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Greenberg Traurig’s Libretta Stennes and Deepi K. Miller to Speak at ABA Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Conference

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – March 30, 2022 – Libretta Stennes, a shareholder in global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Minneapolis office, and Deepi K. Miller, an of counsel in the firm’s Sacramento office, will speak at the American Bar Association (ABA) 30th Annual Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Conference taking place April 7-9.   

The conference, hosted by the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, will highlight recent national trends in talc and asbestos litigation and benzene and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) matters, and will discuss future COVID-19 litigation, according to its website.

Stennes will moderate and Miller will speak on the panel titled “PFAS: Navigating the Water Twenty Years Later,” which will review the science behind toxic torts, strategies to engage stakeholders, mitigating liability, market pressure, and PFAS regulations.

Stennes has over 25 years of experience litigating high profile toxic tort, mass tort, and products liability matters, including groundbreaking cases shaping trends in class actions and emerging contaminants. Her cases often involve health and safety issues facing global scrutiny, bans, or recalls in highly regulated industries such as chemical manufacturing, pharmaceutical and medical device, agribusiness, and infant products. Stennes has substantial experience in corporate crisis management for matters involving reputational threats, market exit, supply chain disruption, catastrophic accidents, widespread contamination, and chemical exposure safety.

Miller is a regulatory attorney and business litigator who represents clients in all phases of regulatory enforcement litigation, regulatory compliance, and commercial litigation. She advises and defends local and national clients in the apparel, cosmetics, jewelry, food and beverage, supplement, and recycling industries, among others, on California-specific consumer safety regulations, including Proposition 65. Miller’s practice includes litigation and counseling under environmental and consumer protection laws involving private party plaintiffs and governmental enforcement agencies, including the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Environmental Protection Agency, California Air Resources Board, California Public Utilities Commission, and California Energy Commission, among others.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice represents 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; negotiating and closing transactions; defending clients in enforcement actions; handling a broad range of environmental and toxic tort litigation; ensuring the understanding and satisfaction of regulatory requirements; preparing for and responding to emergencies; crafting approaches for legacy cleanup issues; 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 2021 "Best Law Firms" report.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2400 attorneys in 42 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm, often recognized for its focus on philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono, reported gross revenue of over $2 Billion for FY 2021. The firm is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law 100, Am Law Global 100, NLJ 250, and Law360 (US) 400. On the debut 2022 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard, it is a Top 15 firm. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage. Web: