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V&E’s climate change blog provides analysis on a broad range of topics, including federal GHG regulation, state regulation, climate change adaptation and international developments.

Margaret E. Peloso

Margaret E. Peloso Counsel

Margaret’s areas of practice are environmental law and climate change. With respect to climate change, she handles a variety of matters, including advising on climate change risk management, with a particular emphasis on the changing regulatory environment, and climate change adaptation issues.

Eric Groten

Eric Groten Partner

Eric is a full-service Clean Air Act practitioner. His thirty-year career has allowed him to undertake the wide array of legal work generated by state and federal air quality laws, including the defense of cases brought to enforce them, prosecution of applications for the permits they require, transaction of emission rights created by them, counseling on and auditing of compliance with them, and changing those laws and the rules that implement them.

George C. Hopkins

George C. Hopkins Partner

Casey advises and represents clients in a wide variety of matters relating to environmental laws. In transactional contexts, he has structured allocations of liability in mergers and acquisitions, assisted clients in creative approaches to restructuring environmental requirements, and led the conduct of diligence and negotiations on environmental requirements in connection with asset sales and project financings within the United States and internationally.

Michael B. Wigmore

Michael B. Wigmore Partner

Mike’s practice focuses on representing clients with respect to public lands and natural resources matters in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and the EPA.

Mattew T. Dobbins

Matthew Dobbins Senior Associate

Matthew’s practice focuses on environmental litigation, regulation, and climate change law. Matthew counsels clients on environmental compliance across a variety of industries, including the energy, chemical, plastics, manufacturing, and mining sectors. He advises clients on compliance with greenhouse gas regulations, air quality, water quality, CERCLA, RCRA, fuel quality regulations, and various permitting issues. In addition, Matthew routinely advises clients on environmental matters in transactions, and assists in the drafting and negotiating of the environmental terms in purchase and sale agreements, lease agreements, credit agreements, and disclosures for debt and equity offerings. He also advises clients on compliance with pipeline safety regulations. The following is a list of representative matters in which Matthew has assisted.

Tyler E. Robinson

Tyler E. Robinson Senior Associate


Theresa Romanosky

Theresa Romanosky Associate

Theresa’s principal area of practice is environmental litigation and regulation, with an emphasis on environmental enforcement defense, citizen suit defense, permitting of and defending challenges to infrastructure and energy development projects, and regulatory compliance. She assists with a variety of litigation and regulatory matters under the federal environmental and public lands statutes, including the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).

Brandon M. Tuck

Brandon M. Tuck Senior Associate

Brandon’s practice focuses on environmental and natural resources law, with an emphasis on regulatory compliance, environmental litigation, and enforcement defense.

Brandon also advises clients on obtaining permits and authorizations for a variety of energy, manufacturing, and development projects, including approvals from agencies such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Before law school, Brandon worked in natural resource management for the federal government, where he focused on water resource management for hydropower generation, irrigation, and fish and wildlife preservation; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance; and Endangered Species Act (ESA) litigation.

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