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Balch & Bingham is pleased to welcome Liz Williamson as a Partner in the Environmental & Natural Resources Practice in the Washington, DC office. Liz brings 25 years of experience counseling clients on all aspects of environmental law with an emphasis on Clean Air Act (CAA) and coal ash management. Liz’s practice involves counseling, risk management, permitting, litigation, and enforcement.
With the evolving environmental regulations addressing energy transitions and climate, Liz helps energy and manufacturing clients understand the impacts of these changes, manage risk, and navigate future compliance. Liz represents clients permitting new generation and constructing carbon reduction technologies. She also provides day-to-day legal support and risk management for clients involved in coal ash management, beneficial use and disposal.
“Liz’s extensive experience with Clean Air Act matters and deep, practical knowledge of environmental issues affecting the energy and natural resource industries will further strengthen our nationally recognized environmental practice and be a tremendous asset to our clients,” said Grady Moore, Chair of the firm’s Environmental & Natural Resources Practice. “We are thrilled to welcome Liz to the firm as we continue to grow our Washington, D.C. presence.”
Liz received her J.D. from Florida State University College of Law, where she graduated with honors.
"I am excited to join Balch & Bingham, a firm I've long admired for the exceptional depth of its Environmental & Natural Resources and Energy Practices," said Liz Williamson, Partner. "I look forward to collaborating with this outstanding team, working together on cutting-edge strategies for clients, and continuing the firm's legacy of excellence in providing innovative solutions to complex challenges in environmental law."
Balch’s Environmental Practice has been recognized for excellence for six consecutive years by Chambers USA, one of the nation’s most prominent legal guides. Liz has been recognized by Chambers USA for three consecutive years for her environmental law work.
Balch & Bingham's nationally recognized Environmental & Natural Resources practice represents a wide range of clients on an ever-expanding number of environmental and natural resource issues. In all respects, this practice provides highly knowledgeable legal counsel and vigorous legal representation before governmental agencies and the courts. This breadth of the firm’s environmental legal team and depth of experience set the practice apart a leading firm in this area.