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.