Roger Martella is a partner in the environmental practice group at Sidley. He rejoined Sidley after serving as the general counsel of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, concluding 10 years of litigating and handling complex environmental and natural resource matters at the Department of Justice and EPA.
Mr Martella's practice focuses on three primary areas. First, he advises companies on developing strategic approaches to achieve their goals in light of rapidly developing demands to address climate change, promote sustainability and utilise clean energy. Second, he handles a broad range of environmental and natural resource litigation and mediation. Third, he advises multinational companies on compliance with environmental laws in the United States, China, the European Union and other nations.
Mr Martella counsels approximately 40 of the world's leading companies on bet-the-company environmental issues, regulatory matters and litigation. He employs a strategic, forward-looking approach to solving emerging law and policy issues across the world that have the potential to create both opportunities and risks for domestic and multinational energy and manufacturing companies and industries. Mr Martella's approach is to build a collaborative and coalition-building framework that seeks the strongest possible results through up front coordination with government, industry and NGO stakeholders, leveraging his strong honest broker relations with government officials and understanding of government approach to realise resolutions that have led to extraordinary favourable settlements offering significant regulatory relief to industries and pennies-on-the-dollar enforcement settlements for companies.
Mr Martella received his JD from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1995 and his BS from Cornell University in 1992. Admissions include: District of Columbia and Maryland.
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