With a practice that is national in scope, Bruce White has more than 35 years of experience in the litigation, arbitration and mediation of environmental disputes and administrative permitting and enforcement proceedings. Regardless of the difficulty or complexity of the matter, Bruce is dedicated to being client-focused and solving problems as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
Bruce represents industrial and commercial businesses and governmental entities in Superfund, RCRA/HSWA, TSCA, CWA, CAA and NEPA matters. He also advises on compliance with federal and state regulations and insurance coverage for environmental claims. The majority of Bruce’s practice involves litigating and negotiating settlements for various complex environmental issues, including Superfund sites, multiparty litigation and commercial disputes. Bruce also offers substantial experience in arbitrating and mediating environmental claims.
In addition, Bruce helps clients understand the environmental aspects of corporate and real estate transactions, including due diligence, environmental audits, compliance with regulatory requirements, and potential legal exposure for environmental matters. He also has extensive experience negotiating contractual provisions for allocating responsibility for environmental liabilities, and in identifying means to minimize parties’ environmental risk.
Passionate about the law, Bruce’s commitment to clients, understanding and addressing their issues and helping them achieve their goals and objectives, has been Bruce’s focus since he started practicing law.
Professional and Community Involvement
Pro bono counsel, officer and trustee, North Shore Congregation Israel (NSCI)
Trustee, Endowment Trust of NSCI
Pro bono counsel, American Conference of Cantors (ACC)
BT ValueWorks’ Legal Project Management (LPM) training
Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, 2007-2017, 2020
The Best Lawyers in America, environmental law, 2006-2020; Lawyer of the Year, 2015
Chambers USA, 2004-2020
Elected fellow, American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL)