Sidley Austin LLP

Heather M Corken Palmer

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Practice Areas

Heather Palmer has extensive experience advising clients in the oil and gas, refining, chemicals, manufacturing, power and renewables sectors on environmental compliance and the allocation of environmental liabilities in mergers and acquisitions. Heather’s practice focuses on environmental law, counseling clients on regulatory requirements, assisting them in the evaluation and negotiation of corporate and real estate transactions, supporting them in the development of environmental management systems, and advising them on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and environmental disclosure requirements. Her industry experience includes onshore and offshore oil and gas regulation, permitting and operation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities, hydraulic fracturing, solid and hazardous wastes, oil and gas wastes, environmental remediation, environmental management systems (EMS), water quality, water rights, wetlands, endangered species, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), climate change disclosures, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports, sustainable sourcing and other ESG-related matters.

Professional Memberships

Executive Committee Member and Co-Chair of the Membership & Sponsorship Committee of the State Bar of Texas Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section; Member of the American Bar Association Section of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law; Past Chair of the Environmental Law Section of the Houston Bar Association, Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation