Jean-Luc Kreitner

Associate

Jean-Luc Kreitner provides compliance and litigation counseling, advising clients on how they can comply with environmental laws and regulations and on how they can defend themselves from environmental enforcement actions. Relying on his experience at a full-service business law firm and at a leading environmental legal advocacy organization, Jean-Luc regularly handles issues related to the Superfund (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and the Clean Air Act (CAA). He also manages issues pertaining to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).

During law school, Jean-Luc served as a legal intern for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and as a legal extern for Region 5 of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA).

After graduating from law school, Jean-Luc joined the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) as an associate attorney and later advanced to staff attorney. His work with ELPC encompassed appearances before state and federal trial and appellate courts, including the Michigan Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, on matters concerning both energy and environmental law. Jean-Luc also provided counsel in retail energy matters before state public utility commissions, including the Illinois Commerce Commission, the Iowa Utilities Board, the Michigan Public Service Commission, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, and the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin.

Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. New York University School of Law 2016
    • Dean's Award Scholarship
    • Staff editor, Environmental Law Journal
    • Communications director, Black Allied Law Students Association
    • Symposium chair, Environmental Law Society
    • Member, Interview Preparation for Emerging Professionals
  • B.A. Political Science and Sociology Northwestern University 2013

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted in Illinois Only; Practicing Under the Supervision of Venable Partners.

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Emerging leader, Environmental Law Institute's Emerging Leader Initiative
  • Former vice chair, Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Environmental Law Committee

Community
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Volunteerism

  • Emerging leader, Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Chapter member, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution