News & Resources

Jennifer Nijman – “A Checklist For Calming The Toxic Tort Nightmare” The Practical Lawyer, December 2009

Susan Franzetti – “The Changing Environmental Law Practice” Chicago Lawyer Magazine, August 2009

Susan Franzetti – “Susan Franzetti: Combining Client Service and Environmental Law” – Leading Lawyers Network Magazine, Real Estate, Construction & Environmental Edition, January 2009

Jennifer Nijman – Jennifer Nijman: Environmental Lawyer Balances Work and Civic Commitments with Aplomb” Leading Lawyers Network Magazine, Women’s Edition, January 2008

“Reading the Report and Admissible Environmental Evidence, Environmental Law in Illinois Corporate and Real Estate Transactions, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2007”

“Recent Court Decisions on Who Has Authority to Regulate What,” sponsored by Law Seminars International, Chicago, Illinois, September 13, 2006

“Background and History of Stormwater Regulations,” sponsored by Lorman Education Services, Oak Brook, Illinois, May 4, 2005

“Current State and Federal Stormwater Issues,” sponsored by Lorman Education Services, Oak Brook, Illinois, May 4, 2005

“Hot Topics and Enforcement Issues,” sponsored by Lorman Education Services, Oak Brook, Illinois, May 4, 2005

“Environmental Law,” Starting Points, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2005

“Brownfields Development Process,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, 2004

“Effectively Managing Environmental Matters,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, 2003

“Coordination Of A Large Permitting Effort,” Natural Resources and Environment, 2001 (Winner Of 2002 Burton Award For Legal Achievement).

Publications

Author, 2011 Supplement to Environmental Law in Illinois Corporate and Real Estate Transactions, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2011)

Author, 2007 Edition of Environmental Law in Illinois Corporate and Real Estate Transactions, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2007)

Co-Author, Avoiding Liability for Hazardous Waste: RCRA, CERCLA, and Related Corporate Law Issues, BNA Corporate Practice Series Portfolio No. 57-2nd (2003)

Author, “Water Pollution”, Environmental Law in Illinois, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2001, Supplement 2004)

Contributing Author, 1994-1996, The Year in Review, Annual Report of the Water Quality Committee, Section of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law of the American Bar Association

Simplifying complex toxic tort cases, Organe County Bar Association, March 1997

“Environmental Risks in Leasing”, The Docket, Vol. I, No. 4 (April, 1994)

“Comment on the Seventh Circuit’s Environmental Regulation of Business”, Chicago-Kent Law Review, Volume 65 (1991)

Speeches and Presentations

“Chicago Area Waterway System and Lower Des Plaines River Use Designation Proposed Rules,” Changes in Environmental Law: A Look at Recent and Emerging Environmental Regulations and Their Impact, The Seminar Group, July 2009

“2008 Real Estate Law Conference,” Law Bulletin, November 2008

“Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges – Women Decision Makers: the Inside Scoop on Getting Business and Delivering the Goods,” Chicago Bar Association Meeting, June 2008

“Environmental Law Update: What Should In-House Counsel Know About Toxic Torts and Global Warming,” Winston & Strawn LLP, January 2007

“Clean Water in the Midwest,” Law Seminars International, September 2006

“‘Presenting the Environmental Expert,” ABA Environmental Litigation Meeting, Winter, 2006

“Environmental Issues in Transactions,” Winston & Strawn elunch series, September 2004, and New Developments in Environmental law Conference, April 2004

“Proposed Revisions to Public Participation Rules of the Illinois NPDES Program and Update on Antidegradation Regulations,” sponsored by the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois, Willowbrook, Illinois, January 14, 2003

“Clean Water Act – New Developments,” 2002 Illinois Environmental Conference sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois, August 16, 2002

“Illinois TMDL Program,” Conference on Wetlands & Emerging Water Issues sponsored by The Seminar Group, St. Louis, Missouri, April 11 & 12, 2002

Moderator, RCRA Permitting Issues Panel, “Illinois EPA’s RCRA Program – Focusing on RCRA Remediation Projects,” sponsored by the Illinois EPA, Chemical Industry Council of Illinois, the Consulting Engineering Council of Illinois and the Illinois Environmental Regulatory Group, Naperville, Illinois, March 21, 2002

“Attorney Consultant Roles,” Illinois Environmental Conference 2001 and 2002

“Environmental Issues Facing the Foundry Industry,” sponsored by the American Foundry Society, Midwest Chapter, Arlington Heights, Illinois, November 7, 2001

Panelist, “TMDLs Under the Clean Water Act,” 2001 Illinois Environmental Conference sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois, September, 2001

“Finding Hidden Value in Environmentally Impaired Properties,” PWC General Counsel Forum, April 2001

“Personal and Corporate Liability Under The Environmental Laws,” Marmon Environmental Conference 2000, Kohler, Wisconsin, October 9, 2000

“‘Resource Conservation and Recovery Act,” Lake Michigan Air & Waste Management Association, November 2000

“Permitting Pitfalls,” Environmental law Institute, June 2000

“Risk-Based Cleanup Programs: Impacts on Due Diligence and Deal Negotiations,” sponsored by AIG Environmental, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Cherokee Investment Security, Chicago, Illinois, May 4, 1999

Panelist, Water Quality Panel, “Bright White Papers Conference: The Developing Chlorine Free Market,” Highwood, Illinois, May 30, 1996

“An Overview of CERCLA – How to Avoid the Pitfalls,” Environmental Regulation Course sponsored by Environmental Enterprises, Chicago, Illinois, May 22, 1996

“The Clean Water Act: Defending the Industrial Discharger against Federal and State Water Enforcement Proceedings,” The Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois, March 7, 1996

“The Clean Water Act: New Directions,” sponsored by The American Bar Association, Section of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law and the Water Environment Federation, Washington, D.C., January 18, 1996

“Clean Water Act,” Corporate Counsel Retreat and Information Exchange sponsored by The American Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois, May 11, 1995

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