Casey F.Bradford

Partner

Atlanta + 1.404.581.8119

Casey Bradford advises clients on critical environmental matters across the United States in the context of regulatory counseling, policy development, business transactions, and enforcement defense. She has extensive experience in Clean Air Act matters, including New Source Review permitting and challenges to federal rules on regional haze, interstate transport, hazardous air pollutants, and startup, shutdown, and malfunction emissions. In response to final rules, she has represented clients during U.S. EPA reconsideration proceedings and on judicial review.

In public and private transactions, Casey works with clients to recognize deal-specific concerns and develop innovative options for management of material liabilities. Her experience includes advising clients on environmental and land use laws affecting renewable energy projects. She advises renewable energy clients on incidental take permitting and safe harbor agreements under the federal Endangered Species Act, wetlands and construction stormwater permitting, state requirements on stream buffer and erosion planning, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements for federal permitting agencies.

Casey has defended clients against Clean Air Act lawsuits filed by the United States and citizen plaintiffs. She regularly assists clients in responding to agency requests for information and notices of violation under environmental law.

Casey serves on the advisory board for Rivers Alive, a state outreach program to support Georgia's annual volunteer waterway cleanup. In 2019, she was selected to the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL). She is a graduate of LEAD Atlanta and has an active pro bono practice.

Experience

  • GenOn seeks agency approval to continue power plant operationsJones Day is representing GenOn Holdings, Inc. in securing necessary approvals from California state agencies to continue operating its power generating plant at Ormond Beach, California in order to address electric system resource adequacy shortages identified by the California Public Utilities Commission.
  • OmniMax to sell Euramax Coated Products to ParcomJones Day is advising OmniMax International, Inc. in the sale of its Euramax Coated Products Business, a provider of aluminum coil coating services to the architectural products, recreational vehicles, and transportation markets, to Parcom Capital.
  • Seal for Life acquires Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US CoatingsJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners ("ACP") on the four acquisitions by portfolio company Seal for Life of Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US Coatings, manufacturers of protective coating technologies.
  • Truck-Lite receives significant investment from Genstar CapitalJones Day advised Truck-Lite Co., LLC, a leading provider of safety lighting, filtration systems, and telematics services for commercial vehicles, in connection with Genstar Capital's significant investment in Truck-Lite.
  • Flint Hills Resources sold chemical manufacturing facility to MotivaJones Day advised Flint Hills Resources, LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., on the sale of its chemical manufacturing facility located in Port Arthur, Texas, to Motiva Enterprises LLC.
  • Hard Rock International acquires JACK Cincinnati Casino and Turfway Park for $745 millionJones Day advised Hard Rock International on the acquisition of JACK Cincinnati Casino, located in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, together with VICI Properties, Inc., and Turfway Park, located in Florence, Kentucky, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $745 million in cash.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc. for $328 millionJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on the $328 million acquisition of Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc.
  • Nutrien prepares for engineering stack testsJones Day is assisting Nutrien Ltd. in evaluating possible ramifications of engineering stack tests of air emissions conducted prior to official compliance stack tests.
  • Southern Company sells certain Florida assets to NextEra Energy for $6.5 billionJones Day advised Southern Company in three separate transactions for the sale of several of its Florida assets – Gulf Power Company, Florida City Gas, and the entities holding Southern Power’s interest in Plant Oleander and Plant Stanton – to NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) for an aggregate purchase price of $6.5 billion, including total equity value of approximately $5.1 billion.
  • Kenall sold to Legrand, North and Central AmericaJones Day advised Kenall Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of innovative, energy efficient, and sustainable specification grade lighting and control solutions for commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings, in its sale of the Company to Legrand, North and Central America.
  • HD Supply completes $750 million offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented HD Supply, Inc., one of the largest industrial distributors in North America, in connection with its issuance of $750 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.375% Senior Notes due 2026 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • The Nature Conservancy purchases more than 11,000 acres of property in Camden County, GeorgiaJones Day advised The Nature Conservancy in connection with its purchase of more than 11,000 acres of forested and marshland property in Camden County, Georgia.
  • PCS Phosphate cooperates with North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality to address alleged exceedances of new federal standards for mercury air emissionsJones Day represented PCS Phosphate Company, Inc. in negotiations with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) concerning alleged exceedances of a new federal standard for mercury air emissions.
  • PCS Phosphate seeks further reconsideration of federal emission standards in front of EPA and U.S. Court of AppealsJones Day is representing PCS Phosphate Company, Inc., PCS Nitrogen Fertilizer, L.P., and White Springs Agricultural Chemicals, Inc. in seeking amendments to the federal air emission standards for phosphoric acid and phosphate fertilizer manufacturers.
  • The Southern Company acquires PowerSecure International, Inc. for $425 millionJones Day advised The Southern Company in its $425 million acquisition of PowerSecure International, Inc. (NYSE: POWR), a premier provider of distributed generation, energy efficiency, and utility infrastructure solutions.
  • Potash Corporation defends against EPA enforcement initiativeJones Day defended Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Inc. against an EPA enforcement initiative directed at sulfuric acid manufacturing plants and nitric acid manufacturing plants.
  • Corix acquires Cleveland ThermalJones Day advised Corix Infrastructure (US) Inc., a utility infrastructure firm, in its acquisition of Cleveland Thermal, LLC, a provider of district energy services to buildings throughout downtown Cleveland.
  • Chevron defends against allegations of environmental damage from oil seeps off coast of BrazilJones Day is serving as lead U.S. counsel for Chevron with respect to various legal and administrative proceedings arising out of oil seeps that occurred off the coast of Brazil in November 2011 and March 2012.
  • Wellspring Capital Partners acquires ProlaminaJones Day represented Wellspring Capital Partners V in connection with its acquisition of Prolamina Corporation, a full-service supplier of technology-driven, innovative, flexible packaging.
  • Total finalizes acquisition by Arkema of Total's Bostik Adhesives unit for €1.74 billion (US$2.2 billion)Jones Day represented Total SA in the €1.74 billion (US$2.2 billion) acquisition by the French group Arkema, one of the world’s major players in specialty chemicals, of its Bostik affiliate, a global adhesives company.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • February 28, 2013
      Clean Air Act: Update and Due Diligence Considerations, Jones Day CLE Academy
    • November 9, 2010 and November 17, 2010
      Beyond Cap and Trade: Climate Change Regulation Under the Clean Air Act Arrives
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