Anne Lynch represents both private and government clients and Indian Tribes on a variety of environmental litigation and transactional issues involving the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, CERCLA (Superfund), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and the Endangered Species Act, as well as State and local environmental laws. Capitalizing on her environmental science background, Anne is able to provide the foundation for working closely with experts to assess complex environmental situations, prepare and review environmental reports, and navigate regulatory issues, leading to seamless trial presentation. She also works closely with fact and expert witnesses to develop and present testimony.
Anne has represented parties at some of the nation’s largest Superfund sites, including the Anniston Alabama PCB and lead site and the Lower Fox River and Green Bay Superfund Site. Additionally, she has represented clients at other sites on the EPA’s Superfund National Priority List including the Breslube Penn Site in Pennsylvania. She is familiar with the issues related to remediation and allocation of liability for various types of contaminants of concern including polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), volatile organic compounds, petroleum products and additives, and other hazardous chemicals. Her clients span numerous industries such as paper recycling, metal parts manufacturing, and petroleum distribution. Anne also works with Indian Tribes on complex environmental, cultural resources, and trust matters.
In addition to her environmental litigation work, Anne also counsels clients in regulatory matters such as Clean Water Act storm water compliance, brownfield remediation projects, and proper disposal of hazardous materials. She also represents policyholders to secure insurance coverage for environmental defense and cleanups.
During law school, Anne participated in the Institute for Public Representation environmental litigation clinic, representing several regional Waterkeepers, and was an executive editor of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review and Vice President and Treasurer of the Environmental Law Forum.
Georgetown University Law Center
Editor, Summer Issue, Georgetown International Environmental Law Review
Vice President, Environmental Law Society
Institute for Public Representation
University of Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center
Rising Star, Washington, D.C., 2014-2016
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Supreme Court of Virginia