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Greenberg Traurig PA Lawyers to Focus on Environmental Issues During Earth Week 2021

Firm to provide thought leadership across a range of topical areas

PHILADELPHIA April 19, 2021 – As Earth Week 2021 draws attention to a range of environmental issues and challenges, members of the Philadelphia office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP are prepared to provide their considered insights during locally-presented activities.

“Our Environmental Practice stands as a cornerstone for this office and is one of the most consequential practices for this firm,” said Curtis B. Toll, managing shareholder for the Philadelphia office and aa member of the practice. “From Global Practice Co-Chair David Mandelbaum through to our most junior associates, we have a team here that understands the nuances of environmental policy and practice that impact business. That’s why clients turn to us when they need sharp minds to help navigate this ever evolving area of law.”

The following Earth Week 2021 presentations provide a sample of the breadth of the firm’s Philadelphia-based Environmental Practice lawyers, including:

  • Shareholder Jillian C. Kirn, who will discuss how the Biden Administration may impact environmental matters in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia during a webinar hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Association on April 19. For details, visit the PBA site.

Then, on April 21, Kirn will delve into the complex compliance issues surrounding the emerging and widening focus on corporate ESG – environmental, social, and governance – policies during the 19th annual ACC of Greater Philadelphia In-House Counsel Conference. For details, visit the ACC’s web site.

  • Shareholder Kaitlyn R. Maxwell, who will deliver an update on the still-unfolding issues surrounding the technical and regulatory landscape of per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) contamination matters on April 21 during the 2021 Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s annual Environmental Law Forum. For details, visit the PBI web site.
  • David Mandelbaum, who, as a longtime PBI course planner and adjunct professor at Temple and Suffolk universities, will help contextualize forthcoming and anticipated changes in environmental law as a result of the 2020 elections on April 22 during the 2021 Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s annual Environmental Law Forum. For details, visit the PBI web site.

“Earth Week provides an apt avenue to further educate our clients and the public on pressing environmental law matters – from ESG to PFAS to the EPA and beyond – as it can help elevate the conversation and decisions made,” Toll said. “We’re proud to be active leaders and contributors in this space, just as we’re proud to craft and deliver legal solutions to address these issues.”

To discuss these issues or other environmental law topics with these attorneys, contact Nia Ngina Meeks at 215.988.7832 or

About Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia: Founded in 1997, Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office is home to some 50 attorneys whose practices include Environmental, Real Estate, Public Finance, Litigation, Labor & Employment, Government Law & Policy, Restructuring & Bankruptcy, White Collar Defense & Special Investigations, Corporate & Securities, Intellectual Property, 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; 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 (GT), has approximately 2,200 attorneys 40 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. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: