Marlys Palumbo




Millennium Tower
719 Second Avenue Suite 1150
Seattle, WA 98104
  • Successfully settled a multi-million dollar suit, representing the world’s largest paper company in a contribution action brought by a local port related to a “legacy timber mill site” formerly owned and operated by a predecessor of the company. Although the port claimed over $20 million in response costs to clean up and redevelop the site, Marlys navigated difficult negotiations and mediation toward a final settlement of $3 million with a full site release.
  • Responsible for complete due diligence and transaction document review for $2 billion in renewable energy development projects on behalf of several Southern California municipalities.
  • Responsible for over 40 mergers and acquisitions of industrial companies and facilities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
  • Primary responsibility for all legal matters for a $2 billion publicly traded industrial services and waste management company.
  • Negotiated and successfully resolved over 20 major RCRA enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Regions 2, 4, 8, 9 and 10.
  • Represented a Native American woman-owned small business in negotiation and successful settlement of a complex multi-million dollar contract dispute with the Department of Energy’s prime contractor at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
  • As Washington counsel to several California municipalities, responsible for all legal matters related to hydropower and large wind projects located in Washington State.
  • Managed defense of multi-national paper company in natural resource damage action at the Commencement Bay Superfund Site, resulting in no liability to the company.
  • Responsible for due diligence and negotiation of all environmental liabilities on behalf of purchaser of a shuttered industrial pulp mill.
  • Prepared documentation, supervised due diligence, and negotiated on behalf of purchaser of a multi-million dollar vineyard in Washington State.
  • Represented numerous clients in the negotiation and purchase of contaminated industrial properties.
  • Lead PRP counsel for multi-national industrial services and waste management company in Superfund sites located in Washington, Kansas, Michigan, New York, Alabama, California, and Texas.
  • Managed contract negotiations and preparation of all transaction documents for multi-million dollar public-private, design, build, and operate water treatment plant for the City of Seattle.
  • Lead counsel for company primarily responsible for chlorinated hydrocarbon groundwater contamination investigation and cleanup, which included a significant vapor intrusion project, in U.S. EPA Region 10.
  • Responsible for development of legal support for several BACT, Title V Permit, and synthetic minor determinations under the federal Clean Air Act and state equivalent regulations.


Uncertainties surround state's new 'e-waste' law

Puget Sound Business Journal

Market-Driven Reform: The Proposed Hazardous Waste Identification Rule

American Bar Association


Managing Unused Pharmaceuticals: New Obligations on Healthcare Providers, Expanded Definition of Healthcare Facility

Speaker, "Managing Unused Pharmaceuticals: New Obligations on Healthcare Providers, Expanded Definition of Healthcare Facility"

Dangerous Waste and Recycling Conference

Co-Chair/Presenter, "Recycling: Update on the New EPA Definition of Solid Waste (DSW)"
Seattle, WA

IDEA's 105th Annual Conference and Trade Show

"Energy Services of the Future"
International District Energy Association
Seattle, WA

6th Annual Renewable Energy in the Pacific Northwest

"Integrating Renewables in the Grid: Transmission Planning and Financing"
Law Seminars International
Seattle, WA

Washington's New E-Waste Regulations

Program Co-Chair, Panel Moderator "Implementation Issues and Strategies for Local Governments"
Law Seminars International
Seattle, WA