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Recent Development with the Clean Water Act

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Alexander Bandza  

Alexander Bandza

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

  • Of counsel with Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • Defends toxic tort and wrongful death claims arising out of alleged environmental and workplace exposures, as well as CERCLA, RCRA, and other environmental and common law claims arising out of alleged environmental contamination; he also counsels clients on environmental permitting obligations and, in the context of corporate transactions, environmental, health, and safety issues
  • Before entering law school, he worked with Exponent, Inc., a scientific consulting firm, where he conducted economic and statistical analyses in support of expert witnesses in economics, statistics, epidemiology, and toxicology
  • Speaks to bar and industry associations on environmental and energy topics
  • Written a number of publications -
  • Memberships include vice chair of membership, former chair and former vice chair of electronic communications; American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources’ Constitutional Law Committee; vice chair of membership, American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources’ Science and Technology Committee; founding member and board secretary, The Associates Committee (California NFP); board member, Young Professionals in Energy (Chicago) Board; board member, Legal Council for Health Justice Board; and co-chair, Berkeley Law Alumni Group-Chicago
  • J.D. degree, University of California, Berkeley School of Law; B.A. in economics, interdisciplinary honors in environmental science, technology and policy, Stanford University
  • Can be contact at 312-214-5633 or [email protected]
Jeffrey S. Longsworth  

Jeffrey S. Longsworth

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

  • Partner with Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • Serves as special environmental counsel to numerous national trade associations, Fortune 500 companies, industries, coalitions, airports, state and municipal government agencies, and other regulated parties before federal and state regulatory and enforcement authorities; he works closely within the federal rulemaking process with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Small Business Administration, and White House Office of Management and Budget, among others; he also advises clients and the firm’s legislative team on environmental issues arising under federal and state legislation
  • Focuses his practice at the cutting-edge of Clean Water Act (CWA) issues and its application to regulated entities across the country; after decades of practical experience in this specific and complex area of the law, he has seen, experienced and resolved the critical challenges his clients and their constituents face from both the individual business and industrywide perspectives; he has a specific focus on industrial, construction, and municipal stormwater permitting, enforcement defense, and litigation, as well as extensive experience addressing emerging contaminants such as PFAS
  • Teaches numerous courses for continuing legal education and environmental compliance strategies
  • Regularly authors articles for trade publications, client alerts, and blogs -
  • Member of various national and state bar associations; he also was appointed to EPA’s Wet Weather Flows Federal Advisory Committee and has been selected as a small entity representative in numerous Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act regulatory review panels administered by the White House Office of Management and Budget
  • J.D. degree, Catholic University of America; Amherst College
  • Can be contacted at 202-408-6918, 301-807-9685 or [email protected]
Jessica Reiss  

Jessica Reiss

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

  • Associate with Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • Practice emphasizes environmental regulatory compliance, remediation, and administrative adjudication of environmental appeals
  • Worked in the environmental field for over 15 years and from almost every angle; she began her career as the regulated, managing environmental, health, and safety at manufacturing facilities; prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg LLP, she was an attorney for the regulator, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management; in between those experiences, she has been an environmental consultant and a researcher; and now in private practice at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, she draws from those diverse experiences to advise her clients on an array of topics in environmental law
  • Taught several semesters as an adjunct professor at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Indianapolis; her courses covered sustainability and environmental law; she has presented Continuing Legal Education courses to IDEM, the Indiana Office of the Attorney General, and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce; as an EHS manager and an environmental consultant, she developed and presented training topics regularly and on a wide range of environmental topics
  • Publications include M. Granger Morgan, et. al., Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Removing the Legal and Regulatory Barriers (2012)
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, Vermont Law School; master’s degree in environmental law and policy, magna cum laude, Vermont Law School; B.A. degree in public relations, Ball State University
  • Can be contacted at 317-231-7311 or [email protected]


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