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. He is the lead author of the “Asbestos” chapter of the Environmental Law Practice Guide published by Matthew Bender.
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. He is also the lead author of the “Oil Pollution Act” chapters of the Environmental Law Handbook published by Bernan Press.
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 and is a frequent author and speaker on a variety of environmental topics. He is also an adjunct professor of environmental science, law and policy at Connecticut College and is a Fellow at the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment.
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