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Partner - Andrew N. Davis, Ph.D.

Andrew N. Davis, Ph.D.


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Andrew Davis Ph.D., is a partner in the firm's Environmental Practice Group. He counsels clients in transactional, permitting, compliance and enforcement matters under federal and state health and safety, hazardous waste, air and water pollution, site development and property transfer laws.

He has gained a national reputation in numerous high profile matters, providing environmental support in domestic and cross-border energy, corporate and real estate transactions.  His work encompasses developing and negotiating deal documents, conducting environmental due diligence, and working with buyers, sellers, developers, energy companies, and engineering firms to develop and utilize environmental insurance and other risk transfer mechanisms to creatively manage environmental concerns and close deals involving contaminated properties (including in the bankruptcy context). Andrew also has been selected to co-author and periodically update the environmental, health and safety provisions (and associated practice notes) included in the model transaction documents (e.g., Asset Purchase Agreement, Stock Purchase Agreement) published by the Practical Law Company, Inc.

Andrew also assists industry, lending institutions, developers and property owners with site assessments, environmental auditing, reporting, record keeping and other compliance obligations under various programs governing asbestos, PCBs, lead, mold and other environmental/health and safety issues.

With his advanced degrees in marine science, he has also developed an international reputation in the area of oil spills and natural resource damages, representing some of the world's largest shipping companies and their insurers in several marine casualty events throughout the United States, including most recently in the Gulf of Mexico, northern Atlantic (Buzzards Bay) and Pacific (Puget Sound) Oceans, and in international waters.

Andrew also practices in the area of climate change, providing strategic advice to insurance and energy clients regarding potential risks and opportunities associated with global warming, including with respect to potential liability and new product development, as well as advising on SEC environmental disclosure obligations. 

He serves as a director and in other advisory capacities for several environmental organizations, is a frequent author and speaker on a variety of environmental topics and serves as adjunct professor of environmental science, law and policy for Connecticut College's Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment.



  • AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer®: Environmental; 2013-2016
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers: Environment (2007-2008)
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Leadership Greater Hartford (Class of 1997)
  • George Washington Journal of International Law & Economics (1988-1990)
  • Sigma Xi: The Scientific Honor Society

Teaching Positions

  • Adjunct Professor, Connecticut College (1994-Present)

Professional Affiliations

  • Environmental Law Advisory Board, Strafford Publications, Inc. (2011-Present)
  • Executive Committee, University of Connecticut Real Estate Center Council (2006-Present)
  • Great Lakes Natural Resource Damage Assessment Advisory Group, Past Steering Committee Member (2007-2010)

Community Involvement

  • Town of Marlborough Lake Advisory Commission, Past Chairman (1992-2006)


July 11, 2016  Chemical Industry: Significant Changes to Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Require Attention
June 26, 2015  More Stringent "Significant Environmental Hazard" Reporting Requirements to Take Effect July 1, 2015
November 4, 2014  The Connecticut Transfer Act and Connecticut Environmental Remediation Programs Update
February 26, 2014  Make Tenant That Controls Its Space Responsible for Mold Issues
June 5, 2013  Business and Legal Implications for Environmental Consulting Firms
April 8, 2013  Environmental 'Sandbagging' In Corporate Transactions
March 5, 2013  Sandbagging & Environmental Issues in Corporate Transactions
October 18, 2012  Lending on Contaminated Properties: Using Environmental Insurance to Manage Environmental Risks & Get the Deal Closed
April 2012  U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Discharge Rule: New Requirements and Risks
April 9, 2012  Redeveloping Brownfields: The Need for Risk Transfer Strategies
August 2011  Oil Spills And The Environment: Strategies For Natural Resource Damage Assessments Under The U.S. Oil Pollution Act Of 1990
July 2011  Navigating The Legal Landscape Of Shale Gas Exploration And Development In The United States: Identifying And Managing Environmental Risks
March 2011  Investors and the SEC Drive Disclosure of Emerging and Developing Climate Change-Related Business Risks
2010  Conflicting Goals of Environmental Law and Bankruptcy Demand Innovative Business Strategies
2010  New Federal Regulatory Initiatives and Compliance Obligations for Emitters of Greenhouse Gases
2008  From Fear to Greed: The Business of Environmental Law
June 12, 2007  Interview, "Green' Governance Slowly Pushes Forward"
September 2006  Cooperative Natural Resource Damage Assessments: Lessons Learned from the Oil Pollution Act of 1990
July 2004  Environmental Disclosure - SEC Should Explore Ways to Improve Tracking and Transparency of Information
June 2004  Environmental Disclosures after Sarbanes-Oxley
September 9, 2003  Interview, "Enforcement, Sarbanes-Oxley Act Forces Corporations to Focus on Environmental Disclosure Rules"
2003-present  'Asbestos,' Environmental Law Practice Guide
November-December 2002  When Is the Parent Company Liable? A Lesson in Corporations, Subsidiaries and Environmental Problems
March 15-21, 2002  Buying and Selling Environmentally Impacted Property: Not the Same Old Story
2002  Globalization, Extended Producer Responsibility and the Problem of Discarded Computers in China: An Exploratory Proposal for Environmental Protection
1998  ISO 14001: Meeting Business Goals Through An Effective Environmental Management System
June 10, 1996  Disposal of Radioactive Waste May Breed Liability
1996  The Home Environmental Sourcebook – 50 Environmental Hazards to Avoid When Buying, Selling, or Maintaining a Home
July 1995  Stigma Damages in Environmental Cases: Developing Issues and Implications for Industrial and Commercial Real Estate Transactions.
March 1994  Negotiating EPA Consent Orders and Consent Decrees: Steering Your Client Through the Shoals
1993  Regulating Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators Under the Clean Air Act: History, Technology and Risks
1993  Decommissioning Manufacturing Plants Raises Legal Compliance Issues

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Practice Areas


  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1990
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst, M.S. and Ph.D., 1983, 1987
  • Trinity College, B.S., 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of CT
  • U.S. District Court, District of MA
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