Peggy Otum is a partner in Arnold & Porter’s Environmental group. Her practice focuses on complex environmental litigation and regulatory compliance counseling, with particular focus on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the Clean Air Act; and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. Ms. Otum has advised clients in investigations, litigation, and other enforcement actions brought by the US Department of Justice and the US Environmental Protection Agency. Her experience also encompasses advising clients on environmental auditing and environmental aspects of corporate transactions, including identifying and evaluating potential environmental liabilities associated with manufacturing facilities, negotiating, and drafting environmental provisions in corporate agreements, and advising clients on environmental insurance. Ms. Otum maintains an active pro bono practice, ranging from advocating in individual family law matters, supporting a neighborhood environmental conservation group, and representing an employee seeking disability benefits.Ms. Otum earned her law degree from Howard University School of Law, where she served as the managing editor of the Howard Law Journal.
Washington, DC Super Lawyers 2012 “Rising Star” 2012-2013 for Environmental