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Law360 Covers Arrival of Liz Williamson to Washington, D.C. Office

Liz Williamson, partner in the firm’s Environmental & Natural Resources Practice, interviewed with Law360 about her decision to join Balch & Bingham’s Washington, D.C. office, and how she plans to leverage her more than 25 years of experience in the environmental, energy and manufacturing sectors to serve the firm’s clients.

In the article published January 30, 2024, Liz said she wanted to move her practice to Balch & Bingham because of the broad reach of the firm’s environmental practice on a national scale.

"I really like how the firm works in the utility and industry practices, and I thought that the firm's expertise would dovetail nicely with what I'm already doing," Liz told Law360

Liz’s practice involves counseling, risk management, permitting, litigation, and enforcement. With the evolving environmental regulations addressing energy transitions and climate, Liz helps power sector and manufacturing clients understand the impacts of these changes and navigate future compliance. She often provides advice and education to C-suite management and Boards of Directors on forthcoming regulations and risks. In her air practice, Liz represents clients permitting new generation and constructing carbon reduction technologies. She also provides day-to-day support for clients involved in coal ash management, beneficial use and disposal.

She told Law360 she is closely monitoring upcoming regulatory announcements from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which are anticipated to address several critical matters for her clients, particularly those within the power industry. In December, the EPA released the Unified Agenda indicating changes may be announced in April.

Liz plans to continue working with clients, discussing their business goals and the impact of  potential changes in regulations.  

"We've been trying to estimate [and] project what those changes are going to look like, what the prospective impacts are, and then what I really enjoy doing is working with my clients to figure out what their business goals are and how to adapt to those future regulatory changes," Williamson told Law360.