Genevieve J. Essig

Genevieve J. Essig serves as of counsel to the environmental law firm of Nijman·Franzetti LLP in Chicago. Ms. Essig has represented clients across a wide range of industries on environmental matters and has provided counsel with respect to regulatory compliance issues and best practices as well as CERCLA and cost recovery litigation.

Ms. Essig was previously a member of Jenner & Block LLP’s Environmental and Workplace Health & Safety practice. At Jenner & Block, she served on the firm’s Associates Committee and on the Associate Board of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She was also co-editor of the firm’s Corporate Environmental Lawyer Blog. She has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine as a “Rising Star.”

Ms. Essig received her B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale University and received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. She is a member of the Illinois Bar and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois and the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

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