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  Lori Tripoli
Professional/Personal Overview
  Lori Tripoli specializes in environmental and legal issues. She is as comfortable reporting on product liability litigation as she is discussing new trends in sustainability, writing profiles about environmental pioneers, or editing the work of others. She can as easily write about green lifestyle as she can discuss land-use battles, national environmental policy, and corporate initiatives to become more sustainable. As a former EPA staffer and attorney, Lori can present complex environmental information in an understandable way. Having visited radioactive waste storage facilities, toured contaminated hazardous waste sites, and observed waste disposal, she has the hands-on experience to bring discussion of environmental issues to life. Lori is a former editor of Sustainability: The Journal of Record and of the New York Law Journal Westchester Edition. Follow on Twitter @EnviroEditor and @LegallyLori.
Work Info
Editor 14 Years
Reporter 14 Years
Writer 14 Years
Travel 3 Years
Environment & Nature 20 Years
Law 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
17 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
American Lawyer Media (6-10), Aspen Law & Bus./Wolters Kluwer (6-10), Liebert Publications (3-5)
Other Work History
My work has appeared in the New York Law Journal, New York magazine (special advertising section), Law Firm, Inc., Small Firm Business, Career World, Inside Litigation, Of Counsel, Environmental Compliance and Litigation Strategy, Leader's Product Liability Law and Strategy, Gaming Law Review and Economics, Sustainability: The Journal of Record, Woman's World, and other publications, both legal and general interest.
Computer Skills
Word, Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw
Laptop, digital camera, audio recorder
Work Permits & Visas
I am a United States citizen.
Provided upon request.
Society of Environmental Journalists
Admitted to practice law in Maryland
I earned my J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and my B.A. from the George Washington University.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(Aspen/Wolters Kluwer, 12/11/2013)
Practical and engaging introduction to Law Office Management for paralegals. This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the basics of law office management in today's legal environment.
(Aspen/Wolters Kluwer, 6/18/2013)
The Law Simulation Series: Business Organizations is part of a series of simulated, experiential learning environments designed to provide students with an interactive law office environment suitable for the development and refinement of competencies needed for the real-world legal workplace.
(Of Counsel, 5/1/2012)
Why lawyers need to care about sustainability
(Aspen Wolters Kluwer, 10/25/2011)
Timely and engaging, Contemporary Law Office Management comes to life through actual examples of issues that managers handle every day. This comprehensive overview of today’s work environment prepares paralegal students to take on the responsibilities and challenges of law office management with co
(SolveClimate News, 2/14/2011)
Plans by Entergy and Starbucks show how adaptation is now key for firms with vulnerable supply chains, but experts lament that more of them aren't moving
(Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 10/1/2010)
What corporations and higher education are— or should be—doing
(Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 8/1/2010)
Partnering with students and others, explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s grandson restocks oceans through his new nonprofit, Plant A Fish
(Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 6/1/2010)
Selling sustainable consumer goods would probably be a whole lot easier if all prospective buyers bought-in to the importance of environmentally responsible purchasing. The sad fact remains, however, that they’re a niche. A large chunk of the population isn’t necessarily attracted to green products,
(Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 4/1/2010)
Raising the subject of an expanded C-suite that features a sustainability officer may well initiate a discussion in which participants have diametrically opposed views. Some see chief sustainability officers as absolutely vital to large corporations. To others, the position of CSO, if there is one a
(Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 2/1/2010)
It may be true enough, as Jane Austen wrote, that, “We do not look in our great cities for our best morality,” but we just might look in them for our best sustainability. After all, more than 1,000 local leaders have signed on to the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement and promise
(Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 12/1/2009)
The oil and gas industry is undoubtedly one that is easy to dislike. There is Chevron's legal mess in Ecuador concerning pollution of the Amazon that's been chronicled in everything from 60 Minutes to Vanity Fair. There's lingering oil contamination in Prince William Sound from the Exxon Valdez. Th
(Gaming Law Review and Economics, 2/1/2009)
AS WITH SEEMINGLY EVERY OTHER SECTOR last year, reports on the financial performance of the gambling business grew increasingly grim. Las Vegas’ casino revenues were down. Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut announced the layoff of 700 workers. Mohegan Sun stopped construction on a $925 million
(Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 2/1/2009)
At a moment when the financial industry is reeling, when some big-box stores like Circuit City are declaring bankruptcy, when the domestic automotive industry is seemingly self-destructing, and major retailers are closing stores, one can’t help but wonder whether corporate sustainability progra
(Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 10/1/2008)
Rather than facing off in a courtroom, M.B.A.-toting business people and earth-friendly environmentalists are doing what some might once have thought impossible: working collaboratively to clean up the environment. A major hotel, paired with a foundation, charges its own customers to clean up a nei
(Sustainability: The Journal of Record , 6/1/2008)
As much as many of us blame our mothers for our madness, it turns out that mom’s exhortations to go out and play were just what we needed. Some psychologists are finding that an improved connection between the self and the natural environment can actually be good for both the person and for the
(Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 6/1/2008)
Don’t know how big, or even where, your company’s environmental footprint is? Good news: 1.) You’re not alone. 2.) There’s help. A recent study showed that many companies are thinking about sustainability but haven’t started doing anything about it, observes Daniel Mahler, a partner in the sustainab
(Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 2/1/2008)
It takes a village to sustain a big-box store. Take, for example, the interesting trajectory of Home Depot. Today, the company has been named one of Fast Company’s “Fast 50” for its forest-friendly construction, is lauded for selling certified wood, and is the recipient of one of the King Center’s S
(AdvisorMax, 10/1/2007)
While lawyer bashing is practically a recreational sport, prudent financial advisors have realized that teaming with an attorney in a variety of professional ways can yield a mutually beneficial relationship. Working in tandem, both the advisor and the attorney gain an opportunity to obtain more and
(Gaming Law Review, 4/1/2007)
WORD THAT INVESTMENT BANKS, which had underwritten initial public offerings for offshore online gaming sites, had been subpoenaed by the U.S. Department of Justice1 left some wondering whether these actions, combined with the recent arrests of former directors of offshore electronic cash proce
(Of Counsel, 3/1/2007)
There's something ironic listening to lawyers grouse about their paralegals: Legal assistants can't keep track of their time...they couldn't find the courthouse even with a GPS...they're just sort of dense.
(Gaming Law Review, 2/1/2007)
IN THE VERY MONTH that the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was signed into law by President Bush, a Web security company reported a 40 percent increase in U.S.- based traffic to gambling-related Web pages. “Given the recent . . . legislation, we had anticipated a drop in visits to ga
(AdvisorMax, 1/1/2007)
“The best thing a financial advisor can do to drum up business is . . . work through lunch,” says financial writer Joseph Finora, a former assistant vice president for corporate communications at Royal Alliance who is now based in Laurel, N.Y. AdvisorMax.com asked experts for their ideas for dru
(New York magazine/Best Lawyers special advertising section, 7/3/2006)
Say what you will about the legal profession, mighty CEOs no less than newly minted college graduates need educated fighters who dicker and bicker and shout and squabble so they don’t have to. The conventional wisdom is wise indeed: Nobody likes lawyers until they need one.
(New York magazine/Best Lawyers special advertising section, 7/3/2006)
Mention of green cards and visa issues may conjure up images of gardeners and cleaning ladies, but immigration is just as much a way of life for business people who need to relocate. Thanks to the globalization of the economy and the pressing needs of multi-national corporations for skilled employee
(New York magazine/Best Lawyers special advertising section, 7/3/2006)
Those of us with BlackBerry wireless devices can now sleep easily thanks to Research in Motion Ltd.’s $612.5 million settlement of a patent infringement suit. But the resolution of that banner case hardly closes an era in intellectual property litigation.
(Small Firm Business, 4/27/2006)
Do you feel like you can't leave the office without turning on a "nanny cam" to monitor your employees and make sure they aren't slacking off? One challenge for firms is to juggle staff workloads while building in some wiggle room -- either for the inevitable "drop everything" rush jobs or to give a
(Texas Lawyer, 4/3/2006)
The start of a new year marks the time when many firms welcome a new class of partners into the fold. Armed with stipends to decorate their offices, many of these individuals want to make changes to reflect their new status. But the rules are changing. The idea that partnership comes with a larg
(The Westchester WAG, 3/1/2006)
Mangia bene! That's what attendees of charitable galas are doing, planners say. Given the number of social events to choose from during the season, distinctive menus could make all the difference in whether a potential patron chooses to participate in or pass on a function.
