Eli R. Brill
Eli Brill has over 25 years of experience representing and counseling clients on environmental compliance, permitting, transactions, project development, enforcement matters, public participation in rulemaking and policy development Eli has “big firm,” in-house, and consulting experience, making him particularly suited to represent a wide range of complex, highly-regulated industries. Experienced in all facets of environmental law, Eli brings with him a particular substantive expertise in air quality, and a particular industry expertise in the waste management and renewable energy arenas. Eli also has experience litigating toxic tort and CERCLA matters, and has managed and developed strategies with respect to CERCLA cleanup and cost recovery issues throughout the Eastern and Midwestern United States.
Before joining LAW, Eli served as both special and in-house environmental counsel to FMC Corporation, and held the position of Senior Legal Counsel and Corporate Air Director at Waste Management, Inc. (WM) for over a decade.
While at FMC, Eli developed strategy for various permitting, reporting, and enforcement matters, and oversaw environmental due diligence for FMC’s spin-off Livent Corporation, where he served as the sole in-house attorney. While at WM, Eli counseled operations at over 70 landfills throughout the Eastern United States, and served as WM’s primary lawyer in charge of air-related issues nationally.
Before WM, Eli practiced for eleven years at Dechert, LLP, where he counseled clients across a broad spectrum of industries on state and federal environmental law issues, with a focus on permitting, compliance, and enforcement.
During 2018 through 2020, Eli also worked as a managing consultant for Trinity Consultants, where he assisted the waste management, cement kiln, and renewable energy and beneficial use sectors with project development and permitting strategies and negotiations. He also maintained his own law office, where he represented waste management, construction/excavation, and renewable fuel sectors as outside counsel, with a focus on air permitting, compliance, and enforcement matters.
Eli graduated from Villanova University School of Law and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of numerous professional and civic groups, including the Delaware Valley Environmental American Inn of Court. He has served on Drexel University’s Biosafety Committee, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry’s Environmental Executive Committee, and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy.
Also, Mr. Brill has served on several Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection advisory panels, including the Environmental Justice Advisory Board (2002-2019) and the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (2014-present).