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Ms. Edwards has been practicing environmental and energy law for 40 years. She co-chairs the national Environmental Team at Holland & Knight in Washington, D.C. She is a recent past Chair of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER), where she led the effort to adopt an updated climate change resolution in the ABA House of Delegates (No. 111). She is a recognized national expert on brownfields redevelopment and institutional controls, have developed industry guidance (ASTM E2091) and leading publications (ABA book on Institutional Controls) and participated in the development of the Uniform Environmental Covenants Act by NCCUSL. She routinely counsels developers, lenders and corporations on cost-effective strategies for structuring real estate and corporate transactions to minimize environmental and financial risk.
Year of induction:
Smith College, AB, 1975 George Washington University Law School, JD, 1978
District of Columbia, 1978 Virginia Maryland
Other Environmental Career Experience:
Top Ten Things You Should Know About PFAS Supreme Court's Decision in Atlantic Richfield: Tip of the Iceberg or Tempest in a Teapot? EPA's Updated "Common Elements" Guide: Enforcement Discretion Guidance Provides Important Direction on Landowner Liability Protections No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: The CERCLE BFPP Defense in the Wake of Ashley II Edwards, ed., Implementing Institutional Controls at Brownfields and Other Contaminated Sites (2nd ed.) (2012) When Brown Meets Green: Integrating Sustainable Development Principles into Brownfield Redevelopment Projects, 18 Widener L.J. (2009) Institutional Controls: The Converging worlds of Real Estate and Environmental Law and the Role of the Uniform Environmental Covenant Act, Connecticut Law Review (Spring 2003)
FTCA lawsuit against the Army in Spring Valley (DC) because of WWI munitions; successfully settled prior to trial. Successful redevelopment of the NoMa and Ballpark areas of DC (former brownfields) on behalf of several developer clients; now working on projects in the National Landing area near Amazon Headquarters II in Northern Virginia.