Megan is an environmental attorney with a national practice. She advises clients on a broad range of issues involving the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and other federal environmental laws and their state counterparts, as well as the health and safety requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Megan leads federal, state and local environmental and permitting due diligence efforts for wind and solar energy projects across the country for developers, investors and lenders. Megan also guides companies through regulatory compliance issues they encounter in their day-to-day operations such as permitting, release reporting, internal compliance audits, inspections and enforcement actions. She counsels clients on environmental issues that arise in real estate transactions, including analyzing site assessments and negotiating environmental indemnities and other contractual provisions.
Megan also represents companies in complex, multi-party environmental lawsuits throughout the various stages of litigation. She has taken depositions, coordinated extensive discovery efforts with large teams and played an integral role in trial preparations. Additionally, she facilitates environmental cleanup of contaminated sites nationwide, developing multistep waste management and remediation strategies, negotiating consent decrees and managing liability risks. Manufacturers and retailers look to Megan to defend them against California Proposition 65 notices and lawsuits and coordinate preventative Proposition 65 audits of their product lines.
Megan’s degree in chemistry and prior scientific research experience position her well to advise clients dealing with complex technical issues. Before joining the firm, Megan was a research intern at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, NASA’s Ames Research Center, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. During law school, Megan served as a judicial intern for The Hon. Rodney W. Sippel for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri.