Joel M. Gross, Esq. is a partner in Arnold & Porter LLP's Washington, DC office, which he joined in August 2000 after having served as Chief of the Environmental Enforcement Section at the Department of Justice. A member of the firm's environmental practice group, Mr. Gross represents and advises clients in litigation and non-litigation matters under federal and state environmental laws, with a special emphasis on compliance and enforcement issues. Mr. Gross has a special interest in the interaction of the environmental laws and the bankruptcy laws and has represented both debtors and creditors in connection with environmental disputes in bankruptcy proceedings around the country. He has written and lectured extensively on environmental law and Bankruptcy issues.