Beth is a partner in the Environmental and Healthcare practices and a member of the Life Sciences industry team. Focusing her practice on regulatory law, she leverages her experience and relationships as a former attorney with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to counsel businesses regulated by governmental agencies.
Beth serves clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including chemical companies, real estate developers, retailers, lenders, drug and medical device manufacturers, and more. In her environmental practice, she guides clients through the nuances of regulatory compliance and permitting. She also handles the environmental facets of corporate and real estate transactions, as well as occupational safety and health compliance and zoning and land use issues. Beth has extensive experience with counseling and litigation in all aspects of federal and state laws related to hazardous substances and hazardous waste, underground storage tanks, water, air, pesticides, endangered species, and occupational safety and health. She works diligently to mitigate risk for develops and builders and litigates citizen suits related to these areas.
Further, Beth is well versed in handling matters involving FDA and CPSC compliance. She counsels manufacturers, importers, and retailers regarding compliance with consumer product and food, drug, and medical device requirements to get their products to market. Beth also investigates and negotiates FDA and CPSC issues and related recalls.
In addition to her role as a trusted legal advisor, Beth functions as a true business partner for her clients. Empathetic and deeply familiar with each client’s needs, she identifies and implements practical solutions to achieve their goals while helping them navigate highly complex and technical regulations. Beth helps companies not only understand the requirements that apply to them and how to satisfy them in a cost-effective manner, but how to use these regulations to their advantage.
Understanding that regulatory issues are ongoing, Beth also makes sure that these solutions build trust between the company and the regulator to ensure the company’s continued growth and efficient operations. She has represented several clients in bet-the-company issues and focuses on helping her clients emerge from these situations with optimal results and a positive relationship with the regulator.
Beth is a frequent author and speaker on topics involving FDA and CPSC compliance, along with issues associated with water, hazardous waste, air compliance, brownfield redevelopment, and other environmental issues concerning industrial and commercial operations, real estate transactions, and development.
Outside of her practice, Beth enjoys spending time outdoors, biking, and kayaking.