Rumpke Waste & Recycling has named Michael Cappel as its new general counsel.

In his role, Cappel oversees various legal functions at Rumpke. He will actively litigate cases and direct external counsel on corporate, and real estate cases including corporate and real estate acquisitions, contracts, employment, zoning, and other matters. Rumpke has 4,000 employees and nearly 3,000 vehicles working daily to service millions of customers throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia.

Cappel was previously a partner at Keating, Muething & Klekamp (KMK), where his practice involved all aspects of litigation, including tort litigation, business and commercial litigation, and appellate practice. While at KMK, he represented Rumpke for more than a decade.

Cappel is actively involved in many professional and civic organizations, including the Cincinnati and Ohio State Bar Associations, Cincinnati community development organizations such as HomeBase, the College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation, the City of Cincinnati’s Economic Inclusion Advisory Council, and Mercy-McAuley High School, to name a few.

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