Debora R. Melnyk
Phone: (410) 230-1300
Fax: (410) 230-1389
Board Position: President - Elect / Membership
Member Since: June 16, 2008
I am the Office Manager for the Baltimore regional office of Beveridge & Diamond PC, an environmental, natural resource, and land use law firm. I have been a member of the Maryland Chapter of ALA since 2008 and am currently the the President – Elect.
About Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. has 100 lawyers in 7 U.S. offices dedicated to environmental, natural resource, and land use law and litigation. We help clients succeed by efficiently deploying our expertise on U.S. and international environmental regulation of chemicals, facilities and products, in litigating and facilitating alternative dispute resolution of high-stakes and in developing energy, industrial, and real estate projects and transactions. Our team includes former senior officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice, and other federal and state resource and environmental agencies. Learn more at www.bdlaw.com.
Clients worldwide and from numerous industry sectors rely on us for advice in all areas of environmental, natural resource, and land use regulation and transactions. We counsel clients on from raw material sourcing to production and distribution to reuse, recycling, and disposal. We also counsel on land and facility issues, and assist when matters require litigation and alternative dispute resolution. In every case or matter, we focus on efficiently and effectively securing the outcome that best serves the interests of our client.
Broad Issue Coverage for Products and Facilities Key areas in which we advise and litigate for clients include:
Air regulation & permitting, including greenhouse gas emissions
Pesticide regulation for the full range of agricultural, industrial, professional, and consumer products
Agricultural biotechnology regulation
Chemical regulation, including TSCA, REACH, and nanochemistry
Environmental aspects of energy, industrial, and real estate projects, including land use and zoning, permitting and litigation
Waste management, environmental cleanups and property redevelopment
Water quality, water permitting, stormwater, and infrastructure improvements
Mineral, oil & gas extraction
Energy generation and transmission
Conflict minerals, timber, and supply chain documentation
Product material restrictions, marketing and labeling, including FTC “Green Guides”
Environmental stewardship and sustainability
Negotiation and world-wide implementation of multi-lateral environmental agreements
Strength & Strategy for Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
In the litigation and alternative dispute resolution area, we couple our regulatory expertise with a deep bench of trial lawyers, including many veterans of the Department of Justice and federal
judicial clerkships, to defend and prosecute actions including product protection and toxic tort, project development, defense of civil and criminal enforcement actions, citizen suits, challenges
to agency action, contaminated property cases, and general commercial and insurance litigation. Our white collar team includes three former federal environmental crimes prosecutors and a
former criminal investigator. We have decades of favorable results for our clients, through dispositive motions, trial, appeal, and settlement.
Firm Origins, Service Philosophy, and Recognition
The firm’s origins and nearly forty years of evolution parallel U.S. environmental and natural resource regulation. Founded by the first Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency,
the firm’s attorneys include a former EPA General Counsel, an Assistant EPA Administrator for Enforcement the first Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental
Conservation, and many other lawyers with decades of federal legal experience on environmental and resource issues. We and our clients have succeeded because of our focus,
discipline, and perspective. We know where environmental regulation and enforcement has been and is going, and we help our clients prepare for the future.
Our clients’ success and our longstanding relationships offer testimony to our approach to providing legal services. The firm has twice been named to the National Law Journal’s “Midsize
Hot List.” U.S. News-Best Lawyers rates Beveridge & Diamond as a Tier 1 nationwide firm for Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation. Chambers USA Guide to the Legal Profession
lists the firm among national leaders in Environmental practices. In addition, the firm and its professionals regularly garner accolades for pro bono and diversity accomplishments – areas in
which we strive to demonstrate leadership and work closely with our clients and communities.
Managing Partner(s) Timothy M. Sullivan, Esq. ( Baltimore)
201 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201