Michael P. Rissman was Appointed as General Counsel at Republic Services

Date of management change: March 01, 2009 

What Happened?

Phoenix, AZ-based Republic Services hired Michael P. Rissman as General Counsel.


About the Company

Republic Services, is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and waste services. Through its subsidiaries, Republic`s collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills focus on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for 14 million commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers. We want our customers to feel at ease because of the reliability of our services, uplifted by the environmental impact they can make partnering with Republic, and delighted by the simple solutions and array of services we provide. We`ll handle it from here™, Republic`s tagline, lets our customers know that they can count on us to provide an effortless experience; backs the promise that we will be on-time, never miss a pickup and leave the area clean; supports our promise to deliver superior products and services to meet their customers` needs; and remind them about our environmental commitment. We believe in protecting the planet and applying common sense solutions to customers` waste and recycling challenges. We are significantly invested in materials recovery and other recycling operations that sort, process and sell recyclable paper, aluminum, glass and other materials. We also continue to expand our planet-friendly fleet of trucks, with over 10% of our fleet powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). Our Company takes pride in the commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable practices; renewable energy; community involvement; the safety of our employees; and innovation in all aspects of our business operations. We employ approximately 33,000 full-time employees and work to create and maintain an environment that attracts, develops and retains people who assure our success with customers, differentiate us from our competitors. We want to be an employer of choice for top talent.


About the Person

Mr. Michael P. Rissman serves as Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel at Republic Services, Inc. Mr. Rissman served as Acting General at Republic Services Inc Counsel since March 2009 and also served its Vice President. Mr. Rissman served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Allied Waste Industries Inc., from July 2007 to December, 2008 and focused on litigation, contract and real estate matters. He joined Allied Waste from Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP in Chicago where he served as a Partner in their environmental and litigation practices. Mr. Rissman began his career with Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP in 1990 as a general litigator. He built expertise in environmental law and in 1995 officially joined the environmental group, ultimately being named Partner in 1997. Prior to his work at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, Mr. Rissman was employed by Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the American Bar Association and both the Litigation and Environment, Energy and Resources sections of the American Bar Association. Mr. Rissman earned JD from The University of Chicago School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University.


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