Janine M. Landow-Esser

Partner at Quarles & Brady LLP

Janine M. Landow-Esser

Janine M. Landow-Esser

Partner at Quarles & Brady LLP

Biography

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 a U.S. representative to the International Energy Agency.

From 1991 to 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.

Representative Environmental Experience

* Use of innovative trusts, annuities, and insurance to facilitate transfer of corporate assets without environmental liabilities. (Florida)

* Defense of Clean Air Act Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Major Source Permit enforcement actions. (Illinois)

* Obtaining Adjusted Clean Air Act Standard. (Illinois)

* Negotiation of manuscript pollution legal liability, cost cap, mold, and lender environmental insurance policies. (Illinois, California, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, etc.)

* Negotiation of the sale of air emission credits. (Illinois)

* Successful management of properties through various state voluntary and mandatory cleanup programs. (Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, New York, Texas, Arizona, New Jersey, Connecticut, etc.)

* Defense of federal EPA corrective action enforcement under Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. (Illinois and Indiana)

* Negotiation of issuance and withdrawal of Clean Water Act permits for fill of wetlands. (Illinois)

* Representation of numerous clients under state and federal Superfund statutes for investigation, remediation, and consent orders involving soil and groundwater contamination. (Illinois, Kansas, Florida, Indiana, Wisconsin, etc.)
* Representation of clients in connection with TSCA and FIFRA reporting, registration, and enforcement matters.

Representative OSHA Experience

* Investigation of employee death and resolution of OSHA citation involving electrical and lockout/tagout regulations. (Florida)

* Investigation of employee death and resolution of OSHA citation involving explosion and fire. (Iowa)

* Settlement of OSHA investigation concerning possible employee exposure to chemical vapors. (Ohio)

* Investigation and resolution of OSHA repeat citation involving limb amputation in conveyor mechanism. (Illinois)

* Settlement of numerous OSHA citations involving asbestos training, removal, and operation and maintenance. (Illinois and Ohio)
* Investigation of ergonomic issues and response to OSHA on behalf of numerous hospitals, nursing homes, and health care facilities. (National)

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Education
J.D. with Honors
Class of 1976

Since enrolling its first class in 1865, The George Washington University Law School has produced some of the finest minds across the spectrum of legal scholarship. That tradition continues today, as GW Law graduates use the knowledge and skills they gain here to influence the critical legal conversations of our times.

B.A.
Class of 1973

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Spanning 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison.

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

The Chicago Bar Association is one of the oldest and most active metropolitan bar associations in the United States. The Association's voluntary membership of 22,000 consists largely of lawyers and judges from Cook County and the State of Illinois.

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Career History
Partner
Current

Quarles & Brady LLP is a large U.S. law firm based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. According to the National Law Journal's 2012 rankings, it is the 107th largest law firm in the United States, and the second-largest firm in the state of Wisconsin. The firm also ranked 184th in profit per attorney on the 2010 AmLaw 200 survey. Quarles & Brady was formed in 1974 by the merger of two older firms: Brady Tyrrell Cotter & Cutler and Quarles Herriott Clemons Teschner & Noelke. In 2000, the firm merged with Streich Lang, a prominent Phoenix, Arizona law firm. After being known in Arizona as Quarles & Brady Streich Lang LLP, the firm shortened its name and is now uniformly known as Quarles & Brady LLP.

United States Representative
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Prior

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government concerned with the United States' policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material.The Department is under the control and supervision of a United States Secretary of Energy, a political appointee of the President of the United States. The Energy Secretary is assisted in managing the Department by a United States Deputy Secretary of Energy, also appointed by the President, who assumes the duties of the Secretary in his absence. The Department also has three Under Secretaries, each appointed by the President, who oversee the major areas of the Department's work. The President also appoints eight officials with the rank of Assistant Secretary of Energy who have line management responsibility for major organizational elements of the Department.

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Tenure Unconfirmed
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Political Donations
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2016

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$300
2015

Representative from Illinois's 9th Congressional District

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2014

Representative from Illinois's 9th Congressional District

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