Megan Baroni, a member of the firm's Environmental + Utilities Group, has extensive experience in environmental litigation, health and safety disputes, federal and state administrative compliance, and transactional environmental issues. Ms. Baroni frequently represents manufacturers and distributors on a wide variety of issues. She writes for the firm's Manufacturing Law Blog, where she focuses on environmental, health, and safety trends that will impact manufacturers and distributors.
Ms. Baroni represents large institutional clients in a variety of litigation matters throughout the United States. Much of her litigation work has focused on representing clients in disputes under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act; the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the Clean Water Act; and other federal and state environmental laws. Ms. Baroni's litigation experience involves federal and state environmental enforcement actions and lawsuits between private parties. Ms. Baroni has also served as coordinating and liaison counsel in environmental disputes. She frequently works with a variety of scientific experts and has a keen understanding of the technical issues that arise in environmental cases.
Health and Safety
Ms. Baroni frequently counsels clients on the health and safety issues that arise from their business operations. She assists clients in reviewing health and safety procedures and developing health and safety plans. She also represents and defends clients before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), evaluating alleged occupational health and safety violations and defending clients against OSHA citations.
Ms. Baroni assists clients with federal and state administrative compliance, including remediation of contaminated properties. She works with both clients and environmental consultants to develop remedial strategies that are creative, cost-effective, and protective of human health and the environment. Ms. Baroni has extensive experience coordinating the remediation of large properties that involve a number of remedial, development, permitting, and health and safety issues.
In her transactional practice, Ms. Baroni helps clients manage and limit environmental risk associated with business and property transactions. She manages due diligence, identifies potential risks, and negotiates the allocation of environmental liability with an eye toward finding solutions to close the deal.