Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Kerri Barsh and David Mandelbaum Named as National Law Journal Energy & Environment Trailblazers

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Kerri L. Barsh and David G. Mandelbaum, co-chairs of the Environmental Practice at international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, were selected as National Law Journal’s Energy & Environmental Trailblazers.

Kerri L. Barsh and David G. Mandelbaum, co-chairs of the Environmental Practice at international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, were selected as National Law Journal’s Energy & Environmental Trailblazers. The inaugural publication recognizes 50 top legal professionals who have “moved the needle” in the energy or environmental industry.

Kerri L. Barsh, based in Miami, is recognized for her pioneering work in floating infrastructure. This work began in 2011 with a landmark admiralty jurisdiction matter before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court’s decision to treat Barsh’s client’s floating home as real estate made larger projects within the industry a reality. Currently, Barsh is lead counsel on a large self-sustaining luxury floating home community on the Amillarah Private Islands in Florida.

Barsh represents public and private clients on an array of environmental regulatory, permitting and litigation matters, including transactional support and due diligence, environmental assessment and liability matters, energy and infrastructure projects, wetlands and coastal permitting, complex land use projects, air quality matters, hazardous materials contamination, and other compliance and enforcement cases.

David G. Mandelbaum, based in Philadelphia, received this recognition for his Superfund work. His contributions to one of the largest contaminated sediment sites in the nation altered the U.S. government’s enforcement strategy. The court’s decision resulted in the government’s reliance on orders and coercive litigation where Superfund money cannot be spent. Mandelbaum continues this unique work in several matters, including the Fox River Site in Wisconsin.

Mandelbaum represents clients in Superfund matters, particularly contaminated sediment and natural resource damage issues. He represents natural gas exploration and production companies, midstream providers, and landowner coalitions in connection with development of the Marcellus Shale and other natural gas resources. He regularly handles permit appeals and citizen suits under the water pollution, air pollution and solid waste laws.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice assists clients with issues under the environmental and natural resource laws that affect their businesses. The firm’s attorneys assist in transactions, defend clients in enforcement actions, ensure the understanding and satisfaction of regulatory requirements, prepare for and respond to emergencies, craft approaches for legacy cleanup issues, and develop solutions for product regulation, market access, and environmental policy challenges.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the “Power Elite” in the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard report, which assesses the nature and strength of law firms' client relationships. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.

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