Faegre Drinker announced today that Ted Wolff has joined the firm as a partner in the environment and energy practice group in the New York office. He comes to the firm from Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP where he was a partner in the environment group.
For over 20 years, Wolff has counseled organizations on environmental issues in both disputes and transactional matters. He supports clients including retail, transportation, real estate, industrial goods, manufacturing, food service and healthcare companies, as well as government agencies.
Wolff’s environmental litigation experience includes representing clients in federal and state courts and advising clients on enforcement, creditor and debtor’s rights in bankruptcy, cost recovery, Superfund, and permitting-related matters.
“Ted has an impressive and well-established practice that brings in-demand environmental regulatory experience and great industry connections to the team and our clients,” environment and energy practice team co-leaders Bonnie Barnett and Max Kelln said in a joint statement. “Leading businesses turn to Ted for his counsel, we are thrilled to have him join our team.”
Wolff counsels clients on compliance with federal, state and local environmental laws and rules, including those regulating hazardous substance and hazardous waste handling, transport, storage, treatment and disposal; asbestos handling, management and abatement; pesticide regulation; clean water and clean air matters; and employee and community disclosure.
Wolff also guides companies through the development and execution of environmental management systems and sustainability programs, and helps organizations create environmental training, emergency response and day-to-day compliance plans. He has more than two decades of experience in brownfield cleanup and redevelopment.
“Ted is known for his excellent client service, innovative approaches and sound counsel,” Marc Leaf, the firm’s New York office leader said in a statement. “Our clients in New York and beyond turn to us to help them with their most complex challenges, and Ted’s experience makes him the perfect addition to the office to help clients with any hurdles they face.”
Wolff is also a board member of 826NYC and the National Areas Conservancy.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Colby College and his Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law.
Faegre Drinker’s national environment and energy group serves clients coast to coast, partnering to develop solutions to their most complicated environmental and energy challenges. They deliver transactional, regulatory and litigation support to a wide range of industries, including the pharmaceutical, food and agriculture, chemical, manufacturing and energy industries.
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