Beveridge & Diamond
 
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Heidi P. Knight

Principal


15 Walnut Street
Suite 400
Wellesley, MA 02481-2133
Boston

Practices
Practices
Education
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley (B.A., Anthropology; B.S., Conservation and Resource Studies; 2002)
  • University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2008)
Bar Admissions & Memberships
Bar Admissions & Memberships
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

Heidi Knight counsels clients nationwide on federal and state environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance, EHS compliance auditing, and due diligence.  She also defends clients in federal and state environmental enforcement actions and citizen suit litigation.  She is a leader of Beveridge & Diamond’s Transactions and Auditing Practice Group.

Heidi’s recent experience includes counseling clients regarding:

  • Applying for and complying with the requirements of Clean Air Act preconstruction and operating permits, complying with and determining the applicability of various Clean Air Act standards, and preparing comments on proposed rules including revisions to National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
  • Administrative, civil, and criminal federal and state environmental enforcement actions and citizen suit litigation, including defending a manufacturing company in a Clean Air Act enforcement action resulting in entry of a consent decree and denial of intervention.
  • Compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act and state equivalents, including helping resolve OSHA citations and advising clients on combustible dust, confined spaces, machine guarding, and respirator use, among other safety issues.
  • Compliance with the requirements of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, OSHA and states concerning possession, use and disposal of radioactive materials and worker safety (including TENORM).
  • Establishing and implementing comprehensive EHS auditing programs and compliance assessments nationwide, and helping to close out findings to improve operations, prevent recurrence and minimize the risk of potential enforcement actions or other liabilities, including serving as the EHS Audit Compliance Assurance Manager for a manufacturing company.
  • The environmental aspects of acquiring industrial facilities, including identifying and evaluating actual and potential environmental liabilities, and identifying permit transfer requirements associated with acquisition of multiple coal transfer and terminal operations and with automotive parts manufacturing facilities across the United States.

Heidi is Co-Chair of the National Association of Women Lawyers’ Environment & Energy Affinity Group, and a member of the Northborough Cultural Council in Central Massachusetts.  She was selected to the 2017 Massachusetts Rising Stars list for her environmental law expertise. 

Prior to joining Beveridge & Diamond, Heidi interned with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environmental Enforcement Section, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, and the Maryland Office of the Attorney General at the State Highway Administration.  During law school, Heidi served on the Maryland Law Review, earned a certificate of Concentration in Environmental Law, and was awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity Recognition Award.  Earlier in her career, Heidi worked for an environmental consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay Area.

PRESENTATIONS

MEC Sustainability & EHS Symposium: Stormwater Compliance (Cincinnati, 2018)