Jane BorthwickStory

Partner

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Jane Story has counseled clients for more than a decade in state and federal environmental health and safety issues in the context of litigation, compliance counseling, and business transactions.

Her active litigation practice includes representing clients in Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) cases, addressing issues such as the scope of arranger liability, and the intricacies of cost recovery versus contribution claims.

Jane counsels clients on a diverse range of environmental matters, including shipment of hazardous materials, management of removal and remedial actions at Superfund sites, environmental reporting requirements and options for voluntary self-disclosure, and the use of supplemental or community environmental projects to offset civil penalties.

She also analyzes and manages risks associated with environmental liabilities in business transactions, assisting clients with environmental due diligence and developing options for management of material liabilities.

Jane is a member of the Section of Environment, Energy and Resources of the American Bar Association; the Environmental and Energy Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association; and the Environment and Energy Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association.

Experience

  • UPMC prevails in trial before Commonwealth Court of PennsylvaniaJones Day won a bench trial on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ("UPMC"), one of the nation's preeminent integrated healthcare systems.
  • Surface mining company defeats Notices of Violations and Cessation Order on appealJones Day appealed a federal Interior Board of Land Appeals' administrative decision fining Amerikohl Mining, Inc. for sedimentation runoff from timbering activity conducted by a third party on property in Western Pennsylvania.
  • Midwest Generation prevails on appeal of district court decision paring down Clean Air Act claim in DOJ suitJones Day assisted Midwest Generation, LLC ("Midwest Gen") and its parent, Edison Mission Energy ("EME"), in securing an appellate victory in a case involving an important question of statutory interpretation under the Clean Air Act ("CAA").
  • Total sells Atotech to The Carlyle Group for $3.2 billionJones Day advised Total in the $3.2 billion sale of specialty chemical affiliate Atotech B.V., a global manufacturer of high technology plating solutions, to The Carlyle Group.
  • Potash Corporation resolves dispute over insurance coverage for liabilities arising from Ward Transformer Superfund SiteJones Day represented Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Inc. subsidiary PCS Phosphate Company, Inc. in its claims for insurance coverage for liabilities arising from the Ward Transformer Superfund Site in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • MCM Capital completes sale of STACI Holdings to Centre LaneJones Day advised MCM Capital Partners, L.P. in connection with its sale of STACI Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of electronic manufacturing services and custom engineered products, to Centre Lane Partners.
  • Beazer East obtains Third Circuit dismissal of claims brought by Pennsylvania DEP relating to cleanup of Boldan LandfillJones Day represented Beazer East, Inc. in district court and appellate litigation involving claims brought by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection ("DEP") against Beazer and other entities identified as potentially responsible parties to recover costs associated with the cleanup of the Boldan Landfill site in Penn Township, Pennsylvania.
  • Stewart & Stevenson purchases assets from Florida Detroit Diesel-AllisonJones Day represented Stewart & Stevenson LLC in its purchase of substantially all the assets of Florida Detroit Diesel-Allison, Inc. a distributor and servicer of marine and on and off-highway diesel engines, transmissions and power generation units.
  • Cortec Group acquires Weiman ProductsJones Day advised the Cortec Group in the acquisition of Weiman Products, LLC, a leading provider of premium branded specialty cleaning products for the consumer market and specialty cleaning, sterilization, and disinfectant products for the healthcare market.
  • Stewart & Stevenson purchases assets from Atlantic Detroit Diesel AllisonJones Day represented Stewart & Stevenson LLC in its purchase of substantially all of the assets of Atlantic Detroit Diesel Allison, LLC, a distributor and servicer of on and off-highway diesel engines, transmissions and power generation units.
  • National owner of multifamily residential and commercial apartment complexes resolves multiple claims against general contractor and design professionals for severe construction and design defectsJones Day represented a national owner of multifamily residential and commercial apartment complexes in Charlotte, North Carolina, Columbus, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in connection with multiple claims against the general contractor and design professionals for severe construction and design defects.
  • Riverside acquires Midnite AirJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition, recapitalization, and related financing of Midnite Air Corp., doing business as MNX and an asset-light provider of third-party transportation and logistics services.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Premier MedicalJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company RCS Management Holding Company of Premier Medical Corporation, a provider of rental respiratory equipment, liquid oxygen, durable medical equipment, and related services to skilled nursing facilities and hospices in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming.
  • PCS litigates CERCLA cost recovery and contribution claimsJones Day represents PCS Phosphate Company, Inc. with regard to administrative issues and litigation regarding the Ward Transformer Superfund Site in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Riverside acquires limited liability company interests of Precision Wire ComponentsJones Day provided advice to The Riverside Company in the acquisition of the limited liability company interests of Precision Wire Components, LLC, a Tualatin, Oregon-based manufacturer of precision medical guidewires and supporting components.
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