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A Partner in Robinson+Cole’s Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group, my practice focuses on environmental litigation and enforcement matters. I routinely assist clients with private cost recovery and complex multiparty CERCLA cases and class actions, as well as environmental remediation projects. In addition to my land-based practice, I also represent a variety of coastal and maritime interests in connection with large vessel casualties, oil spills and emergency response, and counseling on U.S. Coast Guard regulatory matters. My full firm bio can be accessed here.

On April 6, 2022, by a 5-4 vote in the case of Louisiana, et. al. v. American Rivers, et. al., the Supreme Court temporarily resurrected a Trump-era rule that sought to stop the practice of many states and tribes from withholding or unduly conditioning their certifications that are required under the Clean Water Act

At his confirmation hearing earlier this year, Attorney General Merrick Garland identified the policing of corporate crime and enforcement as a key priority of the Biden administration. In an address at the ABA’s recent National Institute on White Collar Crime, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco announced three significant actions to strengthen the Department of Justice’s

Below in an excerpt from an article authored by Robinson+Cole Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group lawyers Megan E. BaroniChristopher Y. EddyPeter R. Knight, and Jonathan H. Schaefer that was published in ISHN (Industrial Safety & Hygiene News).

The Occupational Safety and Health Act provides for increased penalties for employers who