Foley & Lardner Adds Veteran Environmental Attorneys to Chicago Office; Russell Selman and Bradley Rochlen Bring Extensive Superfund Litigation and Environmental Compliance Experience

Chicago (LAWFUEL) – Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Russell B. Selman and Bradley S. Rochlen have joined the firm’s Chicago office, working in the Environmental Regulation Practice. Prior to joining Foley, Selman and Rochlen practiced at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.

Selman, who joins Foley as a partner, concentrates his practice in corporate, real estate and public utility environmental compliance and litigation matters. He has extensive litigation experience in the environmental area, having successfully led negotiations and litigation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the cleanup of the largest PCB disposal site in the nation. Selman has represented both large corporations and groups at some of the largest Superfund sites in the nation including several sites with remedial costs exceeding $100 million. He has a specialty in representing utilities with manufactured gas plants.

While at the EPA, Selman served as acting assistant enforcement counsel in Washington, D.C. for four years, where he developed legal and enforcement policies for EPA environmental programs and worked on the reauthorization of the Superfund statute. The EPA recognized his success and skill by granting him their “Special Achievement” award for litigation.

Rochlen, senior counsel with Foley, concentrates his practice in environmental litigation as well as corporate, real estate and public utility environmental compliance and litigation matters. He has extensive experience representing clients in prosecuting and defending hazardous waste control (Superfund) cases, RCRA cases and private cost recovery actions, as well as toxic tort and health and safety cases.

“Russell and Brad’s experience handling complex environmental compliance and litigation matters, including Superfund cases, and Russell’s experience developing and implementing EPA enforcement policies during his tenure at the EPA will complement our strong Environmental Regulation Practice,” said Linda Benfield, chair of Foley’s Environmental Regulation Practice.

“Russell and Brad bring an exceptional background to Foley that combines the environmental and energy industry experience that is important to our clients,” said Mark L. Prager, managing partner of Foley’s Chicago office. “We look forward to the contribution that they will make here.”

Foley & Lardner LLP continually evolves to meet the changing legal needs of our clients. Our team-based approach, proprietary client service technology, and practice depth enhance client relationships while seeing clients through their most complex legal challenges. Our environmental law practices is one of the largest in the United States and is made up of attorneys with significant experience in assisting clients with the full range of environmental services. The BTI Consulting Group (Wellesley, Massachusetts) recently recognized Foley as one of the top four law firms shaping the U.S. legal market, while CIO magazine has named Foley to its CIO 100 list six times for our client-focused technology. With more than 1,000 attorneys in 21 offices and more than 50 practices, count on Foley for high-caliber business and legal insight.

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