1230 Peachtree Street, N.E
Atlanta, GA 30309
Emory University School of Law (J.D., 2013) Emory University Rollins School of Public (M.P.H., 2013) University of Virginia (B.A., with Distinction, 2007)
Georgia U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
HONORS & RECOGNITION
Board member, Atlanta Bar Environmental Law & Toxic Tort Section Order of the Coif, Order of Emory Advocates, Dean’s Award in Environmental Advocacy
Helen brings experience representing environmental clients in regulatory, transactional, policy, and litigation matters at the federal, state, and local levels. She regularly assists lenders, purchasers, sellers, and other property owners with respect to environmental due diligence and remediation, as well as taking contaminated sites through Brownfield and state voluntary cleanup programs. She provides counsel on stormwater compliance, wastewater discharge permits, stream buffer issues, and other Clean Water Act related matters. She also represents clients nationwide in CERCLA/Superfund cost contribution and allocation disputes. She has represented clients in environmental permit proceedings before the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She has also assisted clients with land use and zoning disputes in the state of Georgia.
Board member, Atlanta Bar Environmental Law & Toxic Tort Section
“Consulting, Testifying, and Dual-Hat Experts in Environmental Litigation,” DRI article, January 2018
Update on Coastal Issues and Legislative Activity, presentation at Coastal Issues and Shoreline Regulations in Georgia Seminar, November 2017
FDA Regulation of Medical Antibiotics in Livestock, presentation at American Public Health Association, October 2013
Performed environmental due diligence on variety of commercial property acquisitions in Arizona, California, Georgia, Maine, New York, North Carolina, and Ohio, among other states.
Drafted environmental rulemaking comments on behalf of clients addressed to state and federal agencies.
Represent several clients in voluntary cleanup matters before the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.
Represent multiple clients in cost allocation disputes with other Potentially Responsible Parties in federal CERCLA contribution matters.
Represent clients before state agencies regarding underground storage tank programs and wetlands/water permitting.
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