Megan E. Harmon Named Co-Chair of Schnader’s Environmental Practice GroupOn July 8, 2010 by Schnader in Litigation
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is pleased to announce that Megan E. Harmon has been appointed co-chair of the Environmental Practice Group. She joins Robert L. Collings in leading Schnader’s cutting edge environmental practice.
The Schnader environmental team brings together lawyers from the Litigation Services and Business Services departments, including members of the Corporate Practice Group, Real Estate Practice Group, Construction Group and commercial litigators. With environmental requirements playing a larger and larger role in the acquisition, operation, maintenance and financing of nearly every business venture, this kind of cross-departmental collaboration is essential. The Firm’s lawyers represent organizations in permitting operations and facilities, representing clients in both administrative and judicial actions. Schnader has represented many clients in the sale, transfer and reissuance of permitted facilities in many industries, including chemical plants, environmental services organizations and waste management facilities. The practice group’s attorneys are actively involved in administrative rulemaking by federal and state agencies, and represent clients with respect to permitting issues and initiating administrative and judicial challenges to agency actions when appropriate. Members of the group advise clients in all facets of environmental compliance. The Firm is actively involved in Brownfield development projects and the attorneys of the group have participated in green construction projects and other sustainability initiatives, assisting clients with strategic planning in their efforts to achieve cost-effective compliance with environmental regulations.
Ms. Harmon is a partner in the Business Services Department and concentrates her practice in environmental, business counseling, transactions, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; project development; finance; and other employer-related issues. She has extensive experience in contract negotiations, federal and state compliance matters, employment issues and procurement. Ms. Harmon represents individuals and both publicly and privately held organizations in all facets of business transactions. Her clients are typically in heavily regulated industries. Ms. Harmon joined Schnader after being deputy general counsel for an environmental services development company, where she was responsible for compliance, operations, acquisitions and divestitures.