Makram Jaber > McGuireWoods LLP > Richmond, United States > Lawyer Profile

McGuireWoods LLP
United States


Makram Jaber handles a range of environmental matters for clients from the manufacturing, power, and oil and gas sectors. His practice focuses primarily, though not exclusively, on the Clean Air Act. He regularly partners with clients to help them obtain and defend permits, defend enforcement actions, and represent their interests in rulemaking proceedings and related Court of Appeals litigation under the Clean Air Act. While involved in matters that run the gamut of Clean Air Act programs, he has deep experience in the New Source Review (NSR) program and Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs).

Makram, a former professional engineer with more than 20 years of legal experience, has represented companies in numerous enforcement cases and settlements under the NSR enforcement initiative since its inception in 1999. Clients from a variety of industries–in the power sector, oil and gas, and manufacturing–rely on his in-depth knowledge of the NSR program to obtain and defend permits for new and expanded facilities, to counsel them on compliance and, if necessary, to defend enforcement actions for existing facilities.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Environment: regulatory

With particular strength in Clean Air Act-related matters, McGuireWoods LLP is noted for its strong state, regional and national experience. It is a go-to firm for clients facing challenges stemming from emerging issues as EPA’s proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and extend its jurisdiction under the proposed “waters of the U.S.” rulemaking, and state efforts to regulate residuals management. The regulatory and compliance group not only acts for clients in Clean Air Act regulatory and litigation mandates, it is also equipped to provide support in relation to the redevelopment of contaminated properties, civil and criminal enforcement proceedings. The practice is under the joint leadership of David Franchina in Charlotte, and Richmond-based Vishwa Link and Diane Flannery . The team has been expanding its presence in Washington DC, where Aaron Flynn and Makram Jaber are often sought after by utilities and oil and gas companies in relation to Clean Air Act regulatory issues.