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“What Environmental Attorneys Need to Know About OSHA,” Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Environmental Law Committee, Chicago, IL

Jenner & Block Partner Gabrielle Sigel spoke at a Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section’s Environmental Law Committee meeting titled “What Environmental Attorneys Need to Know About OSHA,” held on November 30, 2011.  Ms. Sigel spoke about requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), and how they compare and contrast with obligations under the environmental laws. Her presentation included a particular focus on employee exposure to chemicals and air contaminants which typically are the subject of environmental regulation inside and outside the workplace.

Ms. Sigel is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Climate and Clean Technology Law Practice and a founding member of the Firm’s Environmental and Workplace Health & Safety Law Practice.  Ms. Sigel focuses on environmental, climate change, and safety and health litigation and counseling.  Clients seek her representation in complex environmental statutory, common law, Superfund enforcement, and cost recovery actions.  She has experience with toxic tort lawsuits and representing clients in claims related to the release of or exposure to hazardous substances.  Ms. Sigel also spends significant time representing employers in matters concerning work-related injuries and chemical exposures, including OSHA enforcement defense, whistleblower matters, compliance programs, and regulatory interpretation.  In addition, she counsels corporate clients on a variety of environmental and workplace health and safety regulatory and transactional issues.  Ms. Sigel has been recognized by Leading Lawyers Network in the areas of Environmental Law, Toxic Tort Defense and Insurance Coverage.  She was named one of their Top 50 Women Real Estate-related Lawyers in 2009 and one of their 100 Leading Women Lawyers in Illinois in 2009 and 2010.