Janine Landow-Esser, a partner with Quarles & Brady, concentrates her practice in environmental and OSHA law. Ms. Landow-Esser advises buyers, sellers and lenders in environmental aspects of various transactions, and represents manufacturers and other regulated entities on environmental and OSHA compliance issues. She also handles issues relating to brownfields, environmental audits and insurance coverage matters.
Ms. Landow-Esser has extensive experience before state and federal agencies and administrative bodies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and various state regulatory bodies throughout the United States. Prior to entering the private practice of law, Ms. Landow-Esser served with the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) in Washington D.C. where she developed her expertise in environmental legislation and contracts, and successfully moved matters through regulatory agencies. She was responsible for supervising DOE compliance with environmental laws and regulations and responding to environmental policy initiatives. Ms. Landow-Esser also served as one of the United States’ representatives to the International Energy Agency.
From 1991-1992, Ms. Landow-Esser was Chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. She frequently speaks and writes on environmental, OSHA and insurance topics and has made numerous presentations to industry associations on topics such as insurance claims and coverage, litigation management, and state voluntary cleanup programs. Ms. Landow-Esser also has authored numerous articles on environmental, insurance and OSHA regulatory issues.