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Arnstein & Lehr enhances its Environmental and Litigation practices with two hires

Arnstein & Lehr LLP is proud to announce it is strengthening its Environmental and Litigation practices with the additions of Matthew E. Cohn and Megan Pike.

Mr. Cohn has litigated disputes and counseled clients on a wide spectrum of environmental issues including permitting under the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, the investigation, cleanup, and allocation of liability on contaminated properties and due diligence for real estate and corporate transactions. Prior to the practice of law, Mr. Cohn was a hydrogeologist at a global environmental engineering and consulting firm. Clients have found his scientific experience useful in solving their environmental problems. Mr. Cohn also serves on the plan commission of the Village of Buffalo Grove, and with his municipal experience, he has counseled clients with development projects.

Mr. Cohn previously practiced law at Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP where he focused on traditional environmental law and insurance coverage disputes arising from environmental concerns. He is the current chair of the Illinois State Bar Associations’ Environmental Law Section Council. He earned his J.D. from IIT Chicago Kent College of Law in 2000, graduating with honors, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in geology from Bucknell University and Indiana University, respectively.

Ms. Pike previously worked for Murphy Rosen Meylan & Davitt LLP in Santa Monica, California, as a legal intern where she conducted research and drafted numerous documents including memoranda’s, motions, and patent-litigation settlement presentations. She also was a judicial extern for the Honorable David J. Sills of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, in Santa Ana, California.

While in law school, Ms. Pike was the student articles editor for the Dispute Resolution Law Journal. She also served as a research assistant and teaching fellow. She received the CALI Award & Witkins Award while in law school.

Ms. Pike is a 2012 graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law and a 2009 graduate of Denison University