Anne E. Lynch

Partner

202.298.1800

alynch@vnf.com

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007
  • Preparing and analyzing expert reports, drafting discovery requests and responses, working with government agencies for production and certification of records, preparing expert and fact witnesses for deposition and trial testimony, motion practice on both evidentiary and dispositive issues, and deposing and cross-examining expert and fact witnesses.
  • Representing numerous Indian Tribes, with matters including an intervention action under the Clean Air Act; actions to protect the sacred San Francisco Peaks; and successfully obtaining a temporary injunction against permanent burial of radioactive waste along the Illinois and Missouri rivers. 
  • Defending a corporation in the enforcement trial before the Eastern District of Wisconsin concerning remediation of the Lower Fox River, one of the nation's largest contaminated sediment sites. 
  • Representing companies at several EPA Superfund “Mega Sites” and National Priority List sites, involving a wide range of issues, including contaminated sediments, surface water, groundwater, air emissions, and historic solid waste disposal.
  • Securing a complete defense with no liability for client under Superfund based on the plaintiff’s failure to establish a pathway for the contamination from the client’s property to the Site.
  • Obtaining favorable settlements against responsible parties in multiple cost recovery actions under CERCLA, RCRA, and state environmental laws.
  • Establishing the duty of an insurance carrier to provide a defense based on secondary evidence of the existence and terms and conditions of the policy.
  • Representing a southern U.S. state in an air pollution litigation including briefing motions for summary judgment, deposing fact witnesses, cross-examination of experts at trial, and preparation for oral arguments.
  • Defending companies in multiple state-wide methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) cases.
  • Assisting in the successful remediation and recovery of response costs to transform an abandoned scrapyard into a centerpiece of a community park greenway.

Publications

Pushing the Envelope on Brownfield Remediation: Strategies and Case Studies That Maximize Limited Resources Through Alternative Funding Sources

Environmental Practice, Vol. 13 Issue 2 pp. 130-142
06/01/2011

Presentations

National Association of Environmental Professionals 37th Annual Conference

Presenter, "Seeking Clarity - Scientific, Economic and Legal Views on Visibility"
Portland, OR
05/21/2012