Nancy Rich provides practical guidance to clients confronting environmental legal issues, whether they arise in litigation, transactions or regulatory matters. A former environmental prosecutor with the Illinois Attorney General's Office, Nancy has a detailed understanding of environmental agencies and the laws they enforce. She regularly advises corporate, real estate and financial services clients.
Nancy's experience as an environmental prosecutor gives her an insider's understanding of how agencies operate, how they view the law and how they determine their enforcement priorities. That includes an understanding of facts likely trigger agency action and potential environmental liability. She combines that background with her years of experience at Katten to develop solutions that mitigate risk and allow her clients to pursue their business goals. She does that with a rigorous focus on providing advice that is both practical and efficient in bringing her client's legal issue to resolution, whether it is a regulatory inquiry or a deal closing.The formula works. Clients value her efficiency, for instance, in ensuring that technical consultants develop only the information her clients need to address their immediate issue. They also value the nimbleness that Nancy brings to her matters. Realizing that a situation may change, she stands ready to adapt her strategies as new information warrants. Throughout, she remains focused on her client's current circumstance and goals.