Thought Leadership 03.29.17
President Trump signed a sweeping Executive Order initiating the rollback of the Clean Power Plan and requiring a broad regulatory review of energy and environmental regulation under a new “burden” standard.
Washington, DC-based Sheila Harvey ‘has considerable knowledge and expertise in regulatory and litigation matters’ and is a ‘trusted adviser.’
Sheila Harvey, Pillsbury’s Climate Change & Sustainability leader, is an accomplished adviser on environmental and energy policy and regulatory issues and their impact on transactional and litigation matters.
A senior member of Pillsbury’s Environmental and Energy practices, Sheila has deep experience in environmental issues impacting the energy, heavy industry, mining and general manufacturing industries. Her broad practice includes federal and state regulatory counseling, compliance, audits, investigations and training; overseeing projects; advising on facility decommissioning; structuring and negotiating business and real estate transactions to address environmental concerns; and crisis management. She also represents clients in civil, criminal, private and government suits.
Counseled the Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund and its affiliate ERP Compliant Fuels LLC regarding environmental obligations and carbon credits related to the purchase of certain bankrupt coal company assets.
Guiding a client on how best to comply with various carbon-emissions related rules, international reporting mandates and SEC disclosure requirements related to the impact of climate change on the company.
Advised a global manufacturing company on environmental compliance issues and the impact of new regulatory programs and standards regulations on manufacturing operations and site remediation projects.
Recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for Environmental Litigation (2015 – 2016) and Chambers USA for Environment – DC (2008 – 2016).
Member of Pillsbury’s team that won M&A Advisor’s 2015 “Deal of the Year” award for representing Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund in its $860 million purchase of bankrupt Patriot Coal assets.
Leads Pillsbury’s Futures committee that identifies innovative changes to the law firm business model and addresses emerging issues in industries that are impacting the legal landscape.
J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1979
A.B., Bryn Mawr College, 1976
summa cum laude
District of Columbia