Margaret Girard's practice includes representing clients in negotiations with the US Environmental Protection Agency and state environmental agencies in connection with the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites throughout the United States. Ms. Girard has an active litigation practice, which includes pursuing contribution claims against other potentially responsible parties under federal and state laws, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Oil Pollution Act (OPA), and various state environmental laws. Ms. Girard also counsels clients on their environmental liabilities related to the purchase and sale of real property, and leads negotiations over environmental terms.

Ms. Girard graduated from Columbia Law School in 2017, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a Submissions Editor for the Columbia Science & Technology Law Review.

Perspectives

Environmental Financial Assurance After COVID-19
Coronavirus: Environmental Advisory

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Columbia Law School, 2017, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • BA, Psychology, Georgetown University, 2012, cum laude
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
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