Jeffrey C. Fort Esq.

Fort, Jeffrey

Jeffrey C. Fort is a Partner in the Chicago office of Dentons where his practice includes internal environmental investigations and audits, the design and implementation of environmental compliance programs and systems, and evaluation of self-reporting and voluntary compliance strategies. Mr. Fort also has extensive experience in complex air regulation and permitting matters and in creating and transferring emission credits.

Mr. Fort has over 30 years’ experience in remedial clean-ups, including developing risk and exposure assessments for potentially toxic chemicals and natural resource damages. These risk-based evaluations have also extended to worker safety and public exposure disputes and for the regulation of toxic substances. He has extensive experience in issues related to contaminated sediments and remedial options. He has successfully litigated before all levels of state and federal courts and negotiated with all varieties of local state and federal environmental agencies.

He has been an adjunct professor of law, teaching the environmental law and advanced environmental law courses at the Northwestern University School of Law.

He earned his B.A. from Monmouth College and a J.D., (cum laude), from Northwestern University.

Co-author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 57-3rd, Avoiding Liability for Hazardous Waste: RCRA, CERCLA, and Related Corporate Law Issues.  This portfolio volume provides a thorough overview of the two statutory and regulatory systems through which federal law imposes substantial responsibilities relating to the management of hazardous waste and the cleanup of contaminated sites. The analysis emphasizes the issues faced by the operation of industrial facilities that now generate hazardous waste or did so in the past.