David L. Rieser

Title/s:  Of Counsel, K&L Gates, LLC

Phone: 312.807.4359



David L. Rieser is Of Counsel with K&L Gates, LLC, with more than 35 years of private and governmental experience in environmental law and represents clients in all aspects of environmental practice. He has represented energy clients in state wide mercury emission control regulatory proceedings and with respect to regulations on traditional air emissions. He has represented clients in federal and state enforcement permit and enforcement proceedings in all media areas. He also resolves transactional and litigation issues associated with the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties and other environmental issues. He represented industrial trade associations in the development of the Illinois Site Remediation Act and serves on the Illinois Site Remediation Advisory Committee to oversee implementation and development of risk-based corrective action regulations and proportionate share liability regulations.  He also represents a coalition of Illinois business trade associations in litigation brought by other Great Lakes states to close the Chicago water ways as an additional method to halt the migration of Asian Corp.

Mr. Rieser speaks and writes frequently regarding greenhouse gas issues as well as brownfields law and contaminated property issues. He is the Illinois In-State Consultant and contributor to the Lexis/Nexis treatise, Brownfields Law and Practice. He also contributed the chapter on "Institutional Controls in Illinois" to the ABA's treatise on Institutional Controls at Brownfields and Other Contaminated Sites.


AB, University of Chicago, 1977
JD, Washington University School of Law, 1980

Courses Taught

Environmental Law