WASHINGTON (July 30, 2014) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announced today that Jay Holloway and Liz Williamson have joined the firm’s Energy and Environmental Practice Group as partners in Washington, D.C., expanding the firm’s services related to environmental regulations. Both were previously partners at Winston & Strawn LLP.

Mr. Holloway counsels clients across the United States on compliance with current and future environmental regulations, permitting and enforcement matters. He advises utilities, electric cooperatives and industrial clients on the Clean Air Act, federal environmental laws and regulations, and state air pollution laws. Mr. Holloway serves as national environmental counsel to a number of generation and transmission electric cooperatives. He performs compliance audits, assists clients with compliance planning and implementation, and provides regulatory tracking and advocacy. Mr. Holloway has significant experience serving as lead counsel in Clean Air Act enforcement matters, citizen suit litigation and rulemaking appeals. He has successfully negotiated numerous settlements of federal and state new source review (NSR), acid rain and other enforcement actions.

Ms. Williamson counsels energy clients on environmental regulations under state and federal law, with an emphasis on Clean Air Act issues. She advises on compliance, enforcement and strategy related to NSR enforcement actions, such as responding to Clean Air Act section 114 requests, litigation and settlement of NSR allegations, and advice concerning ongoing utility NSR compliance. She conducts Clean Air Act audits for utility clients, including electric cooperatives. Ms. Williamson also provides day-to-day advice and analysis to clients concerning reporting documentation for consent decrees and provides advice on new air regulations. Ms. Williamson represents clients in both contentious and transactional matters.

“Our energy clients, particularly those in the electric cooperative space, will greatly benefit from Jay and Liz’s extensive environmental regulatory experience, especially their experience working on new Clean Air Act rules and enforcement matters,” said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “Jay and Liz have deep relationships within the electric cooperative community and throughout the energy industry, and we look forward to them combining forces with our other environmental and energy attorneys to fully support clients in the industry.”

Sutherland’s leading Energy, Environmental and Commodities Practice Group includes more than 70 lawyers who act for crude oil, natural gas, LNG, electric power, electric cooperative, renewable and alternative energy, oil pipeline and nuclear energy clients. The practice expanded internationally in March of this year by combining with Arbis LLP in London and Geneva. Sutherland’s environmental lawyers advise clients on environmental regulation, compliance, transactional risk management and litigation. The team has substantial experience in water, air and waste issues arising under the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The group represents clients before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state environmental protection agencies and authorities,  defends potentially responsible party (PRP) claims, and advises clients about clean-up and remedial actions.


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