Jon Bloomberg is a member of the Environmental, Safety & Health Practice and has more than 30 years of experience. He provides compliance counseling to clients, manages permitting on behalf of clients, handles enforcement actions, evaluates transactional risk management, and has served on crisis management and internal investigation teams. Jon has also advised companies on sustainability programs and managed large multidiscipline project development teams. 

Jon has more than 20 years of experience serving as counsel to various companies in the refining and petrochemical industry. In addition, he has represented clients in the fuel transportation, ethanol and food processing, mining and waste incinerators spaces. He has experience working with clients in the manufacturing industry, including experience with milling, machining, extruding and coating facilities.

Prior to joining the firm, Jon was assistant general counsel at a multistate energy and utility company providing advice, counsel and strategy on air regulation, federal and state air policy, coal ash management and other compliance matters across an eight-state area.

Jon also has 10 years of teaching experience, having served as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas Law School, where he taught administrative law and environmental law, and at William Mitchell College of Law, where he taught environmental regulations.

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  • Advised a large national utility on air regulation and air policy issues.
  • Negotiated a groundbreaking environmental reinvention agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency, creating a new streamlined approach to regulating facility emissions.
  • Negotiated a novel Clean Air Act compliance agreement for a large industrial facility providing for significant emission reduction commitments.
  • Served as acting in-house environmental counsel for a major petroleum refiner.
  • Assisted with development of material sourcing and sustainability initiatives at a major building products manufacturer.
  • Assisted in planning for and successful environmental review of MSP airport expansion.


  • Cornell University, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Editorial Board, Cornell Law Review, 1988
  • University of Minnesota, B.S., cum laude, 1985


  • Ohio, 2023
  • Minnesota, 1988

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Founding member, board member, board chair, Environmental Initiative, 2010-2019 
  • Board member, Air and Waste Management Association, Upper Midwest Section, 2014-2018
  • Citizen member and vice-chair of Minnesota Environmental Quality Board, 2003-2012
  • Member, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner Advisory Council, 2003-2004
  • Member, Minneapolis Citizen Environmental Advisory Committee, 2009-2011
  • Member, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Reinvention Advisory Committee, 1994-1996
  • Member, Minnesota State and American Bar Associations

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