Ed Roggenkamp is a seasoned litigator focused on resolving complex environmental matters, including cost recovery actions under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, toxic tort claims, challenges to environmental impact reviews under NEPA and its state equivalents, and enforcement actions and citizen suits under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, and other environmental statutes. As a former professional actor and teacher, Ed understands the importance of crafting a persuasive narrative for the judge or jury, and breaking down complex scientific and technical issues into pieces that can be easily understood by a layperson.
Ed has worked extensively with technical and scientific experts to understand and remediate sites contaminated by historic industrial operations ranging from manufactured gas plants to pharmaceutical, dye, and textile manufacturers. This experience has allowed him not only to help his clients avoid liability for cleanup costs, but also to help clients that own contaminated sites to minimize the cost of remediating their property and proactively take steps to increase the likelihood of recovering remediation costs from other liable parties.
Ed advises clients on the environmental aspects of corporate transactions such as indemnity provisions, hazardous waste remediation, permitting, and post-transaction environmental compliance. He has been involved in various aspects of renewable energy development, transactions involving traditional fossil-fuel-fired power plants, and climate change regulation. He has also has defended clients in both formal and informal enforcement actions by the federal EPA and state and local regulators. His litigation experience allows him to understand and minimize environmental risk for his clients.