Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Environment Department

Washington
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What the team is known for

Talented group, particularly commended for its experience advising clients on environmental risk analysis and compliance, project development, permitting and government investigations. Possesses expertise in federal and state Superfund laws, hazardous waste audits, brownfield redevelopment, and air and water quality issues arising from energy projects and fish processing activities. Clients include real estate developers, public entities such as municipal water utilities and industry heavyweights in the telecommunications and oil and gas sectors. Additionally highlighted in the market for its handling of Model Toxics Control Act matters and scientific expertise relating to cleanups.

Work highlights

Represented PPG-Architectural Coatings Canada in connection with its role as part of a group of industrial waste area generators responsible for the cleanup of the Pasco Landfill Superfund site.

Notable practitioners

David Ubaldi is recognized in the market for his handling of a broad range of issues, including federal and state Superfunds, natural resource damage claims and the CWA. He also has specialist expertise in environmental insurance matters. According to a satisfied client: "I enjoy working with David both from a technical and a legal perspective. He is quite knowledgeable, and he is responsive, detailed and keeps us well informed."

Lynn Manolopoulos ' expertise includes litigation, enforcement defense, brownfields and cleanups. She is "extremely knowledgeable on Washington environmental regulations and how they are typically administered" and "very connected with the EPA and Department of Ecology," according to sources.Manolopoulos also draws on her training as a chemical engineer, enabling her to "understand the scientific underpinnings of contaminated property cleanups" and "make technical recommendations or draw conclusions relating to environmental assessment work that you wouldn’t usually expect from your lawyer."