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Environmental Attorneys Speaking at Annual Conference

HeplerBroom attorney Jennifer Martin HeplerBroom attorney Alec Messica
Jennifer Martin Alec Messina

Jennifer Martin and Alec Messina are among the featured speakers at the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association’s Annual Environmental Conference. They will be speaking on the emerging issue of regulation of groundwater under the Clean Water Act, particularly as it relates to the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund. The conference is being held virtually on October 22.

Martin, a partner in the firm’s Springfield office, focuses her practice on environmental law and real estate. Prior to entering private practice, she was an Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental Control Division of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. She is listed as an Illinois Leading Lawyer and speaks and writes regularly on environmental law. Martin is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois.

Messina, also a partner in the firm’s Springfield office, spearheads the firm’s Government Affairs practice group and is also a member of its Environmental Law practice group. Prior to joining HeplerBroom, he served as Director of the Illinois EPA and was previously Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s Policy Adviser on Energy and Environment.

HeplerBroom LLC COVID-19 Response

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To help ensure everyone’s continued health and well-being, effective March 17, 2020, all attorneys and staff began working remotely. We continue to assess the situation and will return to our physical offices when appropriate.

To ensure this, the firm has identified essential personnel in each office who will make certain that critical firm functions that cannot be done remotely continue to be handled. We have put in place protocol for those essential personnel to make sure they are keeping healthy per the CDC cleaning and sanitizing recommendations. All teams have back-up personnel and procedures that we will follow to make sure all deadlines are met and clients receive the same great service and work product that we have always been proud to provide.

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The firm has created emergency communication measures to communicate any changes to this plan to employees and are communicating on a regular basis with any and all new resources and helpful information during this uncertain time.

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