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About the Authors:
Phil Comella is a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group and Leader of the Environmental Law and Toxic Torts Practice Group. He concentrates his business in environmental and toxic tort law. With over three decades of experience in environmental law, and a focus on the solid and hazardous waste industry, he regularly counsels operators of landfills, treatment systems, recycling operations, transporters, and waste generators on compliance and permitting matters arising under the environmental laws and Department of Transportation regulations.
Ryan Rudich is an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group. Prior to joining Freeborn, Ryan served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office litigating civil environmental enforcement actions in Illinois circuit courts and before the Illinois Pollution Control Board. He has experience working under a number of environmental statutory regimes, including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
Ann Zwick is a Senior Counsel in the Real Estate and Environmental and Toxic Tort Practice Groups. Ann counsels clients on all aspects of environmental law, including compliance matters, permitting, site remediation, due diligence reviews, public hearings, enforcement actions and appeals. Her previous experience as an attorney with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has provided her with invaluable knowledge in representing clients before environmental agencies and governmental bodies.