Christopher J. Neumann > Greenberg Traurig LLP > Denver, United States > Lawyer Profile

Greenberg Traurig LLP
1200 17TH STREET
SUITE 2400
DENVER CO, 80202
United States

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Shareholder

Career

Chris Neumann counsels clients in the natural gas, petroleum, mining, construction, retail, home building, solid and hazardous waste, and other industries on a wide variety of litigation, environmental, and real estate matters. Chris represents clients in connection with internal investigations following spills, pipe failures and other environmental incidents. He also defends clients in connection with civil, criminal and administrative enforcement by USEPA, states, tribes, local governments and citizen groups. Chris has advised clients on litigation and enforcement matters, as well as related auditing and compliance matters, under the Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA), Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Act (MSHA), and numerous other federal, state and tribal laws.

Concentrations
Internal investigations of environmental incidents
Defense of civil, criminal and administrative environmental enforcement matters
Superfund and other complex environmental litigation
Commercial litigation involving oil and gas, mining, construction and engineering matters
Real estate acquisition and environmental aspects of business transactions
Environmental compliance and rulemaking matters
Environmental policy and governmental affairs matters
Global Energy & Infrastructure

Capabilities
Environmental
Litigation
American Indian Law
Government Law & Policy
Land Development
Infrastructure
Federal Regulatory & Administrative Law
Energy & Natural Resources
Real Estate

Admission to Practice
Colorado
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Languages

English
Spanish

Education

  • J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School, 1998
    • Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law
    • Associate Editor, Law Review
    • Environmental Moot Court
  • B.S., Engineering and Environmental Science (Civil Engineering), University of Notre Dame, 1995

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Environment: litigation

With 30 offices across the country, part of Greenberg Traurig LLP’s strength lies in its localized expertise. The firm has a comprehensive approach to environment litigation, handling administrative law, auditing and compliance, brownfield development and risk transfer, class action and mass tort litigation, cost recovery, crisis response and management, government enforcement litigation, insurance, Native American law, natural resource damages, permitting litigation and appeals, regulatory rulemaking and challenges, Superfund litigation, and toxic tort litigation. It represented key clients Mosaic Fertilizer and The Mosaic Company in a lawsuit filed by a plaintiff alleging damages from life-long exposure to hazardous air pollutants and other toxins from one of Mosaic Fertilizer’s manufacturing facilities in Florida. The practice is led by the ‘highly expertDavid Mandelbaum in Philadelphia, Kerri Barsh in Miami, and Tampa managing shareholder David Weinstein. Other key contacts include Chicago-based Francis Citera, who co-chairs the products liability and mass torts litigation group; Christopher Bell in Houston; Caleb Holmes in Philadelphia; and former US Attorney for the District of Colorado, Troy Eid; as well as Paul Seby and Christopher Neumann in Denver.