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Environment: Litigation - Illinois
"Susan's greatest strength is her focus and willingness to put the work into really knowing and understanding the subject matter. She has amazing command of the historical record and details in very complex matters, and leverages that to be effective in case presentation."
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Susan E. Brice has litigated state and federal disputes and counseled clients on complicated scientific issues arising in environmental law, toxic torts and product liability. She works with scientists on matters in the fields of genomics, toxicology and epidemiology in such industries as chemical manufacturing, energy production, food, agriculture and real estate.
Outside of this niche, Ms. Brice litigates commercial matters and advises and mitigates the environmental and exposure risks involved in major transactions, including international mergers and acquisitions, public/private partnership ventures and renewable energy deals.
She has extensive experience in all major aspects of environmental law, including significant cases involving the Clean Water Act, CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Air Act, National Environmental Policy Act and project development disputes.
Ms. Brice is a recognized authority on COVID-19 risk mitigation, having written several articles. She was quoted in April 2020 Crain’s Chicago Business cover story on Covid lawsuits.
In recent years, her practice has embraced the implications of genomics in legal defense, especially its ability to shed light on causation in toxic tort cases. For example, testing can provide evidence that an inherited genetic mutation may be a more likely cause of a certain medical condition than exposure to a particular toxicant.