Sheila McCafferty Harvey is a senior member of Pillsbury's Energy practice, the leader of the law firm's Climate Change & Sustainability practice, and the Chair of the Regulatory Department. Ms. Harvey has concentrated on environmental and energy issues for the energy [nuclear and renewables], heavy industry and general manufacturing industrial sectors. Her experience spans the entire range of environmental disciplines. Her counseling and compliance practice embraces a variety of areas at both the federal and state levels, including climate change and sustainability, air, water, waste (radioactive materials/waste, non-radioactive, and mixed waste) the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Homeland Security and Hazardous Materials Transportation, and environmental impact studies under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Typical projects include reviewing and updating corporate compliance programs (Counseling, Auditing and Management Systems); training executives and facility personnel; conducting audits and internal investigations; counseling on operational compliance issues; and defending agency enforcement actions. Her business and real estate transactions practice includes crisis management and response services, counseling on environmental disclosures and all aspects of environmental due diligence, including assistance in structuring and negotiating deals, consultation on large project developments and financings and advice to financial institutions about environmental liabilities. Ms. Harvey is also involved in many types of environmental litigation, including private and governmental CERCLA/RCRA cost recovery actions; civil and criminal enforcement actions; citizen suits; and toxic tort, nuisance and trespass claims.
- Chambers USA, Environment—DC (2008-2016)
- Legal 500 US, Environmental Litigation (2015-2016)
Environmental Law Institute; American Bar Association
summa cum laude