• Serves as the Chief Counsel for a 180+ member trade association focused on the safe production, packaging and transportation of mission chemicals and advises on the day-to-day operations and interactions regarding regulatory matters and litigation strategies with EPA.
  • Negotiated a favorable settlement for a chemical manufacturer defending a citizen suit claim of non-compliance with the Clean Water Act.
  • Drafted the defense strategy that facilitated a favorable Clean Air Act settlement for a large public power utility resulting in a significant reduction in penalties assessed.
  • Successfully defended two waste disposal companies against the EPA’s claims of inadequate financial assurance under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
  • Assisted a newly elected local government client with reviewing the terms of the Clean Water Act Consent Decree, drafting a plan to address previous performance challenges with staff responsible for compliance and outlining a strategy to engage state and federal regulatory agencies in response to a citizen suit alleging noncompliance. Facilitated approval of a Consent Decree Modification which gave the client more time to implement cost effective remedies while also addressing the community's and NGO's environmental justice concerns.
  • Conducted an internal investigation into alleged employee violations of an organization's policies and procedures that resulted in an employee agreeing to repay funds inappropriately obtained.
  • Led the largest legal program within DHS, comprised of approximately 1500 attorneys and staff in 60 locations across the country providing legal advice to ICE client senior officials as they led a global team of nearly 20,000 employees committed to protecting national security and public safety via the enforcement of immigration and customs law.
  • Managed the day‐to‐day operations of the EPA's nearly $8 billion budget and 15,000 employees in concert with other senior agency officials. Participated in the development and coordination of viewpoints of various stakeholders as the Agency finalized or proposed significant environmental regulations including the Clean Water Rule, the Clean Power Plan, the Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) Rule, Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Rule, Ozone NAAQS and the Worker Protection Standard.
  • Operated as the lead enforcement official responsible for coordinating all civil and criminal aspects of environmental protection in conjunction with state partners and headquarters representatives in accordance with the statutory provisions of the Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, (RCRA) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other environmental laws.
  • Served as the chief negotiator on numerous highly sensitive and complex environmental matters involving diverse stakeholder interests including a comprehensive and enforceable historic agreement with the State of Florida establishing, for the first time, a science-based protective limit (WQBEL) on NPDES permits controlling phosphorus pollution discharges into the Everglades thereby ending nearly twenty years of litigation.
  • Served as the EPA's co-representative to the RESTORE Act Council and supervised the personnel tasked with addressing the ecosystem restoration and community resiliency in the Gulf of Mexico coastal region after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
  • Managed to fairly balance the interests of law enforcement agencies, next-of-kin, the media and the community-at-large during the initiation and supervision of a year-long Special Civil Grand Jury Investigation into fifteen officer-involved fatalities that occurred within DeKalb County, Georgia within the span of one year.