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Meredith Weinberg

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Counsel

Meredith Weinberg is an experienced trial attorney who previously served with the U.S. Department of Justice and who currently focuses her practice on matters under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and Washington’s Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA).

Meredith splits her time between representing clients involved in CERCLA, MTCA, RCRA, and CWA litigation matters and advising her clients on various environmental regulatory and compliance issues, including in the context of corporate acquisitions, dispositions, and other transactions.  She also speaks and writes regularly on CWA issues, focusing especially on Section 404 permitting.  For instance, she is the author of an article on wetlands enforcement in the upcoming Wetlands Encyclopedia and the co-author of a chapter on regulation of wetlands and other waters in the American Bar Association’s forthcoming Oceans and Coastal Law and Policy.  She will also be speaking this fall on stormwater issues at an ABA Clean Water Act conference.

Meredith’s strong experience is based in part on her government service, where she tried several multimillion-dollar cases involving CERCLA claims brought against the U.S. Department of Defense.  Her litigation matters there also included defending administrative record matters brought against federal agencies, including EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, defending military installations against CWA stormwater citizen suits, and representing EPA in CWA Section 404 enforcement cases.  Prior to her government work, Meredith represented private sector clients in toxic tort litigation matters and conducted numerous environmental audits.

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