The Impresa Legal Group is proud to announce the retirement of our long-time friend and brother at the bar Christopher L. Rissetto, Esq. Chris – sometimes referred to as “Professore” — is retiring from the practice of law, and has gladly assumed the title of “Grandpa for Life.” We wish him well in these endeavors. Of importance to the Impresa family, he has agreed to stay on as Counsel Emeritus to Impresa and support Impresa’s pro bono efforts as may be permitted by the Virginia State Bar.
We will not be shy in saying that Chris’ retirement will leave a hole in the Impresa team, especially in the areas of Infrastructure, Environmental Issues, Grant Program Audits, Administrative Law, and Municipal Governance. His experience in these areas is difficult to match as his tenure before the bar spanned service with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the General Counsel (where he received the EPA Bronze Medal Award), through private sector service with his own named law firm and certain leading international law firms including Reed Smith and Holland & Knight. Chris was a noted counselor to his clients, which included many prominent State and Municipal governments, and an avid advocate for his clients before the Supreme Court of the United States, numerous Federal Courts of Appeals, various Federal District Courts, and the Court of Federal Claims. Even though there are no federal projects named after him – as he would not have it that way — in the areas of infrastructure and environment, it would be difficult to find a State in the U.S. where the impact of his legal service would not be found. Millions of U.S. citizens have access to safe drinking water and other public utilities because of Chris Rissetto.
To our friend and colleague, Congratulations and “Well Done” on a legal career that so many find admirable. You did it the right way and many of us are proud to have worked with you.