Gibbons Blog Named One of the “Top 50 Environmental Law & Climate Change” Blogs

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 11:06

The Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Law Alert was recently recognized as one of the “Top 50 Environmental Law & Climate Change” blogs by LexisNexis.

The Real Property & Environmental Law Alert provides practical perspectives, analysis, and discussion on developing legal and business news related to real estate transactions, development/redevelopment, and environmental issues. According to LexisNexis, “These top blogs offer some of the best writing out there. They contain a wealth of information for all segments of the environmental law and climate change industry, and include timely news items, expert analysis, practice tips, frequent postings and helpful links to other sites and sources.”

Since the launch of this blog in June 2010, the attorneys in the Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Department have regularly updated content with news on developing legal and business issues within transactional real estate, development, redevelopment, and environmental law, significant topics for the firm’s client base. Please see


John C. Romeo has joined Gibbons P.C. as a Director and head of the firm’s Philadelphia-based labor and employment practice.

Prior to joining Gibbons, Mr. Romeo was Labor & Employment Counsel and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for American Water Works Company, Inc., the largest investor-owned water and waste water utility company in the United States and a major employer in southern New Jersey.

As Labor & Employment Counsel, Mr. Romeo advised on all aspects of federal and state labor and employment laws and represented American Water before several administrative and state equivalent agencies. He served as legal counsel to and as a member of the bargaining team in labor negotiations across the business and has extensive experience with labor related issues. He also advised on a wide variety of employee benefits matters and served as a fiduciary on the company’s Benefits Committee. In addition, Mr. Romeo managed labor-related and ERISA-based litigation matters, advised senior management on pre-litigation risk avoidance and litigation strategies, handled governmental investigations, and conducted and oversaw corporate internal investigations. As Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Mr. Romeo oversaw American Water’s ethics and compliance program, serving as Secretary to the Company’s Ethics Committee and reporting to the Audit Committee of the company’s Board of Directors.