ENVIRONMENTAL AND CIVIL LAW

International Law, Environmental Law, Civil Law, Litigation

  • Areas of practice: international environmental law, climate change, energy efficiency, HFCs, short-lived climate pollutants, low-GWP alternative refrigerants, Superfund law (concerning federally-designated highest priority abandoned hazardous waste sites)

  • Prior cases: Represented plaintiffs in a $30 million Superfund site. Negotiated over 100 settlements. Worked with top-tier law firms and Fortune 500 companies litigating CERCLA cases

  • Case Highlight: Won sole custody in a case for a Native American parent in tribal court.

POLICY

Policy Design, Strategy, and Advising

  • Areas of expertise: climate change, air pollution, the health impacts of climate, energy and power sector transformation, low-GWP alternative refrigerants, HFCs, short-lived climate pollutants, and energy efficiency

  • We advise, collaborate and educate governmental, civic, and private sector leaders on climate, energy and environmental issues.

  • We provide high-level, real-time policy analysis and advice, including in the venues of the United Nations international treaty governance bodies.

  • Geographic expertise: Middle East (Egypt, Saudi Arabia), South Asia (Pakistan, India), the IndoPacific Region (Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia)

  • 2019 policy project highlight: we are working with partners to design a model to evaluate energy priorities in high-growth markets.

INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Project Management and Implementation 

  • We bring over 17 years of experience in executing projects in developing countries. We know how to work in tough places, and how to align policymakers, technical experts, and funders to achieve an outcome that serves a larger goal, such as fulfilling international treaty obligations.

  • Our Managing Partner has over 10 years of experience developing teams in both governmental and private settings.

  • We create strong local teams with linguistic and cultural skills to ensure success.

  • We work with our clients to make projects viable. That means we do hands-on business development and fundraising, including preparation of successful grants and bids, to ensure project funding. We take pride in leveraging our network of funders and supporters.

  • 2019 project highlight: Co-leading direct implementation of the Kigali Amendment and Paris Agreement in developing countries, focused on combining the phasedown of HFCs with energy efficiency, for example, by implementing minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) on appliances in the largest GHG-emitting developing countries. Additionally, we are coordinating support from private sector leaders for programs including bulk procurement, and the design of National Cooling Plans.