Liz Williamson is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on environmental regulations under state and federal law, with an emphasis on air-related issues.
Some of her recent representations include:
- Advising energy clients concerning compliance and enforcement of New Source Review regulations, such as responding to Clean Air Act Section 114 requests, litigation and settlement of New Source Review allegations, and advice concerning ongoing utility NSR compliance.
- Advising energy clients concerning New Source Review Consent Decree implementation, strategy, and enforcement, including experience with EPA Regions 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9
- Advising energy clients concerning compliance with new Clean Air Act regulations, including MACT standards, greenhouse gas regulations, cross-state air pollution regulations, and NAAQS.
- Representing a large power generation client for non-regulated subsidiaries, which included providing advice on complex environmental issues and serving as environmental counsel for a multimillion-dollar corporate transaction.
- Providing air regulatory advice to national wood furniture trade association and other wood furniture clients and representing and advocating for the association concerning air toxins, Title V issues, and hazardous waste issues.
- Drafting opinion letters to clients in the chemical, tobacco, furniture, petroleum, and brick manufacturing industries on issues such as waste disposal, New Source Review, EPCRA, air toxins, stormwater, voluntary audit disclosure, and underground storage tank regulations.
- Providing advice for a high-profile Raleigh, N.C. brownfields site involving redevelopment of in-town, under-used property into a desirable location with an upscale shopping mall complex, hotels, and office space.
- Representing a chemical industry client in winning a D.C. Circuit challenge of PET MACT provisions.
- Successfully advocating to the EPA and OMB for modifications of boiler MACT provisions; working with the SBA and an industry trade association affected by the rule.
- Representing a potentially responsible party in a CERCLA investigation of a contaminated site in Atlanta.
Ms. Williamson received a B.S., magna cum laude, in 1994 and a J.D., with honors, in 1997 from Florida State University.
Speeches and Publications
- Speaker, "To Settle or Not to Settle Your New Source Review Litigation Case," EUEC Conference, February 2011.
Speaker, "The EPA and the Future of Greenhouse Gas Regulation," Winston & Strawn eLunch, February 2011.
- Speaker, "Current Trends in New Source Review Enforcement Claims, Settlements and Consent Decree Implementation," 11th Annual Coal-Fired Symposium, May 2010.
- Speaker, "Obama/Jackson EPA New Air Enforcement Initiative," EUEC Energy & Environment 2010 Conference, February 2010.
- Speaker, "Climate Change — Recent Developments and Recommended Action for Energy Users," Winston & Strawn eLunch, August 2009.