Tune in to the latest episode of Greenberg Traurig’s Legal Environmental Insights podcast for analysis from GT Shareholders Bernadette Rappold and Christopher Torres on some of the most significant environmental enforcement, litigation, and agency decisions and actions in 2020. They review the EPA’s National Compliance Initiatives and outline key takeaways from notable civil and criminal cases and settlements involving the Toxic Substances Control Act, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. They also break down two notable environmental Supreme Court rulings and explore what those decisions mean to the legal practitioner.
Torres is the administrative shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Tampa office. He concentrates his practice on toxic tort defense, environmental litigation, business and complex commercial litigation, and land use litigation. Previously, Torres represented clients in the areas of securities litigation and enforcement, white collar litigation, and appeals.
Rappold focuses her practice on federal and state regulatory issues related to manufacturing, energy, and the environment. She 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. Rappold offers clients perspective gained through years of service at the EPA. 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, she 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. Her work at the EPA covered a variety of economic and industrial sectors, including the oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and agriculture industries.