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Gail H. Conenello

Partner
+1.973.848.4048
Fax +1.973.848.4001

Ms. Conenello’s environmental practice is focused in the areas of CERCLA and Spill Act remediations and liability actions, private cost recovery actions, environmental justice actions, RCRA, environmental insurance coverage actions, due diligence for corporate and real estate transactions, and various environmental remediation, permitting, compliance, regulatory and enforcement matters.

Notably, Ms. Conenello has been on the cutting edge of issues involving environmental justice. She has spoken before various trade associations, such as the Chemistry Council of New Jersey and the New York State Business Council, on topics including environmental equity regulations and industry best practices on issues of social responsibility and community involvement.

As a complement to her work in the environmental arena, she has also been involved in developing community outreach programs for major industrial clients. These outreach programs develop and maintain ongoing forums for positive working relationships and effective communication between manufacturers and key stakeholders in the local and regional communities on key issues related to the daily operations of industrial facilities and legacy site remediation issues associated with former industrial operations.

At K&L Gates, Ms. Conenello has also counseled clients on environmental issues in order to facilitate corporate and real estate transactions. She has worked on numerous multi-million dollar transactions for a wide range of clients, from pharmaceutical companies to manufacturers, and has extensive experience assisting clients with compliance and remediation issues associated with New Jersey’s Industrial Site Recovery Act.

Professional Background

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Conenello served a one year judicial clerkship in the New Jersey Superior Court, Law Division for the Honorable Douglas K. Wolfson and the Honorable Yolanda Ciccone.

Achievements

Ms. Conenello has been listed in Best Lawyers in America in the area of Litigation (Enviromental) since 2013.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Morris County Bar Association (Past Chairperson – Environmental Law Committee) 
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (Director – Environmental Law Section)
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey, District Ethics Committee for Essex County, District V-A (Former Member)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Environmental Litigation Update - Recent Cases and What May Be Next,” 2014 Environmental Law Section Forum Weekend Presented by the NJSBA Environmental Law Section and NJICLE, June 21, 2014.
  • “Key Issues Between LSRPs and RPs: How Has the Relationship Changed and How Do Lawyers Fit In?,” 2013 Environmental Law Section Forum Weekend Presented by the NJSBA Environmental Law Section and NJICLE, June 22, 2013.