Marissa practices in all areas of environmental law, particularly toxic tort and environmental litigation. She manages risk for her clients in mass tort, class action, property damage and personal injury cases and in federal health and safety issues relating to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). She provides business-critical counsel on a variety of regulatory issues, including environmental property assessments and counseling on the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act and the Toxic Substances Control Act.
Marissa has experience in all stages of litigation, from depositions and discovery to appellate brief writing, and she assists companies with a variety of environmental compliance matters, such as ensuring that the correct permits are secured and working with state and local governments to oversee remediation. She also helps companies deal with a variety of chemical reporting issues, and she has experience spotting and handling ethical issues that arise during the course of litigation, such as conflicts of interest.
Active in the firm’s pro bono program, Marissa primarily advises on family law matters. She also works with a variety of national and local animal welfare groups.