Troutman Pepper

Environment Department

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What the team is known for Demonstrates prowess in handling regulatory and permitting, litigation and transactional issues for a variety of clients drawn from the retail, manufacturing and energy sectors, among others. Frequently advises clients on water use and quality, and clean air matters. Offers recognized litigation experience at both trial and appellate level in both state and federal courts.

Strengths An interviewee comments: "I have been highly impressed. They bring an incredible level of specialization and understand the challenges faced by the client."

Another client describes it as a "strong international firm," and adds: "It is prominent in Georgia and is my first call."

Notable practitioners

Andrea Rimer is adept at handling environmental issues arising out of real estate and financing transactions. She is especially knowledgeable about hazardous waste management and Superfund matters. Peers say: "She does very good work and is well respected by environmental regulators in Georgia."

Catherine Little provides environmental counseling to clients in the energy sector, including oil and gas companies. She offers particular expertise in pipeline safety regulations. Clients say: "She is an excellent lawyer who is extremely diligent and knowledgeable in environmental law."

Gregory Blount is "a superb lawyer with a really good handle on a variety of issues," according to interviewees. He assists clients with the full range of regulatory and litigation concerns, and is particularly knowledgeable about water quality and hazardous waste issues. A client comments: "Greg is extremely knowledgeable in this field. He sees the larger compliance picture and retains extensive knowledge of the regulatory schemes and enforcement priorities of numerous states."

Hollister Anne Hill is well regarded for her broad capabilities in environmental law, which includes regulatory compliance, permitting and litigation. Her expertise encompasses Superfund and brownfield issues, among others. "She is a great lawyer,"says one source, adding:"I have a lot of respect for Holly."

The "very talented and capable" Margaret Claiborne Campbell is well known for her expertise in clean air issues. Clients note that she is "very good at state and federal environmental compliance advice," and she also handles permitting and enforcement matters.

Randy Brogdon attracts praise for his "strong Clean Air Act practice." He handles permitting, compliance and enforcement matters on behalf of a wide array of clients.