Adams and Reese Partner Appointed to New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board

LawFuel.co.nz – Legal Jobs Online – Adams and Reese LLP Partner Glen Pilie was appointed as a member of the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, approved by the New Orleans City Council.

The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans consists of the Mayor, the two at-large councilmembers of the City Council, one district councilman selected by the Council, two members of the Board of Liquidation, City Debt, and seven citizen members appointed by the Mayor, in accordance with the law, for overlapping terms of nine years.

The Board holds committee and regular meetings once each month, to which the public is invited.

Pilie’s legal practice is centered around environmental issues, and he has served as co-chairman of an industry committee formed under the Mid Continent Oil and Gas Association to review and comment on a General Environmental Impact Statement addressing offshore oil and gas operations in the coastal waters of Alabama and Mississippi. He also has worked extensively with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and other Alabama agencies on varied permitting and compliance issues for oil and gas companies and a major chemical complex.

Pilie serves as common counsel for a group of companies regarding the PAB Superfund Site in Abbeville, Louisiana and has worked representing clients in various EPA or state lead remediations.

Pilie also served as the principal coordinator of Adams and Reese’s multidisciplinary team for the joint defense of twelve corporate defendants in class action litigation arising out of the Combustion Inc. Waste Site in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. He has worked in Alabama and California, assisting clients on complex PSD air permitting. Most recently, Pilie was involved in a lengthy trial concerning an oilfield waste disposal site in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

Pilie is listed in Chambers USA Directory as a Leader in the Field of Environment.

Adams and Reese LLP is a multidisciplinary, regional law firm with offices in Baton Rouge, LA; Birmingham, AL; Houston, TX; Jackson, MS; Memphis, TN; Mobile, AL; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA and Washington, D.C. American Lawyer Magazine recently named Adams and Reese to its distinguished list of the nation’s top 200 firms – “The Am Law 200.” The National Law Journal also lists the firm on the “NLJ 250” of the nation’s largest law firms.

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