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Adam M. Kushner
Partner, Washington, D.C.
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Adam Kushner is a partner in Hogan Lovell’s environmental practice with more than 28 years of experience in all aspects of environmental regulation and litigation.

Drawing upon his years of experience at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice, Adam counsels clients on each of the major environmental regulatory programs (air, water, waste, hazardous substances, pesticides and toxics). He also represents clients on a broad range of adversarial environmental enforcement matters, including major Federal civil judicial and administrative litigation under each of the major Federal environmental statutes. Adam has negotiated and resolved matters arising under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Superfund statute, the Toxic Substances Control Act, and the Federal Insecticide Fungicide Rodenticide Act. He is particularly experienced in many aspects of the Clean Air Act, including the Clean Air Act’s New Source Review, air toxic, Title V, greenhouse gas, stratospheric and mobile source programs. Adam also has extensive experience under both the Clean Water Act’s discharge permitting and wetlands programs.

He served as the EPA’s Director of the Office of Civil Enforcement prior to joining Hogan Lovells. In this role, he led the national civil enforcement program for all aspects of the CAA, CWA, OPA, RCRA, SDWA, and other significant environmental statutes.

Adam previously served as the Director of the EPA’s Air Enforcement Division where he led the EPA’s stationary and mobile source enforcement programs. Prior to that, Adam was a Senior Counsel and trial attorney for more than 10 years in the Department of Justice’s Environmental Enforcement Section.

Adam has received numerous awards for his work from the EPA and the DOJ. He frequently lectures on environmental issues, including enforcement of and compliance with environmental law. He was in private practice prior to his time in government.

22 March 2012
ABA's 41st Annual Conference on Environmental Law, Salt Lake City, Utah

04 February 2012
PLI Energy & Environmental Institute, Houston, Texas

Hogan Lovells Publications
24 November 2015 "Unprecedented Clean Air Act Enforcement in the Oil and Gas Industry." Environment Alert, Hogan Lovells

21 September 2015 "EPA Proposes New Enforcement Initiatives." Environment Alert, Hogan Lovells

04 August 2015 "White House and EPA Release Final Clean Power Plan With Significant Changes." Environment Alert, Hogan Lovells

28 June 2012 "D.C. Circuit has upheld EPA’s greenhouse gas rules." Environment Alert, Hogan Lovells

29 May 2012 "How will FERC advise the EPA on the reliability impacts of MATS compliance?" Energy Alert, Hogan Lovells

01 February 2012 "FERC gives power plant owners an opportunity to weigh-in on critical procedure governing compliance with MATS rule." Energy Alert, Hogan Lovells

30 January 2012 "EPA promulgates important new mercury and air toxics rule." Environmental Alert, Hogan Lovells

20 January 2012 "Adam Kushner Joins Hogan Lovells in Washington D.C."

Environmental Litigation
Climate Change
Energy and Natural Resources
Energy Regulatory
Oil, Gas and LNG

Clean Air Act Enforcement and Compliance

Water Pollution, including Wetlands

Environmental Litigation under:

- Clean Air

- Clean Water

- Hazardous Waste

- Toxics

- Pesticides

J.D., cum laude, Vermont Law School, 1984 M.S.L., summa cum laude, Vermont Law School, 1984 B.A., Franklin & Marshall College, 1981
  • Who's Who Legal, Environment, 2015
  • Washingtonian, Washington's Top Lawyers: Environmental, 2014
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