Jenner & Block

Alexander J. Bandza, an associate in the firm’s Environmental and Workplace Health & Safety Law Practice, has a broad-based environmental litigation and counseling practice.

Mr. Bandza’s litigation experience includes the defense of toxic tort and wrongful death claims arising out of alleged environmental and workplace exposures; CERCLA, RCRA and common law claims arising out of alleged environmental contamination from industrial operations; and OSHA citation and enforcement actions arising out of alleged workplace physical harms or exposures to hazardous substances.  His counseling experience includes evaluating environmental and workplace health and safety risks and liabilities in the context of corporate transactions and advising on state and federal environmental and consumer product regulatory requirements impacting a variety of corporate decisions.

In addition, Mr. Bandza has investigations experience including evaluating allegations of past environmental misconduct in the context of a federal criminal investigation and investigating concerns over data loss after the failure of enterprise software.

Mr. Bandza also has an active pro bono practice that includes counseling nonprofit clients on formation, taxation and corporate governance issues.  He chairs the Constitutional Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources and is a board member of Young Professionals in Energy (Chicago).  Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Mr. Bandza was an associate at Exponent, Inc., an international scientific and technical consulting firm, where he supported testifying expert witnesses in a variety of disciplines, including economics, statistics, epidemiology and toxicology.

Mr. Bandza received his J.D. in 2013 from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where he was a six-time American Jurisprudence Award and two-time Prosser Prize recipient.  He received his B.A. in economics in 2008 from Stanford University, graduating with interdisciplinary honors in environmental science, technology and policy.