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Joanne Rotondi

Counsel
Washington, D.C.

Joanne Rotondi
Joanne Rotondi guides clients through complex permitting processes for large development projects, including liquefied natural gas terminals, deepwater ports, and mining operations, as well as critical regulatory approvals such as vehicle and engine certifications. Whether processing a complicated administrative record to support a winning litigation strategy, or leading the effort to receive regulatory approval for a large project, Joanne has a talent for coordinating legal, expert, and client teams to achieve success.

As a counsel in our Environmental practice, Joanne focuses her practice on litigation, environmental permitting, and regulatory compliance. With a deep understanding of the technical issues involved, she represents automotive manufacturers and suppliers on emission issues at the state and federal level. She brings vast knowledge in every aspect of the Clean Water Act (CWA), as well as National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and endangered species matters, for a broad range of clients from agricultural facilities and liquefied natural gas terminals to automotive manufacturers. Her work includes leading the team’s efforts to provide business critical advice on the first ever floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) deepwater port in the Gulf of Mexico and obtaining critical approvals from both the US EPA and California ARB for new motor vehicles and engines.

Representative experience

Assisting leading global automobile manufacturers in obtaining critical approvals from both the U.S. EPA and California ARB for new motor vehicles and engines.

As leading environmental counsel, guiding the federal and state permitting efforts for a natural gas deepwater port in the Gulf of Mexico.

On behalf of a large poultry producer, helped win a district court decision overturning an EPA enforcement order under the Clean Water Act and successfully upheld the decision on appeal.

Counsels three proposed LNG export facilities in the Gulf of Mexico, particularly focusing on NEPA, NPDES and wetlands issues.

Advises large automobile manufacturers on mobile source emissions and fuel economy issues, including GHG credit opportunities.

Helped to secure an unprecedented decision invalidating an Endangered Species Act listing decision for major oil and gas producers.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Duke University School of Law, 2000
  • M.A. Environmental and Resource Economics, Duke University, 2000
  • B.S., Cornell University, 1996

Memberships

  • ABA Sustainable Development, Ecosystems and Climate Change Committee

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
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