(Of Counsel, 3/1/2006)
Tourist boards might want you to think that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But what’s happening in Vegas is pretty much happening everywhere these days. From senior citizens carrying bags of quarters to Hollywood stars entering poker tournaments and soccer moms wagering over George Clooney’
(Advertising Age (AdAge.com), 2/2/2005)
Federal prosecutors yesterday charged that two former Ogilvy & Mather executives who worked on the White House's national anti-drug ad account undertook an "extensive effort to falsify timesheets" in a conspiracy to defraud the government, and that "hundreds of Ogilvy employees were instructed to li
(The Patent Trader, 12/23/2004)
Making the leap from four acres and a 5,000-square-foot house to 20 acres and a mansion that's double in size involves more than just a proportional increase in lawn care and upkeep bills. With a vast property, security might be a concern, animals (horses) might need to be fed, and someone will prob
(The Patent Trader, 8/26/2004)
I was sitting at a rubber-chicken event, dressed in a ball gown and chatting with the woman next to me. It turns out we were about the same age, had attended the same graduate school, are mothers living in Westchester, juggling jobs and home, and wondering whether we are doing any of it well. Our
(The Patent Trader, 8/26/2004)
I once met a woman on a cross-country train trip who mentioned that en route to the station, to which she had walked while rolling her suitcase behind her, she had prayed to God to clear up the rain so she wouldn't get wet. I wondered at the time whether it was OK to ask for higher intervention for
(The Patent Trader, 8/5/2004)
"A kitchen is a wonderful place to make a personal statement," Paul Leuthe, corporate marketing manager at Sub-Zero Freezer Company Inc. in Madison, Wis., said. Yet those with more culinary inclinations might be seeking a visually appealing kitchen that is also of restaurant caliber.
(The Patent Trader, 7/22/2004)
Getting ready for his elementary school graduation, my son and I paid a visit to a nice children's clothing store, where I persuaded him that pleated pants and a button-down shirt would be more appropriate for this final grade school event than the basketball shorts and T-shirts he's become accustom
(The Patent Trader/The Journal News, 11/27/2003)
I was still lingering over my son's cauldron of Halloween candies when I smashed headlong into the holiday season. I had contentedly continued to concentrate on my quota of candy corn when I was confronted with even sweeter distractions. No sooner had my favorite coffee bar begun pushing gingerbr
(New York State Bar Journal, 6/1/2002)
Hot-shot lawyers and top-notch law firms might have spent the last years of the va-va-voom, dot-com-boom '90s branding, niche-marketing, perfecting their Power-Point pitches and developing multipaged Web sites with really cool yet appropriately serious graphics, but, for all the marketing mania the
(New York Law Journal, 10/22/2001)
The law firm Meiselman, Denlea, Packman, & Eberz PC, which has offices here and in New York City, is the subject of a grievance filed by a well-known local architect, who for years had used the firm for both personal and professional matters, and then learned it was representing plaintiffs in a suit
(PR Week, 9/11/2000)
When Mark Coker decided to set up his own public relations agency, he was advised by his lawyer not to tell his boss about his decision. Coker, now president of Dovetail Public Relations, Los Gatos, CA, decided to be up-front and informed him of his plans. To his dismay, 'before I packed up they
(Of Counsel, 10/18/1999)
If only the press had stuck to the old mice-in-soda cans story, maybe things would have been different. Instead, this past summer, company executives, consumers, lawyers, and stockholders woke up to this:
(Of Counsel, 8/19/1999)
There's been a significant change in how South Florida lawyers now market their services. In the early 1990s, when Of Counsel visited Miami, indefatigable business developers were talking about how they were going to open an office in Havana just as soon as Castro was dethroned. Cuban clients and pr
(Environmental Compliance and Litigation Strategy, 2/1/1998)
After submitting its report to Congress assessing the quality of sediments in U.S. rivers and other waterways last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is now focusing on developing a management strategy plan that will focus on how the agency can address contaminated sediment problems by
(Product Liability Law and Strategy, 12/1/1997)
The Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997, P.L. 105-115, which was signed by President Clinton on Nov. 21 following a three-year battle in Congress, seems likely to remain controversial, as consumer groups castigated the new law and the regulated community endorsed it. Hailed by the
(Marketing For Lawyers, 12/1/1997)
Over the course of the last year, the practice of environmental law has shifted and, in the view of some, slowed down. Some lawyers say the change has occurred as major Superfund cases are resolved and as the Environmental Protection Agency and its state counterparts move away from a command-and-con
(Inside Litigation, 10/1/1997)
Hazel Chambers's suit against major New York publishers couldn't come at a worse time for defendants answering charges that an innocent victim has been hounded by the media. The case features all the fundamental issues that define this area of practice.
Contact Info
  Lori Tripoli
P.O. Box 32
Bedford, NY 10506

Tel: 914.908.4890  
E-Mail: lori@loritripoli.com
Website: http://www.LoriTripoli.com