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Latham & Watkins LLP

555 ELEVENTH STREET, NW, SUITE 1000, WASHINGTON DC 20004-1304, USA
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Work +1 202 637 2200
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Claudia M. O'Brien

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Work +1.202.637.2181
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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Ms. O’Brien, partner in the Washington D.C. office, is Co-chair of the firm’s Environmental Regulation & Transactions Practice, former Chair of the Air Quality & Climate Change Practice and Vice Chair of the Finance Committee. She represents clients in agency petitions, rulemaking proceedings and litigation, as well as on compliance and enforcement, in a full range federal environmental statutes. Ms. O’Brien has particular experience in all aspects of the Clean Air Act and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as well as the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as well as regulations impacting genetically engineered plants. She possesses specific technical and business knowledge of power plants (both fossil-fueled and biomass-fueled) and the pesticide industry, as well as extensive experience in toxicology and risk assessment.

Position

Partner

Career

https://www.lw.com/people/claudia-obrien


United States: Industry focus

Environment: transactional

Within: Environment: transactional

Latham & Watkins LLP is ‘a pro-active, value-for-money firm that has very good in-depth knowledge, which it conveys in an understandable way’. The team acts for global financial institutions, private equity businesses, and corporations in the full range of high-level environmental transactional issues, including transactional diligence, permitting and compliance, as well as agency rule making and legislation, enforcement actions, and litigation. The environmental law team acted for private equity and venture capital firm ArcLight Capital, which, together with Blackstone, acquired four power plants from American Electric Power for $2.2bn. Other clients include Cogentrix Power, Siemens, Goldman Sachs and Castleton Commodities. The key names are New York’s Gary Gengel and Jean-Phillipe Brisson; Washington DC’s James Barrett and Claudia O’Brien; and Houston-based Joel Mack.

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