Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Peter Tomasi has joined the firm’s Environmental Regulation practice as of counsel in the Milwaukee office.
Tomasi’s practice focuses on environmental regulatory compliance for businesses within the energy and health care industries. With more than 15 years of litigation and counseling experience across all areas of environmental law, Tomasi has assisted clients in matters involving renewable energy financing; mergers and acquisitions; Environment, Health and Safety regulations; pharmaceuticals; hazardous waste handling and disposal; and environmental enforcement defense. He has also assisted clients with water and air permits and compliance, citizen-suit litigation and insurance matters.
Tomasi has represented clients dealing with complex issues arising under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the federal Superfund law, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act. His experience also extends to mining law, greenhouse gases and emergency response and compliance counseling. He is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and Illinois, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
“Peter has a wide range of environmental regulatory knowledge, and his legal expertise and experience in particular industry sectors aligns perfectly with the strategic goals of our Environmental Regulation practice,” said Gary Rovner, chair of Foley’s Environmental Regulation practice. “We welcome the guidance he will provide to our clients and the perspective he will add to our team.”
Tomasi is the chair-elect of the Wisconsin State Bar’s Environmental Law Section. He received his J.D. at Duke University School of Law. He also presently serves on the board of directors for the Milwaukee Science Education Consortium.
“Peter’s ties to the Milwaukee and legal communities complement and expand Foley’s involvement, and demonstrate that he will be a great addition to our team,” said Linda Benfield, managing partner of Foley’s Milwaukee office. “We are thrilled to have Peter join our environmental group and our office to continue to build upon his already impressive portfolio.”
Prior to joining Foley, Tomasi was a partner at Quarles & Brady LLP.