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Meredith Weinberg

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Counsel

Meredith Weinberg is a counsel with the firm's Environment, Energy & Resources practice. She is an experienced trial attorney who previously served with the U.S. Department of Justice on cases involving the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Clean Air Act.

While at the Department, Meredith both tried and settled several multi-million dollar cases involving CERCLA cost recovery and contribution claims brought against the U.S. Department of Defense.  She assisted clients with all aspects of case development, including motions to dismiss, fact and expert discovery, summary judgment, and motions in limine.  Meredith also worked on administrative record matters relating to CWA water quality standards.  Additionally, she represented the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in CWA enforcement cases relating to the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States.

Meredith has also represented private sector clients in toxic tort litigation matters. In addition to her trial work, Meredith has advised clients on various environmental regulatory and compliance issues, and assisted clients with environmental permitting and auditing.  Meredith has also performed due diligence relating to environmental assets and liabilities and advised clients regarding corporate acquisitions, dispositions, and other transactions.

Related Employment

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division, Environmental Defense Section, Seattle, WA and Washington, D.C., Trial Attorney, 2007 - 2012
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Washington, D.C., Associate, 2001 -2007; Summer Associate, 2000

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2001
    Project Editor, American Criminal Law Review
  • Duke University, A.B., Classical Studies, cum laude, 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • Arizona

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit