Casey F.Bradford

Partner

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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 and greenhouse gas regulation. Her experience includes challenging major federal and state proposed rules for regional haze, interstate transport, hazardous air pollutants, and startup, shutdown, and malfunction emissions. In response to final rules, she represents clients in challenging new requirements through agency reconsideration and judicial review.

In public and private transactions, Casey works with clients to recognize deal-specific environmental concerns and develop innovative options for management of material liabilities. She also works on environmental enforcement and compliance issues. Casey has defended clients against Clean Air Act lawsuits filed by the United States and citizen plaintiffs, and she regularly assists clients in responding to agency requests for information and notices of violation under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and other environmental laws.

Casey serves on the Board of Directors for the Women's Energy Network, Atlanta Chapter, and the Advisory Board for Rivers Alive, a state outreach program to support Georgia's annual volunteer waterway cleanup. She is also the partner coordinator for Jones Day's Summer Associate Program in Atlanta.

Experience

  • 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.
  • Hard Rock International to acquire JACK Cincinnati Casino and Turfway Park for $780 millionJones Day is advising 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 $780 million in cash.
  • 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).
  • Syrgis Performance completes sale of all of issued and outstanding stock of Syrgis Performance InitiatorsJones Day advised Syrgis Performance Products LLC, a diversified international group of fine and specialty chemical manufacturers, in connection with its sale of all the issued and outstanding stock of Syrgis Performance Initiators, Inc., a manufacturer of organic peroxides.
  • Additional Publications

    • May 2018The Climate Report | Spring 2018
    • May 2018The Climate Report | Spring 2018
    • January 2018EPA Memo Signals Plant Improvement Opportunities
    • June 2017No Accord: Summarizing the U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement
    • November 2016Energy and Environmental Ramifications of the Trump Election
    • October 2016D.C. Circuit Considers Challenges to Clean Power Plan
    • October 2016EPA Issues Guidelines Addressing VOC Emissions from Oil and Gas Sector
    • September 2016Agencies Issue Joint Guidance Regarding Bulk Shipment of Hazardous Chemicals
    • August 2016Evolution of Source Determination for Certain Emission Units in the Oil and Natural Gas Sector
    • July 2016Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Changes to Eagle Protection Regulations
    • June 2016EPA Moves Forward with Implementing Clean Energy Incentive Program Despite Stay of Clean Power Plan
    • April 2016EPA Creates Ambiguity Regarding Clean Power Plan Compliance Deadlines
    • April 2016EPA's Consideration of Costs Leaves MATS Rule Unchanged
    • January 2016EPA Launches Online eDisclosure Portal
    • December 2015Air Permits Don't Stop Neighbors' Nuisance Claims
    • December 2015Paris Agreement Sets the Stage for Global Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions
    • September 2015EPA Proposes New Methane Emission Regulations for the Oil and Gas Industry
    • August 2015EPA Issues Clean Power Plan to Control Power Plant Carbon Emissions
    • July 2015Supreme Court Rejects EPA Mercury Rule for Power Plants and Raises Questions about Judicial Deference to Future EPA Rules
    • June 2015EPA Proposes Renewable Fuel Standard Modification to Address Market Constraints, Yet Leaves Uncertainty for Future Targets
    • Spring 2015Climate Report Spring 2015
    • February 2015Obama Administration Seeks to Cut Methane Emissions
    • Winter 2015The Climate Report
    • Fall 2014The Climate Report
    • Summer 2014The Climate Report
    • June 2014EPA Issues Flexible Standards for Cooling Water Intake Structures at Existing Manufacturing Facilities and Power Plants
    • June 2014EPA Proposes Clean Power Plan for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Electric Generating Units
    • Summer 2013The Climate Report
    • Spring 2012The Climate Report
    • Winter 2012The Climate Report
    • Fall 2011The Climate Report
    • Summer 2011The Climate Report
    • Winter 2011The Climate Report
    • June 2010Climate Change Regulation Via the Clean Air Act: EPA's New Greenhouse Gas Rule for Facilities
    • April 2010EPA Delays Greenhouse Gas Permits for Manufacturing Plants
    • April 2010EPA Proposes to Add Oil and Natural Gas, Carbon Sequestration, and Fluorinated Gas-Emitting Facilities to Greenhouse Gas Reporting System
    • Winter 2010The Climate Report
    • Fall 2009The Climate Report
    • October 2009U.S. EPA Announces Final Rules for Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting
    • Summer 2009The Climate Report
    • Summer 2009A Word of Caution: Can Greenhouse Gases Be Regulated Effectively Under Existing Law?, Practice Perspectives: Environmental, Health & Safety

    Speaking Engagements

    • February 28, 2013Clean Air Act: Update and Due Diligence Considerations, Jones Day CLE Academy
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