Environmental Cleanup

With a broad-based understanding of regulation, policy, and enforcement, Van Ness Feldman advises those in the environmental cleanup industry through all stages of compliance and negotiation.   The firm’s attorneys call upon a depth of practical experience, substantive technical and regulatory knowledge, and acute consideration of business objectives to craft cleanup solutions that resolve disputes equitably and efficiently.

Van Ness Feldman has significant experience providing counsel to numerous clients throughout the negotiation and administrative processes surrounding notices of violation, private suits, remediation plans, Agreed Orders, and continued compliance.   The firm is well-renowned for its work representing diverse groups involved in cleanup matters including multibillion dollar corporations, small-business owners, industry coalitions, associations, and leading industrial and manufacturing companies who are tasked with managing or enforcing corrective action obligations.  In addition, the firm is particularly skilled at teaming with the numerous environmental consultants, engineers, and scientists who play key roles in environmental cleanup matters.

Whether in negotiation, mediation, or administrative litigation, the firm specializes in: 

  • analysis of complex technical data to craft compelling arguments for equitable distribution of liability;
  • navigation of multi-party settlement negotiations, including allocation negotiations with state and federal agencies as well as other potentially liable parties; and
  • developing and managing remediation, implementation, and continued compliance plans.


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Professionals

Norman D. Dicks

Senior Policy Advisor

Washington D.C.

202.298.1855

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Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming

Partner

Washington D.C.

202-298-1928

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Stephen C. Fotis

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1908

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Dale N. Johnson

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Michael F. McBride

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1989

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Marlys Palumbo

Partner

Seattle

206.829.1810

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Richard A. Penna

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1870

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Terese (T.C.) Richmond

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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