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McGuireWoods LLP
United States


Vishwa is chair of the firm’s Regulatory and Compliance practice. Her practice involves administrative litigation before state public utility commissions. She excels at uniting large teams addressing complex subject matters to speak with one voice and reach a common goal. Vishwa has served as lead counsel in proceedings for electric and gas clients involving securing transmission-line certificates of public convenience and necessity, grid transformation prudency review, off-shore wind prudency review, demand-side management program and cost recovery, integrated resource plans, affiliates act and securities act approvals. She has led teams in base rate proceedings for electric clients and led base rate proceedings for gas clients, including managing substantial amounts of discovery.

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United States > Industry focus > Environment: litigation

McGuireWoods LLP covers a broad range of environmental litigation and regulatory matters, with significant experience in Clean Air Act contentious matters, emerging contaminants and redevelopment of contaminated property. The team is routinely retained to represent a high-profile and nationwide corporate client roster in claims involving toxic and mass torts, citizen suits, civil and criminal enforcement actions and environmental resource damages claims. The environmental practice is chaired by David Franchina in Charlotte, while Richmond-based Vishwa Link heads up the regulatory and compliance department, and Diane Flannery  leads on environmental and toxic tort litigation mandates. Also in Richmond, Darin Waylett stands out for his involvement in the practice; he advises on the full spectrum of environmental matters.

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.