Greenberg Traurig’s Maribel Nicholson-Choice to Present on Environmental Justice for Lawline

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Maribel N. Nicholson-Choice an environmental shareholder in the Tallahassee office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will present the CLE webinar, “Ethics & Environmental Justice: What it Means for Your Business and its Future,” December 21, for Lawline.

According to Lawline, the course will review the Environmental Justice Initiative, the nuances of recognizing environmental justice issues, and the potential impact for American businesses as communities and organizations head to federal court to successfully require that an “environmental justice analysis” be performed as part of the National Environmental Policy Act environmental assessment. Conflicts of interest for government officials and ethical obligations to enforce environmental protections irrespective of the race, national origin, ethnicity, or income level of the affected community will also be discussed. The session will close with a discussion of how businesses can proactively manage environmental justice and ethical issues to avoid litigation. Registration for the course can be found here.

Lawline is a platform for online continuing education. According to its website, Lawline’s instructors represent many of the AmLaw 100 as well as includes faculty from nonprofits, corporations, and government agencies.

Nicholson-Choice has more than 20 years of experience negotiating and resolving complex environmental regulatory, permitting, and litigation matters, and advises lending institutions on environmental liability, including permitting and remediation projects associated with collateral property subject to foreclosure proceedings.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice assists clients with issues under the environmental and natural resource laws that affect their businesses. The firm’s environmental attorneys assist with securing permits and approvals; negotiate and close transactions; defend clients in enforcement actions; handle a broad range of environmental and toxic tort litigation; ensure the understanding and satisfaction of regulatory requirements; prepare for and respond to emergencies; craft approaches for legacy cleanup issues; and develop solutions for product regulation, market access, and environmental policy challenges. The practice was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Environmental Law in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2016 edition of “Best Law Firms.”

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.

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