L. Bell & John Voorhees Author Book on International Environmental Risk Management

NEW YORK – Sept. 1, 2020 – Shareholders Christopher L. Bell and John Voorhees of the global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, co-authored International Environmental Risk Management: A Systems Approach published by CRC Press.

International Environmental Risk Management: A Systems Approach provides a broad analysis of practical methods to systematically identify, evaluate, and successfully manage environmental risks and opportunities, using environmental management and compliance systems (including those based on ISO 14001 and U.S. guidance on effective compliance systems).  It describes a framework that supports and enables compliance, sustainability, social responsibility, and Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) that can be integrated into widely used business management and operating systems (ranging from Operational Excellence to Enterprise Risk Management). The book was co-authored with Robert A. Woellner of Quest Environmental.

Bell, a shareholder in the firm’s Houston office, represents clients in civil and criminal enforcement and investigations, litigation, and compliance counseling, under all of the major environmental laws.  He helps companies implement environmental management and compliance systems, advises on sustainability and ESG strategies, and recently completed a five-year stint as EPA Independent Monitor overseeing Duke Energy’s compliance with complex probation and debarment agreements arising out of criminal misdemeanor violations of the Clean Water Act.

Voorhees, a shareholder in the firm’s Denver office, focuses his practice on litigation and compliance counseling, particularly on environmental, health care, fraud and white collar matters. has over 40 years of litigation experience defending Superfund and Clean Water Act cases, and a wide variety of other civil and criminal environmental cases, in courts throughout the United States.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice assists clients with issues arising under all the environmental and natural resource laws in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. The firm’s environmental attorneys assist with securing permits and approvals; negotiating and closing transactions; defending clients in enforcement actions; handling a broad range of environmental and toxic tort litigation; providing compliance advice; preparing for and respond to emergencies; crafting approaches for legacy cleanup issues; evaluating and implement environmental, health, and safety compliance and management systems; and developing 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 2020 "Best Law Firms" report.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,200 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.