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“Water Scarcity and Climate Change, The Science and Legal Issues for Chicago,” City of Chicago Law Department, Chicago, IL

On January 19, 2011, Jenner & Block Partners Gabrielle Sigel and E. Lynn Grayson gave a presentation to more than 50 members of the City of Chicago Law Department and other City government personnel on  “Water Scarcity and Climate Change, The Science and Legal Issues for Chicago,” at City Hall in Chicago, IL. Ms. Sigel and Ms. Grayson were joined by Dr. Ross Powell, Board of Trustees Professor and Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences at Northern Illinois University.  The 90-minute presentation was followed by a lively question-and-answer session and discussion.

Ms. Sigel is Co-Chair of Jenner & Block’s Climate and Clean Technology Law Practice, a founding Partner of the Firm’s Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law Practice, and a member of the Environmental Litigation Practice.  Ms. Sigel regularly represents clients in complex environmental statutory, common law, Superfund enforcement, and cost recovery actions.  Her work at the forefront of climate and clean technology law includes advising a multinational corporation on how to address climate change issues, including working to develop definitions, inventory, and programs for greenhouse gas emission reduction.

Ms. Grayson is a partner in the Firm’s Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law and Climate and Clean Technology Law Practices. She has an extensive environmental law background including both private practice and government service experience. Ms. Grayson’s national environmental practice and experience includes managing complex CERCLA and RCRA matters, advising clients on critical regulatory concerns, performing environmental due diligence for real estate and corporate transactions, defending against natural resource damage claims and conducting environmental audits at manufacturing operations. She is Co-Editor of the Firm’s Corporate Environmental Lawyer Blog, which covers breaking environmental, health and safety issues of interest to the corporate counsel community.