Rebecca A. Davis

Partner

Atlanta
171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363

Biography

Rebecca is a partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Environmental practices. She is also a member of the Alternative & Renewable Energy and Economic Development & Public Finance industry teams.

With more than 20 years of experience litigating and consulting on environmental matters, Rebecca skillfully counsels her clients through issues related to regulatory compliance, remediation, permitting, due diligence, brownfields, and alternative energy projects. Rebecca is also adept at handling complex environmental litigation and enforcement cases, including CERCLA and RCRA liability, storm water violations, toxic mold, lead-based paint violations, and property diminution claims in federal and state courts.

She is also experienced in counseling renewable energy companies on various matters including public financing opportunities and grants, power purchase agreements, siting and various regulatory matters.  She has also represented a large publicly traded energy company on multiple solar power projects within the southeast.

Within the regulatory arena, Rebecca counsels her clients on environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”)-related matters and associated risks, which enables them to understand the changing landscape and help shape their ESG initiatives.

In addition to her environmental law practice, Rebecca is an accomplished business litigator, representing clients in class actions and cases involving construction, complex commercial disputes, high-volume e-discovery, real estate, and mass torts. She also represents both governmental authorities and private companies in connection with high-profile economic development projects.

Prior to launching her legal career, Rebecca worked as an environmental consultant, microbiologist, and specialty insurance adjuster. Committed to providing focused and efficient results for her clients, she leverages her technical background to provide innovative solutions to complex problems for her clients.

Rebecca has served in a number of leadership roles in the legal community and has been recognized as one of Georgia’s Legal Elite in environmental law by Georgia Trend Magazine.

Credentials

  • Georgia State University College of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Idaho State University, Master of Science – Microbiology
  • University of Georgia, Bachelor of Science – Environmental Health Science
  • District of Columbia
  • State of Georgia
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
    • Atlanta International Arbitration Society, Board Member
    • Georgia Association of Environmental Professionals
    • Georgia Brownfield Association
    • Georgia Economic Development Association
    • Global Arbitration Review-Atlanta, Conference Co-Chair
    • International Bar Association, Energy, Environmental, National Resources, and Infrastructure Law Section
    • State Bar of Georgia, Environmental, Construction, and Local Government Section

Recognition

  • BTI Client Service All-Stars, 2022-23
  • “Legal Elite” for Environmental Law, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2019-20
  • Outstanding Law Student Award, National Association of Women Lawyers, 2004

News & Insights

Publications

  • “The Power of the Force: Two Years Into the Superfund Task Force, Key Changes and Next Steps,” American Bar Association, June 11, 2019