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Patricia L. Boye-Williams Murtha Cullina LLP Counsel

Counsel

Hartford
Email: pboyewilliams@murthalaw.com
Phone: 860-240-6168
Fax: 860-240-5883

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., with high honors, 2003)
  • Cornell University (B.S., 1998)

Patricia L. Boye-Williams


Patti Boye-Williams practices in the firm’s Environmental and Renewable Energy Practice Groups. She advises clients on a variety of regulatory compliance matters arising under RCRA, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, CERCLA and related state laws. Additionally, Patti has represented both renewable energy developers and renewable energy off-takers, including municipalities, in a variety of matters including: representation before PURA and the Connecticut Siting Council, the negotiation of power purchase agreements, and analysis of proposals to develop large scale solar arrays.

Patti has significant experience managing environmental aspects of complex corporate and real estate transactions, including evaluating the impact of the Connecticut Property Transfer Act on these transactions. She has counseled clients regarding compliance with remediation requirements under both federal and state laws, including the remediation of hazardous building materials (for example the remediation of PCBs in caulk and paint). Her CERCLA experience includes representing PRPs at multi-party Superfund sites throughout the country, including counseling clients with regards to settlement with state and federal entities, as well as other PRPs. She has also advised clients regarding the impact of bankruptcy on environmental liabilities and successfully represented policyholders in insurance disputes stemming from historical environmental contamination.

Patti is a former Assistant Attorney General at the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General. As an Assistant Attorney General, she advised and represented the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Department of Agriculture and the Connecticut Agricultural and Experiment Station.

Before becoming an Assistant Attorney General, Patti was an associate at Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago where she was a member of the Firm’s Environmental & Workplace Health and Safety Law and Climate Change and Clean Technology Practice Groups. While there, she advised clients on a variety of matters involving compliance with environmental laws as well as climate change issues.

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • SEC Disclosure Obligations: Increasing Scrutiny on Environmental Liabilities and Climate Change Impacts, Lawrence P. Schnapf, Ed., ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS. American    Bar Association 2011.
  • Jenner & Block on Federal Appeals Court - Greenhouse Gas Emitters Can be Subject to Federal Common Law Nuisance Liability, LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis, 2009. Emerging Issues 4400 (Nov. 2009).
  • Paving the Way for Greenhouse Gas Public Nuisance Claims, Law360 (Oct. 22, 2009).
Overview

Patti Boye-Williams practices in the firm’s Environmental and Renewable Energy Practice Groups. She advises clients on a variety of regulatory compliance matters arising under RCRA, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, CERCLA and related state laws. Additionally, Patti has represented both renewable energy developers and renewable energy off-takers, including municipalities, in a variety of matters including: representation before PURA and the Connecticut Siting Council, the negotiation of power purchase agreements, and analysis of proposals to develop large scale solar arrays.

Patti has significant experience managing environmental aspects of complex corporate and real estate transactions, including evaluating the impact of the Connecticut Property Transfer Act on these transactions. She has counseled clients regarding compliance with remediation requirements under both federal and state laws, including the remediation of hazardous building materials (for example the remediation of PCBs in caulk and paint). Her CERCLA experience includes representing PRPs at multi-party Superfund sites throughout the country, including counseling clients with regards to settlement with state and federal entities, as well as other PRPs. She has also advised clients regarding the impact of bankruptcy on environmental liabilities and successfully represented policyholders in insurance disputes stemming from historical environmental contamination.

Patti is a former Assistant Attorney General at the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General. As an Assistant Attorney General, she advised and represented the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Department of Agriculture and the Connecticut Agricultural and Experiment Station.

Before becoming an Assistant Attorney General, Patti was an associate at Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago where she was a member of the Firm’s Environmental & Workplace Health and Safety Law and Climate Change and Clean Technology Practice Groups. While there, she advised clients on a variety of matters involving compliance with environmental laws as well as climate change issues.

Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
Publications
  • SEC Disclosure Obligations: Increasing Scrutiny on Environmental Liabilities and Climate Change Impacts, Lawrence P. Schnapf, Ed., ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS. American    Bar Association 2011.
  • Jenner & Block on Federal Appeals Court - Greenhouse Gas Emitters Can be Subject to Federal Common Law Nuisance Liability, LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis, 2009. Emerging Issues 4400 (Nov. 2009).
  • Paving the Way for Greenhouse Gas Public Nuisance Claims, Law360 (Oct. 22, 2009).
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Illinois
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Education
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., with high honors, 2003)
  • Cornell University (B.S., 1998)
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