Daphne W. Trotter

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Daphne W. Trotter is an environmental litigator and transactional lawyer. Daphne frequently counsels clients on the role of environmental issues and the management of associated risks in corporate, real estate and lending transactions. In this role, she serves as lead environmental counsel for purchasers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions involving facilities in a variety of industries, including power generation, building material supply and manufacturing, petroleum and natural gas storage and transfer, hospitals, glass manufacturing and chemical manufacturing. Read Daphne W. Trotter's full bio.

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On July 1, 2016, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an interim final rule that modifies statutory civil monetary penalty amounts for statutes administered by the agency. EPA’s interim final rule, which becomes effective on August 1, 2016, implements requirements of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 Act) and, according to EPA, is designed to increase EPA’s statutory civil monetary penalties to reflect inflation – significantly, in…
Historically, corporate executives rarely faced personal or criminal liability resulting from mining or environmental accidents in the United States. Several criminal cases stemming from two recent disasters, however, indicate that the tide may be turning. These disasters, the repercussions of which have been playing out recently in the U.S. criminal courts, should put private equity and strategic investors in the mining and heavy industrials space on alert. Thorough due diligence into a target’s past operations…