HARRISBURG, PA - April 4, 2017 - Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP'sBernadette M. Rappold and Grant E. Nichols will participate in the Environmental Law Forum hosted by the Pennsylvania Bar Association April 5-6 in Harrisburg. The forum will delve into unexplored areas of environmental law, current trends and cutting edge concepts, and will also include sessions that offer legislative and regulatory updates.
Nichols will speak on the panel, 'Transactional and Flood Insurance' from 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m., April 5. Rappold will speak on the panel, 'Changes to Requirements on Chemical Use, Monitoring, and Remediation - A Legal and Geotechnical Perspective' from 1:15 p.m. - 2:25 p.m., April 6.
Rappold, Shareholder in the firm's Environmental Practice, focuses her practice on federal and state regulatory issues related to energy and the environment. Rappold has substantial litigation experience and advises clients on regulatory compliance as well as the environmental, safety, and health aspects of numerous business and real estate transactions, including water, air, and chemical hazards. She offers clients perspective gained through years of service at the Environmental Protection Agency. While serving as a director of the Special Litigation and Projects Division in the Office of Civil Enforcement at the EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Rappold led complex enforcement actions in response to violations of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and other environmental statutes.
Nichols, Of Counsel in the firm's Environmental Practice, focuses his practice on environmental law, with an emphasis on managing environmental liabilities associated with real estate and corporate transactions. His clients include real estate developers, private equity firms, environmental consultants, and manufacturing companies. Nichols also has significant experience guiding clients through non-environmental risk management issues, including in the health care, mergers and acquisitions, construction, and product liability areas.
In addition, Greenberg Traurig's David G. Mandelbaum is a course planner for the forum.