Partner Brittany Barrientos Selected to Ingram's 2020 40 Under Forty
Stinson LLP is proud to announce Partner Brittany Barrientos has been selected to the 2020 class of Ingram’s 40 Under Forty. Barrientos was chosen for her leadership skills, achievement in business, and community involvement and service.
Barrientos counsels clients on environmental, health and safety regulatory requirements arising under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, solid and hazardous waste laws, Superfund, OSHA, PHMSA, and state and local regulations. She has worked extensively with municipalities and electric-generating utilities, and clients in chemical, manufacturing and real estate industries. She also has significant experience in disaster response including, most recently, counseling clients on emerging issues, regulations and responses as part of Stinson’s COVID-19 Task Force.
“Brittany has an exceptional command of environmental law. Clients flock to her because she digs in, thoroughly appreciating every facet of the complex,” said Partner Megan McCurdy, co-chair of Stinson’s Business Litigation division. “In confusing moving parts, she has an uncanny ability to find creative solutions. Brittany also happens to be a great human. Her leadership in mentoring and recruiting creates a powerful and positive culture. Brittany gives her time freely, providing support, and bringing out the best in others.”
Beyond her practice, Barrientos is a frequent speaker on environmental law both at conferences and at local universities. She is a recent graduate of the Centurions leadership program and was selected as a Fellow by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. She is also a board member and active volunteer with Junior Achievement of Kansas City, a founding board member of The Beacon, Kansas City’s first nonprofit, in-depth newsroom, and a board member of the Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program.
Additionally, Barrientos is actively involved with the firm’s pro bono efforts, working with clients in the Marlborough neighborhood of Kansas City to obtain beneficiary deeds, allowing residents to combat blight and build wealth over generations. She also served as co-captain of Stinson’s Election Protection Call Center, a nonpartisan election protection coalition, which answered more than 1,200 calls about voting issues, potential voter suppression, and questions in Kansas and Missouri during the 2018 midterm election and local mayoral election.