Bernadette M. Rappold focuses her practice on federal and state regulatory issues related to energy and the environment. Bernadette has substantial litigation experience and advises clients on regulatory compliance as well as the environmental, safety and health aspects of numerous business and real estate transactions, including water, air and chemical hazards. Bernadette offers clients perspective gained through years of service at the Environmental Protection Agency. While serving as a director of the Special Litigation and Projects Division in the Office of Civil Enforcement at the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Bernadette led complex enforcement actions in response to violations of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and other environmental statutes. Her work at the EPA covered a variety of economic and industrial sectors including the oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and agriculture industries.
Brent Allen has more than 20 years of experience handling complex litigation matters, often involving several parties with competing interests and challenging fact patterns. Many of these cases focus on environmental contamination, mass torts, and products liability claims, although he also represents clients in a wide variety of other disputes as well. In most matters, the litigation is just one part of a broader strategy and is connected to other business considerations.
Other areas of focus: Class action defense, insurance recovery, False Claims Act and qui tam litigation, government and internal investigations, securities and FCPA issues, patent and trademark, energy royalties, corporate shareholder proxy litigation, refinery operations, gasoline distribution, natural gas gathering and processing, manufactured forestry products, and online gaming.
Excellent discussion of a very important topic.
Excellent, and thought proving!
Very well done
Not my field and that's why we have CLE - and this was very educational and thoughtful.
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