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Patricia L. Boye-Williams is a partner in the Environmental and Energy practices at Murtha Cullina.

Patti 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 in Chicago where she was a member of the 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.

  • "PCBs: The Unknown Building Material That Can Cost Millions to Address," American Bar Association Natural Resources & Environment, Volume 32, Number 1  (Summer 2017)

  • "SEC Disclosure Obligations: Increasing Scrutiny on Environmental Liabilities and Climate Change Impacts in Lawrence P. Schnapf, Ed.," American Bar Association Environmental Issues in Business Transactions (2011)

  • "Jenner & Block on Federal Appeals Court – Greenhouse Gas Emitters Can be Subject to Federal Common Law Nuisance Liability," LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis 4400 (November 2009)

  • "Paving the Way for Greenhouse Gas Public Nuisance Claims," Law360 (2009)

  • American Bar Association

  • Connecticut Bar Association

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