NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sive, Paget and Riesel announced today that Kathy Robb joined the firm as a principal. Robb previously was a partner in the New York office of Hunton & Williams.
"We are absolutely delighted to welcome Kathy to the firm," said David Paget, co-founder of the firm. "She is an outstanding, nationally-recognized environmental lawyer with extensive litigation, transactional, and regulatory experience."
Co-founder Daniel Riesel noted, " Kathy's distinctive leadership and ability to see creative solutions for difficult problems deepens our bench strength."
Robb's practice focuses on litigation in federal district and appellate courts across the country, including in the U.S. Supreme Court. She represents water districts, developers, investors, lenders, and industrial companies and chemical manufacturers, among others, on water rights, endangered species issues, environmental impact reviews, river sites with contaminated sediments, and on large sites with contaminated groundwater. She also works on complex transactions from the bid process through closing and advises clients on corporate structuring to best manage risk.
Robb said, "I am excited to join SPR, a renowned group of world class environmental lawyers and litigators focused on the kinds of issues and complex matters that I have worked on all my professional life, and who are devoted to bringing the highest-quality service to clients."
SPR was established in New York City over 50 years ago as the first environmental law firm in the country, and has been on the cutting edge of environmental law ever since. The firm advises clients at every stage of air, water, resources, waste and related environmental matters, and serves a diverse array of clients: state and local governments, public authorities, corporations, major cultural and medical institutions, professional sports organizations, developers, and individuals.
Robb received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and her law degree from the University of Virginia Law School. She then clerked for the Hon. Glen M. Williams, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. She writes and lectures widely on environmental issues. Robb serves as president of the Environmental Law Institute's Leadership Council in Washington, DC, and is a former ELI Board member. She also serves as vice-president of the Waterfront Alliance in New York; on the Advisory Board of Bloomberg BNA's Environmental Due Diligence Guide; on the Executive Committee of the New York City Bar Association; and as an Adjunct Professor at Pace Law School. She is designated as a leader in environmental law in Chambers, as a New York Super Lawyer, and as a leading lawyer in International Who's Who, among other recognitions. In October, Robb was inducted into the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL).
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