McGuireWoods has added Bernadette Rappold, previously a civil enforcement director at the Environmental Protection Agency, to its Washington office.
Rappold joins the firm as a partner and focuses on compliance, enforcement and other strategic matters relating to environmental regulations under the EPA and state-based authorities, as well as sustainability issues.
Previously, she led one of the four divisions in the EPA Office of Civil Enforcement, where she managed all divisional litigation, including complex national litigation under multiple EPA authorities.
“I am looking forward to joining this great and growing team at McGuireWoods,” Rappold said in a statement. “The depth of experience McGuireWoods brings to its clients is well known in the industry and I’m looking forward to using my experience on behalf of our clients.”
Two former environmental and regulatory attorneys have left Dorsey & Whitney’s Washington office to join Venable’s Washington ranks.
Kathryn Floyd and Jay Johnson join as partner and of counsel, respectively, in the environmental practice.
Floyd and Johnson, who have practiced together for a decade, advise companies in the environmental compliance, regulatory and litigation aspects of large infrastructure and development projects.
"Venable has one of the country’s marquee environmental and regulatory practices, with strengths in litigation and government advocacy, all of which fit perfectly with our practice and will greatly benefit our clients,” said Floyd in a statement.