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Russell R. Eggert

Partner

Chicago
Business Phone: 312.759.7270
Business Fax: 312.759.1939

russell.eggert@troutman.com

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With more than 40 years of experience, Russell Eggert has a practice that encompasses all aspects of environmental law, including: litigation, regulatory compliance counseling, due diligence, and work on transactions across the United States, Central and South America, the EU, and China.

Russ focuses primarily on complex environmental litigation and litigation avoidance. In recent years, he has defended (including trials and appeals) federal and state enforcement actions across the country under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, RCRA, and CERCLA; multiple private cost recovery actions under CERCLA and various state laws; environmental tort claims, including class actions and mass actions in New York, Illinois, Oklahoma and California; and citizen suits under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and RCRA in courts across the country. He has also represented industry in challenges to the EPA’s jurisdiction under the Commerce Clause; the EPA’s administration of the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act; and constitutional challenges to state product “take-back” legislation.

Russ has served as national environmental counsel to a leading manufacturer and in that role provided compliance advice on a wide range of regulatory issues across multiple jurisdictions.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources; Section of Litigation

Rankings and Recognition

  • Illinois, Environment: Litigation, Chambers USA (1990-2018)
  • Selected as a Lawyer of the Year, by The Best Lawyers in America®, 2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell® “AV” Rating since 1980
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Illinois 2008 as one of the Illinois’ 37 leading attorneys in the environmental area
  • Best Lawyers in America ®
  • Illinois Super Lawyers , 2005-2016
  • Illinois Leading Lawyers Network
  • Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Environmental Lawyers
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Who’s Who in American Law ®
  • The International Who’s Who of Environment Lawyers , 2011-2016
  • Who's Who Legal: Environment 2016

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Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1973
  • University of Illinois, B.A., 1970

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of the United States