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K&L Gates Adds to Environmental Practice with Chicago Addition

28 January 2016
Chicago - The Chicago office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added David L. Rieser as an of counsel in the firm’s environmental, land and natural resources practice. He joins from Much Shelist, P.C., where he was head of the environmental, regulatory, and redevelopment law practice.

Rieser has more than three decades of environmental law experience, advising clients on legislative, regulatory, compliance, and enforcement matters; corporate, commercial, and real estate transactions; environmental insurance coverage; and the remediation of contaminated sites. He regularly counsels buyers, sellers, and lenders on the environmental risks of transactions involving domestic and international commercial and industrial properties and businesses, including acquisitions and dispositions of assets valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Additionally, Rieser has advised companies, trade associations, and industry groups in matters involving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, and has represented power generating companies in permitting and administrative proceedings. He recently represented a coalition of business trade associations in their efforts to prevent other Midwestern states from forcing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to close the Chicago waterways system as an additional means of limiting the migration of Asian carp.

“David is a highly regarded lawyer with a preeminent environmental, regulatory, and redevelopment law practice,” said Alan Barry, administrative partner of K&L Gates’ Chicago office. “His addition enhances our global environmental practice and is another sign of the firm’s commitment to expand its Midwest-based offerings. We are delighted David has joined K&L Gates.”

Rieser is the third addition to K&L Gates’ Chicago office since November, following this month’s arrival of construction and engineering partner Justin Weisberg and the earlier hire of health care partner Limo Cherian

K&L Gates comprises approximately 2,000 lawyers globally who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. 
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