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April 7, 2009

Hiscock & Barclay Attorneys Richard Capozza and Danielle Mettler Publish Chapter in New Legal Environmental Book

Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner Richard R. Capozza and Associate Danielle E. Mettler published a chapter in the new book The Legal Impact of Climate Change: Leading Lawyers on Preparing for New Environmental Legislation, Assessing Green Programs for Clients, and Working with Government Agencies on Climate Change Issues (Inside the Minds) published by Thomson Reuters/Aspatore (2008). Their chapter, entitled "Climate Change Issues Affect Corporate Risks and Opportunities," explains the increasing importance of climate change and its potential impacts to companies. It also details specific steps that companies can take to determine their potential risks and opportunities.

Capozza chairs Hiscock & Barclay's Environmental Practice Area and the Energy & Utilities Practice Area. He focuses his practice in the area of environmental law with a concentration in CERCLA/Superfund, natural resource damages, climate change, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance/permitting, project siting and transactional due diligence.

Mettler handles a wide array of environmental matters at the Firm. Her practice involves litigation, transactional, permitting and compliance work with a concentration in the Clean Air Act, New York Sate air regulation and climate change.

The Legal Impact of Climate Change is an authoritative, insider's perspective on the regulatory impact of potential climate change legislation and the challenges and opportunities these changes pose for clients. Featuring partners and chairs from some of the nation's leading law firms, these experts guide the reader through the recent environmental regulations that affect corporate operations and speculate on what further reform is expected. The authors offer advice on utilizing the media to publicize clients' environmental efforts, developing sustainable relationships with government agencies and assisting clients in auditing their current carbon footprints.

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