Growing Environmental Law Practice Expands Capabilities with Strategic Lateral Hire

Date: Apr 06, 2017

Keller and Heckman LLP, welcomes the addition of partnerJames G. Votaw, to the firm’s expanding Environmental Practice.

      James Votaw has an extensive practice focusing on environmental and health and safety regulation, with a particular interest in the regulation of conventional and nanoscale chemicals, pesticides, consumer and industrial products, and industrial processes and wastes.

      “James is a leader in environmental law, we are eager to introduce him to our clients” said Herb Estreicher, Partner in Keller and Heckman’s Environmental Practice. Dr. Estreicher continued, “the timing of this strategic hire couldn’t be better due to the recent changes in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), plus with the volatile administration–our clients need us more than ever.”

      “Having spent his career assisting clients on matters of technical complexity, James exemplifies Keller and Heckman’s model, Serving Business through Law and Science,” affirms Richard Mann, Chair of Keller and Heckman’s Management Committee.

      With the changes pledged to be implemented by the new administration and a future that is uncertain for industry, it is important for stakeholders to be informed and prepared to adapt to whatever is on the horizon.

“My career in private practice has afforded me the opportunity to work with a variety of governmental regulatory agencies. I have participated in numerous technical rulemaking proceedings and have successfully navigated a plethora of regulatory changes for my clients” says Votaw. “By transitioning to Keller and Heckman I am able to provide my clients with additional services, such as bridging the international regulatory realm and providing the highest caliber of legal advice married with scientific expertise from their in-house scientific staff,” promises Votaw. “I look forward to the opportunities which lie ahead at Keller and Heckman working with their dynamic environmental practice and opening doors into the global market.”

      Votaw received his J.D. from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and his B.A. from Dickinson College.