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Elizabeth Malone helps clients navigate the complicated and stringent area of environmental laws and regulations. Her practice involves handling litigation in state and federal courts and in administrative proceedings, and advising clients on environmental matters in corporate transactions. She also provides general regulatory and compliance advice and represents clients undergoing bankruptcy proceedings with respect to the resolution of their environmental claims and liabilities. Ms. Malone also is a member of Skadden’s climate change practice, advising clients on the regulation of greenhouse gases, disclosure and transparency issues, and sustainability initiatives.
Ms. Malone’s litigation experience includes a wide variety of contested matters, such as governmental investigations, Superfund lawsuits, toxic tort class actions, actions against private parties to enforce contract provisions and contribution/allocation actions. Specific examples of her litigation experience include the representation of:
Ms. Malone also has advised hundreds of clients on corporate transactions involving significant environmental issues. In this area, she has extensive experience in the identification and analysis of environmental liabilities and compliance issues; the negotiation of representations and warranties, covenants, indemnities, insurance policies and other contract provisions to allocate and manage environmental liabilities; the management of post-closing cleanup and compliance obligations; compliance with transaction-triggered cleanup statutes, such as New Jersey’s Industrial Site Recovery Act; and the drafting and evaluation of SEC disclosures.
Ms. Malone’s transactional experience includes representing clients in a wide variety of industries, including steel and mining (OAO Severstal, ArcelorMittal, National Steel Corp., Foundation Coal), chemicals (E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Huntsman Chemical Co., Access Industries), pharmaceutical and life sciences (Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., JLL PharmaNet Development Group, Abbott Labs, MDS Inc.), manufacturing (CEMEX S.A. de C.V., Ball Corporation, Danaher, Pactiv, Alcoa, Inc., The Middleby Corporation, Packaging Dynamics), energy (The AES Corporation, Reliant Energy) and financial services (Citigroup, Inc., Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank AG, Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley).
Ms. Malone also advises clients on compliance with environmental laws, including in the defense of enforcement actions brought by federal and state agencies and administrative proceedings. Examples of her work in this area include the representation of:
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2002 (Editorial Board Member, Virginia Environmental Law Journal)
B.A., Stanford University, 1997