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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • OG&E wins motion to dismiss in suit regarding alleged violations of Clean Air ActJones Day assisted Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company ("OG&E") in securing the dismissal of a declaratory judgment action filed by the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") and intervenor Sierra Club (collectively "Plaintiffs") for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries completes $600 million Senior Notes offering and tender offer and consent solicitation for outstanding bondsJones Day represented Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc., an American shipbuilding company, in connection with its issuance of an aggregate principal amount of $600 million of 5.000% Senior Notes due 2021; its tender offer and consent solicitation for its outstanding $600 million aggregate principal amount of 6.875% Senior Notes due 2018; and the early redemption of bonds that were not tendered in the tender offer and consent solicitation.
  • Century Aluminum acquires Sebree aluminum smelter from Rio Tinto AlcanJones Day advised Century Aluminum Company in the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of the Sebree aluminum smelter in Kentucky from a subsidiary of Rio Tinto Alcan, Inc.
  • Connell Limited Partnership sells Dayton Progress and AD Components Business of The Anchor Danly Company, to MISUMI Group for ¥15.6 billion (US$200 million)Jones Day advised Connell Limited Partnership in its sale of America's largest maker of die components, Dayton Progress Corporation, and its components business (AD Components Business) of The Anchor Danly Company, to MISUMI Group Inc. for ¥15.6 billion (US$200 million).
  • 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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