Karen Winters leads our Environmental, Safety & Health Practice. She has an established reputation for successfully assisting clients in the management of large-scale environmental liability and compliance issues, providing them with strategic counseling; defense of federal and state enforcement proceedings; defense of environmental tort claims including public nuisance claims; and advancement and defense of claims for cost recovery. She is experienced in complex project siting and development, including environmental due diligence associated with property acquisition, endangered species, wetlands and jurisdictional waters, and cultural and historic properties. Her clients are primarily in the chemicals, energy and natural resources, manufacturing and environmental services industries.
Prior to joining our firm, Karen worked for five and a half years in the Office of the Ohio Attorney General as an Assistant Attorney General, including Assistant Chief of the Consumer Fraud Division, member of the Environmental Enforcement Division, member of the Federal Litigation Division and member of the Chief Counsel’s staff.