Verdant attorneys have extensive experience litigating matters in federal courts and before administrative law judges. Our lawyers have successfully argued challenges to permits and regulations under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Toxics Substances Control Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act and various other federal statutes.  We routinely defend clients in enforcement actions taken by federal regulatory agencies and the Department of Justice.

We combine our wealth of experience in diverse environmental and other matters with hard-won courtroom expertise.  As a result, our clients benefit from deep industry and substantive knowledge as well as wide-ranging experience in litigation strategies and tactics.

A partial list of federal court opinions in which Verdant attorneys are listed as counsel includes:

Okla. Dep’t of Envtl. Quality v. EPA, 740 F.3d 185 (D.C. Cir. 2014)(air quality NSR rules for tribal lands);

Rocky Mt. Farmers Union v. Corey, 730 F.3d 1070 (9th Cir. 2013)(CA low carbon fuel standard);

Kennecott Greens Creek Mining Co. v. MSHA, 476 F.3d 946 (D.C. Cir. 2007)(MSHA diesel standards);

Chamber of Argentine-Paraguayan Producers of Quebracho Extract v. Holder,332 F.Supp 43 (D.D.C. 2004)(enjoining National Defense Stockpile sales); aff’d, 2006 U.S. App. Lexis 32399 (D.C. Cir. May 19, 2006);

Arteva Specialties S.A.R.L. v. EPA, 323 F.3d 1088 (D.C. Cir. 2003)(PET NESHAP);

American Trucking Assns. V. EPA, 283 F.3d 355 (D.C. Cir. 2003)(ozone and PM NAAQS);

Appalachian Power Co. v. EPA, 249 F.3d 1032 (D.C. Cir 2003)(transboundary air pollution rule);

Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 531 U.S. 159 (2001)(CWA jurisdiction);

Whitman v. American Trucking Assns., 531 U.S. 457 (2001)(ozone and PM NAAQS);

American Trucking Assns. v. EPA, 175 F.3d 1027 (D.C. Cir. 2000)(ozone and PM NAAQS);

American Water Works Assn. v. EPA, 40 F.3d 1266 (D.C. Cir. 2000)(lead drinking water standard);

Color Pigments Assn. v. OSHA, 16F.3d 1157 (11th Cir. 1994)(OSHA cadmium standard);

Chemical Waste Management, Inc. v. EPA, 976 F.2d 2 (D.C. Cir. 1992)(hazardous waste regulations);

Shell Oil Co. v. EPA,950 F.2d 741 (D.C. Cir. 1991)(hazardous waste regulations);

Fertilizer Institute v. EPA, 935 F.2d 1303 (D.C. Cir. 1991)(radionuclide reporting requirements);

EDF v. Thomas, 870 F.2d 892 (2d Cir. 1989)(NAAQS review schedule);

EDF v. EPA, 852 F.2d 1309 (D.C. Cir. 1988)(mining waste exclusion);

NRDC v. Thomas, 838 F.2d 1224 (D.C. Cir. 1988)(stack height regulations);

Kennecott v. EPA, 780 F.2d 445 (4th Cir. 1986)(smelter effluent limitations);

Kamp v. Hernandez, 752 F.2d 1444 (9th Cir. 1986)(smelter SIP provisions);

ASARCO, Inc. v. OSHA, 746 F.2d 483 (9th Cir. 1984)(OSHA arsenic standard);

Sierra Club v. EPA, 719 F.2d 436 (D.C. Cir. 1983)(stack height regulations).

American Textile Mfrs. Inst. v. Donovan, 452 U.S. 490 (1981)(OSHA cotton dust case)(on brief with Edwin H. Seeger);

Industrial Union Dept., AFL-CIO v. API, 440 U.S. 906 (1979)(OSHA benzene standard)(on brief with Alfred V.J. Prather);