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.
Federal Court Dismisses NEPA Challenge, Leaving Trump-Era Regulations in Effect, but Stalled During Biden Reconsideration
European Court of Justice Imposes Stringent Environmental Assessment Requirements for Renewable Energy Projects
- 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
- University of Virginia (J.D. 2006); University of Florida (B.S. in Forest Resources and Conservation 2003)
Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership, Class of 2019
The Best Lawyers in America (2020)
"Rising Start," Georgia Super Lawyers (2016)
LEAD Atlanta, Class of 2014