John J. McAleese III, a partner in the Environment & Energy Practice Group, is the Managing Partner of the Philadelphia office. Mr. McAleese’s practice is concentrated on environmental and energy matters. His background includes:
Representing corporate clients in civil and administrative environmental litigation such as cost recovery actions under CERCLA (Superfund) and analogous state statutes, enforcement actions by federal and state environmental agencies, permit appeals and toxic torts relating to environmental contamination.
Advising clients on environmental issues that arise in business transactions involving real estate.
Counseling clients on compliance with federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations.
Representing clients in negotiations with environmental regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Counseling clients on issues regarding insurance coverage for environmental risks.
Mr. McAleese has been recognized as a Chambers USA “Leaders in their Field” lawyer for 2009-2015. According to Chambers, John McAleese is praised by his clients for his scientific background, having previously worked as a chemical engineer. One commentator notes: “He is very intelligent, articulate and calm.” He is praised for his “strategic view of matters” and his ability to “assert a client's position in a reasoned and compelling fashion.” He has also been recognized in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for 2008-2015 and has been listed in the 2003-2016 editions of The Best Lawyers in America.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. McAleese was a practicing chemical engineer, focusing on process control.