Brian Freeman focuses his practice on environmental compliance counseling, permitting, site remediation, and related litigation regarding federal and state regulatory programs. Areas of particular focus include air quality, climate change, and waste management/recycling issues. He has worked with a broad variety of clients, ranging from Fortune 100 conglomerates to individual entrepreneurs, and across a broad spectrum of industries, including aerospace manufacturing, composting and organics management, pharmaceutical, petroleum, and specialty chemical facilities. His experience includes a several-month secondment in the legal department of a major industrial client, where he handled a full array of environmental, health, and safety matters.
Mr. Freeman currently serves as cochair of the Air Task Force of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association's Environment Policies Council and as a member of the council's Steering Committee. As an active member of the State Implementation Plan Revision Advisory Committee (SIPRAC), he has worked with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to develop and implement air quality control programs in that state. He also serves on DEEP's public advisory panel concerning revisions to the state's underground storage tank program.
He has published and given presentations on numerous environmental law topics, including climate change, air permitting and enforcement, site remediation, and the individual liability of corporate officers and directors for environmental compliance.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Freeman clerked for Judge Albert J. Engel, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
|—||J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, Editor of Virginia Law Review and Virginia Environmental Law Journal|
|—||B.A., summa cum laude, Georgetown University, Government|
|—||Connecticut Business & Industry Association, 1990 to present, Environmental Policies Council, Cochair of Air Task Force, 2009 to present|
|—||State Implementation Plan Revision Advisory Committee (SIPRAC), 1993 to present|
|—||Connecticut Bar Association, Environmental Section, 1990 to present|
|—||Air & Waste Management Association, 1998 to present|
|—||US Composting Council, 1995 to present, Government Committee, Cochair, 1997 to 1999|
|—||American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, 1990 to present|
|—||Clean Air Act Information Network, 2000 to 2010|
|—||Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Environmental Law for 2006 - 2008, and 2010 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)|
|—||Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Environmental Law since 2006 and Litigation - Environmental since 2013 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)|