Douglas T. Moring is of counsel to Harvey M. Sheldon, P.C.  He received a Bachelor

of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1965 and his Juris Doctor

from Loyola University in 1971.  

             Mr. Moring's practice includes counseling and litigation in environmental, OSHA, energy and construction law.  He has more than 25 years of experience in advising, litigating, negotiating and administering compliance programs in each of the practice areas.  Mr. Moring served as Chief Environmental Counsel for Kraft Foods, Inc. for more than 22 years and administered these matters as well as supervised the real estate practice for as many as 150 manufacturing locations and more than 100 distribution locations in the United States.  Mr. Moring designed and implemented a corporate compliance program that met the criteria established by the U.S. Sentencing Commission and included strengthened training, audit, oversight, and corporate controls.  Mr. Moring also administered an enhanced property liability program for cost effective underground storage tank replacement and remediation as well as plant site and Superfund liability for more than 200 sites.  Mr. Moring has been intimately involved in transactions ranging from facility real estate sales to numerous sales of business units with a total aggregate sales volume of more than $12 billion as part of Kraft Foods restructuring.  He drafted, negotiated and administered the legal tasks relating to the environmental, OSHA, energy and real estate matters in those transactions.  In addition, Mr. Moring has litigated enforcement cases as well as permit and citation appeals in all substantive areas.  He has also worked closely and directed outside counsel in construction, commercial, environmental and OSHA related matters.  Mr. Moring has been involved in several alternate dispute resolution matters using mediation, arbitration and other novel methods of dispute resolution.

             Mr. Moring is a member of the Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations and is a member of the Environmental and Corporate Law committees.  Mr. Moring has been a lecturer for Practicing Law Institute, trade associations, and other seminars on environmental, OSHA and Construction Law matters.  He is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois and in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


Mr. Moring's Experience


Contracts:  Contracts with special emphasis on trade secret/formula/processing issues in Production Equipment Purchase and Installation; Construction; Energy; Co-Pack Processing; Packaging Equipment and Supplies; Product or Packaging Design; Professional/Technical Services; Maintenance; Manufacturing Supplies.


Counsel to the Systems Department:  Legal services for equipment purchase, lease or sale; software licensing, maintenance and support for 10 plus years.


Counsel for Sales of Business:  Negotiation and documentation for sale of more than 25 fluid milk, cheese manufacturing facilities, inventory and supplies.


Counsel for Regulatory Compliance:  Design, implement and administer enhanced Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health Compliance programs which meet the U.S. Sentencing Commission guidelines including policy, training, audit and reporting to Senior Management.


Acquisition/Divestitures:  Organized and implemented the OSHA, Energy and Environmental portions of divestitures of business with sales of more than $10 billion, 25,000 employees and 500 owned and leased properties.


Retained Liability Management:  Provided strategic direction of the more than 200 Superfund derived retained liabilities with reserves exceeding $150 million.


Product Liability Management:  Managed product liability program for more than 7 years.


Energy Counsel:  Managed contracts for direct purchase of natural gas, electricity and oil for U.S. facilities.


Special Project:  Provided counsel for real estate purchase, annexation, design, construction and operation of Northfield Headquarters building and site.