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Messina and Martin to Speak at Manufacturing Association’s Environmental Conference

HeplerBroom Attorney Alec Messina HeplerBroom Attorney Jennifer Martin
Alec Messina Jennifer Martin

Alec Messina and Jennifer Martin will be among the featured speakers at the Illinois Manufacturing Association’s Environmental Compliance Conference, which will be held November 20 in Oak Forest, Illinois. In their session on compliance requirements to avoid regulatory pitfalls, they will discuss the legal underpinnings for bringing an environmental enforcement action, the notice the Illinois EPA must provide to the company and the process the Agency must follow before initiating an enforcement action, some recent trends that expand these traditional legal underpinnings, and steps a company can take to minimize the risk of being the subject of an enforcement action. More information is available More information is available here.

Messina, a partner in the firm’s Springfield office, is a member of its Environmental Law practice group. He also spearheads the firm’s Government Affairs practice group. Prior to joining HeplerBroom, he served as Director of the Illinois EPA and was previously Executive Director of the Illinois Environmental Regulatory Group.

Martin, also 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 has been named an Illinois Leading Lawyer and speaks and writes regularly on environmental law. Martin is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois.

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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.

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