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Laura L. Romeo

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Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
  • Hessel E. Yntema Award
University of Michigan, B.A.
  • with Distinction

Prior Employment

  • General Motors Legal Staff, Stationary Environmental and Workplace Safety
  • Squire Patton Boggs (formerly Squire, Sanders & Dempsey)

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional Affiliations

  • Federal Water Quality Coalition
  • Federal Storm Water Association
  • Michigan Manufacturers Association
  • Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
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Overview

Laura Romeo has extensive experience in environmental regulatory and enforcement matters, including advising and negotiating resolutions involving the Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), audits, rulemakings, and environmental aspects of transactions and litigation.  Her energy practice has included utility and municipality rate proceedings in multiple states, legislation, and contracts.  She has been involved with developing, implementing and negotiating construction contracts. 

  • Negotiates resolutions with federal, state and local environmental agencies regarding administrative enforcement actions, such as notices of violation (permit, releases, and inspection issues), consent orders, RCRA corrective action orders, environmental covenants, and penalty policy issues
  • Provides counseling on all environmental media, with a particular focus on CWA matters, including emerging issues related to PFAS, PCBs, and mercury
  • Negotiates resolutions (including MOUs) with municipalities to address water quality, water source, and water-related billing disputes
  • Provides legal advice on internal environmental audits, addressing agency inspection issues, and responding to information requests
  • Negotiates RCRA Corrective Action orders and environmental covenants, and provides advice regarding investigating and remediating impacted manufacturing sites
  • Advises on legislation and rulemakings on numerous environmental and energy matters, including Waters of the United States, storm water general industrial and construction permits, and energy retail choice
  • Provides legal advice on environmental or energy aspects of contracts, including construction, real estate, and utility contracts
  • Provides legal advice in energy matters, including state energy advocacy group matters (such as interventions in utility rate proceedings) to obtain reliable and affordable energy (including mitigating proposed rate increases)
  • Provides legal advice on various energy contracts, including landfill gas, solar arrays, and natural gas, and involved with emerging energy matters such as electric vehicle infrastructure
  • Provides legal advice on developing, revising and negotiating construction contracts for manufacturing site renovations and expansions

Community

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

  • Former Member, Leadership Team

Our Shepherd Lutheran School

  • Former Chess Coach

Choi Kwang Do

  • Former Assistant Instructor

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Press Releases

Honors

  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2006-2007
  • General Motors Team GM Transformers Award
  • General Motors Chairman’s Honor