Schiff Hardin LLP has added three attorneys to the firm’s Environmental Group, with related practices specifically in the energy sector.
All three attorneys join from Foley & Lardner LLP’s Chicago office. Russell B. Selman and Bradley S. Rochlen join as partners, and J. Michael Showalter joins as an associate.
Russell (Russ) B. Selman’s nationally recognized practice focuses on representing corporate, real estate and power generation companies in environmental disputes. Clients choose Mr. Selman to handle their most complex and potentially expensive environmental matters. His work is known for a high degree of factual and technical understanding that he uses to gain very real advantages for his clients.
Bradley (Brad) S. Rochlen is a litigator who represents corporate, real estate and power generation companies, including public utilities, in complex environmental disputes. Mr. Rochlen assists clients in prosecuting and defending hazardous waste control (Superfund) cases, RCRA cases and private cost recovery cases at some of the largest contaminated sites in the country. He also has significant experience in Clean Water Act cases and toxic tort disputes.
J. Michael (Mike) Showalter is a litigator whose practice is focused on resolving complex environmental disputes. His past clients span diverse industries including manufacturing, mining, power generation and transmission, the financial and insurance sectors, and process outsourcing. While much of his current work focuses on disputes arising under federal statutes including CERCLA, RCRA, and the Clean Water Act, Mr. Showalter has significant experience representing parties involved in class action, toxic tort and regulatory litigation.
In a press release, Gabriel M. Rodriguez, leader of Schiff Hardin’s Environmental group was quoted as saying: “Schiff Hardin has long recognized that environmental issues often drive critical decision-making and business strategy. Our attorneys are some of the best in the country, and the addition of Russ, Brad and Mike further enhances our top-notch, nationally recognized practice.”
Schiff Hardin LLP is a national law firm with nearly 400 attorneys practicing out of seven offices nationwide — Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Lake Forest, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC. It is a general practice firm serving corporate clients in a number of practices within the United States, and around the world.