Brett D. Heinrich is a Shareholder and a member of the firm’s Environmental group.
Mr. Heinrich focuses his practice on a diverse range of environmental matters, including enforcement litigation, compliance counseling, remediation, Superfund, RCRA citizen suits, Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act suits, transactional counseling and various environmental aspects of real estate transactions. He represents clients in a variety of service areas, such as manufacturing, waste management, waste transportation, and industries such as building materials, chemicals, paper, insurance, cosmetics and food.
Mr. Heinrich has successfully negotiated consent decrees and settlements for his clients and has obtained favorable solid and hazardous waste, air and water permit terms.
Before joining Vedder Price, Mr. Heinrich served as head of the Environmental Law and Regulations group at his prior firm. He also served in various counsel positions at Waste Management, Inc. where he became a nationally recognized Superfund practitioner and environmental litigator.
As part of the Criminal Enforcement Team at the Illinois Attorney General’s office, Mr. Heinrich successfully prosecuted the first Calculated Criminal Disposal of Hazardous Waste case in Illinois.
Mr. Heinrich is an “AV Preeminent” Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell. He has also been selected by his peers as an Environmental Leading Lawyer from 2011 to 2020.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Brett D. Heinrich