2015 Environmental Compliance and Commitment Law Summit
Conference Chair

Locke Lord’s environmental team is client-focused and fully integrated into our Firm’s many practice areas throughout the country. We recognize how environmental law affects business. Our experience helps clients respond effectively to the challenges posed by environmental regulation and risk, whether involving high profile litigation, disaster response, transactional structuring, or providing board level counseling in strategic initiatives and planning.  We also work with our clients to establish metrics to measure compliance and to identify deficiencies in areas such as programmatic responsibility or evaluation of the efficacy of corporate due diligence. We are ranked as a top Texas firm for Environmental Law by Chambers USA and we have four individual environmental lawyers ranked in Chambers.  In addition, one of our Partners was named the 2016 Providence Environmental “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America.

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McDermott Will & Emery is a leading international law firm with over 1,100 lawyers practicing in ten offices in the U.S., eight offices in Europe, an office in Seoul, Korea and in a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai. Our environmental practice is comprehensive in scope and has included the representation of energy, manufacturing and other industrial companies in every facet of environmental law since the early 1970s. We provide a wide range of services, including enforcement defense, transactional due diligence and negotiation of related contract provisions and environmental insurance, compliance counseling, permitting assistance, and private party litigation. We have handled due diligence and compliance issues in all 50 states, as well as in many other countries. Our work has included the negotiation of complex consent orders and other environmentally sensitive contracts, conception and procurement of insurance products to address environmental liability, and brownfields initiatives to enable redevelopment of contaminated sites.

Roux Associates provides a broad range of consulting and project management services to solve complex environmental problems.

The Roux organization applies sophisticated scientific, technical, and managerial resources to develop and implement effective, efficient, sustainable solutions. In short, we solve our clients’ most challenging environmental problems; and we provide our consulting and project management services to an impressive list of Fortune 500 and public sector clients nationwide.

Founded over 30 years ago, Roux Associates’ work involves large complex environmental remediation projects, including Superfund sites, chemical and manufacturing plants, and petroleum refineries and distribution terminals. Today, we are an employee-owned company with over 280 environmental professionals in a variety of science and engineering disciplines, providing a mixture of traditional environmental site remediation and compliance services, as well as cutting-edge technical solutions.

Our strong history with major Superfund, RCRA, and other regulatory-driven projects is now being applied to some of the most complex Brownfield redevelopment projects in the United States. Moreover, our innovative Engineered Natural Systems (ENS®) technologies are being employed in remediation, stormwater runoff, and restoration projects in a cost-effective and sustainable fashion.

Counseling clients since 1926, Stradley Ronon has helped private and public companies – from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations – achieve their goals by providing pragmatic, value-driven legal counsel. Stradley’s environmental attorneys have both legal acumen and real-world business experience allowing them to be not just capable attorneys, but also effective facilitators and problem solvers. They work with developers, lenders, investors and environmental consultants in negotiations and interactions with regulatory agencies and state and federal courts. The team has decades’ worth of experience helping clients navigate the complex regulatory landscape of structured and restructured energy markets, and has guided clients’ projects through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Justice and more than 30 state energy regulatory bodies, as well as through the environmental permitting and land-use processes that are critical to project timelines.

WCD Group is a nationally acclaimed environmental and construction risk management firm. We assist lenders, attorneys, developers, owners, insurance companies, and large construction firms in identifying and navigating the environmental risk associated with property acquisition, development, construction, and renovation. WCD offers tools and solutions that definitively quantify the risk. This allows the transaction and the project to continue successfully through the mitigation or transference of all of the environmental risk. WCD has guided the industry for more than 30 years on all project types and complexities. We offer consulting, engineering, construction management, loss response and comprehensive environmental liability buy-out or transfer.