August 5, 2008

Greenberg Traurig Lawyer Michael Wallander to Speak at “Green Inside Out: A Symposium on Sustainability and Innovation”

Greenberg Traurig LLP announces attorney Michael Wallander will speak at a symposium led by visionaries in the fields of environmental law, community planning, natural capitalism, and low carbon business practices. The event, scheduled in Miami on August 28th, is presented by Climate Culture, Inc., a sustainability consulting boutique founded last year to help individuals, companies and organizations cultivate the processes, approach, and culture for social and environmental innovation. For event details log on to

Wallander is a corporate and securities attorney with experience in sustainability. A member of the firm's Climate Change, Carbon Credits, and Green Building and Sustainable Development groups, Wallander will present the legal and policy innovation needed to clear the way for sustainability. He regularly assists governmental clients, non-profit organizations and public and private companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies with corporate and environmental strategy.

Wallander is a frequent speaker at conferences on the subject of the carbon markets. He has been at the forefront of efforts to integrate sustainability concepts within various types of market-based incentive regimes. He has been interested in the subject of sustainability for many years. After finishing law school at the University of Pittsburgh, Wallander pursued an advanced LL.M. degree from Georgetown University Law Center where the subject of his thesis was the treatment of corporate sustainability reporting under the federal securities laws.

Wallander serves as vice chair for the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Committee on Innovation, Management Systems and Trading. Wallander founded the Palm Beach chapter of Green Drinks, an international environmental networking and education nonprofit organization. He is a member of the Leaders Circle; United Way of Palm Beach County; the Florida Bar Association; Pennsylvania Bar Association; and the Palm Beach County Bar Association.

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with more than 1750 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The firm was selected as the 2007 USA Law Firm of the Year by Chambers and Partners.